CASSAMT BarbecueThe American Medical Technologists Student Society (AMTSS) on the Visalia campus wanted to introduce their families at home to their SJVC family by hosting a BBQ-Potluck held at Plaza Park on June 20th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Event organizers were AMTSS Board members Charles Shelley, President, Tameira Thomas, Vice President and Yer Vang, Secretary, who really know how to throw a party…and lead an energetic crew. They organized about twenty club members who all pitched in to shop for and prepare food, plan games, buy prizes and provide set-up before and clean-up after the event.

At least thirty family members attended the 3-hour event and finally got to meet some of the people so important to their SJVC student, as they work to complete their medical programs.

Students prepared a variety of dishes in addition to barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs, including salads, noodles, homemade beans, potato salad, Jell-o cake, cookies and a huge fruit salad. Adults and kids, alike, enjoyed fun games like water balloon toss, pass the sponge and whiffle ball.

“I must say that the memorable moments were the three-legged race and the water balloon toss,” says Sujana De Almeida, Medical Assisting program instructor. “The adults and children had a blast, and enjoyed being squirted with cold water from the balloons, as they burst.”

Plaza Park turned out to be the perfect spot for this fun, food and games get-together.

“It was so great to see students and their families together, having a great time,” says Elisia Sanchez, Student Resource Coordinator.

Families from home and from the classroom left the park happy to have made each others’ acquaintance.