Club Updates

Winter 2021 Week 5 Update

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 5!
Here’s a list of our events planned for this upcoming week:

1. FAF #2: Our second FAF meeting will be from 2-4PM on Saturday (2/6)! 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).
*Also, make sure to join our Baby Packs Facebook group! We will share updates and past reminders there. The group page is also a space for you to ask any questions and share your experience sewing this year.

2. Rotaract General Meeting #4: The Campus Rotaract Club of Davis’ 4th General Meeting will be on Tuesday (2/9) 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

*#charitymiles: This week’s service challenge is Charity Miles! Our service challenges are fun service tasks that anyone can participate in wherever you are and earn service points! Fill out this form to earn service points. Charity Miles is a free app that donates money to the charity of your choice whenever you run, walk, or bike. To participate: download the app, create a profile, choose one of the 40 charities to donate to, and start your journey! 

*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. 
Zoom link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/98206153198?pwd=NVYzT2lWYVZmQUhSVFEvdS90U0dFdz09

*Community Clean-Up: We will be doing a street clean-up next Saturday (2/13). We will meet at the Davis Central Park while following COVID guidelines: more information to come!

*Duo Family Socials: Family heads will be planning duo socials for Week 6 (2/7-2/13), so stay tuned!!  

*Fundraisers: 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, but we still need volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for this event and being a part of the BBN committee, please fill out this quick form!
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 still open! 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.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the Family Competition this past weekend! We hope you had fun!

Here are the current family standings:
1st Place:  Fire Fam(62 points)
2nd Place: Air Fam (55 points)
3rd Place: Earth Fam (53.5 points)
4th Place: Water Fam (51 points)
This week’s selfie challenge is #RotaractThrowback! Post a throwback picture with the hashtag #RotaractThrowback 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.

*Join our Baby Packs Facebook group! We will share updates and past reminders there. The group page is also a space for you to ask any questions and share your experience sewing this year!

*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 5 everyone! You got this!!
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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