Club Updates

Winter 2021 Week 4

Rotaract is a community service-based club that fosters professionalism and friendship even in these uncertain times. Rotaract focuses on community and international service each year while forming lasting bonds within the club!

Welcome to Rotaract!! For those of you who had a chance to attend our general meeting, we hope you had a good time! Here is the form to become a member (and get a shirt)!
The CRC Davis theme for this school year is “Take Root, Stand Strong”.

Happy Week 4!
Here’s a list of our events planned for this upcoming week:

1. Care Packages: Join us from 5-6PM on Saturday (1/30) for a day of mutual aid! We’ll be making care packages together on zoom for those in need. Care Packages can include any food/hygiene products that you are willing to donate.
Zoom link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/3156621753?pwd=SzNmZnk3a29BaUdXR0tiamU0OS80UT09

2. Family Competition: Join us from 2-3PM on Sunday (1/31) to join your family to compete against other teams for family points! We’ll be holding activities and playing games to compete!
Zoom link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/94499305080?pwd=NmZuS1hCeEx2SC9WK1pSWmhCczFsQT09

3. Rotaract General Meeting #3: The Campus Rotaract Club of Davis’ 3rd General Meeting will be on Tuesday (2/2) from 7-8PM!!
Zoom link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/94900644577?pwd%3DSUVWWGR2NU1tL3dUWjEvYmJMY1dVQT09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1603599108932000&usg=AOvVaw3EmAkDXllws7YEezI0JO9F

*Board Meetings: Our board meetings are held every Monday from 9PM and are open to the public for attendance! This is a great way to learn about how our club’s leadership works and find out more about each leadership position. 
In addition, this coming Monday (2/1) we will be having our interviews for next year’s president-elect.
Zoom link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/98206153198?pwd=NVYzT2lWYVZmQUhSVFEvdS90U0dFdz09

*FAF #2: Our next FAF meeting will be next Friday (2/5)! Baby Packs is our annual international project for mothers in Brazil, and you can help us sew baby caps and bibs! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to sew, we will teach you!  If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this form (More information below).

*#servicechallenge: This quarter we will be having service challenges where you can participate in actions online to help raise funds for people and children in need! Some examples include playing Freerice, Charity Miles, and Tap Project. Win service hours when you complete these tasks!

*Alumni Panel Thank You: For those of you who attended the alumni panel last week, please write thank you notes for our panelists by filling out this form! We will be sending thank you cards.

*Join a Family: Family apps are officially reopened! (More information below)

*New Year Bake Sale: Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer for the bake sale. Sadly, the New Year Bake Sale will be postponed until further notice due to logistical and scheduling reasons. Stay tuned for a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and restaurant fundraisers!

Baby Big Night: This year’s annual charity dinner will be held virtually. If you are interested in volunteering for this event and being a part of the BBN committee, please fill out this quick form! We will be having our first committee meeting between Feb 2-8, time TBD based on the when2meet but it should last only ~1 hr.
You See Davis:  YSD is our annual overnight Interact stay over event, which will be held virtually this year from April 10-11. However, we will still be holding workshops, team building events, and a community service event. Our committee meetings will be on Tuesdays at 8pm (right after the general meeting, with the same zoom link). If you would like to be a part of the planning process please come to our meetings! We are excited to see you all there.

Family applications are officially reopened! If you didn’t get to join a family last quarter and would like to join one, fill out this form!

Joining a family is a good opportunity to get to know people in the club! Each quarter, families have socials and compete with each other for family points.

Here are the current family standings:
1st Place: Fire Fam (51 points)
2nd Place: Air Fam (46 points)
3rd Place: Earth Fam (42.5 points)
4th Place: Water Fam (38 points)

This week’s selfie challenge is #CozyFeels! Post a picture of how you stay cozy in the cold with the hashtag #CozyFeels and tag 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 :)) 

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 and we will be happy to meet with you! Some ideas include resume, interview prep, and gathering resources.

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 helped us sew last quarter and are in need of more materials for Baby Packs or are running short on fabric, please fill out this form!

*If you helped sew baby bibs on your own time and have yet to receive your service hours, please fill out this form!
Good luck with week 4 and any midterms/papers you might have! 
COVID-19 testing is 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.
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]. 

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