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Davis Anime Club is a social club at UC Davis focused on anime. It consists of a diverse community that enjoys a wide spectrum of anime, as well as other aspects of nerd culture. We strive to be an open, safe, and welcoming community where members can make new friends and enjoy time with old ones. As a community founded on common interests, DAC believes anime is best enjoyed in a group and endeavors to be a space where very different types of anime fans can feel comfortable and have a good time. We are passionate about anime and believe DAC can enrich members’ college experiences. We want to make sure DAC is always a positive experience for members, with well-run club meetings, carefully planned anime schedules, fun events, varied sub-clubs, and more DAC activities. Together, we hope to create a memorable college experience for members where they can actively participate in activities that relate to their interests and passions.

In past years DAC has held its own convention, DAiCon. Saturday April 27th, 2019, DAiCon reemerges after 6 years, with plans to become a yearly tradition.

Club Information

Regular Meetings

A regular meeting

Regular Davis Anime Club meetings are held nearly every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00pm. The website and Facebook will let you know in advance if we’ll need to switch rooms, so rest assured!

Our Wednesday night meetings feature three continuing anime, with an extended break in between where we hold DACtivities, which are small activities we’ve organized to help you interact with and hopefully get to know other DAC members. DACtivities are entirely optional, so if you would rather just come for the anime, you’re more than welcome to sit them out!

Our Thursday night meetings feature four continuing anime, with a shorter break in between for everyone to socialize! Thursday meetings are also followed by AfterDAC, an optional after-meeting activity, where you can join DAC as we head over to a nearby restaurant or food establishment, providing you with an excellent opportunity to get to know the rest of DAC a little better, or just to grab something to eat with a group of people! AfterDAC doesn’t have a set time it ends at, though people usually head home around midnight.


Davis Anime Club holds events outside of regular club meetings, typically every Saturday, allowing members to partake in various activities that make DAC more than just a simple viewing club. During the spring 2018 quarter, DAC invited Miles Thomas, former DAC president 2011-2013, as a guest speaker to talk about his experience at the club as well as his career in anime at Crunchyroll. DAC has also attended local anime movie screenings including A Silent Voice and Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - I. Presage Flower in Sacramento. 


As a multi-faceted club, DAC’s regular meetings are actually not the only meetings that are held regularly. Members may elect to join any number of sub-clubs, and these sub-clubs also meet regularly to partake in various fun activities that vary by the club!

Current Officers

  • President - Merrick Williams

  • Vice President of Administration - Eric Sutton

  • Vice President of Public Relations - Jeanne Hallford

  • Secretary - Athena Sullins

  • Treasurer - Jacob Byers

  • Member Manager - Gage Heeszel

  • Webmaster  - Nahid Martin

  • Webmaster - Hoai-An Ho

  • Graphic Designer - Jacob Ortega

  • Screener - Natalie

  • Screener - Kathia Mondragon


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 - Merrick Williams (2020-202?)
    • Vice President of Administration - Eric Sutton
    • Vice President of Public Relations - Jeanne Hallford
    • Secretary - Athena Sullins
    • Treasurer -Jacob Byers
    • Member Manager - Jacob Ortega
    • Webmaster  - Nahid Martin
    • Graphic Designer - Rosey Morearty
    • Screener & Community Mod - Natalie
    • Understudy - Atlas Tse
  • President - James Mizutani (2019-2020)
    • Vice President of Administration - Maxine Valkov (2019 Fall Quarter)
    • Vice President of Public Relations - Jeanne Hallford
    • Vice President of Events - Merrick Williams
    • Secretary - Ariadne Rothstein
    • Secretary - Athena Sullins
    • Treasurer - Jacob Byers
    • Treasurer - Jonathan Diep
    • Retention Manager - Jacob Ortega
    • Sub-Club Manager - Jacob Ortega
    • Graphic Designer - Rosey Morearty
    • Screener - Natalie
  • President - Kwok-Wai Hanson (2018-2019)
    • Vice President of Administration - James Mizutani 
    • Vice President of Public Relations - Mehdi Benyahia
    • Vice President of Events - Breeann James
    • Secretary - Ariadne Rothstein
    • Treasurer - Matthew Oshimo
    • Retention Manager - Morris Kennedy 
    • Sub-Club Manager - Morris Kennedy
    • Webmaster  - Elly Fan
    • Graphic Designer - Sam Yuen 
    • Screener - TBA
    • Screener - TBA
  • President - Susie Chac (2017-2018)
    • Vice President of Administration - Matthew Valtierra
    • Vice President of Public Relations - Kwok-Wai Hanson
    • Vice President of Events - Kira Burnett
    • Secretary - Vacant
    • Treasurer - Matthew Oshimo
    • Retention Manager - Nir Ovadia
    • Sub-Club Manager - Nir Ovadia
    • Webmaster  - Elly Fan
    • Graphic Designer - Susie Chac
    • Graphic Designer - Jie Song
    • Screener - Chela Owens
    • Screener - Karan Gupta
  • President - Nico Monterosso (2016-2017 end of Winter Quarter)
    • Stand-in President - Esha Patel (2017 Spring Quarter)
    • Vice President of Administration - Esha Patel
    • Vice President of Public Relations - Melody Chang
    • Vice President of Events - Joanna Kuo
    • Secretary - Kristen E. Hartley
    • Treasurer - James Mizutani
    • Retention Manager - Susie Chac
    • Sub-Club Manager - Maddie Son
    • Webmaster - Elly Fan
    • Graphic Designer - Jie Song
    • Graphic Designer - Susie Chac
    • Screener - Elisha Adeagbo
    • Screener - Chela Owen 
  • President - Esha Patel (2015-2016)
    • Vice President of Administration - Esha Patel

    • Vice President of Public Relations - Kyle Casey

    • Vice President of Events - Ariana Delgado

    • Secretary - Alex Lopez

    • Treasurer - Nico Monterosso

    • Retention Manager - Sean Malloy

    • Sub-Club Manager - Rebecca Kate Honkanen Ackroyd

    • Webmaster  - Aideen Le

  • President - Truman Williams (2014 - 2015)

  • President - Andrew Kinsey (Spring 2013)

Vice President of Administration - Truman Williams

Vice President of Public Relations - Micheal Zook

Vice President of Events - Gary Hua

Treasurer - Sherrie Shan

Secretary - Conor O'Donoghue

Retention Manager - Pavin Mathew

Webmaster - Alexis Caligiuri

Vice President of Administration - Andrew Kinsey

Vice President of Public Relations - Micheal Zook

Vice President of Events - Emily Bushman

Treasurer - Sherrie Shan

Secretary - Truman Williams

Retention Manager - Carina Chiang

Webmaster - Alexis Caligiuri

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

Events Manager - Sherrie Shan

Sub-Club Manager - Tara Duval

Vice President of Public Relations - Ariel Chan

Vice President of Events Coordination - Reiko Yamamoto-Kirby

Vice President of Administration - Rajan Singh

Treasurer - Idy Tao

Secretary - Natey Jones

Public Relations - Michelle Ring-Walters

Publicity - Sherrie Shan

Technology Manager - Yang Liu

Events Manager - Hazel Kasusky

  • Brian Wu President (2010-2011)
  • Brian Wu President (2009-2010)
  • Tomoaki Hirai President (2009)
  • Brian Pait President (2008-5/7/2009 [Resigned])
  • Tom Langston President (Spring 2007, 2007-2008)
  • 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


1. was incomplete due to SPAC confidentiality rules
2. This is based on my old DAC membership card that expired January 1st, 1996