Club Updates

Winter 2021 Week 6 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 6!
Here’s a list of our events planned for this upcoming week:

1. FAF #3: Our third FAF meeting will be from 4-6PM on Friday (2/12)! 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. Community Clean-Up: Come out to our street clean-up this Saturday (2/13) from 1-2PM to help make Davis a better and cleaner place! We will meet at the Davis Central Park by the community garden while following COVID safety guidelines. We will limit event volunteers to only 5-7 people based on the order you sign up, so if you are interested please fill out
this form!

3. Rotaract General Meeting #5: The Campus Rotaract Club of Davis’ 5th General Meeting will be on Tuesday (2/16) from 7-8PM!!
Zoom link:

*Duo Family Socials: Family heads will be planning duo socials this week (2/7-2/13), so stay tuned for more info!!
The duo groups are:   

  • Fire and Water
  • Air andEarth

*Pro Dev Feedback Form for Future Events: After having both an Alumni panel and a Rotarian panel, we wanted to get YOUR feedback for future events! Tell us what you like, what could be adjusted, and what future events/activities you would like to see by filling out this form! Any and ALL feedback helps 🙂 

*#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 by Tuesday (2/16) 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! 

*Valentine’s Day Bake Sale: Our Valentine’s Day Bake Sale fundraising for Feeding America will be on Monday, February 22nd (Pickup Day)! The Pre Order Form will be available starting Thursday (2/11) so keep your eyes out for that! Our baked goods will include vegan and gluten options, and a free delivery option within the City of Davis (Delivery day will be Sunday, 2/21).
*We will need volunteers to help us bake, and volunteers can receive service hours! Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering for our bake sale. The form will close next Tuesday (2/16).

*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:

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.

Here are the current family standings:
1st Place:  Fire Fam(62 points)
2nd Place: Air Fam (57 points)
3rd Place: Earth Fam (56.5 points)
4th Place: Water Fam (55 points)

Each quarter, the families compete with each other for family points; 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:
     – +1point per hour of service

This week, we have decided to extend last week’s #RotaractThrowback selfie challenge because we understand it is midterms week! 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 6 everyone! Remember to take short study breaks!!
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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