Club Updates

10/13/09 Update!!

Hello Rotaractors!!

Hello everyone, this is the weekly newsletter update for the week of 10/13/09. Sorry for the delay in publication, but to make up for that, the board would like to announce that….

We have a international Project!
Every year, our club works towards a specific international need. The year, our International Project is…..
Baby Packs! We have done a similar project to this one last year, though on a much smaller scale. Basically this project is about making and decorating shoe boxes filled with baby necessities, such as diapers, formula, and other products (as well as Rotaract love!) to mothers in South America. We will be working on this project through out the year so come an be a part of the cause and make a difference!

Now we can move onto our upcoming events!


PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT – Talk to them by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected]!

District Conference

THIS SATURDAY 10/17/2009, 10:30AM – 4:00PM, Giedt Hall @ UCD

Our annual District Conference with the Rotaract club of UC Berkeley as well as others from District 5160! Participate in games, team-building activities, workshops, and FREE FOOD! The entire event is free to participate. We recommend you to attend if you applied for the Director of Publicity position or if you plan on applying to be an officer in the spring for the year 2010-2011. It’s going to be a lot of fun, too!

 If you would like to attend, e-mail the president or vice president and sign up!


Director of Publicity Opening

DUE: Tuesday 10/13/2009, @ our General Meeting in Young 194

Applications were due at the last meeting, but if you’d like you can still submit an application as soon as possible to [email protected] or [email protected] or turn it in to our SPAC mailbox #13 on the 4th floor of the MU.


SERVICE – want to volunteer with us or have any questions?? email [email protected]!

WAPI Build Day

Saturday 10/24/2009, 11:00AM – 2:00PM, UCB Campus

Help Cal Rotaract build WAPIs – little devices to help those in third world countries determine if their water is clean and safe to drink! Rides provided.

Operation Christmas Child Committee Meetings

Tuesdays, 9AM – 10AM, Griffin Lounge @ the MU

Does this sound cool? You bet it does! Get directly involved in organizing our participation with Operation Christmas Child. **Leadership opportunity**


FINANCE – Shoot an e-mail to [email protected] for any questions regarding fundraisers and all that money business!

Free Car Wash!!!

Sunday 10/25/09, 10AM – 2PM., Save Mart by Anderson & Covell

Come raise funds for our club by helping us out at our car wash! Funds are raised on a donation basis. Bring your cars too!

MEMBERSHIP – Want to meet new people and make some sweet friends?? Talk to [email protected]!

Davis Commons Sponsor/ Sponsoree Outing
Friday, 10/16/2009; 6PM – 8PM, Davis Commons, corner of 1st St. and Richard’s Blvd.

An opportunity for the sponsors and sponsorees to get to know one another; we will begin with an ice breaker, then sponsors and sponsorees are free to eat, drink, and mingle amongst themselves.

Woodland Corn Maze
Saturday, 10/17/2009; 6PM, Woodland Corn Maze, County Rd. 103 and East Main St.

Pair Up Sponsor/ Sponsorees in small groups including other members and Berkeley Rotaract to get lost in the “haunted” corn maze and find your way out. Regroup by 10 PM to rendezvous at Davis In-N-Out. (Rides will be arranged).

The Woodland Corn Maze was closed indefinitely and the Dixon Corn Maze is closed this weekend due to the storm so we cannot go to either. We apologize for this upset but we will try to get another social for this weekend.

Rotaract Halloween Horrorfest

Tuesday 10/27/2009, 6P.M., Young 194

Come join our ghostly potluck during and after our meeting complete with thrills, chills, and did we mention a scary movie?! Bring along friends and a spooky goodie to share.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Want to get started in the professional world?? Contact [email protected]!

Guest Speaker – Carmel Gabriel, Graduate Student

Tuesday 10/20/09 after the general meeting, Young 194

How to Write a Personal Statement

Thursday 10/15/09 at 5:10 – 6:00pm, South Hall Room 114

Come learn how to write a personal statement, regardless of whether or not you’ll be going to graduate or professional school! Presented by the ICC staff.

Resume Workshop

Saturday 10/17/09, District Conference @ Giedt Hall

Look forward to a Resume Workshop hosted by our very own Co Directors of Professional Development!

PUBLICITY – Want to learn more?? Publicity would love to hear from you! E-mail [email protected]!

4th General Meeting

Tuesday, 10/20/09; 6:10PM, Young 194 (same time, same building, and even same room!)

Come learn more about future events, service opportunities, and other exciting things coming up! We will be having a guest speaker, so come by!

T-Shirt Design Contest!

Design a T-shirt that represents our club theme – Making Connections. Make it about connecting with the world and people around you! Contest rules are located here.

Winner gets to get a free shirt and a MYSTERY prize!



– Bring $8 for your membership dues if you want to be a paid member! (Remember, you don’t have to be a paid member but there are a lot of cool things you get if you do!)

– Bring your spare change for our Happy Coins at the end of our general meeting

You should DEFINITELY try to come to next Tuesday’s general meeting! We will be announcing who will be in which family as well as offering positions in committees. We also have pins to give out!


Join our Facebook Group! Look up Campus Rotaract Club of Davis and keeping checking for any updates we’ve got for you.

Thank you to everyone that made it to our events this last weekend and also to everyone that ventured out into the cold and rainy night to come to our meeting! Love you all!