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 second Group 8 Zoo day is tomorrow, Friday May 21. It starts around 4:30pm (you can come at any time though) and will go until it gets dark outside. The cost is $10 and includes entrance into the Zoo and dinner. There will also be some animal feedings and train rides! This is a great opportunity to socialize with all of our nearby Rotary Clubs and each other. Please RSVP to tara[at]sbrotaract.com
We hope to see you there. Email info with any questions.
If you have a bachelor’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, public administration, peace studies or a related field and some work experience in one of these areas, you may qualify for funding for a two-year master’s fellowship or a three-month professional development certificate fellowship.
Rotary selects 100 participants every year to get training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations and effective models of cooperation and negotiation. The programs are hosted at these centers:
- Chulalongkorn University; Bangkok, Thailand
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- International Christian University; Tokyo, Japan
- Universidad del Salvador; Buenos Aires, Argentina
- University of Bradford; West Yorkshire, England
- University of Queensland; Brisbane, Australia
Rotary is accepting applications now for the 2011-2012 year. Our Rotary District, District 5240, usually nominates one candidate each year. They must make their recommendation by July 1, so it’s best to get your application in soon. Read how to apply here. If you are very interested, let one of the Rotaract officers know. We can connect you with local Rotarians who can guide you in preparing your application.
Contact email@example.com for more information on this international program.
A friendly reminder that it’s not too late to sign up for a volunteer day in exchange for a day pass to the Happiest Place on Earth – Disneyland! You can pick any event, but a bunch of Rotaractors are planning on working with Goleta Valley Beautiful this Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1PM.
You can sign up at this link. Just search by zipcode: 93117 and it should be the first result. Once you sign up and send a message to Ken Knight, you’ll get back an automated response. Tell Ken what event you want to work at and he’ll confirm then you can confirm with the Disney site.
If you have any questions, just email us at info [at] sbrotaract.com
The same program that took Dana and Liz to Thailand is accepting applications for a trip to Bangladesh‘s District 3280 in 2010.
Through the Group Study Exchange (AKA GSE), the Rotary Foundation pays for a team of young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 to travel to a foreign country. The program develops professional and leadership skills while promoting international understanding. Team members usually stay in Rotarians’ homes, experiencing local culture.
You can view the team member brochure here. (PDF) The application is here. (Doc)
Applications due August 9. The trip is January 11 – February 8, 2010.
The Carpinteria Rotary Clubs are asking for our help in volunteering at this fundraiser. It is their largest annual fundraiser of the year and will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 7PM-10PM. They will need hosts, servers, ticket takers, et cetera.
The event takes place at 5315 Foothill Road
If anyone is interested they can get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need actual commitments so that I can submit the names to Rotary.