Some students enjoyed sandy beaches on spring break. Others traveled across the country participating in Alternative Spring Break, in which student groups engage in volunteer service for the week.
Alumni clubs welcomed the visiting volunteers. The Cleveland club, led by president Rick Hamilton, made the students feel at home.
The club took the 10 spring-breakers–who were volunteering at the International Center–to the Cleveland Museum of Art, attending a concert put on by the Cleveland Institute of Music. After a tour of the galleries, dinner was on the club at Tommy’s, a Cleveland classic.
Rick Hamilton has been involved with the Cleveland club for more than seven years. This event was a perfect example of why he got involved.
“Part of the reason I got involved was to be able to contribute. After having three kids and not being able to volunteer, the University of Michigan Club of Cleveland seemed like the first logical place to get involved with the community.”
A total of nine clubs participated in ASB, from Boston to St. Louis.
With clubs particpating in Community Service Day on May 3, alumni will have another chance to give back with fellow Wolverines. Rick said Cleveland alumni are planning to help a part of Cleveland that makes it unique.
“We are thinking of volunteering at the local parks. Cleveland has a huge metro parks system and people love going out to the parks. It also helps that volunteers don’t have to meet all in one spot, they can help in different areas of the city.”
If you are interested in finding fellow Wolverines, look for an alumni club near you.