CAJCL Election Results

Congratulations to all the new CAJCL board members! Thank you again to Ethan for running a great online election.

  • Convention Presidents: Sonia Agarwal and Ahna Kim, Menlo School
  • First Vice President: Ava Tynan, St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Second Vice President: Rupert Chen, The Harker School
  • Parliamentarian: Elizabeth Casey, Sage Hill School
  • Recording Secretary: Chaerim Kim-Worthington, Harvard-Westlake School
  • Historian: Sadie Almgren, Menlo-Atherton High School
  • Northern Representative: Cara Holden, Miramonte High School
  • Southern Representative: TBD
  • Webmaster: Kabir Ramzan, The Harker School
  • Nuntius Editor: Kaleigh Ruegg, St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Additionally, all of the proposed constitutional amendments were approved.

JCL Minutes 9/11/18

  • Debrief of faculty ice cream social:
    ○ The ice cream social was a complete success! The faculty greatly appreciated
    the gesture and there was even extra for the helpers.
  • Update on convention donation:
    • Magis wants to present a giant check during assembly to show the convention’s success.
  • Update on ice cream social with middle school
    • Preferably, the Middle School ice cream social will take place in October
  • Caesar Maximus
    • Everyone but one has their forms in
  • Discussed arrangements for Progressive Supper
  • Waffle sale
    • Officers are texting the people who signed up to bring materials for the waffle sale
  • We are taking an entire Menlo JCL photo because everyone is at the meeting today.
    • We need to take photos of all the different Latin classes for the Scrapbook.
  • We set a date for the Halloween Party for the homeless shelter
  • Historian t-shirt report
    • Everyone likes the back of the t-shirts, but the front still needs to be touched up
  • Sophie report (membership)
    • The September edition for Lorica is almost finished.
    • Sophie S still needs Elise’s article from the ice cream social.
    • Put the answers in a different location rather than upside down on the page with the question.
    • Put a picture of Jeff playing piano on the Lorica from National Convention.
  •  Water bottle stickers
    • Sophie G suggests making Menlo JCL water bottle stickers by September 21st.
  • Scrapbook
    • Historians have started brainstorming ideas for the Scrapbook.
  •  Naomi made a motion: donating money for textbooks for prisoners
    • Natalie seconds the motion and all are in favor.
  •  Ethan is trying to obtain waivers for names so that JCL members can have their first and last names on documents such as Lorica.

Magis’s End of the Year Statement

With exams finally over, Menlo JCLers turned their attention to our annual Christmas party at the Redwood Family House. With the money we made from our last waffle sale and our daily popcorn sales, we were able to provide fresh-cut trees, stands, and ornaments for every family in the shelter. Thanks to our Facilities Department, the trees were delivered on December 16 and set up in each apartment as well as the office. At 5 pm that night, we loaded our cars with our ornament-making supplies, a box with 50 ornaments per tree, tablecloths, plates, cups, drinks and snacks, and converged at the shelter by 5:30 to set up for the 6:00 pm party.
The families started arriving just before 6 pm. We took pictures of the children and placed them in picture frames which the children and their parents made, swirled paint around the inside of clear ornaments, decorated other ornaments with glitter or paint or both, and made other tree decorations by stringing bells, beads, and wooden cutouts on yarn.  Everyone participated. Husbands made ornaments for the wives, and wives for their husbands. Children made presents of ornaments for their parents and each other. Everyone seemed to have a great time getting creative for Christmas.
Thanks to a wonderful donation from Jannell Walker in Facilities, we also had armloads of stuffed animals from Build-a-Bear for all the children. The little ones loved them to snuggle with and the older kids kept them as stuffed animals for their rooms or as gifts for their best friends. They were the hit of the evening!
Then around 7:15 pm dinner from Buca di Beppo arrived. We had spaghetti with meat sauce, penne a la vodka, Caesar salad, and bread and butter. With the forty people in the room, there was not much left. The salad is always the first to go because those ingredients are expensive and therefor a luxury for the families.
After that there were cookies for dessert, provided by Carla ’17, and everyone turned to cleaning up. Menlo students, the parents from the shelter, and the older kids there all chipped in to make the room ready for the next day. Even that part was fun.
Many thanks to all the Menlo kids who hung around after their last exam to help: Cam ’20, Cameron ’17, Carla ’17, Ellie P. ’18,  Ellie Y. ’17, Jasckson ’18, Katelyn ’18, Nalatie ’19, Naomi ’19, Rachel ’18, Sunia ’17, Tatum ’17, Will ’18. We made a difference.