Weekly Agenda

UC Rally Committee Meeting Agenda: November 28th, 2018

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Gatelist and Game day Job Sign up form
  3. Brother Bear 
  4. Big Game Requirements
  5. Toast to California
  6. Big Game Week Tabling
  7. Early Morning Flyering (EMF)
  8. KC’s requirement
  9. Night Rally
  10. Big Game Rally
  11. Big Game Week T-shirts
  12. Midnight Singing
  13. Game Day Jobs!
  14. String Crew
  15. Spellout
  16. Cannon Crew
  17. Walking Banner
  18. Tunnel Crew
  19. Flag Waving
  20. Banner Guard
  21. Big Game Post Game
  22. Cal Athletic Events
  23. Women’s Basketball Banner Guard
  24. Ice Skating in Union Square
  25. Holiday Party
  26. Apply to be a Campus Ambassador 
  27. Pin Requirements
  28. Touchdown Mondays!
  29. Fun Cal Fact
  30. Rally Comm Social Media
  1. Introduction

Hello fellow Californians, my name is Sierra Abasolo and I am your Director of Communications for the 2018-2019 school year! I am sending out this agenda in case you were unable to attend meeting tonight, or because you were not able to hear everything that was discussed in meeting. Additionally, here is a spreadsheet with all of the ExComm members and their respective emails. If you have any questions about the Committee, or what a specific position does, do not hesitate to reach out to any or all of us!

General reminder: Remember to check that you have completed all of the big game weekrequirements to go to the game with the Committee. 

  1. Gatelist & Game Day Jobs Sign-up form!

Hello all you loyal Californians! The Bears are taking on the $tanfurdites this Saturday (12/1)! If you would like to go to the game with the committee and do a game day job sign up here. In order to go the game you must be a dues paying member and have completed the big game requirements (listed below), and must have purchased a rugby. The Gatetime is 8am on the North Plaza outside of the stadium (Across from the Haas School of Business) just look out for me (Sierra) and I will give you your ticket. If you would like to do a game day job, fill out the form by 6pm Thursday night. If you would like to go to the game and did not go to the meeting, please email me at ucrc.communications@gmail.com by 6pm Friday night to be added to the gate list. Also feel free to email me about any questions you have. Go Bears! GET THE AXE BACK!!!

  1. Brother Bear

Congratulations to Hector, Leonie, and Sam for winning Brother Bear!!! I hope you all enjoyed the event, thanks for participating!!! Go Bears!

  1. Big Game Requirements!

In order to go to the Big Game (12/1) with the Committee you must fulfill all the requirements, which include: 6 hours of tabling (1 of those hours MUST be an Early Morning Flyering (EMF), 3 nights of KC’s requirement, and you must learn the song Toast to California and sign it to Hanna. If you have any questions, feel free to email Dean at ucrc.membership@gmail.com.

  1. Toast to California

You must learn the song, and prove it to Hanna. So, it is time to partake in a time-honored tradition by learning Toast to California for BGW festivities. Here are the lyrics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cne_sA-islg):

California, here’s to Thee;
Honor to thy name;
Alma Mater, carry on
To fortune and to fame.
Queen beside the Western Sea
Rule our destiny;
Stand for right,
Let there be Light,
California, Here’s to Thee.

  1. Big Game Week Tabling

BIGGER GAME WEEK TABLING! Tabling will be taking place Thursday 11/29 and Friday 11/30 on Lower Sproul Plaza from 9:30am – 2:30pm each day. You must complete 5 hours of tabling within these times to earn a ticket to this year’s Big Game, in addition to one EMF. I will not be taking sign ups, but it is your responsibility to complete your hours. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Claire at ucrc.publicity@gmail.com. Thank you!

  1. Big Game Week Early Morning Flyering

In addition to at least 5 hours of tabling, you must complete one Early Morning Flyering (EMF) as a part of your publicity requirement for the Big Game. EMF will take place Friday 11/30 at 7:00am in front of Wheeler Hall. I will not be taking sign ups, but it is your responsibility to complete your EMF. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Claire at ucrc.publicity@gmail.com. Thank you!

  1. KC’s Requirement

Three nights must be completed. If you have any questions or did not sign up at the meeting, please contact KC by emailing him at ucrc.security@gmail.com.

  1. Night Rally

You know ’em, you love ’em, it’s time for another NIGHT RALLY! Join me Thursday, November 29th at 7:50 in Bowle’s Lot to parade around southside with Cheer, Dance, Band, Noise Boys (‘Mic Men’) and Oski! Remeber to wear your rugby’s! This event is optional and you do not need to complete a special event requirement any more! But it is super fun so you should come anyway. Questions, Comments, Concerns?ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com

  1. 2018 Big Game Rally!

