Student Veterans of America, Norco College The main reason our club exists is to show the city of Norco, Norco College, and the Riverside Community College District that it cares about the success of its Veterans. As a Veteran myself, I was astonished on how supportive and caring all the staff were at the current Veterans Resource Center (VRC). The community also benefits from the VRC since the Veterans have a hub to base their community outreach programs and community service events. Even though most of them have taken off their uniforms and are transitioning into civilian life they still want to continue to serve in some sort of capacity. Currently we have a Veterans Day Panel in which we will be giving out Visa Gift cards to assist students in this tough financial climate. Then in December we are going to host a Xmas Giveaway in which we give out bags with a toy, book and sealed snacks. To show the community we are still here and thinking of them.
For the college itself, it provides an area where Veterans feel they can have their own space, to not only bond with fellow Veterans but to use it as a resource. In the VRC several student Veterans connect with each other and discuss their experiences in certain classes, talk about their experiences with Professors and other school programs. Recently it was changed where anyone can join the Veterans club. Through the VRC you can meet several students who introduced us to clubs like M.E.c.H.A, Rugby, ASNC and STEM.
To keep the club alive virtually we have biweekly meetings, we also voted on a book and mailed it to our members, that way we have something to discuss at our meetings. Kind of like a book club within ourselves.
Slowly we would like to start doing face to face events. Before Covid-19 we had monthly sporting/team-based events and had even planned a range day. If you are interested in joining, contact Ruben Aguilar, Advisor or