By Sarah Johnson |Staff Writer|
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus (PDC) Communication Club officially began on Nov 4.
With a goal to “Connect, Contribute, Collaborate, and Communicate with the Community,” the club is striving to reach out and contribute to the surrounding community.
Professor Basemeh Rihan at CSUSB, Club Advisor, started the Communication Club in efforts to give the students a club revolving around communication.
Henry Panait, president of the Communication Club, stated “we are focusing on helping the community and giving the club members guidance and professional experience to use in their future careers.”
The club has 35 members thus far, but is open to many more students of any major.
In an effort to reach out to the community, the Communication Club will be going to Martha’s Village & Kitchen.
Martha’s Kitchen is a homeless shelter located in Indio that reaches out to the needy with food, healthcare, and housing.
The Communication Club will be serving food for the needy from 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 25.
With Thanksgiving coming up quickly this week on Nov. 26, the Communication Club is also collecting canned foods and non-perishable items all week to be donated to the Delivering Emergency Nourishment (DEN) at PDC.
The DEN strives to deliver nourishing food for CSUSB students who face food scarcity on both the Palm Desert and San Bernardino campus.
The club is also currently raising funds so they can invite guest speakers to promote public relations work and prepare for a speech tournament on Feb. 19, 2016.
The first guest speaker the club is hosting is CSUSB Professor Jim Smart.
Smart will speak about his professional career in media and news writing, Monday, Nov. 23 at 3:40 p.m. at PDC in Mary Rogers Gateway Room 309.
This event is free of charge and open to all students. Regular club meetings are held Monday nights at 4 p.m., in the Mary Rogers Gateway Room 309.
If you’re looking to get involved with your community or just more involved with a club at the PDC, Communication Club is a great option.
President: Henry Panait
Vice President: Kaylin Murphy
Treasurer: Lane Huffman
Secretary: Alexandra Winner