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There are over forty clubs offered at Marin Catholic. Clubs are a great way to get involved and provide learning opportunities outside the classroom as well as possibilities to get to know new people who share and want to explore mutual interests. Marin Catholic encourages student involvement in the development of programs and services that complement their academic pursuits.

All clubs are student-based, student-run and student-centered, although club moderators help by providing guidance. Whether it is providing leadership development opportunities to students, providing chances for students to help plan an event, or assisting in the development of programming and problem solving, Marin Catholic fosters student leaders and supports club organizations that greatly enrich every student's experience.

Club Rush
which takes place in the Fall, is an opportunity to learn more about the clubs on campus. While this is a perfect time to join clubs of interest, students can join at any time throughout the year.

If there isn’t yet a club that speaks to a student’s passion, they are encouraged to take the initiative, talk with our Deans, Marie-Helene Mercier and Orin Carpenter on how they might start a club!    


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  • Architecture and Design Club

    The Architecture & Design Club hopes to challenge students artistically and academically while exploring the subject of architecture. The club views architecture as a way of bringing out the inherent beauty of our world. We hope to foster students' passion and creativity and yield collaborative masterpieces. The goals of the A & D Club are to engage in small, club-based contests surrounded by design, then eventually progress to local contests. The club would spend time on foundational knowledge, online design platforms and learning from guest speakers. Friendly competition would always be encouraged by participants of the club. Come join us!
    Moderator: Olivia Burr oburr@marincatholic.org
  • Art Club

    Art Club seeks to promote a sense of community here at MC through the beauty and creative process of art making. Art Club is a time where students can meet and engage with others to learn new techniques and share in a variety of fun creative challenges posed from students and faculty. Some club goals include an Art Club showcase of work, creative fundraisers benefiting our community, and projects to beautify our MC campus. Makers of all art levels and styles are encouraged to come create with us!
    Moderator: Erika Cramer ecramer@marincatholic.org
  • Beach Volleyball

    A fun way to engage in community, the Beach Volleyball club meets once a month to practice and play at Piper Park or COM. As a club, we promote physical fitness, teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned player, we are super excited to welcome anyone to our meets. You can always come expecting some friendly competition and lots of fun in the sun!
    Moderator: Marianna Flores Chavez: mfloreschavez@marincatholic.org
  • Bee Club

    The Bee Club recognizes the value of the honeybee as a pollinator and the perils that it now faces. The club focuses on the education of the novice beekeeper in proper management of a colony. Additional goals of the club include fostering an interest in beekeeping on our school campus to sponsoring promotions such as harvesting honey, making wax candles, and participating in citizen science projects to monitor the health of the bee colonies at Marin Catholic.
    Moderator: Michael Brady mbrady@marincatholic.org.
  • Black Box Theatre Club

    The Black Box Theatre Club(1st semester) is a student-written and run production open to all Marin Catholic students. Anyone can be a part of Black Box - it requires no experience and has many opportunities, such as writing, directing, acting and tech. It is MC's opportunity to do experimental and dramatic theater. MC Black Box's main goal is to incorporate students from all aspects of MC and produce a high quality theatrical experience for the community. Moderator: Carmen Doane-Barkan cdbarkan@marincatholic.org
  • Book Club

    Brought together by a common love, the Book Club is dedicated to reading student chosen books that spark the imagination.  Students and teachers meet to discuss plot twists and characters’ actions in a supportive and fun-loving environment that fosters friendship and camaraderie. Books are chosen which support our school’s mission, Duc in Altum and to explore what makes every book unique.
    Moderator: Amy Stoll astoll@marincatholic.org, kzamacona@marincatholic.org, and jcaraluggio@marincatholic.org
  • Butterfly Club

    Established to further Marin Catholic’s mission of Duc in Altum; to put out into the deep and work to better community awareness and understanding about the plight of butterflies.  In the Butterfly Club, students learn about the possible extinction of monarchs and other butterflies while exploring their symbolism in Catholic and other cultures. Throughout the course of the school year, the Butterfly Club hopes to implement a conservational garden behind the Stations of the Cross that will serve as a Monarch Waystation and habitat for future butterflies, cultivated through the service and volunteer activities of its members.  Members are dedicated to planting milkweed at their homes to develop butterfly colonies throughout Marin County and parts of Petaluma.
    Moderator: Joan Caraluggio: jcaraluggio@marincatholic.org
  • California Scholarship Federation

    CSF is a statewide organization which seeks to identify and encourage students to take a rigorous course load.  CSF members are urged to participate in school and community activities in which they can develop their own talents and offer service to others.
    Moderators: Kate Zamacona
    kzamacona@marincatholic.org and Suzanne Gooder sgooder@marincatholic.org.
  • Cancer Awareness Club

