Bringing Breakfast to Dimond

Some may remember Waffle Club, founded by Class of 2009 graduate Joe Brown. In the fall of last year, Waffle Club faced its first competitor in the world of breakfast food-centered clubs: Bacon Club. Both of these clubs operated on a monthly basis. Members would pay a small amount of money and in return get to eat bacon or waffles to their hearts content after school. Waffle club had been active for three years, students happily cooking waffles in Brett Roth’s science classroom, when Bacon Club started showing up on the radar. The idea for Bacon Club was formed in Grant Cochran’s AP Music Theory class last fall. Breakfast food was a topic that surfaced occasionally, owing to the fact that AP Music Theory takes place first period. Then juniors, now seniors Zach Akins, Lydia Doza and Nathaniel Perkins all took the discussions about breakfast to the next level and formed Bacon Club. After a little while, the leaders of Bacon Club and Waffle Club began to converse, and a merger was formed. Thus, Breakfast Club was born. Breakfast Club was a huge hit last year. Cochran and Roth are both sponsors of the club because of the terms of the merger between Bacon Club and Waffle Club. The club meets in Roth’s classroom, B211, located at the end of freshman hall on the left side. “It’s because Mr. Roth has outlets,” says Zach Akins. Other people may suspect that Roth’s room is more eater friendly, as Cochran’s room has carpet and music instruments. Breakfast Club meets on the third Thursday of the month, specifically because of the alliteration factor. When asked about Breakfast Club’s plan for this school year, co-sponsor Roth replied, “Oh, is that still going on?” So obviously Breakfast Club still has a few things to work out for the 2009-2010 year. They plan to meet this month, though, so breakfast fans should keep an eye out for a meeting of the tastiest club at Dimond, but because of the way Breakfast Club operates, they can’t hold meeting at lunch. Club members buy the food to cook for breakfast and sell it to those wishing to eat waffles, bacon, muffins, etc. Students aren’t allowed to sell anything at lunch because of rules pertaining to competition with cafeteria food. It’s all in the contracts with the vendors who sell food at lunch. So this puts a damper on Breakfast Club’s wish to operate at lunch. Junior Erskine Frank has an idea for the club’s future, though. He plans to charge monthly member fees. Then the club can meet during lunch and those who have paid the fees for that month can eat waffles and bacon. People turned off by the fact that they have to pay should consider the following: It’s not a very large amount of money, and students buy the food for Breakfast Club themselves. Students can learn more about Dimond High School’s Breakfast Club by becoming a fan on Facebook.