Saturday, October 15, 2011

Books Through Bars!

On Sept. 17, we went to Books Through Bars in Philadelphia, one of our traditional go-to spots for volunteering. We had an awesome time reading the letters, packaging (picture to left!), and picking out books to ship out. Thank you to everyone who went!

In October, Polio Awareness Month, we're thinking of fundraising ideas to help raise money to combat polio (the global eradication of polio is one of Rotary International's main goals).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

End of the Year

Thanks everyone for a great year! This picture is from this year's fun fair, which we successfully ran the obstacle course. Great job everyone, and see you next year!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Minutes, April 20

This is what we discussed today:

Tuesday- Next (last) meeting, 6 pm, Parrish Parlors, dinner from Aria. Sign up for shifts for fun fair, hang up flyers, plan transportation for getting fruit
Tuesday-Wednesday- get knives, cups, ice, soy milk, get giant poster from Lang.
Wednesday- go to BJs or genuardis or co-op or target to buy fruit, juice, yogurt
Thursday- meet at 7 at Shane lounge to start cutting up fruit in basement, parlor party at 8 *wear shirts!
Sunday- fun fair1-5 *wear shirts!

Other stuff to do:
-Everyone needs to pick up a shirt
-Pass on all Rotaract stuff to Jen and Eleanor
-plan meeting with Jen and Eleanor and Joy Charlton

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Minutes, April 6

The group went to Books Through Bars last Saturday, and it was a lot of fun! There were many other students and we were kept busy with letters to read and pick books out for.

This Saturday we will be volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, where we will be collecting and packaging toys and other items for children. We will meet at Parrish Circle at 8:30 and return by 12:30.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Minutes, March 23

In today's meeting we discussed many things about the rest of the semester and the future of Rotaract.
We will not have a project this weekend, but we will be participating in the LAX Conference this weekend, Sunday, March 27. This year the topic of the conference is Social Entrepreneurship, and Rotaract has been invited to participate in the conference and in the poster session from 4-5 pm. We will meet this Saturday, March 26, to design a poster for this session, and then set up at 3:45 on Sunday for the conference.
We also discussed the Fun Fair, which is on Sunday, May 1st. We have agreed to help the Rotary of Swarthmore with one of their activities for the fair, and so we will be helping out at either the car smash or obstacle course on that day.
For the rest of this semester we have other projects that have been planned out. These include:
-Philly Clean-Up, April 2, 2011
-Cradles to Crayons with Saturdays of Service, April 9, 2011
-Baking for the Ronald McDonald House
-Teaching science and helping out with science related activities for children
-Parlor Party
It's going to be a fun semester!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Minutes, March 16

This Saturday we are helping out at the Brain Safety Fair at the Frainklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. We will be volunteering by being in charge of different stations, including helmet fitting. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are pre-med, and more challenging stations can be assigned to volunteers with a stronger science background.

-breakfast/lunch will be provided
-please wear comfortable clothing as you will be squatting to fit helmets. Polo shirts, sneakers, jeans are acceptable as long as no skin is exposed when bending over.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Minutes, February 16

This Saturday we will be volunteering with Saturdays of Service and the College Democrats at the Philabundance Food Bank.
"Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization. They serve low income residents at risk of hunger and malnutrition, of which 23% are children and 16% are senior citizens. Philabundance provides a reliable source of food to 9 counties in the Delaware Valley."

Last year for this project we put together packages of different non-perishable food to be delivered to homes. It was a lot of fun! Email us if you are interested in attending. We are leaving at 8:30 from Parrish Circle and arriving back at Swarthmore at 12:45.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Minutes, February 9

This weekend we are working with Saturdays of Service at the Cupid's Chase National 5K Run. This event is being held by Community Options Inc., which is a national nonprofit that develops community based homes and employment for people with disabilities.
We will be helping with registration, water stations, and other duties for the run.

This project will be from 9 am-12 pm this Saturday, February 12th, so send us an email if you can make it. We will meet at Parrish Circle, and drive to Philadelphia from there.

We are continuing to table for the blood drive this week at Essie Mae's as well, so if anyone can donate blood, (especially in a morning time slot) sign up!

Minutes, February 2, 2011

In today's meeting we discussed getting t-shirts to wear during our projects.
Also, we are tabling for the blood drive next week, (week of February 7th) at Essie Mae's.
The blood drive this semester is Thursday, February 24th, so for everyone who can donate blood, sign up!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Welcome Back Rotaractors!!

We will be having our first meeting of 2011 THIS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26!!
We will be discussing our plans for this semester and new members are welcome to attend.

So join us this Wednesday at 8 pm in Kohlberg 330.
There will be food.