Name of fanclub: Worldwide AROHA
Year formed: 2016
What is your role in this fanclub (what position)?: Head admin, founder
Was there any special reason that led you to form this club/gave you the idea to form this club?: Honestly, what I told my followers yesterday was that I started this fan base the day after I got into ASTRO (on Rocky's birthday). I really fell hard for the boys, and I wanted to show them that we supported them no matter what. I wanted the boys to become big and know that there is a fansite that had their back. I've run fansites before, like Infinite7Quotes, and I wanted this one to succeed. So seeing how far this one came and how big we grew really exceeded my expectations, and I couldn't be any prouder.
What do you like about ASTRO?: I love ASTRO's teamwork and how they genuinely love the fans. I love how hardworking they are, and their music is truly amazing. Also, I absolutely LOVE their personalities! They are some of the sweetest guys I have ever seen!! But I can seriously go on and on forever about what I like about them. These boys are in top 3 on my bias list. A major reason I got into them is that their personalities reminded me of BTS, and their music style reminded me of Infinite, my other two favorite bands. Coming from me, that's a MAJOR compliment for the boys.
Have you ever met the group/members of the group?: I've never met ASTRO, but I do wish I could one day! Knowing my luck with my other groups, I do believe I will meet them one day!!
What events does your fanclub do?: We've done some fun projects and giveaways together!!! We like to hold mass streaming events to get fans to work together on streaming their music videos. Just recently we helped them get 3 million views on "Confession". There was also an event where we did a mass tapping of the hearts for one of their V apps (which played a part in Moonbin and Rocky getting to eat more bread. Glad we didn't starve them). Our major project we just finished was gathering letters from fans to create a scrapbook to the boys. I'm hand-pasting all the letters into the scrapbook to send to them for their birthdays/first year anniversary. And now we're holding a fundraiser of merchandise we designed to help get this scrapbook sent out.
How do you communicate with other members in your fanclub? (FB group, Line, Kakao, etc): Facebook and now Twitter. We let our fans email us and send us Facebook messages. We even have an official group chat for the fans on Facebook messenger. I myself let fans befriend me on Facebook, and we're always talking through messenger. We just put a project together where a group of our followers gets to run our pages outside Facebook to interact more with them!
Proximity of members (all from same country/city, etc)?: We're about 100 away from 3000 followers all around the world.
What message would you like to give to ASTRO fans around the world?: We're a group dedicated to supporting and helping ASTRO! We want to show fans that we love them just as much as we love ASTRO! If you want to talk, our door is always open! You will be accepted with open hands. We want to provide insight to all fans! We love AROHA from all around the world! And more importantly, we love ASTRO from the bottom of our hearts.
Official links to all fanclub social media:
Facebook Group (our main fanbase page): https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldwidearoha/
Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/worldwidearoha/