Club Fair Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21


Ava Vande Corput, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Notre Dame Academy’s annual club fair will be taking place on Friday, September 21, during both 5A and 5B lunches.

The club fair is where all of Notre Dame’s clubs set up booths in the Triton Center in order for new students to learn about the clubs as well as for returning students to sign up for their favorite clubs.

I personally have been involved in a lot of different clubs at Notre Dame Academy, such as the Chinese Club, ASTRA, Spanish Club, Book Club, Writers Union and Chess Club.

My favorite club I have been an active member in is the Chinese Club because this club holds about one meeting per month during which you are truly exposed to the Chinese culture.

I have learned Chinese cooking, arts and crafts, origami, Tai Chi, and even celebrated Chinese New Year.

However, if Chinese Club is not your cup of tea, but you want to experience a new culture, Notre Dame also has a German Club, French Club, Russian Club and Spanish Club.

The one thing I cannot stress enough is that you do not have to speak or take the language at school to be a part of these clubs because the only purpose of these clubs is to give students an insight into another culture without h

aving to leave the country.

Though these clubs are very insightful, they are not the only interesting clubs at Notre Dame.

If you are interested in serving your community, the ASTRA club is for you because it is involved with many different service projects, such as helping at St. John’s Homeless Shelter or walking on Oneida Street outside of Planned Parenthood in support of the March for Life.

And if you are musically talented, there are also extracurriculars for you, such as the Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and the “Tritones” Vocal Jazz Choir.

Not only does Notre Dame have the traditional student government, service clubs and musical clubs, but it also has a few special clubs that you can’t find at every school.

A few of these clubs are the Anime Club where you watch anime movies and eat Ramen noodles or the Medicine, Health and Society Club where a trained medical professional comes in to talk about a particular aspect of the medical profession.

Overall, there is something for everyone to participate in and be involved in at Notre Dame, so my advice is the same advice so many of us have taken to heart: Get Involved.

Getting involved in clubs is how you make friends, learn new things and are challenged with new experiences.

Who knows?  You could learn how to make Chinese origami or learn how to play chess or even

watch movies while eating Ramen noodles–all the while meeting new people that could become lifelong friends.

Here is a list of the 2018-2019 Clubs

  1. Anime Club
  2. Art Club
  3. ASTRA Service Club
  4. Book Club
  5. Chess Club
  6. Chinese Club
  7. Drama Club
  8. Fencing Club
  9. French Club
  10. Game Club
  11. German Club
  12. Jazz Band
  13. Jazz Combo
  14. Math Club
  15. Medicine, Health and Society
  16. Model UN
  17. NDA Witness
  18. Photography Club
  19. Robotics Team
  20. Russian Club
  21. Spanish Club
  22. Sting Cancer Team
  23. Student Ambassador Corp
  24. Trap Shooting Team
  25. Tritones
  26. Writers Union
  27. Yearbook Club