Club aspires to save the planet

By Juan Calvillo

The Church of God supported ASEZ Club is actively starting a chapter of this world-wide earth- protecting club at East Los Angeles College campus.

ASEZ stands for “Save the Earth from A to Z,” according to Wilson Leung, an assistant member of theclub. The club has a rm footholdin over 175 different countries and now has set its sights on the west coast of the United States.

Leung said that ASEZ’s mission is to help protect college and local communities through volunteer activities.

The club accomplishes this by being active in the local communities where their chapters are located.

These clean ups are usually done with multiple members and allows members to get out there and help out their community.

“It’s a very dirty job, but actually we get a great sense of pride because we get to help out a community very quickly,” said Leung.

Currently the club is looking for an adviser for its ELAC chapter to finish the enrollment procedures with the Associated Student Union.

The procedures for chartering a club at ELAC are simple enough. Members of ASU Vincent Maldonado, student services aide and Taylor Palomares broke down

the steps to getting chartered. They said that initial club members must be members of ASU, current students with less than 80units and there has to be at least ve

active participants.
From them nding an advisor,

filling out the proper paperworkand nally attending the orientation,secures the chance for ASU to charter the club.

Luis Ventura, current club president, said it has been hard finding an advisor among the professors, but hopes taking the time to understand what the club is all about might persuade them into joining. This would bring the clubcharter one step closer to nality.

Leung said that since the club is a world wide force, they also provide humanitarian aid and volunteers abroad when the need arises. The club will be focused on doing this outreach in a way the club deems sustainable.

“To be sustainable is to be united. And to work together for this common goal and then together, that’s the way we can save the world,” said Leung.

Another example of the clubs global thinking came from a trip Ventura took. Ventura talked about the chance he had to visit the United Nations in New York, through the club.

This happened during the U.N.’s international day of tolerance in

2018, and the group Ventura went with gave a speech during the event. “We went there, gave a speech about how we pretty much needed to take care of each other,” said

Ventura.
Even though the club is new on

campus, Leung and Ventura have made an effort to let people know about it. During the recent visit Governor Gavin Newsom made to the campus, the pair managed to get some face time with him.

Lueng said that they spoke about the impact the club had on the East Coast and how they hoped Newsom would join in the ASEZ clubs’ movement on the West Coast.

Leung wanted to make it clearthat despite being af liated with theChurch of God, this club would have its priorities straight.

“This ASEZ club is more focused on humanitarian aid, environmental clean up, disaster relief. We are associated with the Church of God, but the main focus of this club is to provide support and community involvement,” Leung said.

Leung said that members have their spiritual beliefs, but that the club was all about providing support and service through good deeds.

He also added that the club would not discriminate when it came to members who wanted to join. For more information students can call (626) 297-8442 or email asezelac@ gmail.com.

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