Order of the Phoenix

In which the word ‘fun’ is unapologetically used ~300 times

At lunch today, some of my coworkers and I were talking about Harry Potter (as you do) and someone mentioned wanting to go to a Harry Potter trivia night. My response was obviously “come to Glendon!” (because shhh but Glendon is secretly Hogwarts)

lol jk, it is

I’m on the exec team (social/events coordinator) of the Order of the Phoenix, the Harry Potter club at Glendon. It’s definitely one of the most fun clubs I’m involved with and also surprisingly one of the most demanding. We do our best to put on lots of fun and unique events and it feels like we always have something going on. Here are some examples of things you Potterheads can expect!


We didn’t get to play as many games as we would have liked to last year but what we did play was lots of fun! I’m not athletic at all but there’s no way pretending you can fly on a broomstick and chasing after a ‘snitch’ isn’t a good time, especially with friends that are also just playing for fun. If you’re worried about people judging you for running around on a broomstick in the Glendon quad… don’t. You’re like 100x more likely to be given a high-five over a side eye for being a Harry Potter fan at Glendon.


CRAFT DAYS (wandmaking, t-shirt and tie decorating, etc.)

I know you want your own wand to duel with your friends and enemies and what better way to customize it than to make one of your very own?! If spells aren’t your thing (squibs and muggles are always welcome) you can use one of our many maaany stencils and spruce up all those boring plain shirts you have lying around with quotes or house symbols (BADGER PRIDE!!!!!!).


Okay, yes, the movies are nowhere near the quality of the books (I will duel anyone that says otherwise) but watching them with fellow Potterheads is SO MUCH FUN. There’s always lots of cheering, snarking and little known fact-sharing and it’s always nice to de-stress by kicking back with a movie.


Fun games, cool prizes, gorgeous setting, great music, an excuse to dress up AND a way to help charity?! Why would you NOT be attending the Yule Ball? I had such a great time at the Yule Ball last year and it was only our first year holding one. I can only imagine how amazing this year’s ball will be.

The 2013-2014 exec team all snazzed up for the Yule Ball

There were lots of other fun things going on in the Order of the Phoenix club so whether you’re interested in becoming a dedicated member or just popping by to an event or two, I hope you check it out! 🙂



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