As we are all very well aware, the Big Game Rally in the Greek Theater is rapidly approaching — It will be Friday, November 16th at 7 PM in the Greek Theater. Alexa needs help getting the 8,000 attendees in the theater, moving the groups on and off stage, and coordinating some ~new~ elements of the rally this year! This event is optional, and it is not required in order to go the big game with the committee. Please sign up with this form and contact ucrc.rallies@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Go bears!

  1. Big Game Week Shirts

The 121st Big Game is almost here, and now we have t-shirts to remind us! If you weren’t able to pick up a shirt at the meeting today, email Lauren to set up a time to buy one. Make sure to bring $15 in CASH OR CHECK to purchase your shirt. If you have any questions or would like to set up a time to meet, please email Lauren at ucrc.treasurer@gmail.com to buy a shirt.

  1. Midnight Singing


Make the first words out of your mouth on Game Day an ode to the University at Midnight Singing. Come on down to the Campanile at 11:59pm on Friday (11/30) night (NO Berkeley time, NO rugbies, NO Merchcomm gear) to ring in Game Day with your fellow Californians by singing Cal songs for all to hear. Don’t know the lyrics to Cal fight songs? Never fear, for we have song books and this is a great way to practice the songs. We will also have cookies, so you don’t want to miss it! Email Hanna at ucrc.traditions@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  1. Game Day Jobs!!!!
  1. String Crew

It’s a Big Game Week Take 2 !!! With game day comes the privilege of one of the numerous game day jobs: String Crew! Meet Eric at Sturdy the Bear right at 7 am on Saturday (12/1) (No Berkeley time) to help set up the glorious, time old tradition of card stunts! I know this is an early string crew but I need all the help I can get, we’ll be out there early enough to hear cal band practice, and I will be bringing muffins or bagels for everyone that comes and helps out. Sturdy is located just outside the north entrance of the stadium, right in front of the Haas School of Business. I’m super excited about this card stunt, so come help me make it one of the best we’ve seen. Space is limited, so fill out the sign-up form above for a chance to take part in String Crew. This gameday job can be combined with any other job besides Cannon Crew. Feel free to message Eric at ucrc.stunts@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. Go Bears! Beat the Cardinal!



DO YOU HAVE BIG GAME ENERGY?? Then show it off in the front row of our SOLD OUT STUDENT SECTION! To ensure you don’t miss out on the most hype spellout of the szn, fill out the google form above! Attire is either shirtless, a white sports bra, or a plain white t-shirt if you prefer (+ your rugby & clear poncho for da potential rain) Please keep in mind this is a full-game job (all 4 quarters). If you have any questions or concerns or just wanna chat, email Maria at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com ! Go bears go (big game) spellout!

  1. Cannon Crew

IT IS BIGGER GAME WEEK! It is *gasp* your last chance to fire the California Victory Cannon this season as we strive to get that axe! Please sign up on the game day jobs form by Thursday at 6 PM. We will meet at Bowles parking lot at 8:00 AM in our usual closed-toe shoes and long pants. Let’s show those $tanfurdites how it is done since *cough cough* they lost their cannon. Also, rumor has it that one Jim Soules, the creator of the Cannon may be paying the hill a visit… Email the Cannoneers at ucrc.cannoneers@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, or heartfelt confessions of love for the California Victory Cannon. Go Bears, let’s beat the Cardinal!

  1. Walking Banner


Start your game day off right with Walking Banner! Fill out the form above by 6pm Thursday night or email Hanna at ucrc.traditions@gmail.com to take part in a rousing parade of Cal Spirit, as we traverse campus from the pregame rally at Sproul Plaza up to the stadium before kickoff. It’s going to be the most lit Walking Banner all year, you don’t want to miss it! This mini-adventure can be done with any game day job except for Cannon Crew and Spell Out. GO BEARS BEAT THE CARDINAL!!!

  1. Tunnel Crew!

Want to do tunnel crew at the start of Big Game?? Want to be on the field for this historic game??? Want to hang out with Megan and be really cool, and make all your friends jealous you got to go onto the field? This is your last chance! Sign up in the gatelist sign in! Please keep in mind you cannot do tunnel crew with cannon crew or first quarter banner guard. Email ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com if you have questions!

  1. Flag Waving

    The $tanfurd Cardinal, think they can just waltz into Berkeley. To inspire our intrepid Bears during the 121st Big Game, we will have our majestic Cal flags waving the $tanfurd away, and you all have the opportunity to be the ones waving them! If you’d like to flag wave, sign-ups for a quarter are on the sign in form located at the top of the agenda! To be eligible to wave, you must be a dues-paying member of the Committee, you must have completed all of the Big Game Week requirements, and you must have attended one flag waving practice. If selected to wave you must be wearing khakis (short or long is fine) and closed toed shoes. You can combine flag waving with any gameday job besides cannon crew and spellout. If you have any questions or concerns, email Emily and Jeremy at ucrc.athletics@gmail.com.

