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Students Look Forward to Club Day on Sept. 13

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Graphic by Emma Wong

Leadership will hold Club Day, a school-wide event introducing students to all available student-led clubs, on the quad during lunch Sept. 13. The available clubs consist of original clubs created by Miramonte students and local chapters of larger organizations.  

Leadership held a meeting at Academy on Aug. 30 to speak to club presidents. “We wanted to make sure there aren’t duplicate clubs, that club leaders know how to run clubs smoothly, and that all club presidents are serious about their clubs,” junior Abigail Coleman, Chair of the Student Outreach Commission and a Leadership student, said. 

Coleman will oversee all club applications, which were due Sept. 6, and check in with clubs throughout the year. She’ll also collaborate with the rest of Leadership on Club Day to set up the event. “We’ll be fine-tuning: making sure we have enough tables, labeling everything, and other stuff like that,” Coleman said.

Club Day is the main chance for club leaders to promote their clubs and gain new members. Leadership requires all official clubs at Miramonte to have at least 10 people, so if a club cannot recruit enough students, it will be terminated. Club leaders employ many methods to provide information about their club and enable interested students to join. “We’ll have a QR code for our Instagram, our website, and how to sign up. We’ll also have a request form so we can get students’ contact information,” sophomore Christophe Davis, president of the Black Student Union (BSU), said. “Word of mouth is another big way our club gets new members.” 

While the BSU’s use of sign-up sheets and information on the club are common, many clubs also bring sweet treats like candy or baked goods to help them attract prospective members, while some go even further outside the box.  “We have a lot of interesting cars lined up and we want to work with admin to set up a display and catch people’s attention,” senior Samuel Ishikawa, the president of the reestablished Car Club, said. 

Last year the event featured 94 clubs, ranging from the Ultimate Frisbee Club to Equine Therapy Volunteers. “The variety of clubs caters to all interests, and if you don’t feel represented you can make a new club,” Ishikawa said. 

Club Day also provides the opportunity for freshmen and other new students to get to know people at Miramonte. “Clubs are a huge part of the culture at Miramonte and they’re a good way for new students in particular to have a built-in community on campus and meet people they wouldn’t otherwise,” Davis said.

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Annie Strickler, Staff Writer
Hi, I'm Annie Strickler, and I'm a sophomore and staff writer for The Mirador this year. This is my first year writing for The Mirador, and I'm super excited to contribute to the program and learn more about the inner workings of a student newspaper.
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