    The Cancer Awareness Club focuses on raising money to help cancer patients and cancer research and looks for ways to volunteer at events that do the same. In recent years, the club’s main fundraiser and volunteer work has been for the San Francisco Swim Across America event, which raises thousands of dollars for the UCSF Benioff Hospital that funds pediatric cancer research, clinical trials and patient programs. The club also observes October as Breast Cancer Awareness month and raises funds for UCSF’s Breast Care Center. Each year the club looks for more ways and events to support cancer patients and cancer research. We put the “fun” in fundraising by doing bake sales throughout the year and flower sales for Valentine’s Day. Moderator: Terrie Freni Johnson tfrenijohnson@marincatholic.org
    and Terry Powers tpowers@marincatholic.org
  • Chess Club

    The Marin Catholic Chess Club is a club where people of all experience and skill levels can come to play chess and socialize. Members can play against each other, sometimes matched against each other based on skill, but most times you play who you want to play. All boards, clocks, and pieces are provided. We are also open to playing tournament against other clubs. 
    Moderator: Mr. David Friend dfriend@marincatholic.org
  • Climbing Club

    The Climbing Club at Marin Catholic is dedicated to introducing the sport of rock climbing to students at MC. We believe rock climbing has something for everyone, and it teaches values such as dedication, persistence, and companionship while also being super fun!
    Moderator: Michael Onofre, monofre@marincatholic.org
  • Computer Science Club

    The Computer Science Club is where students meet to enhance and share their coding knowledge. This year students decided to focus on Python as a great intro to coding. Through monthly meetings, students develop their codes together with the goal of making interactive games. The club encourages students to explore the pathway in Computer Science by taking courses at MC that offer them a chance to explore the path such as Intro to Computer Science (Python), AP Computer Science (Java), and Intro to Data Science (R programming).
    Moderator: Mo Adib, madib@marincatholic.org.
  • Dance Club

    MC Dance Club (year-long) is a student-run club of those who are curious or passionate about dance. During one meeting a month, students enjoy learning a piece of original choreography to a contemporary pop or dance song. It is open to all students, and requires no prior experience. There is no current performance aspect of this club. Just pure fun. Moderator: Carmen Doane-Barkan cdbarkan@marincatholic.org
  • ECoMC (Ecology Club of MC)

    ECoMC seeks to engage and support the MC community in its pursuit of a more environmentally sustainable future and reduce Marin Catholic's ecological footprint. Club activities vary from year to year, and have focused in the past on fundraising to support efforts for a school garden, inspirational field trips, collecting/reusing school supplies during end-of-year locker cleanout, leadership opportunities for interested parties, and eliminating the use of disposable plastic water bottles on campus.
    Moderator: Erik Schmitz eschmitz@marincatholic.org.
  • Faith and Flowers Club

    The mission of the Faith and Flowers Club is to reach out in our community and bring God's love and encouragement to the sick and elderly. Students make personal artistic seasonal greeting cards with inspirational Bible quotations to lift the spirits of the people they visit. The club then arranges flowers into bouquets and crowns and delivers to those in our community. This is a great Duc in Altum experience and can be an Encounter Christian Service Experience! This is a great club to join to have some artistic fun and fellowship with classmates, while then reaching out to those in need and bringing JOY.
    Moderator, Peggy Semling psemling@marincatholic.org.
  • Finance Club

    The Finance Club is a group of students interested in learning about different investment vehicles. In the fall semester, club members compete in the Wharton Business School Global High School Investment Competition, which has a stock investment focus. Additionally, students meet to hear from guest speakers on topics of interest ranging from basic home financial management to different classes of investments, including securities, real estate, franchises, and venture capital. Speakers vary from year to year.
    Moderator: Anthony Edwinson & Joe Tassone aedwinson@marincatholic.org and jtassone@marincatholic.org.
  • Greek Mythology Club

    Our club is for everyone who in interested in Greek mythology. Whether you know the Olympians by heart or have never read a myth before our group invites all levels of experience. We read myths, discuss them, and make fun connections to real life using these ancient but relevant stories.
    Moderator Debra Dharmer ddharmer@marincatholic.org.
  • Italian Club

    Through activities and outings, students learn about the culture and language of Italy. Attending the San Francisco Opera, enjoying the Italian Film Festival, watching the Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco, preparing Italian food, and discussing current Italian events, promote a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for Italian culture.
    Moderator: Jeannine Mitchell jmitchell@marincatholic.org.
  • Liturgy Choir

    The Liturgy Choir is a group of enthusiastic singers and instrumentalists who meet weekly to prepare the music for the monthly all-school Masses. We help lead our school to Jesus Christ through an understanding of the liturgy and a sharing of our talents for the glory of God during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
    Moderator: Sister Peter Joseph srpeterjoseph@marincatholic.org
  • Math Club

