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Fellowship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, March 14th 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
District Youth Day
Saturday, March 17th
Acton Cowork Conference Center 
1 Acton Palace 
Suite 201
Acton, MA
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, March 20th
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, March 24th 
Brookline High School
115 Greenough St
Mentorship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, March 28th 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
Improbable Players 
Sargent College 101
635 Commonwealth Ave
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, April 10th
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
Fellowship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, April 11th 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
Fellowship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, April 11th
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
Mentorship Rotaract Meeting 
Wednesday, April 25th 
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
Cooking Workshop with Thriving
Tuesday, May 1st
Sargent College 610
635 Commonwealth Ave
End of Semester Party
Wednesday, May 2nd
Sargent College 107
635 Commonwealth Ave
One Can Help Benefit
Thursday, May 10th
Windsor Club 
1601 Beacon St
Waban, MA
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Rotaract Pre-convention to the Rotary International Convention
Friday-Saturday June 22-23
Toronto, Canada 
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Next Meeting: Fellowship Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 5:00pm-6:00pm in  Sargent College Room 107  (635 Commonwealth Ave)
Mentorship Meeting: Susan Rack
Rotarian, Susan Rack sharing about her adventure to India for the End Polio Now
Susan Rack, District 7910 Rotaract Chair and member of the Brookline Rotary Club, joined two of her fellow Rotarians on a trip to India as volunteers for Rotary International's Mega Polio Campaign in January 2018. They immunized children against polio, toured northern India, and visited ongoing Rotary projects while staying with fellow Rotarians in Nepal. Although she was hesitant about embarking on this journey at first, it turned out to be the experience of a lifetime. After visiting a school being supported by Rotary, she became motivated to focus on creating new bathrooms, especially for girls. Many girls can't stay at school because they do not have appropriate hygienic resources. 
After seeing the results of Rotary's dedication to eradicating polio and the effects that Rotary has around the world, Susan stresses the fact that Rotary really works! The joined efforts for sustainable projects around the world are having an impact on people's lives. Our Rotaract Club will continue to collaborate with the greater Rotary network in our service and fundraising projects! We are so greatful for the continued support Brookline Rotary offers to our club!
Written by: Ioana Moldovan 
Cooking Healthy to Feel Great
This past Tuesday (2/27), Rotaract Club partnered with the Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline organization to cook two healthy meals: Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac and Chocolate Banana Bread. We had the largest turn out of the year this past week with over 20 people from the Brookline group. I was a great time learning the new recipes and getting to meet so many new people. While the food was cooking, some of our friends from the Thriving group sat down to give talk about what this event meant for them with Karen Jacobs for a podcast. Once the cooking was done, we all sat down to enjoy the meal together and at the end of the evening, a few of the children helped us to raffle the gift card sponsored by Target. A great night all around.
Written by: Melissa Braun
Service Project: Pancake Breakfast
Join us on Saturday, March 24th, from 7:00am-12:00pm the Brookline Rotary's 25th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser! This is the largest fundraiser to support our host Rotary club's community projects including a garden for Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline, and Maker Project for the Teen Center The breakfast features all you can eat pancakes, games, life music, and dancing! The Brookline Rotary Club is in need of our help to make pancakes, face painting, magic tricks, serve food, and entertain the crowd. Come help out!
Written by: Sarah Tuberty
Rotaract Networking: Youth Day 

Interact, Rotaract, Earlyact, Essex & RYLA sponsored youth are all welcome. Each will participate in two tracks, the track on train-the-trainer for Interact's Peer Leadership & Depression Prevention (PLDP) project and the track for the paper airplane championship.

The stakes are high for the winning airplane so your Rotary sponsored group should host preliminary competitions in the weeks preceding March 17. The championship will be won by the paper airplane with the furthest cumulative distance reached in five throws toward an end line.

In the weeks following the championship, participants will be invited to help:

  • engineer the winning design into a 50 foot version
  • assemble its framework
  • complete the plane by applying artwork as ‘skin’
  • view the launch to enter the Guinness Book of World Records

RULES - Standard weight copy paper or ruled paper is allowed to create the paper airplane, its original size must be 8.5 x 11” and it will be thrown by hand. Nothing can be added, such as tape, glue nor paint.

Please note there is a separate competition for the best art with a paper airplane.  It has no rules (both origami and painted pieces are welcome, for example)  other than to bring it with you on March 17 for the independent judging.

11:30am registration; Noon lunch and icebreakers, 12:30pm-2:30pm concurrent tracks; 2:30p4:30pm switch tracks; 4:30-5pm celebration!

Event: Improbable Players
Join us on April 3, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm for an impactful experience from Improbable Players, which features a performance on opioid addiction and features an interactive talk back session to debrief what we experienced. The stories portrayed by Improbable Players are based off of real life experiences from the actors who are all in long term recovery. The performances showcase relatable details that simply cannot be generated by those who have not had these experiences.
According to SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.5 million people (8.5 percent of the U.S. population) aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem and only 4.3 million (18.5 percent) received any treatment. The large number of individuals dealing with substance use disorders who lack adequate treatment indicates a great need for education on this issue so that us health care professionals are capable of supporting these individuals.
This experience will be incredibly impactful for the students who are preparing to enter to become health care professionals. This performance will provide a unique perspective from those who have entered the health care system with this condition, and share their struggles and successes of their providers. Through this profound performance, we develop a deeper understanding of our client’s perspective and life experience to ensure that we can be the most effective providers and positive supports within the community. 
We are grateful for the support and funding in part by the Social Impact Grant from the Boston University Arts Initiative!
This event is free of cost. More information here
Written by: Sarah Tuberty, Natalie Petrone, and Karen Jacobs
-BUSC Rotaract 
Your Team
Faculty Advisor: Karen Jacobs
President: Sarah Tuberty
Vice President: Cole Koerber
Secretary/Social Media: Melissa Braun
Treasurer: Sam Metlitz
Fellowship Chair: Gabrielle Menendez
Mentorship Chair: Ioana Moldovan
Service Chair: Jenna Stitik
Rotaract Liaison: Jesse Lao
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