Up Coming Events!
 
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, September 12th
7:00pm-9:00pm
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Welcome Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, September 13th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
*Light refreshments served
 
Brookline Day/ Backpack Awareness
Sunday, September 24th
10:30am-3:00pm
133 Eliot St
Brookline, MA 02467
 
Mentorship Rotaract Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Fellowship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, October 11th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, October 17th
7:00pm-9:00pm
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Rotary Zones 24&32 Zone Institute
Service Project
Saturday, October 21st
Time TBD
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
 
Mentorship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, October 25th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Fellowship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday,  November 8th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, November 14th
7:00pm-9:00pm
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Mentorship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, November 29th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, December 12th
7:00pm-9:00pm
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
End of Semester Party
Wednesday, December 13th 
5:00pm-6:00pm 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
 
 
 
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First meeting is on Wednesday, September 13th in Sargent College 107 (635 Commonwealth ave) from 5:00-6:00pm, see you there!! 
 
 
Welcome Back! 
 
Hello BU!
 
Welcome back! We are excited to see familiar faces and to begin making new friends. We hope everyone had a wonderful summer full of fun adventures, we cannot wait to hear about them!
 
Thank you for your interest in Rotaract! We are part of a global organization with over 1.2 million members in 160+ countries. We are people of action who embody the philosophy of Rotary, and the 4 way test- 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build good will and better friendships 4. Is it beneficial to all concerned?
 
We provided impactful community service because we know it needs to be completed. There is no other motive, there are no strings attached, it is for the pure fact that Rotaract is filling in the gaps when needed, bridging accessibility. Rotaract and our partner Rotary Clubs provide incredible professional development conferences, meetings, workshops, and scholarships that you being a Rotaract member have access to, the opportunities are endless! Rotaract is a welcoming and inclusive community, you can go anywhere in the world and know you have a home! Come join us and see for yourself! 
 
 
We have fun projects, meetings, and events in store for Rotaract this year. We have reconfigured Rotaract and have defined three pillars that we will operate under and each pillar will have their own chair, with one meeting a month with that theme. This opens up more opportunities for member contribution, shaping, and involvement, after all this is your club!
They are the following:
 
Service Pillar
  •  Development of service projects and events designed based on the needs of our community
Fellowship Pillar
  • Development of goodwill and better friendships to ensure we create a supportive and inclusive network of friends
Mentorship Pillar
  • Outreach to mentors in the community to develop the professional skills and networking of our club members to become well rounded young professionals
Our schedule is as follows: 
 
All meetings are from 5-6pm in Sargent 107, 635 Commonwealth Ave 
September 13th            Fellowship Pillar
September 27th            Mentorship Pillar
October 11th                 Fellowship Pillar
October 25th                 Mentorship Pillar
November 8th               Fellowship Pillar
November 29th             Mentorship Pillar
Semester Projects 
  • Cooking Series with Women and Children Thriving in Brookline with a partnership with City Target 
    • This project aims to develop healthy, delicious, and cost effective recipes in addition to hosting a cooking evening to learn techniques and share meals!
    • City Target has graciously sponsored the food and equipment needed to fund our program, making it entirely free for our participants
    • Our cooking series will occur on the following dates from 7-9pm in Sargent 610
      • September 19th 
      • October 24th 
      • November 14th 
      • December 12th
 
  • Fundraise for the Play for All Park in Vacaville, California 
    • This year Sarah Tuberty is the President of the BU Rotaract Club and her mother, Katheryn Tuberty, is the president of the Vacaville Rotary Club in California. Upon their presidential year mother and daughter developed a partnership to support an ongoing initiative for the Vacaville Rotary Club. Our Rotaract Club with help raise funds to support an inclusive and accessible Challenge League baseball park, playground, play structures, and picnic areas for children of all needs and abilities. The park will have two challenge league field set up, one being modeled after the SF Giants Stadium and the other being Fenway Park. For more information visit here 
  • Brookline Day September 24th 
    • Rotaract will partner with students on the Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program to run a booth at the Brookline Day on backpack awareness and safety. We will provide opportunities for community members to weigh their bags, test out alternative ways to wear bags, and reflect on lower back pain that may be associated with bag wearing. For more information visit here
 
  • Rotary Zone 24 & 32 2017 Institute October 19-21
    • Our club is developing a service project to be conducted at the Rotary Zone Institute. We will be able to meet District Governors and Rotarians as they learn about membership trends, community service, and public relations as we celebrate the 100th year of the Rotary Foundation. For more information visit here 
 
  • Screening of the Documentary Seven Women
    • Stephanie Woollard founded the organization, Seven Women, to empower marginalized women through education, skills training and income generation. A documentary was developed over the course of 4 years, capturing the story of these women in Nepal and how this organization provides meaningful impact on their lives. Rotaract will organize a documentary screening to learn more about this incredible organization. For more information visit here
  • The Gift of Life
    • In the past legacy of our club we have raised funds to donate to a child in need of life saving medical attention they would otherwise not have access too. Rotaract not only provided funds support operations, they also coordinated housing and meals for the family to use for the duration of their stay in Boston. This year one of our children is in need of an additional procedure and we are developing ways to best assist this child and his family. For more information visit here 
 
*These are some of the projects in development, we are happy to begin new projects of your interest, or alter the course of these projects if you have ideas! 
Join Our Team! 
 
Here is a basic outline of position descriptions, however, positions can be altered, added, and combined depending on your skills, your interests, and the needs of the club.
 
  • Secretary
    • Records meeting notes, track attendance of meetings, events, oversees sign up lists
  • Vice President 
    • Oversee club operations, develop contacts in the community to be used by our club, assist club members 
  • Fellowship Chair
    • Plans 1 meeting a month to develop and foster goodwill and better friendships among club members, activities include team building, interpersonal development, ceremonies, events, and celebrations 
  • Mentorship Chair
    • Plans 1 meeting a month to develop the professional skills of the team members, they can reach out to community to bring in guest speakers on non profit development, networking, conflict resolution, peace studies, etc.
  • Social Media Chair 
    • Will manage Facebook and Instagram accounts, posting once a week to connect with our community to share how Rotaract is making a difference. Additionally, they will manage the weekly newsletter, keeping our club members informed of events and activities. 
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email us at burotar@bu.edu
We are looking forward to building a better world together! Can't wait to see you!
 
 
 
-BU Rotaract 
 
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