CAMPUS VOICESRepublican Club seeks members

Vince Pierucci
March 26, 2004
Filed under Opinion

Want to meet some new people? Take a couple of road trips? Shake hands with the governor of California or the president of the United States? If so, the Bakersfield City College Republican club is the place for you.

We don’t want you to get the wrong impression. As soon as you read the word “Republican,” these words probably came to your mind: “stuffy,” “uptight” or “anal.” But the BC Republicans are an energetic group of young adults, who aren’t exactly like your daddy’s Republican party.

In the past few months, we have volunteered for the president and governor when they came to Bakersfield. At both events, club members shook hands and had pictures taken with both Republican leaders, and made contacts for jobs with the governor’s office and the White House advanced teams.

In addition to volunteer projects, we take trips to Republican conventions and seminars. We have attended the California Republican Party Convention in the Bay Area, and leadership seminars in Long Beach and Las Vegas. We also will be taking two dozen members to the California College Republican annual convention in early April.

Joining the BC Republicans will give you firsthand experience in campaigns, voter registration drives and Republican initiatives. You will have the opportunity to work side by side with local chapters of the Young Republicans and the Young Republicans Federated, meet local leaders and get a better grasp on important state and local issues.

Aside from the politics, you will have the opportunity to make friendships with the people who have the same values as you. We hold many social events and enjoy spending time together on the weekends. Above anything else, we just like to have fun!

Come check us out! We meet at 5 p.m. every Tuesday in the student lounge, right past the Riverlakes Espresso Bar in the cafeteria. E-mail us at bccr@usa.com or call me at 827-1553 for more information.

– Vince Pierucci is chairman of the BC Republicans.

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