Rotaract Newsletter #2 Spring 2011

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you everyone who came out to our 2nd General Meeting and joined in the wackiness! A round of applause to everyone who starred in our family skits, they were very creative and we hope you all got a good laugh out of them! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 1st, so please mark your calendars!

Quick Glance

II. Joining a Family
III. Joining a Committee
IV. Upcoming Events
V. Joining the Club/ Club Fees


Rotaract is an international service club for individuals between the ages of 18-30. As one of Rotary International’s official youth programs, members of Rotaract clubs (known as Rotaractors), are part of the world’s largest service organization. Rotaractors perform service both locally and internationally, changing the world one person at a time!

For those of you who are still unsure about joining Cal Rotaract, here are some key points to remember as to why we’re different from every other community service club out there!

* Strong repertoire of international service!
* Rotarian support and professional development through resume building, interview practice, public speaking, event planning, and more!
* Direct participation through our committees.
* Member rewards and online service hour tracking!

II. Joining a Family

The Family program is a strong component of Cal Rotaract’s experience, and participation is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. If you missed Family Night and would still like to participate in our family system, please contact Kathy at
Make sure to include your:
1) Name
2) Email
3) Phone number
4) Top 3 Family Preferences
If you guys would like to be placed in a family with a friend, let us know and we will do our best!

**Spring 2011 Family Heads**

Axels – Kyle Wang, Audrey Guo, Amy Edmonds, Stephen Fong
Freds – Kimberkely Nguyen, Vicky Lai, Tuhina Das
Gustaves – Brian Ma, Molly Li, Erin Gunter, Vivian Nguyen
Hirams – Kathy Lee, William Mok, Angelica Teng, Ingrid Wong
Pauls – Steven Wong, Julie Huynh, Stephanie Chan, Kimberly Te
Silvesters – Eugenia Ho, Elodie Tong Lin, Jahlela Hasle, Spencer Lau

III. Joining a Committee

It’s not too late to join a committee! Fill out THIS FORM to receive emails for more information!
Local Committee Meeting
Thurs. Feb 17 | 7:00 – 8:00PM | 263 Dwinelle
Join to learn about different local issues and planning events! We will be working with the YMCA youth center and Berkeley Food and Housing Project, and our event ideas include Game/Improv Night, Scavenger Hunt, College Student Panel at Berkeley High, and Singing for Service – A Benefit Concert!
Questions? Please email Tuhina at!
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International Committee Meeting
Thurs. Feb 17 | 7:00 – 8:00PM | 80 Barrows
The International Service Committee is dedicated to enriching our global community–with a special focus on international health and education. We’ll be continuing our efforts with Polio Plus, WAPIs, LN-4, Vitamin Angels, Stuffed Animals etc., as well as taking on new projects from committee members! We’re excited about bringing in some new ideas (such as a charity dinner, bake sale) to raise awareness and funds for our awesome causes, as well as introducing some new DIY events.
Questions? Please email Amy at!
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IV. Upcoming Events

**Family Dodgeball Tournament is CANCELLED!**
Sorry for the late notice, but due to the rain and lack of location the Family Dodgeball Tournament will need to be rescheduled!

Glow in the Dark Social
Fri. Feb 25 | 7:00 – 9:00PM | Memorial Glade

What do you get when you mix Refreshments + Glow Sticks + Music/Games into one 2 hour event? Cal Rotaract’s first ever Glow in the Dark Social! Whether you just want to meet new people or unleash your inner athlete as we play some team sports in fluorescent glory, be sure you don’t miss this opportunity!
Questions? Please email Angelica at!
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Event Link:

Day of Peace
Sat. Feb 26 | 8:00AM – 12:00PM | 2241 Russell Street
Do you like painting? Gardening? Renovating? If yes, then this event is for you! As a group, we will volunteer at LeConte Elementary School to complete various building and ground projects. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Be sure to wear work clothes and comfortable shoes! We will be meeting at the bus stop at Bancroft & Telegraph at 8AM.
Questions? Please email Stephanie ( or Ingrid (!
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National Committee’s Kickoff Fundraiser: Sleepover Movie Night
Sat. Feb 26 | 7:00 – 9:00PM | Location TBA
Help raise money for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life! Bring your pj’s, blankets, and pillows! Join us for a funny movie in a cozy atmosphere with hot cocoa and more! We will be showing Due Date with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. *Suggested $2 Donation*
Questions? Please email Julie at!
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Rotaract-Interact Stayover Outreach Program
Sat. March 5 to Sun. March 6 | UC Berkeley Campus
Come out to share your experiences with other prospective and admitted students, of the #1 Public University in the World! We will go through Tours, Q&A Panels, Activity time, and more! This is a great opportunity for those of you who LOVE Berkeley and would love to share your experience! Interactors (High school version of Rotaract) will be staying over and will hope to learn more about Berkeley in the duration of time that they’re here!
Questions? Please email Kyle at!
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**Register for Relay for Life!**
Sign up for Cal Rotaract’s Relay for Life team and join us in the fight against cancer! Relay for Life is a 24-hour event that fundraises money for cancer research, treatment, and advocacy.

Saturday, April 30 @ 10 am – Sunday, May 1 @ 10 am [Location TBA (in Berkeley)]

Help us reach our goals of fundraising $5000 and being the LARGEST team on campus! Early bird registration is currently $7 through February 28 and will then increase to $10, so sign up soon! Visit our team page at:

For more information, contact the National Committee co-chairs Vicky Lai ( or Julie Huynh at (

V. Joining the Club/Club Fees

Our membership fees are:
– $22 for a year (T-shirt included!)
– $14 for a semester (T-shirt NOT included)

Even if you have already paid for this semester, we ask that members please fill out a new membership application (attached!) which will also be available at our table on Sproul Plaza. Please turn it in to us either at our general meetings or at our table (Mon-Thurs, 10AM – 2PM) with your dues.

Have a great rest of your week and good luck with midterms!
If you have any questions, please contact us at

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