Zoom Chat: How to Build Your Club

Just starting your Operation Smile club? Looking to make your club even better? Our U.S. National Leadership Council invites you to learn how to bring your high school club to the next level — no matter your club’s size or legacy.

Operation Smile’s student National Leadership Council (NLC) is hosting this year’s first virtual speaker series event, called “How To Build Your Club.” The event will feature a panel of four student volunteers, each with successful clubs from different types of high schools.

Establishing a club can look very different depending on your school’s location, size, and more. In order to get the full scope, the four students on the panel will each represent different types of schools and will be interviewed by NLC representative Camryn Allen, from Rock Canyon High School in Colorado.

What: How to Build a Club

When: Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: Zoom

Jackson Doane is a junior at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a very kind and easy going person. He plays baseball for his high school team (which is very competitive) and is active in clubs. He was also born with a cleft lip and is excited to share his real life experience with you!

Miri Chan is a senior at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona. She is co-founder and co-president of her school’s Operation Smile club and she is very excited to help you grow your clubs this year!

Reetika Agarwal is a junior at Lawrence High School in New Jersey. She is an involved member of the club, and is their representative on the NJ RLC. She works closely with Kerstyn, also a member of the RLC, and a leader in their club. She is excited to participate and share her club’s experience of around 30 years.

Ellie Wuerth is a junior at Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the president of her club and has a club member representing her school on the Southern RLC, Grace West. She is very excited to help answer any questions you may have about starting and activating your club.

 If you are interested in attending this event, please register below. A Zoom meeting invite link will be sent to you on Friday, Oct 16. We appreciate you submitting some questions in advance through this Google survey, but if you think of more during the event, we will try to get them answered.