We’re going to try our luck at Bingo on Thursday, July 10th at Santa Barbara Elks Lodge located at 150 North Kellogg. The fun starts at 7:00 and goes until around 10:00. “Buy-ins” are $20 and additional game packs are $5. There are also daubers on-sale for $1. Drinks and snacks are also available. So, get ready to get your bingo game on!
Monthly Archive for June, 2008
The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara is looking for energetic, friendly volunteers to staff its new Downtown Host Program. As a volunteer you will welcome visitors and locals to the downtown area. Help direct them to area shops, restaurants, cultural venues and historic sites while answering questions about transportation and handing out Downtown Map & Guides. As a volunteer for the Host Program, you will be a valuable resource for the community.
- Rotaract has selected Sunday, June 29 as our service day.
- Daily time commitment is 11:30 am – 4 pm, which includes a training session.
- Volunteers will work in pairs covering various 2-3 block areas along State Street from Cabrillo Blvd. to Sola Street.
- Volunteers receive free lunch and a Host Program hat or visor!
- For more information or to sign up, please contact Dana.
Rotary set a Guinness world record for the most books collected in a 7-day period by collecting 242,624 books for children in grades K-3 with the book drive at the Rotary International Convention earlier this month. Story here.
Our club donated 342 books. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed, especially big donors like Nilagia and Leana! Thanks also to everyone who helped carry them through the Los Angeles Convention Center!
The books will go to students in Los Angeles area schools.
In our quest to have the Coolest Rotaract Website in the World, I have been working very hard with site fixes and improvements. I will explain each of the site features below so you can understand how to properly use them.
You may have noticed that the search box on the right sidebar has changed. To search, simply type in your term (try “bowling”) and wait. You do not have to hit Enter. You also don’t have to press a Go or Search button for it to work.
Click on the tab labeled “Archives” and you can see a dynamically generated page of all our posts organized by date or taxonomy (tags). Want to see every post tagged with the word “trees”? Well, now you can.
At the top of the page you’ll see small navigation text. It should say “Older Page 1 of …” Click on this and you’ll be able to quickly navigate through all our posts, by month. Click on Trim and you’ll be able to shrink the posts down to just the titles and date, fitting more on the screen. Try it!
Calendar (Agenda View)
On the right hand side, you’ll see our club calendar in Agenda View. I realize some information is cut off but it should still prove useful. If you click on the date on the top right, it’ll open up a small calendar for you to choose a date from. You can use the navigation arrows to move forward and backward months. If you ever get lost, or can’t tell what date you are on, simply press the Today button. If you want more information about any of the events, click on the name and it’ll expand. If you need even more information, click on the “more details” link.
Our photo gallery has been broken for ages but now it’s back and is new and improved. No more remembering obscure Flickr URL’s. Just click on the Photos tab and you’ll see all our galleries. When you find a set you like, click on it (on the left) and then on a picture. Whoa, what’s that? Don’t be afraid. See the lightbox effect?
I’ve added officer profiles and pictures to the About Us page. I think it puts a more personal touch to the club and website.
I mentioned this before but we are adding meeting agendas to the Documents page. I have also added the Rotaract brochure and handbook for your reading. How many of you actually know the goals of Rotaract?
I’ve changed the font to something I think is more readable.
Either I am terrible at obtaining information (ha!), or RI is not great at providing it (at least, in a clear manner). To save you all the the trouble of hunting around, I am presenting a one stop shop for all your convention needs.
Departure Time: The carpool group that is in Jennifer’s car is meeting at 7 AM at her place.
Lodging Registration: The registration is at noon. We are trying to see if we can register early.
Convention Registration: 8AM to 6PM on Friday, June 13th
Pre-Convention Meeting: Friday 9AM to 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM to Noon (Concourse 152)
Star Struck Hollywood Clubbing: Saturday, 9 PM to 2 AM
Starry Eyed Service Project (Griffith Park): 9 AM to Noon
RI Opening Ceremonies
Opening Plenary Session (First Seating): Sunday, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM (West Hall)
Opening Plenary Session (Second Seating): Sunday, 6 PM to 8:30 PM (West Hall)
Some of you may have noticed a new item on the top menu. We are still collecting past agendas but as a start we have April and May’s for download in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions. Just right click and save.