Acalanes High School - Aklan Yearbook (Lafayette, CA)

 - Class of 1981

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Future funds. Senior officers Bradd Senior class fundraisers. The class Stately and Gayle Parker run a decided to sell cheese and sausages lunchtime meeting to discuss upcoming during the holiday season. Swinging success. J.R. Turner checks his list of sponsors before going to bat for the baseball teams ' Hit-A-Thon. Money raised went toward the purchase of new uniforms and a batting cage. All aboard. Melissa |a obs and Lianr Hull get on the bus for a Friday afternoon trip to a model United Nations in San Jose. Members of the Foreign Affairs Club were awarded the conference ' s top prize for their representation of the Soviet Union at the United Nations simulation, which included twenty schools. i • I 1 Batting for bucks. In front of Safeway, Chris Whiting and Kevin Roullier try to find sponsors for the baseball Hit-A-Thon. People pledged money for every foot that the players could hit a baseball; Kevin and Tom Zeman reached 425 feet with their hits, wf helped the baseball team attain its $1200 goal. Money talk. With members of the French Club, Mr. Oberg discusses the profitable possibilities of selling French stationary. The French Club raised money so members who actively participated in its fundraising could take field trips free of charge. 91 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS

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Head to head. Two members of the Chess Club, Marvin Heilson and Karl Sevin, become oblivious to the outside world as they concentrate on their game. The Chess Club held informal meetings every Friday and organized tournaments for anyone who wanted to play. It Takes Teamwork Looking for something to fill those transparent plastic holders in your wallet? Join a club! There are enough clubs and organizations around to make your wallet bulge with membership cards. All you have to do is sign up and pay your dues. There were so many clubs that some students found it was possible to be " clubbed to death. " Freshman Katy Mc- Donald remarked, " At the be- ginning of the year I joined so many clubs that I couldn ' t keep up with all the different activi- ties. " Senior Doni Tom felt there wasn ' t a wide enough se- lection of clubs. He com- mented, " There aren ' t as many clubs here as in other schools. In this school all the clubs are related to some specific part of school; there are no social clubs. " People joined clubs to get in- volved, to benefit from the special opportunities they provided, or sometimes just to add some pizzazz to their re- cords. Many discovered they were able to build up an im- pressive number of clubs with- out ever lifting a finger. George Pastor said, " A lot of these clubs were a farce. You joined them and you never had to do anything, yet you could still say you were a member. I signed up for the German Club but I hadn ' t taken German since Junior High School. " Clubs are probably as old as school itself. They existed for all sorts of reasons, from the pursuit of academic excellence to the pursuit of heavy beer drinking. Whatever their pur- pose, to reach their goals clubs had to focus their energies on one area — raising money. Traditional fundraisers like carwashes, bake sales and ice cream socials were still pop- ular, but more successful were new, more imaginative fund- raisers like cheese and sau- sage sales, baseball hit-a-thons or homeowners ' insurance for Halloween vandalism. The school ' s most popular club, AFS, relied on one main fundraiser: the Halloween drive. Senior Don Dalenberg commented, " It was hard to just knock on someone ' s door and ask for donations like it was charity or something, but (continued) 90 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS



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Food for thought. The AFS fall fundraiser provided a chance to get together and talk away from school; it also gave students an opportunity to write their Christmas wishes on poster paper for the local AFS students in foreign countries. Charlo Berrocal, Charlie Thompson, and Erico Da Silva discuss the differences between their countries while enjoying some of the free refreshments. Chess board. Don Guess and Lance Cold consult the ladder to see how the Chess Club ' s tournament is progressing. Tournaments took a long time to finish since the only time the players could get together was at lunch; single games could go on for weeks. Autumn earnings. AFS attracted more members than any other club in the school and was nationally acclaimed for Club members watch parents count some of the $2800 they collected in their Halloween fundraisers. 92 CLUBS FUNDRAISERS

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