STEPS (S.T.E.P.S. (Symposium To Eliminate Poverty) conference coming to January 28 8am-4pm! @ UCSB. At the conference you will hear first hand from people who are changing the world by eliminating local poverty through sustainable projects. It’s a great way to meet others & think of new ways to make a difference! I highly encourage everyone to come! The registration is online and very easy to do (I have already registered!)! Here is the link:
There will also be a Post-STEPS social with all the attending Rotaract Clubs of District 5240. We will get to know more about our fellow Rotaractors as we enjoy ourselves with the nightlife of Santa Barbara!
Whoa, the pictures from our meeting at the FSA have been posted on Flickr!
Didn’t get your fill of Rotarians at Work Day last weekend? Well don’t fret Rotaractor! The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara (that’s the one that meets downtown at Fess Parker’s), decided to shift their work day to this Saturday, May 7th. They are cleaning up trash and graffiti starting at 8:30 AM. They’ll have you out by noon so you can still enjoy your day. Please contact Courtlin for details.
What: Trash and Graffiti Eradication
When: Saturday May 7, 8:30AM to Noon
Our friends at Catalyst For Thought have graciously offered three complimentary tickets to their March 1st SYNC event. The guest speaker will be entrepreneur, VC, and CEO Kevin O’Connor who co-founded DoubleClick in 1995. Please contact officers [at] sbrotaract [dot] com if you are interested. You must be a member of Rotaract to take advantage of this offer.
There’s an opportunity for 2 Rotaractors, one from the north district and one from south, to be partially funded to attend the RI Convention in New Orleans. If you were on the fence about this before, this is definitely for you.
There will be $1,000 available for each of the two Rotaractors chosen. The estimated cost for the whole trip would be $1500-2000 so this would cover at least half of that. You can also certainly get creative to save on lodging, which is the biggest cost by far.
If you are interested, please contact a board member or Courtlin so we can nominate you. Please be prepared with a bio (1 page or less). For more information, check out this document.
Having attended two conventions in the past, I highly recommend it. You don’t fully understand Rotary until you attend these historic events.