9/19, 9/26: interact Committee Meetings #2 and #3
105 Dwinelle | 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 project for the semester is the Cal Berkeley Rotaract Stayover (CBRS), in which we strive to empower youth to create a brighter and better tomorrow.
9/19-9/21, 9/26-9/28: LoCo- Succulent Fundraiser
Sproul Plaza | 10am-2pm | FB Event
Still decorating your dorm room/apartment? Want to help fundraise for a good cause? Local Committee will be selling one-of-a-kind succulents as a fundraiser to raise money for our end of the semester events, Operation Christmas Child and EPN 5K in November. Please support our cause by purchasing a succulent and/or helping us sell succulents during a shift. Sign up for a shift by filling out the form here
9/20: Yogurt Park Fundraiser
Yogurt Park | 5-10pm | FB Event
What better way to say bye to summer and hello to the school year than a classic cup of Yogurt Park’s froyo? Come to Yogurt Park anytime from 5pm-10pm on Tuesday, September 20th and Yogurt Park will donate 15% of ALL SALES toward Cal Rotaract! 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, youth empowerment programs, and beautifying Berkeley!
9/20: Second General Meeting: Stronger Together
TBD | 7-8pm | FB Event
Cal Rotaract welcomes you to our 2nd General Meeting dedicated to our organization’s first pillar: Service. This semester, we are focusing our projects on sustainable service, service learning, and growing Stronger Together! With our goal of 1500 service hours, we want to make it meaningful: centering our conversations on WHAT the needs of the communities we serve are, WHY those needs exist, and HOW we can work alongside the members of these communities in order to make a thoughtful and lasting impact!
9/21-9/22, 9/28-9/29: International Committee Fundraiser for Nicaragua
Sproul Plaza | 10am-2pm | FB Event
In a joint fundraising campaign with the Rotaract club of Quartu Sant’Elena Margine Rosso, Sardina, Italy, the Rotaract Club of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Rotaract Club of Buenos Aires, we will be fundraising on Sproul for Time4Life’s project in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Cal Rotaract’s International Committee will be selling coffee on Sproul from 10-2pm on September 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. The money raised from this fundraiser will be used to provide educational opportunities to children, avenues for economic development, clean drinking water, and essential medical care. Please come visit our table, purchase a cup of coffee, and support a great cause!
9/23: Social: Exploring Your New Home!
Campanile | 6-9pm | FB Event
Congrats! The sun is setting on your first month of the fall semester, so come join your Fellowship co-chairs and Rotaract family to relish the spectacular views of the SF bay. With Family reveals the Tuesday before, this is the perfect opportunity to take some time off from studying to get to know your new Rotaract Family members! Targeting those who love hiking or enjoy bonding over Thai food! We hope to see you work your glutes and your appetites with us!
9/24: Rotary Mixer
MLK 5th Floor, Tilden Room | 9-11am | FB Event
We are having our Rotary/Rotaract Mixer on September 24th from 9am to 11am in Tilden Room on the 5th floor on MLK on Berkeley Campus. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with Rotarians from our community, both from the Berkeley Rotary Club and the Albany Rotary Club. All Rotarians are established professionals and having a chance to network with them is a significant opportunity. This event also signifies the kickoff of Rotary Committee’s mentorship program! At the end of the event there will be a questionnaire to fill out regarding which Rotarian you would like to have as a mentor for this semester, and possibly beyond!
9/26: Rotary Committee Meeting #2
79 Dwinelle | 7-8pm
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. Join Rotary committee to get more involved in planning Ignitus and participating in our Mentorship Program!
9/28: International Committee Meeting #2
245 Hearst | 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. Join International Committee if you’re interested in planning and leading our international service projects!
9/29: Local Committee Meeting #2
205 Dwinelle | 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. Help us make an impact in our local community by joining our Local Committee!