Spring 2010: Newsletter #3

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you to all of you who were able to make the meeting last night! I hope you all enjoyed our poster-making session! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 16, 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.   Ongoing Events (Dance Marathon/Box for Tops!)
III.  Clarification on Point System
IV.  Committees
V.  Fellowship
VI.   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!

Fri Mar 5  |  PolioPlus Dinner and Documentary Showing Fundraiser  |  7PM-9PM  |  Unit 3 APR

Come to help fundraise for PolioPlus! We’re showing “The Final Inch”, a documentary about polio eradication efforts that was nominated for an Oscar! There will also be guest speakers from Rotary and lots of delicious food! $3 presale at the Rotaract table on Sproul, $4 at the door (You won’t get a dinner cheaper than this!!) QUESTIONS?  Please contact Sophia or Richard at international@calrotaract.org.

Sat Mar 6  |  Amazing Race  |  7PM-9PM  |  Campus Wide!
Take a break from midterms and come out to our AMAZING RACE EVENT ON MARCH 6th! Teams of 4-6 will be racing around and competing against one another in our campus wide scavenger hunt. This is the ultimate battle of the championship title, bragging rights, and an amazing cool prize! The last day to register for this event will be on March 4th at 5pm! This is free for members and $2 for non-members. To sign up, please fill out the following Google spreadsheet: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dElRSURYaDNjT1dDY0dkMFNXenUzWnc6MA QUESTIONS? Please contact Kyle W. & Kelly at fellowship@calrotaract.org
Calrotaract.org Event Link: http://calrotaract.org/?p=2733

Sun Mar 7  |  Friend of Five Creeks  |  10AM-TBA  |  Strawberry Creek
Help all-volunteer Friends of Five Creeks restore habitat and enjoyment of the Bay Shore in Eastshore State Park. You’ll see where our campus’s Strawberry Creek reaches the Bay, learn how the Bay was rescued, and help with ongoing restoration of what was once a garbage dump. QUESTIONS? Please contact Brian or Eugenia at service@caltroract.org.

Mon Mar 8  |  First Act for Sight Committee  |  7PM-8PM  |  31 Evans

We’ll be discussing Act for Sight planning, ideas, boxes, glasses etc. More details later!

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Kyle H. or Kimberley at khu@calrotaract.org or knguyen@calrotaract.org.


II. Ongoing Events 

(Dance Marathon/Box for Tops!)

Register for Dance Marathon under the Rotaract Team!
Join us in dancing our hearts out for the Berkeley Dance Marathon! We’ll be participating in the fight against Pediatrice AIDS! Register athttp://www.asuc.org/dancemarathon/

Box Top for Education Drive, Mar 4-20
We will be posting envelopes outside of RA’s bulletin as well as having a box at our table where people can drop off their box tops. All box tops will go to a local elementary school!

III. Clarification on the Point System

For those of you still confused on the point system: We have essentially revamped the point system so that you can ALL get even better prizes as you participate more often in our events! This involves “Levels,” which depend on the amount of points that you have.

Level 1 Paid Member          (T-shirt; will be available soon)
Level 2 50 Points               (Shotglass/Toothpick holder)
Level 3 100 Points                           ???
Level 4 150 Points                           ???
Level 5 200 Points                           ???

We’re working on getting even better prizes for higher levels! The breakdown of point is available here.
IV. 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 in Guatemala.
    • Meetings MONDAY (3/8) from 7-8PM. 31 Evans
  • International Service Committee: Focus on issues in health and education to improve quality of life of people around the world! Come get involved in planning a book drive to benefit our sister school in Africa!
    • Meetings THURSDAYS at 187 Dwinelle from 7-8PM.
    • We are still selling wristbands ($2)!! Stop by our table on Sproul (Tu-Th, 10AM-2PM) and buy one! Money will be going to Haiti Relief.
  • Local Service Committee: Education, we hear your call! Join to get involved in educational projects around Berkeley.
    • Meetings WEDNESDAYS at 220 Wheeler from 7-8PM.
  • Sign-Up for Relay for Life!

    It currently costs only $10 to join our fight against cancer! Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is a 24-hour event that raises money for cancer research, treatment, and advocacy.The even will take place on May 1-2 (Sat-Sun) from 10 am-10 am at the Edwards Stadium (Bancroft & Oxford). Here is the link to the UCB Relay for Life site: www.relayforlife.org/ucberkeleyca. Look for our team “Cal Rotaract.”

V. 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.



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.

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