To get members more interested, she engaged them by asking them to come up with the club ideas.
Most of my members had no experience in art related classes, and joined because they were my friends—they were more the Calculus/Chemistry type. Having to cater to diverse interests made me get more creative with my plans, including doing analytical activities such as pumpkin carving and splatter paint darts, where my members could use both the left and right sides of their brains.
One of my favorite memories of Fashion Club is having a booth at our school carnival. We priced our booth at one ticket, thinking that was going to be normal. Turns out, we were the cheapest booth. But it worked out because we had such a long line the entire time—no one wanted to go anywhere else!
Advice for incoming FIDM Fashion Club Presidents? Enjoy the time you have with your friends in the club, and let them come up with the ideas because they will be more into it.
FC President Erin Shoffer just graduated from Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and starts at FIDM this fall, studying Visual Communications. Veronica Ramsey is replacing her as the new FC president.