Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Minutes, Sept 29

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 29

This Friday (Oct. 2):
--we will be baking cookies and brownies in Mertz from 7-9

Saturday (Oct. 3):
--we will be going to Philadelphia to deliver the cookies

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little Crum Creek Park

Little Crum Creek Park, September 26

Here are some pictures from this past Saturday (I apologize for the bad picture quality - I took these photos with my cellphone):

Attendees: Eric, Phil, Renu, Jong, Rebekah

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blood Drive Shifts

Blood Drive: Tabling at Essie Mae's

7:00-8:00pm, Ruby

3:00-4:00pm, Renu
7:00-8:00pm, Julio and Nick

1:00-2:00pm, Nick
2:00-3:00pm, Julio
7:00-8:00pm, Hugh and Rebekah

1:30-2:20pm, Josh and Rebekah
7:00-8:00pm, Phil and Jong

12:30-1:30pm, Tuan and Eric

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blood Drive

We have decided to team up with Delta Upsilon to promote Swarthmore's annual fall blood drive this year. We will be tabling at Essie Mae's (since DU is at Sharples) with posters and signup sheets to encourage people to register for the blood drive.

Please let us know if you would like to take a shift sometime this week!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Minutes, Sept 15

Meeting Minutes for Tuesday, September 15

This weekend's activity - Sept 19
---Urban Farm OR
---helping at a race

Next week's activity
---Essie Mae tabling for Blood Drive

Here is a picture from our activity last weekend at TD Bank's Bike Philly:

Aren't all of you who couldn't come jealous of our amazing free orange shirts??

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bike Philly, Sept 13

Sunday, Sept 13 project...TD Bank Bike Philly

So, we decided that this weekend, our service project will be with TD Bank's Bike Philly. Our volunteering shift is on SUNDAY, Sept 13 from 8am to 12pm. We will be riding the train to 30th Street Station, so we will be meeting at the Swarthmore train station at 8:25am (the train leaves at 8:31) and will hopefully be back by 1 or 2pm.

A bit of overview about the event:
Bike Philly (see website) is a family and environmentally-friendly bike tour that begins in Center Philly and winds through Fairmount Park. It is hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bicycling as a "healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation". There are over 300 people who will be volunteering for this event - so it's a big deal.

What we'll be doing:
Since 10+ of us have said we are going, we will probably be split into two groups. We'll be stationed at Eakins Oval at the base of the Art Museum, where the bike routes start and finish. There's a "Finish Line Festival" with food, music, and exhibits for the bikers at Eakins Oval that we will most likely be helping with (set-up, clean-up, whatever they want us to do).

**Here's the most important part:
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMING, I NEED YOU TO EMAIL US ASAP so that we can obtain SEPTA tickets for everyone and let the coordinators know how many people to expect.

Even if you signed up at the meeting, you still need to email to confirm that you are coming.

Minutes, Sept 8

Meeting Minutes for September 8, 2009

Historian/Secretary positions
--- Nick is interested in being historian, but will have to borrow a camera
--- We still need a secretary (it's really easy to post on this blog!)

Van Certification
--- Phil is ’10 and Josh ’13 are planning on getting certified

This weekend’s activity – Sept 1
Bike Philly (Sunday) …. chosen!
--- Scenic Schuylkill Bike Weekend
--- Project Home

Next weekend’s activity – Sept 19
--- ING Philadelphia Distance Run
--- Work to Ride program at Chamounix Stables Barn for urban youth
--- Weavers Way Urban Farm

Minutes, Sept 1

Meeting Minutes for September 1, 2009
(first meeting of the year)
--- What is Rotaract? Community service club
--- Everyone introduced themselves, including Joy Charlton from Swarthmore Rotary Club who gave a brief history of Rotary club and their purpose and goals

Activities Brainstorm by members
--- Environmental
--- either host or participate in a walk-a-thon (Livestrong, Hunger Walk, Cancer)
--- Better World Books/Books Thru Bars
--- Spending time at Children/Nursing Homes
--- Help host a blood drive with the President’s Office
--- Construction/renovation/building projects (Habitat for Humanity)
--- Baking for Ronald McDonald House
--- Helping more with Peace Week
--- Rotary Activities: Silent Auction on October 23

Polio Awareness
--- Rotary’s main focus this year
--- Have little fundraising/awareness events throughout the year
--- Polio Week: Tabling at Sharples, Parlor Party, Paces Party, Cellphone fundraising, speakers

Other Logistics:
--- Meeting time will not be changed for now
--- Historian and secretary election next meeting
--- Need for a van-certified driver


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