Weekly Agenda

UC Rally Committee Meeting Agenda: November 7th, 2018

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Brother Bear
  3. Cal Athletic Events
  4. Basketball Gatelist
  5. Men’s Basketball Banner Guard
  6. Card Sorting
  7. Flag Waving Practice
  8. Volleyball Banner Guard
  9. Cookie Baking
  10. Murder Mystery
  11. Big GameRequirements 
  12. Toast to California
  13. Big Game Week Tabling
  14. Early Morning Flyering (EMF)
  15. Banner Painting
  16. Publicity Power Hour
  17. Dining Hall Tabling
  18. CUBE Comm
  19. KC’s requirement
  20. Cable Car Rally
  21. Night Rally
  22. Tree Chopping Rally
  23. Big Game Rally
  24.  Other Big Game Week Events
  25. Sign Competition
  26. Get the red out
  27. Dorm Window Competition
  28. Campus Lighting
  29. GOBO making Party
  30. Pin Requirements
  31. Touchdown Mondays!
  32. Fun Cal Fact
  33. 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: Big Game Week is coming up soon! so catch up on homework and sleep, you are going to need it :-) This is also a very long email, so please make sure you read until the end (Rally Comm Social Media) because sometimes Gmail cuts off long emails.

  1. Brother Bear

Hello everyone! Brother Bear is a buddy program to bring together the new members and the older members. I (Sierra) will be pairing new members with their “brother bear” so the older bear can answer any questions they have and show them how game day works in the committee. Both new and old members can sign up here to join. How this will work is if you hangout together outside of Rally Comm events you will get 5 points, if you do my special event each week you will get 10 points, and if you hangout with another group of bears you get another 5 points. This weeks special events is: Do a big game week event/requirement together! . Please contact me at ucrc.communications@gmail.com if you have any questions. Go Bears!

  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! Remember, if you would like to wave at one of these events, you must wear your rugby, khakis, and closed toed shoes! This week’s games the Committee will be attending:

11/8 Cal Women’s Volleyball vs. Oregon State @ 5:30PM

Sign up to wave here!

11/13 Cal Men’s Basketball vs. Hamton @ 6:00PM

Sign up to wave here!

Email Jeremy & Emily at ucrc.athletics@gmail.com if you have any questions!

  1. Basketball Gate List!

Basketball season has begun!!! Cal Men’s basketball is taking on Hampton on Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm and gate time will be 6pm. If you would like to go with the committee sign up for the gate list here. For Men’s basketball you must be on the gate list in order to get into the game. If you have any questions feel free to email me (Sierra) at ucrc.communications@gmail.com. You can also email me to be added onto the gate list until Monday at 5pm. Go Bears! Go Basketball!

  1. Men’s  Banner Guard! ! !

Our boys are going up against Hamton next Tuesday (11/13), so come help KC guard the banner! (KC needs all the help he can get, or else it will be a repeat of LAST time) Fill out this form, and wear rugbies, khakis, and show up at 6:00PM! Email ucrc.security@gmail.com with questions :)

  1. Card Sorting’s

Hello everybody! We will be holding a card sorting this Thursday (11/8) and Friday (11/9) from 12:30 pm to 4 pm in the North Tunnel of Memorial Stadium to make sure we’re ready for BIG GAME! Come join Eric sort cards to get them ready for the most exciting card stunt show of the season!

Remember, to get the Card Stunt Pin, you need either 6 hours of sorting and 1 string crew or 10 hours of sorting! If you have any questions or just feel like talking to Eric, contact him at ucrc.stunts@gmail.com.

  1. Flag Waving Practice

If you have never been to a flag waving practice and you want to wave for ANY OF THE EVENTS DURING BIG GAME WEEK there will be a flag waving practice happening!

The flag waving practice will be on Friday 11/9 from 3-4PM on Memorial Glade. This will be the last opportunity for you to learn how to wave the flag or practice your flag waving skills before ALL of the flag waving opportunities during Big Game Week!

