Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Notes from Meeting 3/27/07

Saturday March 31st: We're meeting at the Swarthmore train station at 10:25 am for the Rotaract Conference at Manor College in Glenside, PA. The train gets off at Meadowbrook train station at 12:06 and the conference will begin at 1:00 pm. Anyone who wants to come is welcome. The conference should last until 5:15 pm.
For more information contact Pierre, pfont1@swarthmore.edu

Monday April 1st to Friday April 6th
We're holding a clothing drive throughout peace week from 12:30 to 2 PM everyday in Shane Lounge (by the mailboxes). We need people to fill time slots--basically, sit in the lounge, and encourage people to donate clothes for peace week.
Let us know if you can help out.

April 14th, 2006
We've decided to walk as a group at the Hunger Walk. The event kicks off at 9:00 am -- but registration begins at 8:00 am on Saturday April 14th. The whole walk is 8 miles total, beginning and ending at the Philadelphia Art Museum. We're going to make a club donation--so $15 per walker. It's a great experience, tons of local bands will be in the area as well as radio stations covering the event.

Note** The fun fair is sunday April 2nd.

We're *STILL* looking for co-presidents and a treasurer for next year. Please let us know if you are interested in one of these positions.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Minutes for meeting 3/20/07

-We need more people to come to meetings! Most midterms should be over by next Tuesday, so please come!

-Spring Philadelphia Area Rotaract Conference Saturday, March 31. We'll leave from the train station at 10:30 or 11:30 AM and can be back as soon as 6:30 PM, or if people stay for a fundraiser for Rotary Polio Plus International with a coffeehouse and music by Acoustic Philly, we might be home around 11 PM. (Different people can leave at different times.)

-Peace Week Clothing Drive, Monday to Friday, April 2-6, 12:30PM-2PM, Shane Lounge by the post office in Parrish. We need people to accept donations of clothes at our table in shane lounge from 12:30 PM to 2 PM each day that week. We need people for every day (and currently don't have anyone helping Monday yet), so please e-mail pfont1 saying when you can help! All Rotaract members should do at least one shift.

-Hunger Walk, Saturday, April 14. To make transportation easier, we might all just walk instead of having some walk and some volunteer. That means, although everyone is encouraged to donate at least $15 per person to the Coalition for the Aging, if people are unable to make a donation they can still walk with us (and other Philly Area Rotaractors) on that day.

-Decorating a Window in the Ville for the Fun Fair: Date TBA

-Swarthmore Community Fun Fair, April 22, 12 PM - 6 PM in the Ville. We need to meet at the intersection of Park and Harvard at 12 PM sharp to march in a short parade. Afterwards we will sell pretzels, and non-vegetarians can help Rotary sell barbecue pork sandwiches, too. For the parade, those of us who have Rotaract T-shirts should wear them, and everyone should wear something that has to do with the fun fair theme of "adventurers." They seem to be emphasizing pirates, so I am thinking we all could wear bandanas on our heads (and eyepatches if anyone has them or makes one with construction paper and string).

-Finally, Lin and I will not continue to be co-presidents next year, and we need aynone interested in being an officer next year to start telling us soon. Anyone who wants to be co-president or treasurer next year should be able to come to almost every meeting (and should set the meeting time for next year accordingly). For people who can come to most, but not all, meetings and are still active in projects, there also are the positions of secretary, director of community service, director of international service, director of club service, and (if anyone wants), director of professional development.

-See you at next week's meeting!


-Fun Fair

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Minutes for meeting 3/6/07

Hi! Spring break is almost here! Hang in there!

Please e-mail pfont1 asap to say if you can attend the Spring Conference of Philadelphia Area Rotaract Clubs ar Manor College. We will leave at about 12:30 PM. The people who just go for the conference can leave as early as 6 PM, but anyone who wants to can stay to go with other local Rotaractors to a coffeehouse where we will raise money for PolioPlus. The coffe house will have musicians from Acoustic Philly - recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I need to tell them how many people are going (and whether they are staying to go to the coffeehouse) before Friday, March 16 (during spring break), so please reply asap!

Also, please e-mail pfont1 soon saying whether, on the day of the Philadelphia Hunger Walk, Saturday, April 14, whether you want to walk (and donate $15 per person to the Philadelphia Coalition for the Aging) or volunteer (pass out water, etc., which is free).

Finally, we will collect clothes for our Peace Week clothing drive from Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 6, from 12:30 PM to 2 PM in Shane Lounge (by the post office in Parrish).

Have a great break! We'll meet the first Tuesday after break at 7:30 in Parrish Parlors.