Meeting Minutes – January 26

Dear Rotaractor,

Bear with us for this longer-than-usual e-mail, there are LOTS of updates and opportunities to get involved in for the next little while!

District Social | This Saturday!

Get ready for an epic start of the year on Saturday, January 31. Spots are filling up fast though.
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Indoor Pool/Hot Tub/Sauna
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Freshen Up
6:00pm – 10:30pm – Potluck/Socializing/Dancing
10:30pm – late – GASTOWN: THE BOURBON! (50 West Cordova) – Danny W (our Club VP) will ride the mechanical bull. Bring your cameras for this.
Location: Yaletown (downtown Vancouver) – address will be sent to you once you register
Spots are filling up fast! If coming, make sure to fill out this form. A $7 cash fee applies for food/beverages 🙂
Already over 30 Rotaractors from our club and district have already confirmed! Questions? Reply to this e-mail.

Fundraising Committee | Updates
Call for Volunteers to help us out with Marketing the 28th March Silent Auction Fundraiser ‘United We Dine’. Please join our Facebook group ( for updates and ways to help.
Meeting at 3:00pm on Friday (January 30) – opp. the Starbucks in the SUB to go around West 4th and collect donation items for the silent auction from shops selling antiques, art & gift. We’ll provide a spiel and a letter asking for donation to everyone interested in joining us.
Also please ask your friends & family if they would like to donate gift cards or gifts to be used for the silent auction.
Please let us know via email if you know any friends or groups who could volunteer to perform some sort of dance/music/singing at our fundraiser.
Questions or to join the committee Parin/Ksenia, e-mail at
Values in Perspective Workshops | Join the committee
Over 180 people showed up for Tuesday’s (January 20) screening of “Home” and panel on sustainability! Thanks to everyone who made this day happen!
As a result, UBC has awarded us the “Connect to Community Grant” to put together a number of workshops from February-April on sustainability
Topics will include: green technologies, environmental/ecological economics, forestry/conservation, redefining international aid, social sustainability, food security, corporate social responsibility. The workshops will be filmed and streamed live.
To join the committee, fill out this doodle by Friday, January 30 at 5:00pm ( and google form 🙂
Opportunities for involvement include: web design, graphic design, social media, calling contacts, photography, filming, and event planning among others!
Questions? E-mail Miguel at
Community Service | Call for Volunteers
Variety Show of Hearts Telethon – The telethon will be on February 15 from 10:00am-12:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering please email Emma and Charlotte ASAP as we will be picking names to fill the seven spots before the end of the week.
UBC Blood for life Club – On February 12 they will be holding a stem cell drive and signing people up for blood donations. This is not a Rotaract event, however if you would like to volunteer or help with promotion please email Adi Jariwala for more information at
Future Events – In our committee discussion we talked about possible future events, including removal of invasive species and volunteering at the UBC Hospice. We will send out further updates once we have more information.
Questions or to join the committee, e-mail Emma/Charlotte at
International Trip | Updates
There will be fundraisers for the international trip in order to provide supplies related to child eye care in Nepal
Fundraiser will include an ethical coffee bean sale and a large scale fundraiser. Stay tuned for details!
Next committee meeting is Thursday, February 5 at 5:00pm at IBLC (Irving library) Room 416
An online fundraising campaign has also been initiated:
Questions or to join the committee, e-mail Dafna at
Ethical fundraiser due date: February 26, 2015. E-mail Matthew at if you’d like a fundraising form/have questions
Professional Development (PD) Conference | New Date
The *new* official date for the PD Conference will be April 4, 2015! Start spreading the word and encourage high school friends to come and find their passions!
Major marketing, food, and other logistical tasks are coming up ahead – we would love and appreciate your help and inputs!
Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend our committee meeting this Friday, January 30; time TBA. Please email Cherie (below) for more details
Questions or to join the committee, e-mail Cherie at
District Update | Join the PACE Committee
There is a call for volunteers to join the 2015 PACE committee!
Joining this committee will will provide you with a number of personal and professional growth opportunities to take 6 Rotaractors from around the world in August!
The Pacific Canada Experience with Rotaract (PACE) is a roundtrip which fosters global Rotaract ties and provides an authentic experience of Canada’s multiculturalism, while facilitating international friendships. DETAILS:
Interested in joining the organizing committee? E-mail Thomas Turniawan by Friday, January 30 at
Next General Meeting
Date: Monday, February 9
Location: ANGU (Sauder Building), Room 235
Time: 6:00pm
– The Rotaract Club of Vancouver Team
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