Nicholas Le (’17) and Crystal Banh (’17) step up to the plate as next year’s ASB Club Commissioners. Photo by Jamie PhamBy Celine Hoang, Editor-in-Chief, & Laura Le, Business Manager
On May 22, the new Associated Student Body unveiled their new picks for the 2017-2018 Administrative Council.
Crystal Banh (‘18) and Nick Lee (‘18) were revealed to take over the positions of Sabella Tran (‘18) and Khoa Phan (‘17), the previous Club Commissioners. Banh and Lee both decided to apply for this commission because they are both a part of multiple clubs and knew how much these clubs mean to the people in them. They wanted a chance to give back to the school that gave so much to them.
“A club is not just an after school activity, it is where you can create lifelong friendships and those friends soon become your family. I want the clubs to be successful and all high school students to experience the same club experience that I had,” said Lee.
The responsibilities of a Club Commissioner are to review, renew, and approve or deny all the club applications over the summer and keep track of all the clubs in their own club folder. Club Commissioners are accountable for hosting and planning both Club Rush and Spring Fest. They also must learn and enforce all of the regulations that the school has in order to maintain a fair and safe club system.
Next year, Banh hopes to grant more recognition to all clubs on campus. She wishes to do this by working closely with Lee in order to learn to ensure the success of future events. Lee would like to communicate more with presidents to see their progress and events that they have had. They plan on working together to present the Inter Club Council (ICC) meetings presented to the best of their abilities.
When asked about what their goals are for the upcoming school year, Banh said she wants to properly recognize all the clubs that work so hard and contribute to the school community, whereas Lee plans to co-host informational and successful ICC meetings. A common goal they both share is to host a successful and smoothly-run Club Rush and Spring Fest.
In order to achieve those goals, they will work closely with each other to ensure the success of all future events and to ensure that the ICC meetings are presented to the best of their abilities. If they ever need assistance, they plan to learn from Tran, the past Club Commissioner and the presidents.
In the next school year, Lee and Banh aspire to improve interclub relations, and would like for students to become involved in multiple clubs. In addition, they hope to improve club diversity in order to attract many students of different demographics. They will work to learn from the previous commissioners to address any problems or questions that the clubs may have.
“I just hope that Crystal and I will have a successful term this upcoming school year and we will be able to work towards our goals to the best of our ability,” said Lee.