Did you organize or join clubs when you were still in school?...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
July 23, 2008 10:19pm CST
If yes... what were they... clubs are a major part in a schools extra-curricular activities... some of them may boost the grade... but most of them are designed to cater to the needs and interests of students... I remember joining the book club when i was in high school... but it did not involve any reading or books but just a gathering of students who are like geeks... so i had to quit... i did not join anymore clubs... since in concentrated on military training... and that took a lot of my none academic time... In college... i joined the Cathechist Organizations... we went to public schools teaching children about Jesus Christ and the Bible... living in a predominantly Catholic country... we were always welcomed by parents, teachers, and school administrators... it was so much fun... and i even got to be President during my 3rd year in college... So how was your school club experience?...
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• United States
26 Jul 08
I did not join any clubs in elementary school. I went to a small school that was less than 100 students. It started at kindergarten and I graduated there in the 8th grade. There was the not that many clubs and I did not fit in so I did not join any clubs. In high school I was not allowed to join any clubs. My sisters where in the Future Farmers of America and someone had to stay at home and cook and clean so I was not allowed to join any clubs.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Oh i see... so you had to prioritize... and that is a good reason for not being able to join a club... at least you became good at housekeeping and cooking... i am so lousy at those two... and my mother kept nagging me about it... even my husband... thanks for the response...
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• United States
29 Jul 08
I am not a good house keeper now. My dinning room table is piled high with stuff and my bathrooms need cleaning.There are a few dishes in the sink and I should clean the floors. I hate to clean, the good thing is my hubby does not grip at me to clean. He never says a word to me if the house is dirty. He use to take the dishes outside and run them under the hose when they would pile up so high. I would not know where a certain pan was and he would say "its outside" It use to piss me off, but not bad enough to do the dishes everyday. I was working full time and going to school, we had two children and I had mom to take care. The house was my last worry. When I was at home I usually was so tired or doing homework I could not think to clean the house.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
I know what you mean... i live with my daughter in a small apartment... since my husband is abroad... so i do all the housework... and take care of her... she is only two years old... good thing our apartment is only a small one... makes it easier to clean when i have the time...
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• Brazil
24 Jul 08
i wish to take part in one Book Club its cool =p i love to read. even if have geeks this dont bother me i like anyway. start read and dont stop anymore do a travel to the imagination world. but about the clubs... in my country dont have exactly "CLUB" but is some kind of this anyway. i've join some clubs like: swimming - i've winner some copetitions too =p karate - i feel hurts till now xD kung fu - i've loved it. chinese boxe and taishishuan (something like that) and kendo :o i know have more but i'm not remembered =/ whatever this was the best and main clubs =p i almost forget... computer club ^^
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
You must be a very athletic person... to be a member of the swimming, karate, and kung fu... wow... the book club that we had did not even involve any reading of even short stories... so i have no idea why they named it the book club... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• Brazil
25 Jul 08
karate and kung fu (kung fu i go till now) i've did because i love martial arts. swimming i just do because i've asma so, they ever say swimming is good for asma xD
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
That is what the doctors said to my friends who have asthma... they were advised to take swimming lessons... or to go swimming regularly... and it actually worked...
