Minutes: January 12

Hello Rotaractor,

Thanks to those of you who joined us this past Tuesday. It was great seeing you all! Below are important updates regarding our club. PLEASE READ THEM ALL!

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
ROTARY WORLD HELP CONTAINER LOADING | JAN 16
  • When: Jan 16, 9:00 am
  • Where: Riverview Hospital (Coquitlam)
  • This shipment of medical equipment is going to Asunción, Paraguay.
  • Why? Great chance to connect with Rotarians/Rotaractors from District and make a difference!
  • Miguel will provide rides Broadway-City Hall Station. E-mail us back with subject heading “Container Loading” if you want a ride and/or have any questions!
  • More information: www.rotaryworldhelp.com/
ROTARY FOUNDATION DINNER (JAN 30) | RSVP BY JAN 18
 
Foundation Dinner is happening January 30th. 
  • There is special pricing for Rotaractors ($35) to attend. They want us to be there and to help out, so this pricing is a great gesture!
  • Please RSVP via Google Form before Sunday, Jan 18th
  • Our Club President and others are already going and we may arrange rides
 
FUNDRAISER @ THE COPPERTANK | JAN 21
  • The Rotaract Club of Vancouver presents: Social/Fundraiser Pub Night at the Coppertank on Thursday, January 21 (Open to all age groups)
    • 20% of anything you spend will go to the Mavis McMullen Housing Society
    • If you are under 19 you are also welcome to join!
    • When: Thursday, January 21 at 7:00pm
    • Where: The Coppertank, 3135 W Broadway  
    • Come have a great time with friends while fundraising for a good cause!
    • Check out the Facebook page for more details: http://on.fb.me/1Ofh5P8
    • Questions? E-mail ubcrotaractfundraising@gmail.com
    The Mavis McMullen Housing Society, a grass roots organization committed to providing women-led safe housing and building community for at-risk families. We’ll have a 50/50 draw
ROTARACT RETREAT (FEB 6 OVERNIGHT)| SAVE THE DATE!
 
    • When: Before reading week
  • Where: Sechelt, located at the south end of the Sunshine Coast   
  • Duration: One night (Sat. and Sun.) – leave early morning
  • What to do: Food, games, sightseeing and more!
  • First come, first serve basis, 30-35 dollars in cost!
  • Volunteers needed to plan activities. E-mail us back with subject heading “Retreat” if you want to help Alicia with the logistics.
  • We’ll send RSVP links soon, so stay tuned for details!
ROTARY DISTRICT UPDATES
 
ROTARY DISTRICT 5040 CONFERENCE 2016 IN WHISTLER
  • Limited spots available for sponsorship. It will take place from Apr 28 for two nights
  • Interested in coming? Fill this form by Jan 26: http://goo.gl/forms/0kfybohwhv
  • More information at http://celebraterotary.ca.
  • P.S. If you already filled out this form in 2015, we will e-mail you soon.
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS | CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
  • Volunteers needed to participate in a Skype call with the Rotaract club of Brazil
  • Volunteers needed to partner with other Clubs around the world!
  • If interested in getting involved fill out the google form http://goo.gl/forms/EdCaKsqbfM
MONTHLY AWARENESS TALKS | CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
  • Monthly discussions about important topics in our community
  • A place for Rotaract and non-Rotaract members to converse
  • An experienced speaker would be invited to lead the discussion
  • Interested in joining? E-mail us back with the subject heading “Awareness”
  • Next meeting: Jan 15 at 5:00PM. UBC Sauder School of Business, Room 296
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE | VOLUNTEERS

  • This conference will take place in March 2016
  • This will be our clubs’s 8th annual “PD Conference” to engage high school students
  • This conference aims to help high school kids transition to university life
  • Interested in helping plan the conference? http://goo.gl/forms/L91gMk1yiz
COMMUNITY PROJECTS | VOLUNTEERS & RSVP INFO SOON

  • Variety’s Show of Hearts Telethon (Feb 14), from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • The Children’s Charity raises funds to “provide help and hope to children who have special needs and fund organizations that provide support and services to children in the province.”
    • Volunteers must be 19 years or older
    • Collect pledges, answer calls. Rides to Coquitlam will be arranged, lunch will be provided
    • Sign up now! Only 15 spots available! http://bit.ly/1n507uh
  • Coldest night of the year walk, (Feb 20)
Thanks everyone that joined us this Tuesday, it was a great meeting! Hope to see you soon 🙂
 
NEXT MEETING
 
Our next meeting is this TUESDAY (Jan 26)
 Interested in getting more involved? Just e-mail us back. See you soon

Best,
The Rotaract Club of Vancouver-UBC Team

 

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