By Marissa Long
During California State University Long Beach’s Week of Welcome, all types of clubs were assigned tables in the central quad on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am to 2pm to encourage other students to join them.
The Men’s Crew set up a table with a laptop for students to sign their name and phone number to receive more information about the club. Team members passed out flyers, with the club’s Instagram page @beachcrewlbsu to recruit new rowers and get the club more exposure on campus. No experience is needed to join the team, which got a few students interested.
Novice rower, Alejandro, was one of the top recruiters. He would walk into the crowd and talk to one or two students at a time, before bringing them to the rowing club’s table and having them sign up on the contact list. By signing up for the contact list they received a text from the team captain, Ron, who gave them information about the upcoming week’s practice.
After the experience, Alejandro stated, “I learned it was helpful to introduce them to other members of the team at our table.” This way students would feel accepted by the club, and they were able to ask questions to learn more about the sport. This coming Monday the new recruits will join the crew for practice.