It has been a fantastic fall semester for the YAL @ El Camino College chapter. From creating a free speech wall where students wrote what they thought of Edward Snowden, to holding a "deluxe hug" fundraiser where students had the choice of getting a quick free hug or a "deluxe hug" with a donation of a dollar or more — this semester was one for the books!
There was a marked improvement in all sectors of our chapter. Well-known people such as John Woods, who is running for Congress in the 43rd district, came and spoke to our club and drew good crowds. We incorporated PowerPoints in all meetings to give the club attendees images and videos of everything that was on the agenda. Our tabling events became more creative, drawing more attention. There was also a rise in the number of hardworking and dedicated officers, with different students stepping up to take every single available position. This all led to a huge jump in attendees to the club meetings, with an average of twenty students per weekly meeting!
What made the YAL chapter at El Camino College stand out so much was our tabling events.
The first tabling event of the semester was during Club Rush Week. We gave out political quizzes to test where the students stood on the political spectrum, current events that were going on around the time were discussed, the Constitution, freedom and peace were focused on and people really liked what we were doing.
Our second event was a free speech wall where people could write anything they wanted, but we emphasized opinions of Edward Snowden. People liked being able to write whatever they wanted and that we cared what they had to say about the issue. The large wall was in and of itself a huge attention-getter too.
The third event was