Ok. I am a college professor and a "Convert" to Sikhism. I teach at a rather large college where there is a large Sikh population in the Community---as well as a large Muslim Community, Christian Community, Jewish and Hindu Community. There WAS already a Muslim Student Club, and a Christian Club...but no Sikh Club. So I decided to start a student club for Sikh Students. It could have offshoots on Punjabi Culture, but the core was about religious identity, and educating the community about Sikhs. It was popular at first. We started with fundrasing stuff like selling cups and pens...as well as performing SEWA in the community. A lot of people, however, wanted the club just to meet members of the opposite sex and for dating since they could not do this anyway else. We had to address this issue and keep the focus on Sikhism when we had meetings. A lot of the focus became about Punjabi Culture, which is not Sikhism...just the place where Sikhs began. So we started a Punjabi Club. The kids had a dance and that did not go over well with parents because there was a DJ and dancing American style (With adults present) The Sikh Club was for the religious studies and educating those interested in it...so we had to stress that Sikh Club was not do Bhangra or dance parties. Now the club has dwindled down to a paltry number. It is still alive, and we are just going to keep the focus on educating each other and the community about Sikhs, Sikh History, Philosophy, Art, Kirtan.... I think Sikhs...if they want more attention by the community---be it political, simple recognition, artistic, or literary......should be more proactive participants. Get involved in Local government, charities, clubs, newspapers, musical groups, community festivals and other community activities-help students, get involved with politics ...maybe even provide a volunteer Langar for members of a community or those less fortunate....be creative...it is what Guru says we are. We have any options and possibilities for bettering our lives and being active participants....It is not just for Sikhs.