    Math Club includes a group of students who love math and problem-solving and meet to solve interesting and challenging math and logic problems. Students also prepare for and participate in the American Math Competition at Marin Catholic and the TEAMS Competition (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, and Science) at Stanford University.
    Moderators: Michael Onofre monofre@marincatholic.org
  • MC Live Club (Performing Arts)

    MC LIVE (2nd Semester) is a student-run production open to all Marin Catholic students. Anyone can be a part of MC LIVE - it requires no experience and has many opportunities. MC LIVE is created, produced, and performed by students. It is a comedy sketch show that is very similar to the popular show Saturday Night Live. MC LIVE’S main goal is to incorporate students from all aspects of MC and produce an entertaining and funny show for the community.
    Moderator: Carmen Doane-Barkar cdbarkan@marincatholic.org.
  • Mock Trial Club

    The Mock Trial program’s purpose at Marin Catholic and in Marin County is to teach students about the judicial system while instilling analytical, communicative, and critical thinking skills. Students gain insight into how they, on a very practical level, have responsibilities and duties as active members of society. Working alongside trained lawyers and judges, students focus on one hypothetical case, created by the Constitutional Rights Foundation, throughout the season. Ultimately the season culminates in a county competition in late January that includes a majority of high schools in Marin County - all competing against one another in separate trials over the course of two weekends. The winner of the county competition then moves onto the state level, and that winner then proceeds to the national competition.
    Moderator: Paul Hamel phamel@marincatholic.org.
  • Model UN

    Model UN is a speech and debate activity in which students act as delegates from various countries in the United Nations to speak, debate, and collaborate on finding solutions to varying world issues. In Model UN club, students learn about how to be great Model UN delegates and participate in mock-conferences while building their diplomacy, leadership, formal communication, and persuasion skills. Moderator: Benjamin Baxter bbaxter@marincatholic.org
  • Multicultural Club

    This group fosters a community within the minority populations at Marin Catholic. The club’s focus is to create a support network for its members and families and provide an intentional space for building bridges to connect all students at Marin Catholic.
    Moderators: Suzanne Gooder sgooder@marincatholic.org and Kate Zamacona kzamacona@marincatholic.org
  • Music with a Mission Club

    "Music With A Mission" is a service club that was founded to live out Marin Catholic’s mission of service by bringing music to those in need of company and happiness. This club strives to share the joy of music with our community and unite others in a special way.

    Music With A Mission invites Marin Catholic students to participate in collaborative, musical performances for residents at elderly care facilities. Our meetings are every second and fourth Tuesday of the month during the first half of CATS. During these meetings, members rehearse the songs they will perform during upcoming service trips. Music With A Mission is an enjoyable way to be a leader in your community and spread happiness through music!
    Moderator: Ben Lauffer blauffer@marincatholic.org.
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society promotes four pillars of excellence: Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership.  This is the purpose of the NHS Club at Marin Catholic.  
    The requirements for the NHS Club are:  
    • Sophomores, Juniors and First Semester Seniors are eligible to join.  Freshmen are not eligible. 
    • Students must have a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA at the time of application to the NHS Club and maintain a minimum GPA throughout each subsequent semester. 
    • Students are required to participate in the Club’s on-campus service activities.  These service activities are separate from the students’ Christian Service school requirement. 
    The NHS Club will hold membership drives, on campus during CATS,  in the months of September and January only.  
    Moderators: Joan Caraluggio:  jcaraluggio@marincatholic.org and Jessica Kraus: jkraus@marincatholic.org 
  • Ocean Conservancy Club

    Ocean Conservancy Club exists to clean up our oceans. We raise awareness about how materials, especially plastic, affect the ocean and ways to keep our oceans healthy. We learn about implementing small lifestyle changes to have maximum impact on conservation. Club activities include fundraising for ocean preservation charities, attending super cool beach cleanups, promoting awareness about the dangers of trash on our environment, and brainstorming about beach cleanups. We have meetings monthly and before a beach cleanup. This club is a fun way to get to know students in other grade levels, go to the beach, and protect our oceans!
    Moderator: Joe Ward jward@marincatholic.org
  • Outer Space Club

    The Outer Space Club was created to encourage an interest in the vast universe itself. By exploring on stargazing trips (with our impressive telescope) and stirring up intellectual discussions (ranging from star formation to dark matter), we hope to gain some more knowledge about the strange and mysterious universe we inhabit. No prior knowledge is necessary! We just hope to spark an interest in anyone who is curious about what the broad universe may contain.
    Moderator: Anthony Edwinson aedwinson@marincatholic.org
  • Pickleball Club

