Torch:U.S. LXVII Fall 2017 - Page 11

NJCL OFFICER LETTERS · Torch:U.S. · Fall 2017

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As treasurer, I organized the selling of state merchandise at Nationals Agora. At this past state convention, I was elected President of the WJCL .

As President, I will work with 1st VP Tim Han and Communications Coordinator Lynn Ahrens to build a first-time JCL buddy program. I will also work with 2nd VP Collin Kane to include a mini promotional video contest within State of the Season to increase membership. Finally, In the campaign corner that Parliamentarian Sarah Lee is creating, I would like to add a section with various National officer testimonials, offering tips and tricks on what makes a successful officer. I look forward to meeting more of you as the year goes by. If you have questions, please email me at president@njcl.org.

Sincerely,

Mark Bechthold

NJCL President 2017-2018

Salvete!

My name is Ana Ohnersorgen and I am so excited to be your new NJCL Historian! As I was unable to attend Nationals this year, I did not expect to be able to run for a national office; luckily, the state of emergency was brought to my attention and I jumped at the opportunity. So rest assured, my late addition to the board in no way signifies a lack of excitement, and I will be completely dedicated to my position.

I am a senior at Sage Ridge School in Reno, Nevada. Outside of the JCL, I am the returning captain of the girl’s soccer team, I debate, and I act. Latin began to win me over as early as the sixth grade, and when my time came to declare a language, I chose Latin- due to a wonderful teacher and the excitement of joining my school’s JCL chapter. That excitement for joining JCL has never dimmed. My first JCL experience absolutely amazed me, and I was instantly hooked.

I am entering my sixth year as a proud member of the JCL. I have attended 3 regionals, 8 states, and 1 nationals- enjoying each one more than the last. I have been in the JCL club at my school since seventh grade, and I have held positions on our club’s board, including President and Historian.

I was elected as Nevada’s State Historian, and I happily served in that position from 2015-2017. This past year, I was elected to the board as one of three triumvir.

As National Historian, I most look forward to being able to see JCL through all of your eyes and spreading excitement for the JCL across the country! Please email me at historian@njcl.org with any questions or concerns.

Cheers!

Ana Ohnersorgen

NJCL Historian 2017-2018