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Club Column

11/01/2012


This week’s Club Column features the English Club and the Investment Club.

English Club

Q: What exactly does the English Club do? How many members does the club have?

A: English Club has about 15 members, but new members are always welcome! The club tries to make English fun by promoting English-related events, expanding the campus' vocabulary, and encouraging  students to read for pleasure (although the club does not do any reading per se, it is not a book club).

Q: How often does the club meet as a group? Do members meet outside of campus for events as well?

A: English Club meets every Thursday during free period in Basil 218. Member attendance is only required every other week, but is encouraged for all meetings! This year, the club is organizing visits to School #19 to read to elementary school children.

Q: What are some of the club’s biggest events during the year?

A: Some of the biggest events include a Scholastic Book Fair (opens November 28), the Sex Education Spelling Bee, Mark Twain Field Trip, The Shaw Festival, and now the ongoing Word of the Week program.

Q: How does the entire student body benefit from the English Club’s work?

A: English Club brings a fun-filled love of all things English to the Fisher community. The club is a welcoming family that tries to broaden students' views of English, and expand their vocabulary.

Q: How can people contact the club for more information?

A: To contact the English Club, email englishclub@sjfc.edu or email Secretary Erin Carey at eec00551@sjfc.edu. People can also attend one of the meetings every Thursday, or find the club on Facebook.

Q: What are some initiatives you hope to work on this academic year?

A: The club’s number one goal this year (or at least this semester) is to have a successful Scholastic Book Fair to support local School #19 and inspire the children there.

Investment Club

Q: What exactly does the Investment Club do? How many members does the club have?

A: The Investment Club gives students the opportunity to join a club where they will learn a wide range of information, strategies, and terminology about the stock market and how it operates. The group currently has about 25-30 members.

Q: How often does the club meet as a group?

A: The club meets every Thursday during free period (12:30-1:30 p.m.) in Kearney 314. Additionally, the annual Shareholders’ Dinner held in April brings together financial stakeholders to listen to a student presentation on the annual portfolio performance followed by Q&A.

Q: What are some of the biggest events the club has every year?

A: The club takes part in a trip to New York City, when group members get to tour various financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange.  The trip allows the students to understand the day-to-day operations of the stock market-related industries and corporations.

Investment Club

Investment Club trip in Spring 2012.

Q: How does the entire student body benefit from the club’s work?

A: The student body benefits from the Investment Club's work by learning additional information about the stock market, and how it operates. They can then use the information they learned and apply it to their own investment decisions.

Q:  What are some initiatives the club plans to work on this academic year?

A: One of the main contests that the Investment Club members can participate in is the stock-picking contest. This year’s contest began running in the beginning of October, and will run through the end of March. Each member starts off with $1,000,000 in simulated money to be used in a mock trading portfolio. They must make a minimum of four trades, and are expected to share their investment strategies and lessons learned with the rest of the club from time to time during regular club meetings.  By adding prizes for students with the greatest return on their investments, students are more motivated to learn about investing intelligently in the stock market.  The first, second, and third place finishers win prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively. This contest is open to all members of the club.

Q: How can people contact the club for more information?

A: Attend a meeting, visit the club website (http://fisherinvestmentclub.com), or email the club directly (investmentclub@sjfc.edu).


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