  1. Banner Guard During the GAME!

Who is excited?!?! I know I am! Come banner guard with during the Big Game, and help me fend off those lousy trees from taking our precious banner! To guard, you need to wear khakis, rugbys, and if you want to look extra tough in front of those $tanfurdites, sunglasses! Sign up on the meeting sign in, and email KC with any questions at ucrc.security@gmail.com!

  1. Big Game Post Game

Welcome to the Rally Committee, where gameday shenanigans don’t end after 4 quarters. Plus it’s post BIG GAME so we’re boozing until the sun rises midnight. This week’s theme is $TANFURD & PAJAMAS! If you’d like to attend post-big, make sure to brush up on these resources on alcohol safety & consent! Please ensure that you fully comprehend the messages and information being conveyed, because it’s v important! We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable at our events so if you have any questions or concerns about any of this, email Maria at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com !

  1. Cal Athletics Events This Week

Each week, Rally Comm will be going to different, smaller sporting events for fun to support and cheer on our various teams, and also to just hang out together! This week’s games the Committee will be attending: Sunday 12/2: Cal Women’s Basketball vs. CSUN @ 1:15PM. Our women have just been ranked 15th!!! Whoo hoo!! So come out to the game and help us cheer them on! Fill out the Form to wave at women’s basketball here! Also, email Jeremy and Emily at ucrc.athletics@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

  1. Women’s Basketball  Banner Guard! ! !

You know whats going to be a great time? Banner guarding for Women’s Basketball right after Big Game! Keep that energy going for Cal, and come banner guard during the game on December 2nd, with a gate time of 1:30pm. And remember, you need to wear khakis and rugbys. Email KC at ucrc.security@gmail.com if you want to guard!

  1. Ice Skating in Union Square

Ice! Skating! Friendship! SF! Come join us on our annual excursion out to Union Square for some icy fun on Wednesday, December 5th! If you’d like to go, we will be meeting at West Crescent at 2pm (not berkeley time, sry) and taking the BART together. In order to save yourself a headache and a half plus a long wait, buy your tickets online here! Make sure to book the 4pm time slot! Have questions? Email Maria! ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com

  1. Holiday Party

This year’s holiday party will be Thursday, December 6th at 7pm! Come down to 2209 Haste in your favorite holiday sweater or pajamas for some ~festivities~ This is a dessert potluck so if you’d like to bring some treats to share, that’d be awesome! We’ll also be having a white elephant gift exchange so bring a gift valued at ~$15 if you’d like to participate. (You don’t need to participate to join us for holiday party, we value your company!) If you have absolutely any questions or concerns, feel free to email Maria at  ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com

  1. Apply to be a Campus Ambassador!

Do you want to talk about yourself constantly? Do you want to learn how to walk backwards? DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR BERKELEY BY GIVING TOURS? If you answered yes (in your head) to these questions, then you should apply to be a campus ambassador! If you were unable to make it to our info sessions, let Dean know, and he can give you a run down on what it is like to be a campus ambassador! Remember, the application is due by 5pm on Friday, December 7th! If you have any questions about the program, application or Campus Ambassador life in general, please reach out to Dean at dean_lewis@berkeley.edu or any of the other UCRC Campus Ambassadors! Go Bears! Go Tours!

  1. Pin Requirements!

Hey click here to view all of the requirements to earn pins. All the pins are really cool, and you get to show them off by wearing them proudly on your rugby!

  1. Touchdown Mondays!

Hey Golden Bears! every Monday after a football game (home & away) a few business around Berkeley give a discount to anyone who mentions “Touchdown Monday”. The discounts are based on how many touchdowns the Bears score in the game. To receive updates on how much of a discount you get click here to join our Facebook group “Cal Spirit Discounts”. The Cal Student Store, Menchies, and Endless Summer Sweets all take part. If you have any questions please email me at ucrc.communications@gmail.com Go Bears!

  1. Fun Cal Fact of the Week

Have so much Cal spirit that you don’t know what to do with? How about short, fun facts about Cal history that your fellow Committee members need to know? If so, please email Hanna at ucrc.traditions@gmail.com to submit your knowledge to be featured in the weekly history segment “Fun Cal Fact”! She would love to hear from you and share your appreciation for this wonderful University.

  1. Rally Comm Social Media


If you’re on Facebook and would like to see all pictures having to do with the UCRC events, friend Alex Adler on Facebook. Please remember not to tag people in pictures taken at our Post Game events without their consent. Additionally, please follow/join these UC Rally Committee social media groups to keep up with all things UCRC related:


Twitter: rallycomm

Instagram: @rallycomm

Snapchat: rallycomm

Facebook Fan Pagehere

Facebook GroupsHERE and  HERE