Spring 2010: Newsletter #2

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you to all of you who were able to make the meeting last night! I hope you all meeting your new families! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 2, so please mark your calendars! We will update you with time and location at a later date.
Quick Glance
I.    Upcoming Events/Committee Meetings
II.   Committees
III.  Fellowship
IV.  Vote for 

YMCA-PG&E Teen Center Building Project!

V.   Reminder: Joining the Club/Club Fees/Questions?


I. Upcoming Events
*Reminder: To confirm your attendance to ANY event, please go to the event link and sign up!

Thur Feb 18  |  Third International Committee Meeting  |  7-8PM  |  187 Dwinelle
It’s never too late to join! Find out how you can be involved and brainstorm for events! QUESTIONS? Please contact Sophia or Richard at swang@calrotaract.org or rlan@calrotaract.org.

Fri Feb 19  |  Relay for Life Movie Night  |  6PM-TBA  |  182 Dwinelle
Come to help fundraise for our Relay for Life Tea! Learn more about the cause and enjoy a film while you’re at it. Admission is $2. We will also be selling popcorn, candy, nachos & cheese, etc! QUESTIONS? Please contact Vicky at vlai@calrotaract.org or Will atwzhang@calrotaract.org

Sat Feb 20  |  Eggster Prep Day  |  10AM-4PM  |  Senate Lounge, 2nd floor Eshelman
Come help in the preparation of one of the Bay Area’s largest Easter Egg hunts coordinated by an on-campus group, Eggster! We will need your help in building booths, props, and signs. Also, we will be decorating and filling Easter Eggs with candy for the kids so please come out and join your fellow Rotaractors!

Thur Feb 25  |  Dinner with a Rotarian  |  6:30-8PM  |  Le Petit Cheval (2600 Bancroft Way)
Come have dinner with a Rotarian! This the first of a series of career-themed dinners. February’s dinner focus is city-planning and public policy! This will be a small group of Rotaractors to have a conversation with a Rotarian, our very own Fred Collignon, a recently retired professor at UC Berkeley, soon-to-be President of the Rotary Club. This is a special opportunity to be able to speak with someone so well connected with the organization and to hear about his many career experiences. Space is limited. QUESTIONS? Please contact Sarah and Ruben at prodev@calrotaract.org

Thur Feb 25  |  International Committee Social  |  7-8PM  |  187 Dwinelle
Enjoy a potluck dinner and have fun! QUESTIONS? Please contact Sophia or Richard at swang@calrotaract.org or rlan@calrotaract.org.

Fri Feb 26  |  Alliance for Smile Fundraiser Dinner  |  4:30-8:30 PM  |  TBA
Join us in offering our service to Alliance for Smiles, an affiliate of Rotary, at a Wine Tasting Dinner Fundraiser. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to pro-bono (FREE) surgeries for children afflicted with cleft lips and palates. A volunteer is needed to help present a powerpoint on the changed lives of children that were aided by the Alliance for Smile medical missions (contactservice@calrotaract.org). So, please come and show your support!

Sun Feb 28  |  Chaparral House  |  9:30AM-12PM  |  Chaparral House (Allston Way)
Join in a morning of fun with residents of the Chaparral House! We’ll be hosting various activities with the elderly, such as the balloon toss and indoor bowling. QUESTIONS? Please contact Brian or Eugenia at service@calrotaract.org.

II. Committees
Got Service? Cool! Got Leadership! Awesome!  Take part by joining one of our committees!
  • Act for Sight: Work with local Bay Area optometrists & clinics to collect used glasses to be shipped to rural communities inGuatemala. Meetings TBA.
  • International Service Committee: Focus on events for Haiti Relief as well as other specific local projects in the international community. Meeting THURSDAY at 187 Dwinelle from 7-8PM.
    • For the scholarship links mentioned during the meeting, please go here: http://calrotaract.org/?page_id=2314. Links will be put up shortly.
    • We are selling wristbands ($2)!! Stop by our table on Sproul (Tu-Th, 10AM-2PM) and buy one! Money will be going toHaiti Relief.
  • Local Service Committee: Education, we hear your call! Join to get involved in educational projects around Berkeley
III. Fellowship

Rotaract is all about making friends. That’s why we’ve created our Family program. If you’re NOT already in a family and would LIKE to be in one, please contact Kyle W. & Kelly at fellowship@calrotaract.org.

IV. Vote for

YMCA-PG&E Teen Center Building Project!

Also, if you could take the time to visit the Pepsi Refresh website (http://www.refresheverything.com/ymcateencenter) to vote for the YMCA-PG&E Teen Center Building Project, we would greatly appreciate it! The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center Building Project is one of only 200 projects that Pepsi has chosen to compete for a $250,000 grant award as part of their Refresh Everything Campaign. You can Build Brighter Futures for teens and help create the Teen Center by letting Pepsi know you think the Teen Center Project is a refreshing idea and worth supporting! Rotactors can vote daily for the project for free, but the votes will count toward the Teen Center getting the grant.  So I encourage you to vote!
-You can vote once per day for the Teen Center Project, plus you have 9 other votes that you can cast for other projects – just make sure you vote for projects that aren’t in the $250K category!
-Vote every day up to and including February 28, 2010.
-You will either need to make a Pepsi account or connect using Facebook!


To join the club, please come to our meetings and fill out sign up slips for our events. Active members are asked to attend at leastTWO events per semester and pay dues of $10/year OR $7/semester. Rotaractors will receive a FREE T-shirt, Pin, and many other cool things. Dues can be paid after the meeting or at our table. We also table on weekdays from 10AM-2PM.


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

Yours in service,
Cal Rotaract Board of Officers

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