New, current clubs attend ICC meeting

Monica Gallardo

An Inter-Club Council (ICC) meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Bookstore 111 at 11 a.m.

ICC Commissioner, Suleyma Castillo, informed club representatives about upcoming events and club guidelines. Among those present at the meeting were representatives from the broadcasting, geology, veterans, math and dance clubs.

An ICC meeting is held once a month to promote clubs and events, with each person attending only allowed to represent one club.

New and continuing clubs must submit their paperwork by Friday, Sept. 19 at noon to the Office of Student Activities. New clubs must have at least 10 members, including an adviser, as well as the desired time and location of the meetings stated on their paperwork.

Women’s studies major Andrea Gonzalez hopes to start a club based on women’s empowerment. “I’ll stick with the few people that I know who are also women’s studies majors. The club will be called Substance in Society and we will work closely with high schools,” said Gonzalez.

All clubs can view the Associated Students of Cerritos College (ASCC) budget book on cerritos.edu/activities to see where and how the money is being spent. Representatives are encouraged to attend budget orientations for advisement on how to handle club finances.

Clubs are also required to send at least one member to clean the Club Room just one week throughout the whole semester, whether the club has used it or not. The Club Room includes a microwave, poster supplies, a mailbox for each club, as well as assigned lockers.

This semester, the ICC are enforcing a new record sheet to track the service hours from each club. Each club must hold onto their record sheet to apply for the Awards Banquet later this semester.

Castillo said, “This semester, we’re trying to track everyone’s service hours just to hold them accountable and have proof. (Abner) ‘Ace’ Caguioa (former Commissioner of Public Affairs) helped us create this method.”

Club events can be promoted on the ICC Facebook page by contacting Suleyma Castillo at [email protected]

Student Activities Coordinator Amna Jara said, “I thought it was very organized. We give information to all the clubs and help them get organized.”

More information can be obtained at Club Info Day on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Falcon Square, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Social Science patio and Thursday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. back at the Falcon Square.

The next ICC meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the same place and time.