Rotaract Newsletter #4 Fall 2011

Hello Rotaractors!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our General Meeting on Tuesday! We hope you enjoyed the parfaits and family time, and are excited for our upcoming Retreat! Our LAST general meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15th, so please mark your calendars!

Quick Glance

I. WHY JOIN ROTARACT?
II. Rotaract Retreat
III. Upcoming Events
IV. Joining the Club/ Club Fees

I. WHY JOIN ROTARACT?

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 networking, event planning, and more!
Direct participation through our committees.
Member rewards and online service hour tracking!

II. Rotaract Retreat: Lake Tahoe

When: Saturday, Dec 3rd to Sunday, Dec 4th (Exact times tbd)
Where: Lake Tahoe!
Cost: Est. $90-$100 (but will be lower if we have a lot of participants)
As the semester comes to a close, join Rotaract for a fun-filled weekend in Lake Tahoe for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or just playing in the snow! The total cost will include transportation, lodging, and food (skiing/snowboarding not included) and a security deposit of $20 is due by next Tuesday so we can book accommodations.

If you are interested in going, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dFhTU2FlYjJOZlFNT1haNEY2ejRPekE6MQ#gid=0
We will then send out a follow-up email with more details about reserving a spot, paying your security deposit, and fundraising opportunities.

III. Upcoming Events

Day of Peace: Lake Merritt Clean Up
Sat. Nov 5 | 8:00AM – 12:00PM | Lakeside Park (Meet at Dwight & Telegraph bus stop)
This Saturday, we will partner with the City of Oakland division of Parks and Recreation to help ongoing volunteer efforts at Lake Merritt. Volunteers will be helping re-establish a CA native wildflower garden near the McElroy Fountain.Afterward, we can snag a yummy lunch around the lake after all your hard work! We will be meeting at 8AM at the Dwight and Telegraph stop for the 1 to Bayfair Bart (South), and busing over together.
Questions? Please email Stephanie (schan@calrotaract.org) or Vivian (vnguyen@calrotaract.org)!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141956795906240

Interact Stayover
Sat. Nov 12 to Sun. Nov 13 | time varies | Dwinelle & UC Berkeley Campus
Come share your collegiate wisdom with Interactors from District 5170 this weekend as they come to explore and learn all about UC Berkeley! The variety of things you can do include: telling high school students about your first year experience, your major, leading mini socials, and helping to facilitate the overall event. This is your chance to inspire young students to come to Cal and to fill them in on all the things you wish you knew back as a high school student.
Sign up for activities here: http://tiny.cc/InteractStayoverSignUp
Questions? Please email Kimberly at kte@calrotaract.org!

Interact Stayover Scavenger Hunt
Sat. Nov 12 | 7:30PM – 9:00PM | Dwinelle Lobby
Think you have what it takes? Come out to Local Committee’s Scavenger Hunt! (This is a joint event with Rotaract’s Interact Stay-over Program) Meet up at Dwinelle Lobby at 7:30pm sharp and wear comfortable shoes. Prepare for a night of fun, exploration, and [photo] memories that will last a lifetime! The event is FREE, and there will be prizes for the winning team!
Questions? Please email Tuhina (tdas@calrotaract.org) or Marina (mliang@calrotaract.org)!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176906869061199

**SAVE THE DATE: Rotaract’s Fall Banquet will be on Friday, December 2nd! **

IV. Joining the Club/Club Fees

Our membership fees are:
– $25 for a year (T-shirt included!)
– $15 for a semester (T-shirt NOT included)

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-Wed, 10AM – 2PM; Thurs 10AM – 1PM) with your dues.
Our NEW T-shirts will be available for pickup at our General Meetings!

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@calrotaract.org.

And if you have not done so already, please join the Cal Rotaract group on Facebook! This will allow you to receive invites to all the Rotaract Facebook events!

Yours in service,
Cal Rotaract Board of Officers
info@calrotaract.org | http://www.calrotaract.org

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/calrotaract
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