Club Day fiasco

Event cancelled

Los Medanos College’s bi-annual Club Day, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, was called off.

Confusion surrounded this cancelation because it was advertised under an incorrect date (Wednesday, March 3), in a newsletter sent out Sunday Feb. 22. Students, faculty and staff were unsure whether it was meant as Tuesday the third or Wednesday the fourth.

Student Life Coordinator Jamila Stewart said the date was a misprint and had no idea who wrote it, but that Club Day was meant to be Tuesday, March 3.

The decision of when to hold Club Day was voted on by the Inter-Club Council Feb. 23, said Stewart.

According to RC Kubota, president of Club Reading and Education Advance Dreams, “there were only four clubs confirmed before the Feb. 23 ICC meeting,” and during the meeting, “clubs were asked to confirm immediately if participating.”

Due to low participation, Stewart ultimately made the decision to cancel Club Day altogether.

“The whole idea is that students can see a variety of clubs,” said Stewart.

However, abandoning the original day for chosen for the event was not a last minute directive.

“I had a week’s notice of the cancellation and also got word to get suggestions for alternative dates,” said Kubota.

In order to ensure a broad selection of clubs, Stewart said she hoped to reschedule Club Day for the beginning of April and the ICC will meet vote on a new date at its meeting Monday, March 9.