Clubs, Clubs, Clubs

Henna Club giving tattoos to interested members at Club Fair 2012 (Gracie Brandmaier and Jaya Griscom shown)

Congratulations to Club Heads on going through the budget process. Now its time to move on to the next step- Getting members to join your club! Tomorrow, September 18, 2013 will be Club Fair which will be held outside Kline on the walkway starting at 6 PM followed by Budget Forum at 8 PM on Ludlow Lawn. Now as a new club head, you might be wondering what Club Fair is all about. Well its a great way to showcase some things your club will do and get other Bard students who are interested in joining to sign up. First you need to go secure half of a table outside Kline. Then once you have done that the rest is pretty straight forward. So say you are the Dance Club, you might want to get speakers and demonstrate the type of dance you will do. Or if you are the Red-Yellow-Upside-Down-Flying-Candy-Makers (totally made that one up!!!!!) you might want to let others know exactly what it is that you do or plan on doing.  If you are a returning club head you might want to show some posters or pictures showing activities you have done in the past. Then of course you should have a sign up sheet!

At 8PM move on over to Ludlow for Budget Forum where Club Heads will have the opportunity to get more money for their clubs (some find very interesting ways to ask for money which has been very interesting in the past). Budget Forum also gives you the opportunity to get involved in Student Government and Campus Life.Then start planning your events!!! After  this fun-filled day of getting  interested members and attending Budget Forum, you should come in to SPARC (once you decide when your meetings will be ) to reserve a space to have said meetings/ events, and to place them on the SPARC calendar (this will help FISC Comm check if you have been meeting/ hosting events throughout the semester and may help you get a better budget next semester). Once you start spending your budget come into SPARC for help with purchase orders, check requests and reimbursements.

Let the club-ing begin and may the odds be ever in your favor!!!



Welcome Back and the Weekend!

A warm official welcome to our new freshman class! We hope you enjoy your journey at Bard. Welcome back to our returners! We hope you’re as happy to be back as we are to have you. Welcome Back Weekend kicks off with Manor Party at 10PM on Friday, September 6th featuring O-Face and DJ Serg. On Saturday, September 7th there will also be Outdoor Games and Vendors on the Campus Center Quad 3-7PM; a BBQ from 5-7PM and then an Outdoor Movie at 9PM.

Both old and new club heads are required to register their club at before 6PM on Friday, September 6th and also attend club head day on September 7th at 11AM in the MPR in order to qualify to have an active club for the semester. Remember to do both steps or you won’t be able to get a budget!

Budget Proposals are due on Sept. 12th by 11PM or else your club will be stuck with a penny budget which can’t buy much!

The new SPARC hours for the semester are:

Mondays: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Tuesdays: 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 – 6:00 PM

Thursdays: 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Fridays: 10:00 am -1:30PM and 2:30 – 6:00PM

We will be continuing our Club Spotlights so if you want your club to be featured just send an email to SPARC at with the subject line “Spotlight My Club”. For more details on a club spotlight feel free to check out previous club spotlights on our blog. Club Spotlights can serve as a way to publicize your club by letting others know some awesome things you have planned for the semester or a cool event you will be hosting.

More next time! Have a great Welcome Back Weekend!