Seattle Club

Essay by Mellifluy April 2004

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I think it would be fun to start a Seattle Club at Gonzaga. One of the main reasons why I want to see one started is because many of the students here are from the Puget Sound area. It is sad to see homesick freshmen in their dorms, wishing they were home again. Even I still get homesick sometimes, or rather, I get sick of school too soon.

An organization is composed of a group of individuals that have come together out of mutual interest. Each person brings to the group his or her special talents, history, skills, unique set of experiences and a set of norms or values. One of the characteristics that make student organizations such a vital part of the collegiate experience is the opportunity to establish relationships that will last beyond graduation. With this in mind, I want the Seattle Club to have an environment conducive to the creation of those relationships.

I have thought of some activities that will hopefully help me do this:

·Create recreational events for members outside of our regular meeting times. This will allow members to get to know each other in a more casual setting.

·Encourage members to reward one another for either taking an active role in the club or for helping to organize an event. This reward system will not only help to encourage more participation in the club's events, but also provides an outlet for appreciation of members' efforts.

·Encourage the sharing of personal stories and feelings among members. This sharing of experiences will bring your organization together and helps to solidify budding friendships and relationships.

The first thing to do to form the club will be to create a list of the mission and objectives that I wish for my club to achieve. This process...