By Mike Balmer – Collegiate Staff
The Raider Grille was a bustle of activity Tuesday with the events of Club Day. Held each semester during Welcome Week, Club Day helps to inform students about the groups and clubs that are available here at Grand Rapids Community College.
Evan Macklin, Assistant Director of Student Life and Conduct, sees Club Day as a great opportunity for students.
“We offer Club Day at the beginning of each semester to students to enrich their experience at GRCC by getting involved,” Macklin said. “In some situations there are opportunities of leadership, joining a club can even boost up a resume.”
Eighteen of GRCC’s groups and organizations gathered in the Raider Grille to raise awareness for their clubs. With everything from Student Alliance to the GRCC Anime Club, there is a club for almost anyone.
Clayton Haverdink,19, is the director of communications and secretary of Raiders Swing, a club for people interested in swing dancing. They gather weekly, usually in the Raider Grille, to dance and socialize together.
”For those who don’t know how to dance, we do offer lessons,” Haverdink said. “We teach beginner, intermediate and advanced movements.”
Along with clubs centered around entertainment, there are also groups for those interested in politics.
The GRCC College Democrats is a group for students who desire to discuss politics with other student Democrats.
“We’ve gained a lot of members through this (Club Day). The last one we gained seven or eight members,” said Taylor Haan, 20, a member of the College Democrats.
While The Raider Grille was filled with tables representing a large variety of clubs, there are many clubs that were not represented. For a full list of the many clubs here at GRCC, visit.