Spring 2010: Newsletter #5

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you to all of you who came to our meeting last night! Our final meeting of the semester will be on Tuesday, April 20, so please mark your calendars! We will update you with time and location at a later date.


Quick Glance
I.    Upcoming Events
II.   Ongoing Events (ASSASSINS/JAMBA JUICE FUNDRAISER/Book Drive/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 April 7  |  Dinner with a Rotarian: Law  |  6-8PM  |  Taste of the Himalayas

Interested in learning more about a career in law? Come join us for a
delicious dinner with Rotarian Tom Olson, a professional in the field of
law! We have a limited amount of spaces (11 in total!) so contact us
ASAP!! QUESTION? Please email Ruben or Sarah at prodev@calrotaract.org.


April is Cal Rotaract's "Rebuilding Month"! 

Join Rotarians in renovating a recreational center for disabled youth!

BORP (Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program) is a non-profit
organization, helps improve the health, independence and social
integration of people with physical disabilities through sports,
fitness, and recreation programs.Thousands have benefited from their
innovative programs, trainings, referrals, and consultations. BORP helps
all types of physical disabilities with many participants are from
low-income households. 

We'll be working with a site leader who has experience (whether it be
carpentry, painting, etc.). Everyone is welcome! This is a great chance
for to get involved and also a great learning experience! Free T-Shirt, Free Food, Transportation (public)

Questions/Concerns? Email Brain or Eugenia at service@calrotaract.org

  • April 10, 17, 24
  • 8AM-4PM
  • 90 Bolivar, Berkeley

Sun April 11  |  7th Annual Rotary Peace Symposium on Peace and Conflict  |



  Berkeley City Club (near Unit 3)

This is your chance to volunteer at and attend the Seventh Annual Rotary Peace Symposium! Rotaractors will be needed for help with greeting & parking. This will take about 60-90 minutes! For the rest of the time, you're invited to attend this conference (normal entry fee is $40) for free! This is an amazing opportunity!

Sun April 11  |  Inter-committee Field Day  |



11AM-1PM  |

   Memorial Glade

Come participate in competitions between committees! Even if you are not in a committee, you are welcome to join us and have fun!

Mon April 19  |  Getting the Job You Want: Coaching Tools for Making an Impact  |


  7-8:30PM  |



Trying to figure
out what the perfect career for you really is? This participatory
workshop will give you a chance to do some career and job exploration.
With the help of Life Coach David Lapedis, you will walk away with
tangible action steps to move closer to your ideal job. You will
experience coaching, learn coaching skills, and find ways to be more
effective in your job search. Sign-up
ASAP to reserve your spot in this limited-space session! QUESTIONS?
Please contact Sarah and Ruben at prodev@calrotaract.org

Fri April 23  |  Relay for Life Movie Night  |


6-9PM  |


Come help us fundraise for our Relay for Life team! We'll be showing a movie (to be announced) and selling food!
Event Link: Coming soon


II. Ongoing Events 



We will have a separate email detailing the rules and how to play the game sent to you all shortly, so please look out for that!

Jamba Juice Fundraiser!

Relay for Life is holding a Jamba Juice fundraiser! Jamba Juice will donate 20% of your purchase to our team (unfortunately, no other coupons can be combined with this)!  You can come at any time and as many times! We will have the flyer uploaded to the website and we have passed out flyers. You can also mention it at the register if you forgot a flyer!

  • Wed April 7- Sun April 11
  • Wed April 21-Sun April 25

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!


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 CommitteeFocus 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.
    • Drop by and donate books for our book drive! (mentioned above under ongoing events)
  • Local Service CommitteeEducation, we hear your call! Join to get involved in educational projects around Berkeley. 
    • Meetings WEDNESDAYS at 249 Dwinelle from 7-8PM. 
    • Cancelled this Wednesday (4/7)! 
  • Sign-Up for Relay for Life

     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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