Cheshyre Cheese Club recruiting creative members.

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Education sophomore Caroline Richardson and English sophomore Sarah Cowan of the Cheshyre Cheese Club peddled free books as part of banned books week and the "Club Extravaganza" on Oct. 3, 2007 in the mall area. Visit the ACLU Texas website at bannedbooks.info for more information.  File

Education sophomore Caroline Richardson and English sophomore Sarah Cowan of the Cheshyre Cheese Club peddled free books as part of banned books week and the “Club Extravaganza” on Oct. 3, 2007 in the mall area. Visit the ACLU Texas website at bannedbooks.info for more information. File

The oldest club on campus inspired from an old pub in London.

by Adriana Ruiz

aruiz168@student.alamo.edu

Inspired by the tale of “Ye Old Cheshire Cheese Pub” in London, where members of Dr. Samuel Johnson’s literary club gathered to discuss creative endeavors, the Cheshyre Cheese Club is the longest standing club on campus.

The club formed in 1927 for students interested in sharing and expressing their creativity.

Tone Guerrero, music business sophomore and Cheshire Cheese Club president, said the club has two members and they are recruiting students.

The club meets at 11 a.m. every Monday in Room 203 of Gonzales Hall.

Guerrero said students will discuss possible fundraisers at the next meeting.

The club also hosts a monthly Coffee Night 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, in Loftin Student Center.

Guerrero said coffee night is an open forum where students can take the stage to perform, read or express any form of spoken word, dance, rants or expression they choose.

“We welcome everybody,” Guerrero said, suggesting the shy can simply observe on the first visit.

Students often misinterpret the club’s mission because the name may lead people to believe that they are a club centered on food, but it is far from it.

Although not a food club, the group could create a Cheshire Cheese recipe book in the future, Guerrero said.

Guerrero said the club fundraisers usually involve selling donated old or used books for scholarship opportunities.

The club adviser is English Professor Jane Focht-Hansen, but Guerrero said the club recently adopted two new advisers, humanities Professor Margaret Greco and music business Professor Donnie Meals.

Guerrero said the club will be setting up a table to recruit members 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

For more information, call Focht-Hansen at 210-486-1436 or visit www.facebook.com/cheshyre.cheeseclub.

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