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Celebrating 21 Years: Club International takes a look back in time

21 February 2020
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Club International strives to provide social, cultural, education support and enhancement among the international students, their PCC peers, faculty, staff and the Pratt community.  To this end the club dedicates itself to the sponsorship of social gatherings, educational forums and community service.
 
This mission for Club International speaks for itself in terms of supporting the mission of the college to “provide maximum student learning, individual workforce development and high quality instruction, and service and community enrichment”. 
 
Club International sponor, Rhonda Westerhaus, has been involved with the on-campus organization since 1998. Haivng been an international student once herself she says she was happy to lead the club and its students.

"My involvement with Club International began in 1998 when the club became an official extra -curricular option for students here at PCC," said Westerhaus. "I was an international student in a Year Broad program and I was more than willing and able to take on the role as Club International sponsor. While membership is mostly made up of international students, any PCC student has been welcome."

“I have so enjoyed sponsoring this club because of the many wonderful international students, but also because of the cross cultural interactions, enrichment and fun,” said Westerhaus. 

For more information, contact club sponsor, Rhonda Westerhaus at rhondaw@prattcc.edu or 620-450-2195. 

Below is a timeline of club gatherings, educational forums and community service taken from flyers, memos, announcements and the like from yearly files for the clulb.
 
1998-2003

  • Cultural Diversity Week Cajun Dinner 
  • Club trip to Dallas, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art
  •  Trip to Santa Fe Trail Historical site in Larned, Kansas and Council Grove, Cottage House
  • Club Sponsorship of the Kansas State Historical Society travelling trunk exhibition for “The African American Experience in Kansas “   
  • Club Trip to Great American City of Orlando

 2005-2010 

  • Office decorating contest for Christmas
  • Club trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Fundraiser for “Honk” Dinner Theater
  • Club Trip to Orlando, Florida’s City Walk’s “Tribute to Freedom”.
  • Dinner Theater

 210-2015 

  • Peace Treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kansas
  • Raffle for Chicago Trip with Club International
  • Club sponsorship of Christmas Show Desserts at intermission
  • Trip to LA, Disneyland
  • Trip to K-State campus with stop at the “Pioneer Log Cabin”
  • Sponsorship of Ballroom Dance class for Cinco de Mayo

2015-2020

  • Trip to Orlando, Universal Studios 
  • First Fall Meeting  
  • Cultural diversity Week 
  • Service Learning Pratt Teen Center    
  • Sponsor of Dinner Theater                   
  • Indian Peace Treaty     
  • End of Semester Get Together Grill Party