REMEMBER, Close-toed shoes are required for flag waving practice!

Please email any questions or concerns to Emily and Jeremy at ucrc.athletics@gmail.com.

  1. Volleyball  Banner Guard this Saturday!!

Let’s go bears! Our volleyball team is on FIRE and watching the game from the banner is the best place to be because we get a beautiful view of the whole stadium!!! Come hang out with KC and guard the banner this Saturday (11/10) at 4:30PM while wearing your rugby and khakis!! GO BEARS!!! (fill out this form)

  1. Cookie Baking/1982 Big Game Watch Party


Join Hanna for the final Cookie Baking party of the year! This is a special one as it will also be a watch party for the iconic 1982 Big Game. Come relax, make cookies, and cheer on the ’82 Bears on Tuesday (11/13) starting at 5pm at 2117 Haste St. #114. If you want to earn your Traditions pin, this is the last opportunity to check off the cookie baking requirement! Go Bears!!!

  1. Murder Mystery!

There’s been a murder (gmail doesn’t have spooky font) leading up to BGW, and it’s of utmost importance we solve it this Saturday, November 10th at 7pm! However, since no one can solve crime on an empty stomach, it’ll also be a potluck/Cal vs. U$C watch party! Sign up here! (2209 Haste). I know, that’s a lot of stuff going on so hmu with your questions here: ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com

  1. Big Game Requirements!

In order to go to the Big Game (11/17) 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, 1 Special event (Night rally, Tree Chopping Rally, Cable Car Rally, or Big Game Rally), 2 hours of helping the cannoneer’s build cubes, 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

It’s here, the week you all have been waiting for . . . ITS *almost* BIG GAME WEEK! That being said, we have so much to do, so much to see (so much wrong with taking the back seat)! Tabling will be taking place Thursday 11/8 – Friday 11/9, as well as Tuesday 11/13 – Friday 11/16 on Upper Sproul Plaza from 9:30am – 2:30pm each day and wear your rugby’sYou must complete 5 hours of tabling within these times to earn a ticket to this year’s Big Game, in addition to one EMF. Please sign up for all Big Game Week Publicity events here. 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. EMFs will take place Friday 11/9 and Tuesday 11/13 – Friday 11/16 at 7:00am in front of Wheeler Hall. Please sign up for all Big Game Week Publicity events here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Claire at ucrc.publicity@gmail.com. Thank you!

  1. Banner Painting

Come help us paint banners to publicize our events around campus! Banner painting will take place onSaturday 11/10 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at 2209 Haste Street. If you come to at least one hour of banner painting AND the publicity power hour, you can earn one hour toward the publicity tabling requirement. Please sign up for all Big Game Week Publicity events here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Claire at ucrc.publicity@gmail.com. Thank you!

  1. Publicity Power Hour

To maximize the platform we reach on social media, we will be hosting a Publicity Power Hour onSaturday 11/10 from 5:00pm – 6:00pmat 2209 Haste Street. If you come to at least one hour of banner painting AND the publicity power hour, you can earn one hour toward the publicity tabling requirement. Please sign up for all Big Game Week Publicity events here. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Claire at ucrc.publicity@gmail.com. Thank you!

  1. Dining Hall Tabling

We will be tabling in the Dining Halls to publicize our Big Game Week events! We will be tabling Tuesday 11/13 and Thursday 11/15 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at various Dining Halls on campus. Claire needs at least 4 people per night to sign up for this, so please do so if it fits your schedule. Please sign up for all Big Game Week Publicity events here and wear your rugby’s!. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Claire at ucrc.publicity@gmail.com. Thank you!

