Rotaract Newsletter #5 Spring 2011

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you everyone who came out to our Committee Spotlight 5th General Meeting, and helped make stuffed animals for children in Haiti!

Please mark your calendars for our next meeting on Tuesday, April 12th, which will feature a presentation from Google Ambassadors about the latest Google products and how to use them!

Quick Glance

I. Joining the Club/Club Fees
II. Upcoming Events
III. Wristbands for Japan
IV. Register for Relay for Life
V. Membership Cards!

I. 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.

Remember, you must be a PAID member to participate in Family Tournaments and Rotaract Socials! Thanks!

II. Upcoming Events

International Committee Crane Folding Event
Thurs. March 31st | 7:00 – 8:00PM | 80 Barrows
Come out to learn how to fold cranes, and help raise money for rebuilding Japan! Students Rebuild, an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, is donating $2 for every paper crane we mail in! Their goal is 100,000 cranes and $200,000 toward Architecture for Humanity’s support of Japanese rebuilding efforts.
Questions? Please email Amy ( or Erin (!

Local Committee Meeting
Thurs. March 31st | 8:00 – 9:00PM | 80 Barrows
Taking place right after International’s Committee Meeting, come sign up to help coordinate the upcoming projects we have planned: Game Show/Improv Night, Youth Empowerment Forum, Empty Bowls – Soup for Food Bank, and Cal Dining Food for Homeless!
Questions? Please email Tuhina ( or Steven (!

Dance Marathon!
Fri. April 1st | 8:00PM – 8:00AM | Pauley Ballroom (MLK Student Union)
For those of you who have registered, don’t forget to come out to Dance Marathon! Get ready for 12 hours of dancing, entertainment, food, and prizes! It’s going to be a blast! Your registration fee includes free snacks, but raising $15 will get you free meals throughout the night, including Yogurtland, quesadillas, Cheeseboard, and more! And once you raise $50 you will receive raffle tickets for over 30 amazing prizes/prize packages! DOORS CLOSE AT 11PM, and there is NO RE-ENTRY!
Questions? Please email Audrey ( or Kyle (!

National Committee Meeting
Mon. April 4th | 7:00 – 8:00PM | Meet Outside Dwinelle
Come out to learn more about Relay for Life, and help plan our Talent Show and Flash Mob! We will be teaching the choreography for a FLASH MOB on Sproul to raise awareness for Relay for Life/Cancer, and will also be making friendship bracelets to raise money for our Relay team!
Questions? Please email Vicky ( or Julie (!

“Clash of the Talents” Talent Showcase Auditions
Fri. April 8th | 1:00 – 3:00PM | Location TBA

Got a hidden superstar talent that’s bursting to be in the spotlight? Come show us what you’ve got! All types of acts are welcome. ALL proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. SIGN UP HERE! (The Talent Show will take place on Sat. April 23rd, from 7-9PM.)
Questions? Please email Vicky ( or Julie (!
Event Link:

Dinner with an Entrepreneur
Thurs. April 14 | 6:00 – 8:00PM | Pasta Bene: 2565 Telegraph Ave
Do you guys have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Do you know what it means to be your own boss? Or have you ever thought of starting your own business from the ground up? Come speak to one of Berkeley Rotary’s Past Presidents Mr. John Ferguson to learn about taking control of your own career regardless of major. Oh, he’s also a National Award Winning Designer so you don’t want to miss out on learning from him over a delicious dinner! Dinners may be subsidized $3 per person up to the first 20 people so confirm fast!
Questions? Please email Vivian ( or Kimberly (
Event Link:

Family Dodgeball Tournament
Sat. April 16 | 1:00 – 4:00PM | Hearst Gym
After loading up on free stuff at Cal Day, come rep your family in the second family tournament of the semester! This will be tournament style – and one family will end up as the Dodgeball champs! This will be a Members Only event, so make sure you’ve paid your dues!
Questions? Please email Kathy at!
Facebook Event:
Event Link:

Secure Your Dreams Financially and Mentally
Wed. April 20 | 6:00 – 8:00PM | Location TBA
Dreamin’ big? Do you have elaborate ideas of what you want to do in the future but no idea how to get there? Or are you stuck without any idea of what to do? Come out to this inspiring event featuring speakers from DeYoe Wealth Management who will teach you all about managing your finances, how to save for and grasp your dreams! You will learn how to prepare for the rest of your lives as well how your important your behavioral choices are!
Questions? Please email Kathy at!
Event Link:

**SAVE THE DATE: Rotaract’s Spring Banquet will be on Thursday, April 28th! **

III. Wristbands for Japan!

All this week and next, we are selling Red Japan Relief Effort wristbands for a $2-3 donation! All proceeds will go toward the Rotary Japan and Pacific Island Disaster Relief Fund. Stop by our table on Sproul to buy one for yourself and your family and friends! We table Mon-Thurs, from 10AM – 2PM!

For more information:

IV. 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. It will be on Saturday, April 30 @ 10 am – Sunday, May 1 @ 10 am at Memorial Glade!

Help us reach our goals of fundraising $5000 and being the LARGEST team on campus! Registration is only $10! Click “Join Team” at:

For more information, contact Vicky Lai ( or Julie Huynh at (

V. Membership Cards!

If you are a paid member, you can pick up a personalized membership card at the Rotaract table! We table on Sproul from 10AM – 2PM Mon-Thurs, so just drop by the table and we’ll hook you up with a snazzy membership card to show off your Rotaract pride!

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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