ARC News and Announcements

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Hey guys.Smiley We have MANY new events for you all to volunteer at so go take a look.

General Club Updates

-Second General Meeting
-Berkeley Project with ARC@Cal
-Dance Marathon with ARC @ Cal
-Berkeley Poverty & Homelessness Symposium

Committee Updates
2.Health and Safety
5.Awareness and Fundraising

General Club Updates

*opportunities for hour

2/25 We will be having our second general meeting from 7-8PM in 223 Dwinelle!!!Come on by and hang out with your fellow club members as you learn more about upcoming events and accomplishments we have made. This is the perfect opportunity to pay your 10 dollar membership dues and  to purchase a snazzy club shirt for only 7 dollars!!!Add yourselves to our facebook event on the link below and spread the word to your friends!!!
Can’t wait to see you all there.

*SATURDAY 3/1- Volunteer for the Berkeley Project with ARC@Cal-SIGN-UP DEADLINE 2/21
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Berkeley Project, here’s what they’re all about: “We desire to permanently change the relationship between the students and residents of Berkeley through hands-on community service.” Sign-up to volunteer at
In the Spring semester, BP month consists of 3 Saturdays devoted to community service! This year, ARC@Cal will be serving with other members of the campus community on March 1st, so mark your calendars and apply ASAP! Put American Red Cross at Cal as your student group, and Alison Zhong as your preferred site leader, and we should be all set to put our hands to work and make this city more beautiful together. Oh, and also get free stuff (and breakfast and lunch!) as rewards for our hard work.

*Saturday 3/15 - Dance Marathon with ARC@Cal
Bouncy houses, lazertag, DJs, performances, sumo suits, unlimited food, photobooths, caricature artists, Hoodie Allen and more??
Dance Marathon is going to held on SATURDAY, MARCH 15-16 from 12pm-12am! We're raising funds for pediatric AIDS and challenging dancers to stay on their feet for twelve hours straight!
Register NOW with the AMERICAN RED CROSS AT CAL team (Team captain: Madhuvanthi Suresh) for only $20! It will be super fun and you'll get to bond with your fellow ARC members while volunteering for a good cause!!!
Sign up at:

Committee Updates


3/5 Blood Services Committee Meeting, 136 Barrows @ 6-7 PM - Come hang out with the blood committee and get to know your fellow members. We’ll be going over upcoming events like the upcoming blood drive on March 18 (including opportunities for volunteering) as well as committee socials and get togethers!

3/18 March Blood Drive! Get excited and help us get the word out about the importance of blood donation and the upcoming blood drive! This is the most important step to having a successful blood drive, and we depend on our amazing volunteers!

2.Health and Safety

* SUNDAY 3/2, 3/3, 3/4 Training Citizen CPR at the Greeks - For those trained at our 2/13 committee meeting in hands-only CPR, come out into the community and teach this basic life-saving skill!  For those who wish to be trained, attend our next committee meeting, we will have a training after.
-Sign up by emailing
-View available times here:

*THURSDAY 2/27 H&S Committee Meeting, 136 Barrows, 6-7 PM - We will have another Training Citizen CPR class at the end of this meeting. 

*SUNDAY 3/9 Suicide Prevention First Aid Booth, Sproul Steps, 10AM-4PM -
-Sign up here:


*TUESDAY 3/4 Disaster Committee Meeting, 104 Dwinelle, 7-8 PM

*SUNDAY 3/2, 3/3, 3/4 Training in Disaster Preparedness for the Greeks

Here’s more opportunities to use your training and get involved with the community! We’ll be going over training information at the committee meeting so please come to sign up for a BRCR slot with the Greeks!

*TUESDAY March 11th West Berkeley Preparedness Workshop, 4:30-7 PM, Location TBA
•We need THREE people to help with this event. Location TBA but you would be helping out with the event. You get to learn how to co-facilitate a public disaster prep program with American Red Cross and the City of Berkeley, teaching the public of West Berkeley. This is a super awesome opportunity to network. More information will be sent to those who sign up!!!

We need A LOT OF outreach volunteers next week on either THIS Thursday or Friday after 3:30 PM to go into West Berkeley and outreach for the program. You'll be out in the greater Berkeley community working with the American Red Cross to spread the news about this workshop.


*MONDAY 3/3 committee meeting 6-7PM in 136 Barrows
-Please come to get trained in Youth Preparedness Presentations and to work on our Eggster Booth!

*SATURDAY 4/19 Eggster
Come out to the next Youth meeting on March 3rd to help build our booth for Eggster!

5.Fundraising and Awareness

*TUESDAY 3/4: committee meeting 7:45 PM in 104 Dwinelle This is important so make sure to be there! We have a lot to cover!

Poverty and Homelessness Symposium: March 3rd - 7th : A week of speakers, workshops, & performances that address issues of poverty & structural inequity. Come out for FREE food on Monday & stay for all the great events throughout the week around poverty as it relates to disaster preparedness, economics, gender inequality, and MORE!
We will be tabling Monday 3/3 and Wednesday ⅗ as well as going to these events together!
-For more info and to RSVP, visit our FB group:

Have a good week!:D           

ARC at Cal Executive Committee


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