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Davis Anime Club (also known as DAC) is a social club at UC Davis for UC Davis students focused on creating a strong community among people who enjoy anime and other elements of Japanese culture. DAC has meetings twice a week, where the club watches new anime as they are airing overseas as well as recent favorites. DAC enjoys its status as the largest anime club on the West Coast and is proud to host the first anime club rush week in the country. Outside of regular meetings, Davis Anime Club hosts a great deal of social events, from frequent games of espionage to its own convention, DAiCon.
Meetings run every week during the normal quarters with the exception of Finals Weeks.
Regular Meetings are in Wellman 126 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m this quarter starting January 10th!
Spring 2013 Club Schedule:
For the Spring 2013 quarter, Davis Anime Club is watching:
To see which episodes we have watched and what episodes we are on for each show check out our anime list.
REC Pool Episode
Saturday, June 1st 2013
Meet at the REC Pool at 1 pm for a day of lounging in the sun with fellow DACians. Free with student ID!
DACtion Laser Tag (Limit 30)
Tuesday, June 4th 2013.
Guns up, lets move! Only 30 spots available! Sign up with Andrew during the break to secure your spot. You must pay your $20 to Idy when you sign up for the event. Times and locations of departure TBA.
End of Quarter Sushi!
Saturday, June 8th 2013
Beef up on protein by stuffing yourself with fish at our quarterly DAC tradition! Meet at 10:45 outside of Fuji Sushi on G street. The restaurant opens at 11 am exactly. Bring cash!
Though not required for regular club meetings, DAC Membership is well worth the $12 membership fee (which covers an entire school year). Membership provides the following benefits:
The elusive DAC PACK
Attendance to exclusive club events
Raffle tickets every time you show up for a DAC meeting or event for monthly raffles with great prizes
Ability to run and vote for club offices
$5 off on the club t-shirt
Inclusion in the DAC Minecraft server
Ability to join the Senpai/Kouhai Program and the DAC Internship Program
Membership cards (provide discounts to local stores, such as the Inconvenience Store)
Supports the club so it can provide more fun and exciting events
President - Miles Thomas
Vice President of Administration - Andrew Sindel
Vice President of Public Relations - Rajan Singh
Vice President of Events Coordination - Emily Bushman
Treasurer - Idy Tao
Secretary - Nicole Lu
Technology Manager - Johnny Lau
Public Relations - Ryan Young
Publicity - Staff
Events Manager - Sherrie Shan
Sub-Club Manager - Tara Duval
DAC Art Team
Calling all artists! Meet up every week for art jam sessions on the second floor of the Silo, right above Starbucks! New, this quarter, Art Team will be having weekend art marathons at the SCC every other Saturday, beginning on January 19th. Art Team also hosts frequent art contests with bookstore gift certificates as prizes!
Regular Meetings: Every Tuesday from 10:00am - 2:00pm, 2nd floor of the Silo
P-Chat (Paint Chat): Every Monday from 8:00pm - 10:00pm at mangamasters.com
Weekend Meetings: Every other Saturday from 12:00pm - 4:00pm in the SCC Meeting Rooms (2nd Floor) 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2
DAC Action Team (DACtion)
DAC’s newest sub-club is all about the extreme! Work out with your DAC friends every week at the ARC, or join the club’s first intramural team: co-ed basketball. Even if you don’t want to be a part of the team, feel free to practice with us! Additionally, DACtion will be hosting its very first special event: Laser Tag on March 2nd!
Regular Meetings: Work out every Friday from 6:45pm - 9:00pm at the ARC
Basketball Practice: Sundays 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Dairy Basketball courts
DAiCon - Davis Anime Club began hosting its own convention in 2012, and plans are underway for DAiCon 2013, which is looking to be bigger and better! The date for DAiCon 2013 is May 4th. If you want to get involved with the convention, please talk to any officer at the next meeting. Special guests are yet to be announced.
AfterDAC - AfterDAC is when members of the club take trip to a restaurant after meetings in order to grab a snack or a late dinner. It is held traditionally on Thursday because the week has usually winded down enough by then that members can spend more time being social. The restaurant of choice in the past was Old Teahouse, although more recently it has begun to rotate between a large range of places that stay open late. AfterDAC usually lasts until after midnight. When attending the U-Mall, often times the club will move to Big Kid Park by Quarto. Some Wednesdays, a trip to the Segundo Dining Commons is undertaken for some Late Night food. However, then freshmen and students with swipes have to swipe in their friends.
DailyDAC - Hang out with your friends at DAC between classes at the Silo, second floor, every school day from 10am - 2pm!
Halloween Party - The week of Halloween, DAC hosts the annual Halloween party. Events associated with the Halloween Party include watching "scary" (cuss the red ribbon!) or Halloween-themed anime. Halloween-themed anime music videos are also shown. Food, candy & refreshments are provided, but the main event is the cosplay contest. The contest is worth seeing because of members' effort and creativity to dress and act like their favorite characters, who do not have to be an anime character. It is also worth entering because prizes are given prizes for first, second and third place as voted by club members. Prizes are usually a gift certificate to downtown shops.
