Rotaract Newsletter #3: Spring 2014

Rotaract Newsletter Spring 2014
Issue #3 February 27
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 Hello from Cal Rotaract!
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Pictured above are a few of the wonderful volunteers who came out to the Garber Park Restoration service event. Are they waving? Modeling their gardening gloves? Or, could it be… jazz hands!? We all know that Rotaract members are a talented bunch, and we’re excited to be showcasing these talents at our next general meeting *SALUTES*!
Of course, we are first and foremost a service organization, and our service calendar is filling up quickly! We have plenty of service events coming your way in the next few weeks, and we hope that you will join us in helping those in need while relieving some midterm stress in the process! Good luck on your exams, and we’ll see you soon at the next event!
If you are receiving this email for the first time… Welcome to our mailing list! The Cal Rotaract newsletter is a bi-weekly publication that will provide information on upcoming service opportunities, exciting socials, and plenty of other Rotaract-related announcements!
** Upcoming Event Information
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3/1: Berkeley Project
Meet on Sproul | 8AM-4PM |FB Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/213963048802551/)
Berkeley Project is THIS Saturday! If you are on the Cal Rotaract team, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your attendance. If you still wish to join, be sure to get on the wait list by registering at berkeleyproject.org(https://www.berkeleyproject.org/) ASAP. The Berkeley Project is on rain or shine, but our service site cancels with heavy rain. Be sure to show up at Sproul Plaza at 8AM to await further instructions. See you soon!
3/4: Third General Meeting *SALUTES* – Rotaract’s Got Talent!
145 Dwinelle | 7-8PM | FB Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/589343177821984/)
Dancing, singing, juggling, riding a unicycle, solving a Rubik’s Cube, making people laugh… these are some of the many skills that the members of Rotaract have to offer! Come find out how you can share your special talent, and watch others perform theirs! The officers have an exciting general meeting *SALUTES* planned for everyone (some will even perform talents of their own), so you don’t want to miss it! These next few months are packed with more service events and socials, and this meeting is the place you want to be to find out about them. In line with our theme, there will be popcorn served for you to munch on while you sit back and enjoy the show!
3/8: Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
711 Harrison St. | 9AM-2PM | FB Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1426538577590623/)
LoCo hits the Berkeley streets! Local Committee (LoCo) will be performing facilities repairs on a service site operated by Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (BOSS), an East Bay organization dedicated to lifting families out of poverty through community assistance. Join us for some LoCo hands-on work: storage-organizing, landscaping, gardening, and more! Meet at the 52 stop on Telegraph/Bancroft (near Sproul Plaza) at 8:55AM sharp (not Berkeley time!). We’ll be taking the 9:11AM bus to Harrison St. and walking the rest of the way. Bring your AC transit pass and comfortable shoes/clothes, and prepare for any type of weather. Service ends at 1PM, and we’ll bus back to campus by 1:40. Water and snacks will be provided!
3/8: Picnic at the Park
Codornices Park | 4-7PM | FB Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/294344060718095/)
Do you love nature? We do, too! Join us for some fun at the park that doesn’t involve pulling weeds! Meet in front of Dwinelle at 4:10PM, and bring your sports equipment and food! We’ll be bussing up to Codornices Park to have a BBQ/Potluck. It has a 40-foot slide, basketball courts, hiking trails, and more! (Depending on the weather, the date may be changed to 3/15, so stay tuned!)
3/9: UC Berkeley Suicide Prevention Walk 2014
Sproul Plaza | 11AM-2PM | FB Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/254210884738899/)
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Hosted by the club You Mean More, this event raises money and awareness to combat this prevalent issue on college campuses. In addition to the actual walk, there will be activity tables, educational booths, speakers, and performers. Registration is free, but donations are welcome. Join Cal Rotaract’s team by signing up here (http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2551) . Hope to see you there!
** Thank You!
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us online or at the table on Sproul, Mon-Thurs from
10AM-2PM.
Yours in service,
Cal Rotaract Board of Officers
** Upcoming Events
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Berkeley Project,
3/1
Sproul Plaza, 8AM-4PM
Third General Meeting *SALUTES*, 3/4
145 Dwinelle, 7-8PM
BOSS, 3/8
711 Harrison St., 9AM-2PM
Picnic at the Park, 3/8
Codornices Park, 4-7PM
Suicide Prevention Walk, 3/9
Sproul Plaza, 11AM-2PM
** Membership
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While most of our events are open to everyone, active membership has many benefits! Paying dues gives you access to:
• T-shirts and end-of-semester gifts
• Semesterly service hour and event tracking
• Professional mentorship by world class Rotarians
• Discounted end-of-semester banquet tickets
• Admittance into the Family System (including family socials and inter-family tournaments)
Our membership fees are:
• $25 for a year (t-shirt included)
• $15 for a semester (t-shirt not included)
Fill out the membership application that can be found at our table on Sproul or online (http://calrotaract.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=01f760a41cada74696bf18c82&id=7479a53b45&e=bfe0b76155) , and bring the application along with the dues to either the next general meeting *SALUTES* or to our table! We table Monday through Thursday, 10AM to 2PM.
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