Starting a new club and coming up with ideas for meetings can be difficult. Follow our pointers on this page to help you with your planning.
First Two Meetings
During your first two meetings discuss what the club will be about. Will your club be purpose-driven (community service, laboratory activities, career planning), theme-driven (art, environment, food, forensics, make-up, etc.), or something else?
Then establish bylaws, elect officers, and create a calendar of events you would like to participate in, like National Chemistry Week, Mole Day and Chemists Celebrate Earth Day.
Subsequent Meeting Ideas
After your initial meetings to establish your club use the resource packets you will receive throughout the school year. Each resource packet contains a sample meeting guide, including ideas for a lunchtime meeting when you have less than 30 minutes to meet. Below are two sample meetings from the 2012-2013 Resource Packet #1—National Chemistry Week 2012 “Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science” that shows how you can use the resource packet during your meetings.