Fair held to get new club members
By Claire Baumann
With over fifty clubs on campus, Molloy has a place for students to explore almost any interest they can possibly have. On Thursday, October 2nd, students gathered on the Public Square Lawn for the Fall 2014 Club Fair, put together by the Student Activities Coordinator of Molloy Student Government, Anna Delgado, which showcased much of what is available. Students had the opportunity to get more information about many of these clubs which include the newly reactivated Quidditch Club, Trio Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Anime Club, and more.
Two of the newest clubs on campus that gained attention at the event were the Ping-Pong Club and the Golf Club. Both had miniature versions of their sport set-up on the lawn to let students test out their skills in each. The Golf Club was even able to get Dr. Drew Bogner, President of Molloy College, involved. To make the club fair more interactive for participants, students were given a "Club Fair Bingo" sheet to encourage them to learn about as many clubs as possible. After learning about a club, they received a stamp from that table with the ultimate goal of reaching bingo to win a prize. "I'm very proud of the success of clubs and really want to show Molloy how fantastic our clubs are, and I can make events like this one to advocate for them", says Delgado.
The clubs at Molloy also host club incentive events in order to gain points towards winning the "Club Incentive Award" at Mary E. Lilly Night in May. Delgado is very excited about these types of upcoming events that will bring diverse clubs together to contribute to a greater cause. A prime example of this is when, on Saturday, Oct 4, the Women's and Men's Rugby teams came together to cosponsor the Men's Rugby Homecoming Game. As the boys played the game, the girls sold shirts to raise funds for the Men's Rugby Club and Breast Cancer Awareness. Upcoming events that will further this idea of coming together to help a cause will be International Day, planned for November 10th, in which each club will make a different cultural food dish. The money raised from the event as well as other collected donations will go to a food service organization to help families on Long Island. An event happening at the end of this month from October 24-25 will be the Haunted Mansion in Hays Theatre which is cosponsored by the Performing Arts Club and American Sign Language Club. This is a chance to get into the Halloween spirit while also raising funds for MPAC and Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Stressing the significance of these club incentive events, Delgado says, "I would really love for the clubs to interact with each other more this year and plan events together to have a larger impact on Molloy's community." Not only are clubs a great way to get involved at Molloy based on students' individual interests, but clubs can also come together to show the commitment to service for which Molloy College strives. Another successful event, the Club Fair provided students a glimpse of the endless possibilities in which they can get involved in both Molloy and the community at large.