September 1972

Clubs provide a cross section of activities

   Another school year has begun, and as usual Maine South's clubs are coming out in full force. South has an extremely diversified group of last year's clubs which are forming again.
   Art club is active throughout the year, and all students are welcome to join.
   Biology club in recent years has become one of South's most active clubs. Biology club involves students in important ecological projects.
   Boys' club has as members every male student in school. The club is a service organization run by an elected council that works for organizations such as CARE. Boys' club also sponsors the Christmas Post Office and the annual Christmas Formal dance.
   Business club busies itself with many projects during the year. The activities of the club include taking many business oriented field trips, working in the concession stands at football and basketball games, and putting on an annual banquet for members. Membership is open to all students at South.
   Four language departments at South form clubs for both social and learning experiences. The French, German, Latin, and Spanish departments all have active clubs.
    The Future Teachers of America club is a chapter of the Illinois Association of Future Teachers of America. FTA enables members to learn more about a future in teaching and gives students the opportunity to student teach for short periods of time.
   The Girls' Athletic Association sponsors an athletic program of Intramural and interscholastie activities. GAA is run by an executive council.
   Key club is open to all boys who will attend meetings every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Sponsored by Kiwanis International, Key club runs the paperback bookstore in South's cafeteria.
   Local History Society gives students the opportunity to visit and learn about many local historical sites. The History Society sponsors an annual trip to Galena, Ilinois.
    "M" club is the lettermen's club at South. It is open only to boys who have earned varsity setters in athletics and have survived the iniation period. You'll witness initiation letter in the year!
   Marlin is Maine South's girls' swim club and is a highly competitive organization. Membership in Marlin is the highest honor a girl can achieve in swimming at Maine South.
   Medical Careers Club is open to all students, especially those who are interested in a career in medicine. Valuable medical career information is presented in monthly meetings.
   Orchesis devotes all its effort to the performance of modern dance. All girls are welcome to try out. Orchesis puts on an annual dance show.
   Pep club promotes school spirit. Every student is eligible to join and cheer our teams on to victory.
   Ski club is easily the largest club in school. Every Friday during ski season, Ski club leaves for Wilmot or Alpine Valley immediately after school. The rates for ski rental are reduced for the club and the member's promised some very good times.
   Southwords, the school newspaper, reports all of the important happenings here at South. There are still some reporting positions open for the 72-73 staff. Any interested students can apply to Mr. Ken Beatty in room V-106.
   The initial meetings of all these and more clubs will be announced in homeroom. Listen for your hobby--and get involved!