9/5: Social: Arrival to Kirby’s Dream Land
VLSB Yard | 2-4pm | FB event
Trying to escape the reality of school starting? Take the Warp Star to Kirby’s Dreamland (a.k.a VLSB lawn) and join Cal Rotaract for our first social of the semester! We welcome you all to join us. Meet new friends, play fun group games, and enjoy the snacks we have in store for you! Be prepared to embark on an adventure to save Dreamland from the hands of King Dedede!
9/6: Tea 1 fundraiser
Tea 1, 2380 Telegraph Ave | all day | FB event
Come stop by the brand new Tea1 for a refreshing drink to support Cal Rotaract! Just show the cashier the flyer (physical or digital is fine) or just mention Cal Rotaract. Tea1 will be giving 20% of its proceeds to our club. The funds will go towards transportation and materials for our Fall hands-on service projects such as packaging meals sent overseas for school children, helping local shelters, collaborating with youth empowerment programs, and beautifying Berkeley!
9/6: First General Meeting- Super Smash Service Scouts
170 Barrows | 7-8pm | FB event
Attention all service scouts! Get your game faces on for Cal Rotaract’s first general meeting! Join us and see how you can get started with your Rotar-adventure by: learning more about our Rotaract chapter, club membership and its benefits, End Polio Now campaign, our local and international service projects oriented on sustainability and service education, and our parent organization- Rotary International. We will also be welcoming a wonderful Berkeley Rotary rotarian guest: Fred Collignon, a past Rotaract-Rotary liaison and now the Rotary District Governor. We hope to see you there!
9/8: Committee Night
2038 VLSB | 7-8pm | FB event
As the largest service organization at UC Berkeley, we ensure progress on our service initiatives through our 4 committees. Come out to this event to meet the Committee Chairs, find out how to get involved, and see what impact you can make through our hands-on projects!
9/9: Family Night: A Night at the Museum!
102 Moffitt | 7-9pm | FB event
Come out to Family Night and learn more about Cal Rotaract’s Family System! The small groups / families for the Fall 2016 semester will be revealed and during the night you will have the chance to get to know all the officers while you sip on delicious mocktails and create art masterpieces. At the end of the night, you will fill out a preference form for the small groups you most want to be a part of. Don’t miss out!
9/10: Service Saturday: Peace Grove Beautification!
Rotary Peace Grove Tilden Regional Park | 10am-12pm | FB event
Cal Rotaract’s first official Service Saturday is a work day at the Rotary Peace Grove in Tilden National Park! We will be beautifying the existing monuments under the trees alongside our fellow Berkeley Rotarians in time for the Peace Grove Ceremony, taking place on September 14th. Join us in a worthwhile, meaningful service event that will kick off a wonderful semester. Volunteer sign-up link here: https://goo.gl/forms/1fNel8mD8sy6jYTp2
9/12: Interact Committee Meeting #1
Location TBD | 6-7pm
Interact Committee’s main goal is to bridge the gap between the collegiate version of Rotary, Rotaract, with its high school branch, Interact. Our committee’s main focus for the semester is the Cal Berkeley Rotaract Stayover (CBRS), in which we strive to empower youth to create a brighter and better tomorrow.
9/12: Rotary Committee Meeting #1
Location TBD | 7-8pm
The Rotary Committee serves to connect Cal Rotaract with Rotary International. Through our Rotary Mixers, Ignitus (a Ted-Talk inspired event) as well as our Mentorship Program, we hope to inspire members to continue service at the professional level.
9/14: International Committee Meeting #1
Location TBD | 7-8pm
International committee is a group of students passionate about international service. Through activities, fundraisers, and educational discussions, we strive to make Cal Rotaract and the Cal campus more aware of international and humanitarian crises.
9/15: Local Committee Meeting #1
Location TBD | 7-8pm
Local Committee is one of the four committees in Cal Rotaract devoted to reinforcing Rotary International’s theme of “service above self.” We are committed to this theme by providing service at a local level specifically in the East Bay/Berkeley Area.
9/17: St. Mark’s Hot Meals
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church | 1:30-7pm
Come with us to help out at a local community program! St.Mark’s hosts a meal every third Saturday of each month for anyone to come and get a free hot meal. There are 2 shifts available, each shift lasting about 2 hours long. You can serve during one of two shifts- the first shift starts at 1:30 and consists of prepping and setting up for the meal, and the second shift starts at 4:30 and involves serving the meal and cleaning up. Each shift will only have up to 10 people. Sign up will be needed.
9/17: IC Shoreline Cleanup
Berkeley Marina | 9-12pm
Each year environmental organizations and government agencies such as the California Coastal Commission host the International Shoreline Cleanup, an international initiative to clean our shores of everyday items that were not disposed of correctly. Rotaract is incredibly proud to be participating and we hope to bring out as many volunteers as possible!