Club Updates

Fall 2020 Week 8 Update

Welcome to Rotaract!! For those of you who had a chance to attend one of our weekly meetings, we hope you had a good time! Here is the form to become a member (and get a shirt)!

For those of you who were able to make it to this week’s meeting, here is the link to the President’s Raffle question!

Happy week 8!!! Here’s a list of our events planned for this upcoming week!

1. Free Rice Competition: Join us for a fun, educational, trivia night Wednesday (11/25) from 7-8PM! We will be playing free rice to help end world hunger!
Zoom link:

5. Rotaract General Meeting #8: The Campus Rotaract Club of Davis’ 8th General Meeting will be on Tuesday (12/1) from 7-8PM!!
Zoom link:

*Operation Christmas Child Fundraiser: For our annual international project by The Samaritan’s Purse Organization, we are continuing our fundraiser through 12/1 for children in need to receive boxes with toys, school items, and hygiene products. Please help us fundraise! The fundraising bingo board is posted below.

*Clothes Drive: We will be holding a clothes drive for Empower Yolo, which provides emergency shelter and resources for children and families experiencing domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and housing insecurities. (See flyer below)

*T-Shirt Design Feedback Form: We would love to hear your feedback for any minor changes on the winning T-shirt design before we order them!  (More info below)

*FAF #4: Our next FAF will be next Friday (12/4) at 7pm! (More info below)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! We hope you enjoy a safe and fun thanksgiving!

Food Banks:Volunteer at your nearest food bank this week and anytime! Most food banks need help with distributing food to the community and helping sort and box the fresh produce!
You can find your nearest food bank using your zip code through this website.

Service Ideas Form:If you have service ideas you would like to recommend for future events, please fill out this form! All ideas are welcome and very much appreciated!

Operation Christmas Child Fundraiser:
Please consider donating to our venmo account @CampusRotaractClubDavis or posting this bingo board on your social media through December 1st to help us fundraise for our annual international project!

Our annual international project is by Samaritan’s Purse, and we are fundraising for children in need to receive holiday boxes with toys, school items, and hygiene products.

This week’s selfie challenge is #GiveThanks! Post what you did over break or something you are thankful for with the hashtag #GiveThanks and add the name of your Fam! You can either post on our Facebook page, DM us on instagram @davisrotaract, or email our historians at [email protected]! Remember to add a hashtag with your family for family points!! 

Selfie challenges are open to everyone (both members and nonmembers included)! Just remember to post before 7pm on Tuesday to be considered for the weekly prize! (we are still doing prizes during COVID; you’ll have to post and win to see what it is :)) 

*If you are a new member and are interested in joining a family, feel free to reach out to our directors of membership at [email protected]!

This is our winning T-shirt design this year! If you HAVE NOT yet expressed your interest in buying membership, which includes a T-Shirt, here‘s the pre-order form!

Before we order our 2020-2021 “Take Root, Stand Strong” shirt, we would love to hear from you! Please indicate in this google form if you would like to see any minor changes, such as color and font size on this design! The form is due on 12/1.
We will be holding a clothes drive for Empower Yolo, which provides emergency shelter and resources for children and families experiencing domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and housing insecurities. If you have any winter/warm clothes still in good shape that you are willing to donate, we will be collecting them through December 12th!
Pro Dev will be holding Office Hours! If you are looking for individual help on anything related to professional development, feel free to fill out this form!

You can also always email us with questions at [email protected]!
Are you interested in sewing baby packs? Don’t worry, there will be tutorial videos on how to make them! Our club is continuing our annual international project, Baby Packs, where we sew baby bibs and caps to send to mothers in Brazil. We plan on sending materials to interested members and meeting over zoom to make them together! If you are willing to help us sew, please fill out this form.

*If you are in need of more materials for Baby Packs or are running short on fabric, please fill out this form!
Starting Wednesday (11/18), COVID-19 testing will become available to all UC Davis students! Here is a page with more information and instructions for making a testing appointment.

Whether you are back in Davis or not, here is a link to Davis’ Coronavirus Campus Information.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the Family Competition last weekend! We hope you had fun with your fam! 
If you are a new member and want to join a family, reach out to our directors of membership at [email protected] and we can sort you into one!!

Here are the results from the Family Competition:
1st Place: Fire Fam (13 points)
2nd Place: Earth Fam (12.5 points)
3rd Place: Air Fam (7 points)
4th Place: Water Fam (6 points)

And here are the current family standings:
1st Place:Fire Fam(24 points)
2nd Place: Earth Fam  (23.5 points)
3rd Place:  Air Fam (23 points)
4th Place: Water Fam (12 points)

Each quarter, the families compete with each other for family points and here’s how to earn those points!
1) Family Selfies:
     – +1 point per person in each photo
     – At least 4 people

2) Family Photobomb:
     – -1 point per other family photobomb

3) Social Events:
     – +1 point per person who attends

4) Selfie Challenge:
     – +1 point per person who participates 
     – Make sure to hashtag your fam’s name when
       you post!!

5) Service Events:
     – +1 point per hour of service

Are you back in Davis? Whether you are or not, here‘s a survey to see where everyone will be for Fall Quarter. Please fill this out so we can plan fun service events for everyone! Whether you’re going to be living in Davis or will be in a different state, Rotaract will be here for you, ready to serve our community.
We are still requesting zoom social ideas for this upcoming quarter! If you have any ideas please submit them in this form!
As many events are moved online, we would like to get YOUR input on what Professional Development events you are interested in for this upcoming quarter and academic year! Please input your ideas here!

For more info on what we have been up to: check out last week’s update here and for more past updates check out our club updates page!

Subscribe to our newsletter to get weekly updates emailed to you or email our publicity directors. Email our directors of service, professional development, membership, or finance for more information about events, socials, or fundraisers! For general inquiries contact our President, Chris Galeno at [email protected] or our Vice President, Anh Tran at [email protected]! For information about selfie challenges contact [email protected].