Turpin Latin Club Service
By Joshua Bazzoli, Turpin
What does an organic gardening festival, a downtown Cincinnati food bank, and a charity walk all have in
common? They have all been served at one point or
another by the members of the Turpin Latin Club. As with
any chapter of the JCL, Turpin High School’s Latin Club has
a proud tradition of volunteer work and service. Last year,
under the leadership of Service Consul Emily Brown, the
Turpin Latin Club lived up to its previous reputation in
service expanding to many opportunities to assist the local
Through one of Consul Brown’s contacts, she had
learned of a downtown orphanage that was under
construction, and she pledged that Turpin’s Latin Club
would help paint its interior. So began the Turpin Latin
Club’s service last year. After that, there was no let up. In
October we participated in a charity walk that served to
raise awareness of mental illness and prevent suicide. Later
in the month we’d collaborate with other OJCL chapters in
the SW region’s Make a Difference Day event. By
November we had returned to a downtown Cincinnati food
bank to distribute Thanksgiving meals to the poor.
Throughout the Winter, we held to the OJCL’s involvement
with Project Linus by creating blankets for children in the
hospital. We ended the winter by traveling all the way to
Columbus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to attend a
statewide gathering devoted to Project Linus. During this
time, Turpin Latin Club was also working on increasing its
ties with Turpin’s Theatre Department through volunteer
work. Several club members helped staff the department’s
undermanned build crew while others worked events as
ushers and box office workers.
This was an excellent year of volunteering for the
Turpin Latin Club. We returned to nearly all of the projects
we had attended to in past years, while also branching out
to experiment in new forms of service in order to extend
the friendly hand of the JCL in any way possible.
Additionally, it wasn’t only the communities we served that
reaped the benefits of our volunteer work. The service
projects had just as much of an impact on us as we had on
them. Through service, the members of our club have
undoubtedly grown, both as people and as an organization.
I look forward to future service projects with my fellow
club members and friends.
O ODA MAANOKMA KK
Interested in Running for OJCL Office?
By Brian Johnson, OJCL Parliamentarian, Shaker Heights
This is your Parliamentarian, Brian Johnson, here
with a message about running for OJCL Executive Board.
Serving on the OJCL Executive Board is both an amazing
and a rewarding experience. It gives one the opportunity
to develop leadership skills, to run the Ohio Junior Classical
League, and to create strong friendships with Latin
students across the state. Despite being intimidating,
running for office can also be a fun experience!
Additionally, if you’re from a smaller school, being a
member of the executive board can give your school a
greater say in the OJCL!
constitutions and elections. There is something for almost
everyone to be interested in. BUT, if you aren’t sure on
what to run for, don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d be more
than happy to work with you this year to help you decide
on what position would work best for you! And for those of
you that already have an idea, please contact me, so that I
can help you prepare! Campaigning may seem like an
overwhelming task, but I would love to work with you! Do
not pass up the chance to be involved in such an amazing
Brian Johnson, OJCL Parliamentarian
There are many different positions to run for,
covering everything from service projects, to publicity, to