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
Hi! :) Our school required students to join clubs...which they refer to as co-curricular clubs, from grade school to college for every semester/school year. There are lots of clubs and are moderated by teachers. I was in this school since kindergarten and have been to many clubs. I've been to Art, Folk Dance, Indoor Games, Table Tennis, and Computer Club during my Grade School years. It's funny that I forgot what club I was in during my first year high school. Maybe it didn't make too much impact on me that I forgot what it was. But from second year high school until college, I was in the campus paper as an artist. It was fun to see the progress of how a publication works and to see my works get published. The college years took its toll on me that I had to quit the publication. I had to study and we were going to classes 7 days a week. I had no choice but to quit. I wanted to contribute some things but really didn't have the time. Aside from it, I was also in a youth Christian community in school and I can't attend both at the same time. Overall, I had lots of fun with the clubs I was in and felt lucky to be in those. The unlucky ones would be those who weren't able to join clubs of interest because the maximum number of members has been reached or the clubs did not really interest them. Suddenly, I miss those years after typing them all here. I graduated recently and realized it's all in the past. How time flies by...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Time flies quite quickly... and i am glad that you enjoyed the clubs you participated in... i also enjoyed mine when i was in college... i aside for the Catechist Organization... i was also new editor of the college paper when i was in my last year... and i really cherished all the things i learned... Thanks for the response... good luck on your choice of career... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Thanks for the welcome and wonderful comment :D By the way, just noticed that you are also from the Philippines. Hello kababayan! ;)
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Hello... it is always nice to know that fellow Filipinos are members of this site... just keep on mylotting...
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi aseretdd, I was an active member and officers of different organizations in our School before...Red Cross, Ladies Circle,Peer Counselor,Math CLub,Student Government etc...I love it all and I do know how my friends and I managed to handle all the meetings and activities of each organization..LOL! I have that energy back then! we never missed any meeting though..It was just tiring especially during founder's day and you need to help in every club in putting up a Booth..I remember we used to spend our night in the School so we can work every now and then..LOL! Those were the days anyway..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Wow... that is a lot of club to be a member of... i tried limiting myself to only two or three... but that number is already very tiring... so i salute you for managing to be active in all those clubs... i can just imagine the number of people you met and made friends with... thanks for the response...
• United States
25 Jul 08
A lot really...I was lucky that time to have a very great advisers and help us settle conflicts in activities and meetings! Help me indeed to overcome my shyness! LOL!
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I have been into religious communities during high school, what I like about it is gave me the opportunity to meet new friends and become a servant.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
I was originally a member of various religious communities... but decided to just concentrate on the Cathecist Organization... since i fest that this was the one that needed my services the most... and i am glad i did... thanks for the response...
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
Your school experiences are varied and challenging. I joined at least 4 of them but my favorites were the English club and the Writing Clob. These two were enough for me and had kept my hands full. I did some reserved officer's training too but that was only for beginners.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
You must be very good in English... and a good writer too... i once wanted to join the English club... but had second thoughts because most members and officers were quite intimidating... so i decided to just join the Cathecist org... where i fit just right... thanks for the response...
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
During my high school days I joined only one organization in our school which is the"Usher and Usherette"... It is a tiring job sometimes because you need to maintain your mood for the guest even sometimes they don't great you or it seems they didn't see you.. But no matter what the moods of the guest, I need to keep my smile in my face and always have a sweet greeting with them even you are already angry.. When I'm in college, I had joined many organizations.. It is really tired because I need to balance my time with my studies and all of my organizations... But in all of my organization, I am most active in environment organization because for me that was the most exciting and most interesting org. that I had joined.. The named of that organization is ECOWATCH.. I had learned so many things in that org. and I earned so many friends.. My other organization was academic organization... Where in studies and grades are big deal so it is kind of boring but somehow I still enjoyed it..
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
The ECOWATCH sounds like a interesting club... i don't know if we had one like that in my school... but if we did... i think i would have joined... since i know activities would involve going out exploring and taking care of the environment... thanks for the response...
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I never did join any clubs in school because I always had a job after school so I knew that I couldn't. I was in band one year if that counts.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Well, of course the band counts... that is like a very nice club to join in... what instrument did you play?... and it is quite understandable why you did not join any other... since you had to work... and i think you spent your time quite productively... thanks for the response...
