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Sunday, September 27, 2020

ASO Club Rush begins Wednesday

The Associated Students Organization is finishing its preparations for this semester’s two-day Club Rush event, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

Booths with games, music and activities will be set up along the Mall for ASO members and clubs to promote student involvement and recruit for the organization.

“I hope we get more students to join,” said Charles Zabala, a senator with the ASO. “We are trying our best to promote.”

ASO President David Do said he has scheduled activities and entertainment for those who participate in Club Rush, and hopes the attractions will bring in new members for clubs and the ASO.

“We are having carnival games, and KPCRadio will be playing inside the Great Hall during that time,” Do said. “We expect a big turnout.”

The carnival games will be located along the Mall, where students can win prizes in games like a ring toss, according to Do. The games are meant to boost the turnout of the bi-annual Club Rush.

Zabala said that the ASO is trying to get a band to perform in order to help promote the ASO during club rush. It is not yet know if a band is expected to perform though, but Pierce College’s radio station KPCRadio.com will be participating.

The ASO festivities are intended to attract new members to the organization. Do said that the ASO will take any new members “under their wing” and “get them up to speed” on the organization’s goals and methods.

“I hope to get more members to join the ASO, spread awareness and have the students enjoy themselves,” Do said.

The ASO will have their booth in the Mall from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. According to Zabala, the event used to end at 2 p.m. and this semester marks a three-hour increase in its hours.

ASO Treasurer Roxanne Keramati said the organization will be handing out flyers, senator applications, and any other additional information students may need to become involved.

According to Zabala, membership in the ASO can help students receive transfer recommendations and student employment opportunities at Pierce.

To become a member of the ASO, students must fill out the membership application, maintain a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least five units, pay the $7 ASO dues fee, attend mandatory weekly meetings, and receive approval from a department chair.

Information about open departments will be listed during club rush, according to ASO clerk Brenda Lopez.

The first club council meeting will be on Oct. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., though the meeting location is yet to be announced.

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