Asian-American Club welcomes all
By Ashlee Buhler
As of the 2017 fall semester, the Asian-American Club officially became a registered student organization on LCC’s main campus. The purpose of the club is to educate and bring awareness to the Asian culture.
The club, which meets bi-monthly, is open to all students.
“One thing that I particularly appreciate about this club is that we have members coming from different ethnic backgrounds,” said club President Jenny Lam. “I think this is really special for two reasons.
“One, the club is not purely for Asians. In fact, anyone with an interest in Asian culture is welcome to come to meetings. And two, everyone has a chance to expand their cultural horizons considering the vast perspectives of each individual.”
Jesus Horta, marketing manager of the Asian-American Club, echoed Lam’s sentiments.
“Some people join because they like anime, some people like the food and some people just like the language or art,” Horta said. “When I first joined the club I wasn’t a big fan of the food, but I learned things that I never expected to learn, like how they make it and what they do.”
During each meeting, members will bring different ethnic foods to try such as moon cakes, kimchee or bubble tea. While they enjoy their food, they engage in cultural discussions such as Asian stereotypes or Japanese customs.
The club also discusses potential fundraisers and service opportunities.
“Right now we’re trying to raise funds for Puerto Rico,” Horta said. “It’s sort of like a penny drive, where we set up a jar and students can donate.”
Donation jars for “Pennies for Puerto Rico” can be found in various locations around main campus, including the library in the TLC building, The Learning Commons in the A&S building and in select classrooms in the Mackinaw Building.
Students interested in joining the Asian-American Club are welcome to show up to a meeting or contact Jenny Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 3:15 to 4 p.m. in room 102 of the Mackinaw Building.