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!
Happy Week 8! Here’s a list of our events planned for this upcoming week:
1. FAF #5: Our 5th FAF meeting will be from 4-6PM on Friday (2/26)! 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.
*Community Clean Up: Come help clean up the community of Davis next Saturday (3/6)! We will be following COVID safety guidelines and have a limit of 5-7 people for the event.
*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 still 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!
*Rotaract Major Day Sign-Ups: The California High School Interact Club is planning a Rotaract Major Day on Saturday, April 17th from 10-11:30 PST. Rotaractors will be put in breakout rooms with Interactors to discuss and answer questions about their major! If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please fill out this form! They will need your names, emails, and majors.
*Davis Community Meals & Housing: Davis community meals and housing provides individuals and families in need with housing services, food, and other community resources. They are currently looking for help with making meals and distributing them. Check out this link to sign up and volunteer!
*Senior Rotaract Stoles: Attention graduating seniors!! Please fill out this google form if you are interested in buying or renting a Rotaract stole. Buying is $18 and renting is $9.
*Valentine’s Day Bake Sale: Thank you to everyone who ordered and helped bake for our Valentine’s Day Bake sale! We will be transferring our proceeds to FeedingAmerica!
*Club T-Shirts: For those currently in Davis, we will be sending out a poll on when people are available to pick up their T-shirt on campus, so keep an eye out for that!
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.
This week, our selfie challenge is #MakesMeSmile! Post a picture of something that makes you happy with the hashtag #MakesMeSmile 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 :))
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
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.
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!
If you are interested in research, check out AMSA’s Research Panel taking place this Thursday (2/25) from 8-9PM! AMSA Discord Link: https://discord.gg/4QetK22EbS
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!