Thanksgiving Party - The weekend before Thanksgiving break, DAC comes together to enjoy its new members and good food with a giant potluck at a willing officer's home or complex. Together, DAC enjoys anime films and games for one last time before the mid-quarter vacation.
Karaoke - What better way for an anime club to spend their time than at an Asian-styled karaoke place? DAC rents out a few private rooms and starts singing away every quarter or so.
Adult Night - Though the fare shown in normal DAC meetings is tame enough to appeal to a general audience, the shows shown on Adult Night is anything but. Adult Night gives DAC a chance to laugh together at the raunchier side of anime.
Japantown Trip - A trip to Japantown in San Francisco occurs once or twice a year. Members carpool there together and can bring friends. Riders are usually expected to pitch in for gas and bridge tolls. People meet around 10:00 am in the MU bus circle, organize carpooling, then head off to San Francisco. Once there, members have lunch and go shopping at the several stores, such as include Kinokuniya, a Japanese bookstore, and Nijiya Market a grocery store with cheap items.
Conventions - Many of the members of DAC attend anime conventions. Like many club events, attending conventions is organized by various people who are willing to drive, reserve rooms, etc. Conventions of interest are Fanime, and Anime Expo.
The earliest records that SPAC has on file regarding the club's existence are from the 1992-93 school year. 1
DAC was founded in 1992 by John Kilpatrick and Paul Hirose. The first showing was Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa and Gundam 0083 episode 1.
Previous Presidents and Officers
President - Miles Thomas (2011 - 2012)
Brian Wu President (2010-2011)
Vice President of Public Relations - Ariel Chan
Vice President of Events Coordination - Reiko Yamamoto-Kirby
Vice President of Administration - Rajan Singh
Treasurer - Idy Tao
Vice President - Mike Pallas
b. Secretary - Tonya Yan
c. Treasurer - Ariel Chan
d. Public Relations - Alex Church
Brian Wu President (2009-2010)
Vice President - Mike Pallas
b. Secretary - Eric Adamson
c. Treasurer - Brenda Butler
d. Public Relations - Casey Ogata
Brian Pait President (2008-5/7/2009 [Resigned])
Tomo Hirai Vice President
b. Casey Ogata Secretary
c. Brenda Butler Treasurer
d. Kristen McGehee Public Relations
Tom Langston President (Spring 2007, 2007-2008)
Tomo Hirai Vice President
b. Stefani Yen Secretary
c. Brenda Butler Treasurer
d. David Poole Public Relations
Eric Sayle (Fall 2006-Winter 2007)
Anthony Dingman (2005-2006)
Zachary "Zack" Robinson (2004-2005)
Caroline "Carrie" or "Kit" Tobin (2002-04)
Heather Lindsay (2000-2002)
Mark Zima (1999-2000)
Andrew Stein (1998-1999)
Philip Liu (1997-1998)
Alexander Yao (1996-97 school year)
Danh Duong (1995-1996) 2
John Kilpatrick (1992 - 1993)
Messages from the old Usenet group (ucd.org.anime-club) are still available online through Google Groups.
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If you have issues getting information from SPAC, I'd suggest a request under the California Public Records Act (the analog to FOIA for state government). I've done it before in regards to Club Finance Council — just send an email to Campus Counsel. —BrentLaabs
It's okay, I just asked Andy Grass —Chibi
2007-10-09 18:23:44 so is there an e-mail address to contact someone in the club? —JessicaRockwell
Check the officer's pages? yahoo mailing list, facebook.. me? ~Dave
aww. but it's easier if it's put on this page.
2007-10-28 19:34:54 Whoa! We can now comment! How awesome! I met Carrie at Y-con! ^_^ —Chibi
2008-04-06 21:37:42 eh? Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei under shoujo? with all those fan-service shots? wouldn't something like Minami-ke or Shugo Chara be better? Can't find dl's for it, i can help >.o —Jxxxx
2008-10-25 18:14:01 I haven't been to one of these movie nights since I'm at work Wednesdays and Thursdays. Are there other nights not listed? —SunjeetBaadkar
2009-11-09 11:46:47 Hey, so I found this club a couple days ago and I was wondering if I can just come to one of the meetings and check it out, or if it's something I have to wait for next quarter for? —SheilaFogh
2010-02-03 01:46:40 You can check out the meeting at any time. The general atmosphere is pretty loose. —Zizi
2011-09-21 01:53:51 The anime club is pretty cool, he watches in the nihongos and doesn't afraid of anything. —ThomasReeder
2012-10-05 17:45:52 I am not a member. I know these people and they are a great group. I am a professional woman who lives and runs a business in Davis. I highly recommend this group and the people who host it! —Sherri
2013-04-11 23:22:20 Visited the evening of Decision Day and I felt really welcomed! It's a really fantastic group and everyone is really fun! I can't wait to return. —AlexisCaligiuri