Rotaract Newsletter #6 Spring 2011

Hello Rotaractors!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Last General Meeting! We hope you found the Google presentation helpful!
There are no more general meetings this semester, but our Spring Banquet will be on Thursday, April 28th, and we hope to see you all there! Also, if you are interested in becoming an officer next semester, please apply by Sunday!

Quick Glance

I. Spring Banquet
II. Upcoming Events
III. Wristbands for Japan
IV. Register for Relay for Life
V. Fall 2011 Committee Chair & Historian Applications

I. Spring Banquet

Rotaract’s Annual Spring Banquet: A Night at the Oscars
When: Thursday, April 28th, 7-9PM
Where: East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union
– $12 presale until April 17th
– $15 after April 18th

Come and join Cal Rotaract as we celebrate and look back at all the great service we’ve accomplished in this past year. Dine on scrumptious French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine while reminiscing the past semester’s events and memories with your friends and families! There will be live entertainment and recognition of all those who have outshown themselves through service this semester!

II. Upcoming Events

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 will be subsidized $3/person up to the first 20 people so confirm fast!
Questions? Please email Vivian ( or Kimberly (
Facebook Event:
Event Link:

International Committee Service Party
Thurs. April 14th | 7:00 – 8:00PM | 80 Barrows
Come out and support three great causes: Create WAPIs, Water Pasteurization Indicators, which save the lives of people all over the world by showing them if their water is safe to drink! Get creative and sew stuffed animals for children in Haiti! Support the people devastated by the earthquake in Japan by sending letters of hope through Hope Letters for Japan. Your messages will be translated into Japanese and you will provide encouraging messages to people in this time of need! EVERYONE is welcome!
Questions? Please email Amy ( or Erin (
Facebook Event:!/event.php?eid=202721259758377
Event Link:

Local Committee’s Game/Improv Night
Fri. April 15th | 7:00 – 9:00PM | Location TBA
Looking for a fun way to spend Friday night (or at least, the beginning of it)? Come out to Local Comm’s first ever game/improv night, where you can compete in a ton of hilarious games and contests! We’ll be setting up (along with help from the Fellowship directors!) some great improv activities a la “Who’s Line”, and there will be a ton of awesome prizes that you can win! This event is benefitting the Berkeley Food and Housing Project, so we are requesting a donation of one of the wish list items on the website, which you can find here: We’ll have music, food, and a good time – what more do you need? Please come out to support us!
Questions? Please email Tuhina ( or Steven (
Facebook Event:!/event.php?eid=140934655974614

Rotary Peace Symposium Volunteer [TIME SENSITIVE]
Sun. March 17th | 10:00AM – 4:00PM | Berkeley City Club: 2315 Durant Ave
Attend the last ever symposium of the Rotary-UC Berkeley Peace Fellows—after this year, the UC Berkeley Peace Center closes in July. Help with setup and event logistics, and receive FREE entry into the event and lunch, worth $30! Listen to speakers from all over the world share their experiences. (It’s also possible to leave early if you would like to participate in the Dodgeball Tournament as well)
Email Brian at ASAP if you would like to volunteer!

Family Dodgeball Tournament
Sun. March 17th | 1:00 – 4:00PM | 237 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! Each team will be limited to 6-8 players, so be sure to RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE!
Questions? Please email Kathy at!
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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 Vivian ( or Kimberly (
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District 5160 Retreat: Rotaract into Space!
Fri. April 22nd | 6:00 – 10:00PM | UC Berkeley, Campanile Esplanade
This 4-hour, mini-retreat is an opportunity to network, meeting Rotaractors and Rotarians in 5160 and learn what this year’s theme, Building Communities, Bridging Continents really means. Dinner will be served and we’ll end the evening with an “Amazing-Race” style scavenger hunt! $5 cost to be paid at the door!
Questions? Please email

Rebuilding Together Prep Day
Sat. April 23rd | 8:00AM – 4:00PM | 2325 Valley St, Berkeley
Rebuiding Together is a Non-profit organization that provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs for low-income homes. This project is sponsored by Sears/Heroes at Home and is a fairly major project including interior painting prep, painting, wrapping hot water heater, and safety improvements. If you are planning on volunteering, please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes (including shoes) that you won’t mind getting dirty and/or paint-spattered!
Questions? Please email Stephanie ( or Ingrid (!
Event Link:

‘Clash of the Talents’ Spring Showcase
Sat. April 23rd | 7:00 – 9:00PM | 10 Evans
Come see the best of the best from our very own talented Cal Rotaractors! Enjoy an awe-inspiring night of sentimental serenades, stunning solos, sizzling dance moves, and much more! All donations benefit Relay for Life.
Questions? Please email Vicky ( or Julie (!
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National Rebuilding Together Day
Sat. April 30th | 8:00AM – 4:00PM | Cragmont Elementary School: 830 Regal Road

Enjoy a day of service dedicated to bringing new life to one of Berkeley’s local elementary schools in partnership with Rebuilding Together. Full-day volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch! If you are planning on volunteering, please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes (including shoes) that you won’t mind getting dirty and/or paint-spattered!
Questions? Please email Stephanie ( or Ingrid (!
Event Link:

**Additional Opportunity: Berkeley High School Athlete Tutoring Program

An opportunity for Cal students who are/were student-athletes to tutor current high school football players at Berkeley High. Gain 1 credit under ED 98/198. Time Commitment: 3 hrs/week over the course of Fall ‘11 semester.

Interested? Apply Here:

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. Fall 2011 Committee Chair & Historian Applications

Interested in becoming more involved in Rotaract? Then apply to be an Officer for the Fall 2011 semester!

If you are at all interested in becoming an officer, regardless of how long you have been in the club, we highly encourage you to apply! The new officers will be announced at Spring Banquet.
Applications Due: Sunday, April 17
Interviews: Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Yours in service,
Cal Rotaract Board of Officers |


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