    Marin Catholic's Pickleball Club is centered around fun, learning, and community. The newly-formed group led and founded by the affectionately named "PickleFathers" help introduce new players to the fundamentals of the game, such as serving, returning, volleying, dinking, and most importantly in pickleball, working with a teammate. The founders themselves are new to the sport, so no prerequisite experience is needed. We love free play Fridays at Piper Park with the senior citizens, as well.  Our main objective is to just have fun with the boys and girls out in the sun, meeting new people inside and outside of our school community, and teaching others the way of the game. We have loved this incredible journey bringing life to the pickleball and Marin Catholic community. 
  • Respect Life Club

    The Marin Catholic Respect Life Club is a group of students dedicated to promoting the Christian ideal that all life is sacred from the moment of conception to natural death. Our activities include prayer, educating ourselves and the school community about human development and dignity, advocating for respect for life, fundraising for local pregnancy resource centers, and attending the West Coast Walk for Life. We ask and seek to understand and respond to questions such as: “Where does human dignity come from?” “How do we respect this dignity?” “Where do we see this dignity being overlooked or mistreated and how can we help?”
    Moderators: Ian Parelius iparelius@marincatholic.org and Kellen Troxell ktroxell@marincatholic.org.
  • Roar Core

    Roar Core is a student group that promotes school spirit at Games of the Week, as well as MCAL Championship and NCS Championship games. MC Sports Live supports Roar Core by covering different athletic events through recap videos and social media updates. The main goal of Roar Core and MC Sports Live is to show support for every athletic team on campus. Anyone can join and is encouraged to get involved- the easiest way to do this is to show up at a game and demonstrate your Wildcat pride.
    Moderators: Adam Callan acallan@marincatholic.org, and Brittany Diego bdiego@marincatholic.org.
  • Rotary Interact Club

    The goal of the Marin Catholic Rotary Interact Club: Take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world. MC Rotary Interact club brings together young people ages 14-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. The benefits students get from the Marin Catholic Rotary Interact Club is the opportunity to connect with leaders in our community and around the world to:
    1. Take action to make a difference in our school and community.
    2. Discover new cultures and promote international understanding.
    3. Become a leader in our school and community.
    4. Have fun and make new friends at MC and from around the world.
    What does the MC Rotary Interact Club do?
    We organize at least two projects every year, one that helps our school and/or community and one that promotes international understanding. The MC Rotary Interact Club is sponsored and mentored by the San Rafael Evening Rotary Club, and they guide us as we carry out projects and develop leadership skills. We encourage our students to celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in: Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA), World Interact Week, Interact Video Awards, Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations, and Global Youth Service Day. Moderators: Lisa Ingels lingels@marincatholic.org and Renee Ewert rewert@marincatholic.org. 
  • St. Vincent de Paul Club

    The St. Vincent de Paul Club is an organized group of individuals that work to raise awareness on international issues such as slavery, oppression, and health concerns. The club collects clothes for local drives every January, receives donations for overseas causes during Lent and holds regular bake sales in support of worthy causes.
    Moderator: Joe Tassone
  • Surf Club

    We are stoked to introduce the MC Surfing club! MC Surfing club looks to connect kids who share a love for the ocean and surfing! We will do things like group paddle outs and other community bonding events. We can't wait to hear from you and catch some waves!
    Moderator: Joe Ward at jward@marincatholic.org.
  • Write2Heal Club

    The Write2Heal Club is a student-run organization dedicated to bringing comfort and support to patients in hospitals through the power of handwritten letters. Club members aim to provide emotional support, words of encouragement, and funds to patients and hospitals around California. Through their efforts, the Write2Heal Club creates a positive impact on the emotional well-being of patients and fosters a sense of community amongst its members.
    Moderator: Lukas Blondina lblondina@marincatholic.org.
  • Yearbook

    The Yearbook Club is comprised of a small group of students with a passion for photography, layout design, copy editing, and journalism. Yearbook members are dedicated to documenting the school year as well as capturing the feel and tenor of life on our campus. 
    Staff members learn and improve their journalistic skills, through writing, and copyediting. Staff members are often sharpening their photographic skills on and off campus. Teamwork is essential within our Yearbook staff, as well as active participation, school leadership, and juggling deadlines. 
    Yearbook meetings are held in the Library Media Room during Club CATS every three weeks. However, the majority of the work is completed outside of school, with sections requiring strict deadlines. Being a member of this club is a commitment of time and dedication. In return for this rewarding work, Yearbook staff members develop lifelong skills that will support their future academic and occupational endeavors while creating something that will last a lifetime. 
    We are always looking for organized and dedicated students to join the team. Interested in being part of Marin Catholic history? We'd love to have you! Contact the club moderators for more information!
    Moderator: Mimi Murphy mmurphy@marinccatholic.org and Amy Stoll astoll@marincatholic.org


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