Fall 2010: Newsletter #1

Hello Rotaractors!
Thank you to everyone who came to our First General Meeting! I hope you all enjoyed your free pieces of pizza! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 5, so please mark your calendars! We will be updating you with the time and location at a later date.
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Quick Glance
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I. WHY JOIN ROTARACT?
II.How to Sign Up for Events/Meetings
III. Upcoming Events/Meetings
IV. Big West Conference
V. Joining the Club/ Club Fees
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I. WHY JOIN ROTARACT?
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Rotaract is an international service club for individuals between the ages of 18-30. As one of Rotary International’s official youth programs, members of Rotaract clubs (known as Rotaractors), are part of the world’s largest service organization. Rotaractors perform service both locally and internationally, changing the world one person at a time!

For those of you who are still unsure about joining Cal Rotaract, here are some key points to remember as to why we’re different from every other community service club out there!

* Strong repertoire of international service!
* Rotarian support and professional development through resume building, interview practice, public speaking, event planning, and more!
* Direct participation through our committees.
* Member rewards and online service hour tracking!
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II. How to Sign Up for Events/Meetings
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At each general meeting, we hand out sign-up sheets where you can indicate your interest in events. Turn them in by the end of the meeting so we can know to email you more information.

If you are not able to come to our general meetings, you can sign up online! When you read the upcoming events (below), you will see the details for an event as well as the contact information and a link to our event page, which is where you’ll sign up.

1. Click on the event link under event description. Once you reach the event page, you should see “Signups for [Event, Date].”

2. Look for your name on the Dropdown menu. If your name is not on the list, click “[Not on List] and enter your first and last name, email, and phone number. Click on “Add to List” to sign-up for the event or “Remove from List” to remove yourself from the sign-up list.

Pretty easy, right? If you have any questions, please contact our webmaster William at wmok@calrotaract.org.
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III. Upcoming Events/Meetings
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Sat. Sept 18 / Rebuilding Together / 8:30AM-4:30PM (2 shifts!) / 1730 Oregon Street
Join Cal Rotaract and Rotarians in helping the City of Berkeley’s Park and Recreation Department! They are a great department that helps provide recreational and educational programs for the youth. With this rebuilding day, we’ll be priming and painting their gym. Lunch, snacks, and water will all be provided! We will be sending out an email to interested members with details on when and where to meet!
Questions? Please email Eugenia (eho@calrotaract.org) or Brian (bma@calrotaract.org)!
8:30AM-12:30PM shift: http://calrotaract.org/?p=3236
12:30PM-4:30PM shift: http://calrotaract.org/?p=3264

Tues. Sept 21 / Rotaract Family Night / 7:00PM-8:00PM / 110 Barrows Hall
Join us and learn about our families! You will have the opportunity to interact with family heads, meet new people, and take your pick of which family you want to join!
Questions? Please email Kyle (kwang@calrotaract.org) or Kelly (kwong@calrotaract.org)!
Event Link: http://calrotaract.org/?p=3257

Sat. Sept 25 / LN-4 Building Prosthetic Hands! / 11:30AM-4:00PM / Mulford & Barrows (exact room TBA!)
Come join hands with other Rotaractors and service volunteers to reassemble 300 prosthetic hands! These prosthetic hands will go directly to children affected by mine-fields and active war-zones around the world. In partnership with the non-profit organization, LN-4, Cal Rotaract will help provide a light, durable, and functional prosthetic hand to anyone who can benefit from it free from charge. Thousands of these prosthetic hands have already been distributed to people in Ecuador, Columbia, Vietnam, Indian and Afghanistan. Don’t miss your chance of making a difference in another person’s life! Please note the correction for event time!
Questions? Please email Eugenia (eho@calrotaract.org) or Brian (bma@calrotaract.org)!
Event Link: http://calrotaract.org/?p=3237

Tues. Sept 28 / Rotaract Committee Night / 7:00PM-8:00PM / TBA
Come learn about our different committees (Local, National, and International) and how to join them!
Questions? Please email Steven (swong@calrotaract.org)!
Event Link: http://calrotaract.org/?p=3258
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IV. Big West Conference
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Join us for the 2010 Big West Conference in UC Berkeley- the first-ever West Coast conference of its kind! The conference is a call to action for Rotaractors to network, share, and inspire one another by “Bridging Connections.” Events will include:

* 16 professional workshops!
* Keynote address by former Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman!
* A nighttime cruise aboard a $1.5 million yacht!
* A late night mixer!
* Saturday lunch!

Early Registration ends October 3rd! Don’t miss out on the $55 package, which includes access to all of the above! For more information, visit http://westcon2010.org.
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V. Joining the Club/Club Fees
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September Special!
For September only, our club fees are:
-$20 for a year (T-shirt included)
-$12 for a semester (T-shirt NOT included)
Therefore, the due date to turn in your application at these fees is September 30! Starting this semester, we also ask that members fill out our membership application (attached!) which will also be available at our table on Sproul Plaza. Please turn it in to us either at our meetings or at our table (MTuW 9AM-2PM) with your dues.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@calrotaract.org.

Yours in service,
Cal Rotaract Board of Officers
info@calrotaract.org | http://www.calrotaract.org

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