Mason Law '09, a Sports Management major and Business Administration minor, stays busy on campus with his involvement with the Exercise and Sports Sciences Club and as president of the Community Service Club.
For this series on student club leaders, Law discusses his role as president of the Community Service Club. The club meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Colgate 228. All are invited to join.
What is the mission and purpose of the Community Service Club?
The Community Service Club at Colby-Sawyer supports service opportunities for students, faculty and staff by creating awareness of need and fostering action through volunteer service in the local community.
What does the club do?
Our club has organized projects like the Lend a Hand, Take a Hand food drive during the holiday season. We brought food to the New Hampshire Food Bank, as well as food pantries in Claremont. We have also put together a Toy Drive during the holiday season. We adopted a family and, using their wish list, bought presents for them. We helped out with the New Hampshire Special Olympics at the 10th Annual Penguin Plunge, too, by handing out towels as people left the water, organizing food, and helping to keep the changing tents organized.
For the past few years the club has been doing the same projects. I would like to add something new to the club, whether it is a new project or more new club members who are active in community service.
How did you get involved?
I have been an active club member since freshman year and have been close with the previous presidents. I felt that with my experience, I could be president and help the club with its mission and continue our success with service projects.
How many members does this club have?
We have a pretty large list of club members, but people have busy schedules so there's core group of 10-15 that shows up regularly for meetings and service projects. Our club advisor is Stacey Watts. She is new this year and has helped the group stay organized; she is very active with the community service that we do.
What does being part of this group do for you?
This group helps me to continue the community service that I was involved with during high school and even earlier. I have traveled on two Alternative Spring Breaks to help out with Hurricane Katrina relief; through that I have been able to help people in need that I wouldn't have been able to without the club.
Most people are interested in the big projects we have done and the Alternative Spring Breaks. People were very interested when we went down Louisiana and Mississippi, they wanted to know what it was like, and how it felt to help the people who were part of such a big tragedy.
Being part of the club has also helped me realize how much I enjoy giving back and helping those in need. It is really a rewarding feeling to see how your time spent helping others can make their day better.
Who should join this club?
Anyone who is interested in making a difference in their community should join this club. We have a lot of fun while helping people in need. It is a great way to meet new people while brightening someone else's day.