Fall 2016 Newsletter #3


Hello from Cal Rotaract!

Huge shout out to everyone who volunteered in Cal Rotaract’s fundraisers these past two weeks. Without you, these fundraisers would not have been such a great success. All of the proceeds from Local Committee’s Succulent Fundraiser will go towards buying toys and toiletries for Operation Christmas Child. As for International Committee’s Nicaraguan coffee fundraiser, all proceeds will go towards supporting young families in Chinandega, Nicaragua through Time4Life’s project. If you missed the opportunity to participate in our past events and fundraisers, don’t worry and come out to our Third General Meeting this Tuesday, October 4thfrom 7:00pm-8:00pm to learn more about our upcoming events! We will also be revealing our Members of the Month and announcing our new Historian and Design interns, so don’t miss out!

Table of Contents

  • Announcements
    1. Becoming a member!
    2. Surveys
  • Upcoming Events
    1. Interact Committee Meetings #4 and #5
    2. Third General Meeting: Zootopia
    3. Family Bonding Night
    4. Skyline Gardens Restoration
    5. IC Fundraiser for Aga Khan Foundation
    6. Rotary Meeting #3
    7. International Committee Meeting #3
    8. Local Committee Meeting #3
    9. Social: Express Train to Tundratown!

If you are new to our newsletters, welcome! The Cal Rotaract newsletter is a biweekly publication that contains important information on upcoming service events, socials, and other Rotaract news!

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Becoming a Member! Interested in becoming a member, but not sure where to start? In order to become a member, you must fill out an online membership application

and turn in your membership payment. You have the option of paying $15 for one semester, or $25 for two semesters. If you pay for two semesters, you can receive a free Cal Rotaract t-shirt! You can drop off your payment at our general meetings, during our tabling hours MondayThursday 10am-2pm on Sproul Plaza, or through our official Venmo account @CalRotaract.

Surveys We are constantly trying to improve our organization so that we can provide the best for our members! In order for us to improve our events and meetings for the future we need your feedback on our past events. Surveys for each event are posted on the event Facebook page during the event so that members can fill out the surveys immediately after an event ends. Each survey you fill out is worth 30 membership points, and this semester we are enacting a new system in which the first 10 members to fill out 10 surveys will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! The link to all our surveys can be found here

10/3, 10/10: Interact Committee Meetings #4 and #5
105 Dwinelle | 6:00pm-7:00pm
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

10/4: Third General Meeting: Zootopia!
TBD | 7:00pm-8:00pm | FB Event

Cal Rotaract welcomes you to our 3rd General Meeting dedicated to our organization’s second pillar: Fellowship! Our special Rotarian guest speaker is the current President of the Berkeley Rotary Club- Maxim Schrogin, who is on the Board of Directors for: YEAH! (a shelter for homeless youth), BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action, a faith-based community organizing group), and the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay. Be sure to come and see what we have in store for you!

10/7: Family Bonding Night
126 Barrows | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | FB Event

We will be having our first official family event of the semester, Family Bonding Night, on Friday (10/7) from6:30-8:00pm in 126 Barrows! During the first part of the night, big bear/little bear groups will get to spend time together doing various fun, team-building activities. After that, small groups will combine into their respective families and work together to create a family song. All three families will be performing their song at the end of the night! And to go along with the camping theme, we will be making and enjoying delicious s’mores! Don’t miss out!

10/9: Skyline Gardens Restoration
Skyline Gardens | 9:15am-1:30pm | FB Event

Need your dose of fun and sustainable service?! Cal Rotaract is teaming up with Berkeley Rotary to kick off a multi-year project that focuses on botany education and restoration of Skyline Gardens. Transportation and lunch will be provided! Please meet on Sproul at the Telegraph and Bancroft intersection at 9:15am. Drivers are expected to transport volunteers from the garden to campus by 1:00-1:30pm. Sign up to volunteer here


10/10-10/12: IC Fundraiser for Aga Khan Foundation
Sproul Plaza | 10:00am-2:00pm
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), as part of the much larger Aga Khan Development Network, works in 30 countries around the world in a wide variety of disciplines. From economic development projects in Cairo to health care initiatives in Dushanbe, the AKF empowers their beneficiaries with the tools and skills they need for continued growth. More importantly, all of the money that we raise will go directly to those who need it. Stay tuned for more information about IC’s upcoming fundraiser! If you would like to get involved, feel free to join theInternational Committee’s Facebook Group

10/10: Rotary Committee Meeting #3
79 Dwinelle | 7:00pm-8:00pm
The Rotary Committee serves to connect Cal Rotaract with Rotary International. Through our Rotary Mixers, Ignitus (a Ted-Talk inspired event), and 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! 

10/12: International Committee Meeting #3
71 Evans | 7:00pm-8:00pm
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!

10/13: Local Committee Meeting #3
205 Dwinelle | 7:00pm-8:00pm
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!

10/14: Social: Express Train to Tundratown!
Oakland Ice Center | 5:30pm-9:00pm
Did you know that Zootopia’s Tundratown is only a BART ride away? Although the midterm season beckons you to study, join your Fellowship co-chairs and Rotaract family as we skate and laugh away the fears of the stressful season! We will be meeting at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. More details to come on our Cal Rotaract 2016 group page

, so stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us online. You can also find us in person at our table on Sproul, MondayThursday from 10AM-2PM.

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

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