Rotaract Newsletter #5 Fall 2011

Hello Rotaractors!

Our LAST General Meeting has been postponed to next Tuesday, Nov 22nd, 7PM at 2040 VLSB!
In the meantime, please read for further details about Upcoming Events, Retreat, Banquet, and Officer Applications for the 2012 Board of Officers!

Quick Glance

I. 2012 Board of Officers Applications
II. Rotaract Retreat
III. Rotaract Banquet
IV. Upcoming Events
V. Joining the Club/ Club Fees

I. 2012 Board of Officers Applications

As the semester’s coming to a close, the end of one term also marks the beginning of a new start as we open the applications for a new Officers Board for Cal Rotaract for the year 2012. All board positions will be a 1 year commitment (Jan-Dec) starting next spring semester. Semester long Committee Chair positions for our Local, National, and International service sectors will also be open to members as well so make sure to check out our website to download the respective forms!

We ask that all applications be submitted by email to by Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at 12:00pm.
1st round selections will be announced that Saturday night and we will schedule interviews with selected applicants according to their chosen time preference checked in their application.

II. Rotaract Retreat: Lake Tahoe

When: Sunday, Dec 4th to Monday, Dec 5th (We will leave Sunday morning and return Monday afternoon)
Where: Lake Tahoe!
Cost: Est. $76.50 (Exact costs depend on how many people commit to going)
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 the end of this week!

If you are interested in going, please fill out this form if you have not done so already:
We will be following up with everyone within the next 2 days in order to collect deposits and finalize the head count so we can decide on the exact method of transportation.

III. Rotaract Banquet: Berkeley City Club

When: Thursday, Dec 1st, 7:00 – 9:00PM [**NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!**]
Where: The historic Berkeley City Club a block away from Unit 3! (2315 Durant Ave)
Cost: $15 for Paid Members; $20 for Guests
Come join us as we recap on a successful year of fundraising, service, and fellowship. Individual member recognition and decisions for the 2012 New Board will also be announced on this special night. So don’t miss out!

Make sure to purchase your ticket beforehand to reserve your dinner entree for one of the following options:
– – Hangar Steak with your choice of Cremini Mushrooms or Chimmichurri Sauce – –
– – Pasta Primavera with a Basil Pesto Sauce and an assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables – –
Entrees will come with complimentary bread and butter at the tables, House Salad, Vegetable and Starch sides, and Dessert du Jour.
A drink bar will also be available to accompany your meal!

Not only will the dinner be hosted in the spacious Dining Hall, the garden spaces and patios will also be available to members to mingle and take pictures to commemorate a night of good food and good company.

We will be making Ticket Sales at the Last General Meeting on Tues, Nov 22nd! If you cannot make it to the meeting, please stop by the Rotaract Table on Sproul (Mon-Wed, 10AM – 2PM; Thurs 10AM – 1PM) to purchase your ticket.
** The deadline to reserve your dinner entree is Wednesday, Nov 23rd! **

IV. Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Baskets
Tues. Nov 22nd | 6:30 – 9:30AM | 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Thanksgiving is around the corner and we need your help! The police department is having their annual turkey and food basket packing event, where all baskets will be given to needy families around the community. Come out bright and early to this fast-paced and fun event! Breakfast will be provided! Meet us at the Bancroft & Telegraph bus stop at 6:30AM to take the bus down to the police station together.
Questions? Please email Stephanie ( or Vivian (!
Please sign up here:

Last General Meeting: Spotlight on Water & Environmental Health
Tues. Nov 22nd | 7:00 – 8:00PM | 2040 VLSB
Come out to our Last General Meeting of the year and eat FREE PUMPKIN PIE! There will be a spotlight on water awareness and environmental health, WAPIs demonstration, upcoming events, and the new executive board for 2012! Also, come purchase your tickets and reserve your dinner entree for Banquet!

Holiday Cardmaking
Location & Time TBA at Last GM
Come hang out with local committee as we write holiday cards to the amazing seniors at Chaparral House! It’s time to start ringing in the holiday spirit, so what better way to do that than bring some joy to the elderly, show off your creative abilities, and hang with your friends? Please come support, the seniors will love any and all effort you put in!

Caroling for Seniors
Sat. Dec 3rd | 4:00 – 6:00PM | Chaparral House (1309 Allston Way)
Continue to provide holiday cheer with local committee as we make our way over to Chaparral House for a fun few hours of holiday song caroling and musical performances for senior citizens! We’ll try to have a practice day where we choose and go over some awesome songs that we can sing for them, and if you play piano or some other instrument, please join us in bringing some lovely holiday music to the elderly! Don’t worry, you don’t have to know how to sing or play anything, they’ll give us tons of support nonetheless!
Questions? Please email Tuhina ( or Marina (!

V. 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 which will 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 Last General Meeting!

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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 |


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