Cal Rotaract is one of 8,400 Rotaract clubs around the world in 170 different countries. Affiliates of the parent organization, Rotary, Cal Rotaract strives to provide members with service, fellowship, leadership, and ties to Rotary. Through these pillars, members provide meaningful service to local organization, international organizations, high school Interact clubs, and develop close relationships to established professionals. Cal Rotaract is a platform for the next generation of leaders to take charge and lead the way to a better community, nation, and world for us all.
What are we Doing?
FUNDRAISING Over the Fall semester, Cal Rotaract Internal Board officers are fundraising through restaurants and private donations to buy supplies for Betty's 20 high school seniors off to college. With a goal of raising upwards of $2000 for Betty, we hope to learn more about the issues facing homeless individuals and to work closely with Betty to discover how we as individuals and a club can help. If you would like to aid our cause, you are welcome to donate items to the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center or donate to our GoFundMe account for Betty.
ITEM DRIVE All funds raised by Cal Rotaract are going directly back to the Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation in the from of personalized backpacks for her 20 high school seniors. One of Betty's Day Center programs involves helping homeless teens through high-school. Every morning, Betty picks them up, feeds them, gives them a place to shower, and then takes them to school. After school, Betty brings them to the Day Center for a quiet place to study or hang out. Always though, Betty brings them to her conference room so that they can see that that environment is what their future looks like-full of hope, professional, a better life. Each of these personalized backpacks will be full of school supplies, toiletries, lifestyle items, beauty supplies, clothes (socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc.), and fun hand picked items based on recipients likes and dislikes. Members will personally pick items for their student with the hopes that they'll be able to use these products to feel confident about their next life adventure as well as alleviate any academic hardships.
INTERNAL BOARD OFFICERS Cal Rotaract has eight internal board officers: Internal Vice President, Co-Historians, Design Chair, Human Relations Chair, Webmaster, and Co-Treasurers. Each officer has an unique set of skills that they will be offering to Betty through various ways. Officers will work closely with Betty to learn how her organization works, who she's serving, and how they can best help. Some examples of officer projects include: grants and scholarships for low income students, college financial aid how to's, how to manage a budget, how to improve the Day Center services, connecting Betty with more volunteer organizations, streamlining the website for easier use, redesigning flyers and creating infographics, and much more. We're all very excited to have the opportunity to work with such an inspiring person! If you'd like to learn more about our project, feel free to contact us at: Email: [email protected] Website: https://calrotaract.org/ Facebook Page: Cal Rotaract Fall 2018 or Cal Rotaract Internal Service Project