@movicont (495)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Well, I'm currently in high school, and this year I'm only a member of one club--Red Cross (I'm their webmaster). Over the past several years I've joined numerous clubs, mostly for fun. Some examples include web design, Java programming, role-playing, and a few other volunteer-based clubs. If I were to comment on my experience in most school clubs...I'd have to speak in the negative. Most clubs (at least at my high school) aren't organized enough to really be any fun. Some say it's a good way to meet new people, but I could probably meet the same amount of people just through group discussions in classes. Often times club meetings are just used to announce new activities that are already posted on the club website, making them both redundant and useless. I suppose I stick with Red Cross because I'm actually doing something I enjoy (making websites) with them. Just my 2ยข.
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@Scarrlet (168)
• Ukraine
24 Jul 08
I didn't much experience in joining schools clubs. but i still remember some. The club i have been attending for the longest period is ball dancing. i liked it a lot, and it is a great way to teach children rhythm and learn their bodies. Besides, ball dancing is very beautiful, bright and so various. i got very good physical training at that time. I also joined spanish club because we had a very interesting teacher, and the language is indeed melodic.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
If we had a ballroom dancing club... i would also have joined... since i also love dancing... even the spanish club... but alas... the spanish subject was taken out of the college curriculum just as i was to enter college... too bad... thanks for the response...
• United States
24 Jul 08
I was in quite a few clubs back in high school and at community college, but now, I am not really a part of any clubs. I should be, but the clubs at my college can be insane.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Well, you can always start your own to balance the sanity of your schools organizations... i agree that some can be quite insane... but there is always hope amidst the craziness in the school world... thanks for the response...
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
24 Jul 08
I didn't go to any club in the school, nothing was quite interesting for me, and I have bunch of friends that had the same idea with me at that time, so it ended up we had an unofficial club for clubless students. maybe if it becomes official, it should be named hangout club.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Hangout club is a good idea for a club where those who are not interested in the conventional can join in... i guess that will be fun since you can always talk about anything under the sun and just hang out and have fun... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I was editor of the school newspaper and Co captain of the cheerleading squad. Other than that, I didn't do much in school.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Edito and cheerling... that is a good combination... smart and athletic at the same time... you must have been very popular in school... and i am sure the meeting and practice took a lot of your free time... thanks for the response...
24 Jul 08
I did every extra-curricular activity going at school- running club, gymnastics club, violin lessons, sitar lessons, dancing, foreign languages club and more!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Oh my... i can't imagine how you were able to manage all those clubs... you must have very strong stamina to be able to... i would have joined violin lessons... but they were not available... and my former school doesn't even own a single violin... thanks for the response...
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
I was very active in my extra curricular activities back then. I used to be join organizations and even organize anew. It was so great since I get to know several people in the campus. And having many peers will lessen all the worries you have with your homeworks, etc.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I agree with you... i met a lot of students from other departments just by joining clubs... i did not want to limit myself within the four corners of the classroom... since there is a wider world out there in the campus... thanks for the response...
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
Since I liked English that time, I usually was in anything English-related. I wrote for the school paper a bit. Other than that, I didn't really joined that much in other organizations. I felt like I could not devote my time to a lot of school affiliations.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Some students are not really into orgnizations or clubs... a lot tend to concentrate more on the academic side... or some would want to devote their free time on family life... but whatever the reason is... i think joining clubs are more of a choice and should not be forced upon... thanks for the response...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 08
Hello aseretdd, I was not active while studying in varsity. I didn't join any clubs but I was active in outdoor activities. Due to my science background, I used to camp and jungle trekking. I went to islands and jungles throughout Malaysia just to get my studies done. At the same time, I liked what I was doing - meeting new species, explored the jungle and camping! (Oh, yes! You are right. I don't like to study science!) I was even expelled (not the right word....I didn't get a place in a hostel for my second semester, first year due to not being active in any university clubs. (In fact, I was willingly request to stay with my sister without my father's consent) So, back to your discussion.... I don't have any good experience to share with others here about my club activities *sighs*
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
Jungle trekking sound exciting... i did just that with the other History major students... it was lots of fun... we even went to our own field trips to different historical sites... Expelled is a rather harsh word... but at least you were able to recover from that... thanks for the response...