  1. CUBE Comm

GET EXCITED! You, fine Golden Bear, get to be part of Big Game Rally history by helping to construct the first PVC pipe bonfire structure to ever exist! To go to THE Big Game, you need to complete 2 hours of cube building (or taking down after the rally). Please sign up for shifts to help saw PVC, construct cubes, and then put them together with the Cannoneers on Wednesday (11am-3:30), Thursday (2pm-7pm), of Big Game Week, location TBD.  Email the Nerds at ucrc.cannoneers@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

  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. Cable Car Rally

Get ready to kick off BGW with an exciting Cable Car ride through the city along with Band, Dance, Cheer, Mic Men and Oski! Cable Car Rally has always been a favorite throughout the years, so unfortunately I will likely not be able to bring everyone. This event will be on Wednesday, November 14th, please keep in mind that you will ‘need to’ (read: get to) miss class from 8am to 2pm in order to attend as well as pay for your own transportation (we take Bart into the city).This event also counts as your special event requirement! I’m so so so so soooooo excited for this amazing event, please fill out this google form if you’re as excited for this event as I am. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi,  please email me at ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com

  1. Night Rally

You know ’em, you love ’em, it’s time for another NIGHT RALLY! Join me Thursday, November 15th 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 counts towards your special event requirement! Questions, Comments, Concerns?ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com

  1. Tree Chopping Rally

This may be Berkeley, but not all trees deserve love. Mainly $tanfurd. In that spirit, we will be having a Tree Chopping Rally on Friday, November 16th at noon (similar to a noon rally but with saws and such). Fill out this form if you will be helping out as part of your special event requirement!  Questions, Concerns, want to chat about BGW or life stuff?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 beFriday, 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 does NOT COUNT as your Big Game Week building requirement, but it DOES count as your special event requirement. Please sign up with this form and contact ucrc.rallies@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Go bears!

  1. Other Big Game Week Events

These events are not required, but are super fun, and carry on many rally comm traditions.

  1. Sign Competition

Let’s get the whole campus ready for Big Game Week! This year, the Rally Committee will be hosting a sign competition to get everyone in the Game Day Spirit. For example, last year for the U$C game, a house hung a sign that said “Drink apple juice, OJ will kill you.” Fraternity, Sorority and Co-op houses have all been invited to participate, just by hanging up their Beat $tanfurd themed sign for the duration of Big Game Week! If you notice a particular sign that stands out to you, shoot me an email by Tuesday 11/13at ucrc.specialevents@gmai.com letting me know which is your favorite! This does not count towards your special event requirement, it’s just something fun to look for :)

  1. Get the Red Out

If for some reason you notice there’s some red in your closet, no worries–we get help you get the red out!During regular tabling hours (9:30 – 2pm) from Tuesday-Friday of Big Game Week we will be collecting non-perishable goods and red clothing in exchange for a blue shirt! Swing by the rally comm table on Upper Sproul with at least 1 Red Article of Clothing and 2 canned goods (or non-perishable items) in exchange for a Cal shirt! All items will be donated to a local donation service. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail Leeza at ucrc.outreach@gmail.com.

  1. BGW Dorm Stunt – Window Decorating Competition

We are inviting all residents of the Residence Halls to participate in this window decorating competition. You can decorate with appropriate digs at stanfurd or anything with a go bears! spirit. You can use any materials to decorate the window as long as we can then take them down. There will be a winner of the competition and you can register for the competition part at tinyurl.com/windowstunts . If you live in the Residence Halls, try to participate and get your friends to do the same. Stay tuned to our Facebook for publicity for the event and make sure you share it with your halls. It will be great to see Cal Spirit in the dorms!!!

  1. Campus Lighting

During BGW, Rally Committee lights up the campus in blue and gold to bring spirit to the campus! If you’d like to help set up the lights, come on out to help next Monday (November 12) starting at 10am! If you would like to help with that let me know! If you have any questions, email Eric at ucrc.stunts@gmail.com.

  1. GOBO Making Party

Additionally, if you’d like to make an image (aka Gobos) that we will project onto the Campanile during BGW, then GOBO-comm is the sub-comm for you! We will be meeting at 2333 Channing Way at 4pm to start making GOBOs and we’ll go until whenever people want to stay! Let me know if you plan on attending! Email Eric at ucrc.stunts@gmail.com if you have any questions!

  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