Spring 2010: Newsletter #4

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you to all of you who came to celebrate our birthday last night! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 6, 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.  Committees
IV.  Fellowship
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!

Wednesday March 31st  |  Getting Your Life on Track: The Road to Success w/ David Lapedis  |  8PM-9:30PM  |  TBA

Is your life going in the direction you want it to? Do you know what you want to do at Cal or even after graduation? Come to this intimate workshop with Life Coach David Lapedis, who works to help young professionals like us Rotaractors find our calling! David Lapedis has worked for Google, in nonprofit management and health care consulting, and now works independently as a life coach in the Bay Area. Sign-up ASAP to reserve your spot in this limited-space session!

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Sarah and Ruben at prodev@calrotaract.org

Fri-Sat April 2-3rd |  Dance Marathon: Rotaract Team |  7PM-7AM |  Pauley Ballroom

Dance Marathon is an annual campus-wide event that brings students and the community together for a fun-filled night in the fight against Pediatric AIDS. Register by Mar. 17 for an early bird registration of $10, before the fee goes up!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Sophia at swang@calrotaract.org.

Registration Link: http://www.berkeleydm.org

Sat-Sun April 3-4 |  Rotaract-Interact Overnight Stay Program |  TBA |  TBA

Show local high school Interactors around Berkeley! Hang out and play games!

Sat April 10 |  Rebuilding Together: BORP |

8:30AM-4PM |

9090 Bolivar Berkeley, lake on the side 80

Join Rotarians in renovating a recreational center for disabled youth!


II. Ongoing Events

(Dance Marathon/Box for Tops!)

Box Top for Education Drive, Mar 4-April 30

We have envelopes in Unit 3 as well as a box at our table where people can drop off their box tops. All box tops will go to a local elementary school!

Book Drive, Ongoing until April 23
Bring books from home and donate to our book drive! These books will be going to our sister schools in Namibia and Turkey!

Informal Survey about Role Models & Influential Public Figures
Monica Aleman, Houston’s District 5890 Rotaract Representative is working with Mr. Adam Saffer, board member of an NGO called “Stop Hunger Now”, to put together a book of quotes from public figures that students across the country admire or find influential. Royalties from this publication will go directly to “Stop Hunger Now”, which provides free meals for schools in the developing world.


III. 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 for shipment to rural communities in Guatemala.
    • Meetings MONDAYS from 7-8PM at 47 Evans.
  • International Service Committee: Focus on issues in health and education to improve the quality of life of people around the world! Come get involved in running the 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 249 Dwinelle from 7-8PM. There will be no meeting this Wednesday (3/17)
  • Sign-Up for Relay for Life!

    It currently costs only $10 to join our fight against cancer (until March 20th)! 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.”

IV. 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 least TWO events per semester and pay dues of $10/year OR $7/semester. Rotaractors will receive a FREE T-shirt and many other cool things. Dues can be paid after the meeting or at our tableTu-Th from 10AM-2PM.


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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