Clubs Reach Out To Students During “Week Of Welcome”

Johnny Weber

, Loren-James Clarke 

Johnny Weber

LJ Clarke

GROSSMONT COLLEGE– Student clubs attempted to recruit members with a number of fun activities on Wednesday, August 22. The event took place in the main quad from 11-1pm. Among some of the clubs were The International Club, The Forgiven Christian Club, Spread of Colors (the LGBT club), Circle K, and the Associated Students of Grossmont College (ASGC). A number of other clubs also gathered in the main quad.Grossmont College has a vast array of foreign students and is a multicultural melting pot. The International Club provides an environment for foreign students, as well as local San Diegans, to fellowship with other student of other races and cultural backgrounds. The International club is not just for foreign students, everyone is welcome to join and actively participate in events. It is just as much an opportunity for Americans to learn more about other cultures.

Some of the activities that are provided for the students are movies on campus including foreign films. Students can also participate in social outings to the beach and other area of interest in San Diego. A favorite spot to visit is the International Village at Balboa Park, where people are introduced to many cultural aspect of a particular country.

The Forgiven Christian Club was raffling off a camera for one lucky person free of charge to help draw people into their booth. Roberta Steele, a member of the club, was explaining some of the club activities to interested students.

According to Steele the club has a variety of activities “ranging from prayer, worship, grief counseling, and bible study.” Roberta stated that “anyone is welcome to join our club no matter what their background may be.”

Spread of Colors was selling cupcakes and bracelets and signing people up for their e-mail list. The club hopes to spread the awareness of the LGBT community at Grossmont as well as create a safe haven for LGBT members and supporters.

Circle K is a club focused on giving back to the community. The club will donate a portion of their funds raised on Wednesday to Rady Children Hospital. They also had a barbeque on Thursday, August 23 to raise funds for their club activities.

ASGC was selling hamburgers and hotdogs for a minimal price to help raise funds for the upcoming semester. ASGC president Peg Marcus could be seen firing up the grills and helping cook food. ASGC mascot Gizmo was also in the main quad greeting students and taking pictures with them. Students can purchase an ASGC benefit card that provides students with discounts on and off campus that helps lower some of the costs of participating in events.