Weekly Agenda

UC Rally Committee Agenda

09/21/22

General Announcements

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How do I Join?

Sign up here! It’s as easy as that! Then, join our Slack to stay connected and get updates on everything the committee does. You’ll also need to pay dues and buy a rugby if you don’t have one already. The sign-up form is so we know who you are and to make sure you get put on the official committee email list so you don’t miss any announcements. If you have any questions related to being a member of the Rally Committee, reach out to our Vice Chair of Membership Raina at ucrc.membership@gmail.com

You can join the Rally Committee up until Oct. 1st this year! So don’t be worried if you don’t have the chance this week. 

Paying for Dues and Rugby!

In order to fully join the Committee and join us for this week’s upcoming football game, you’ll need to pay your dues and purchase a rugby*! Dues are $50 and a rugby is $60. You can pay through either cash or check made out to “ASUC/UC Rally Committee”. If you didn’t get a chance to do that yet, you can slack message or email Julia at ucrc.treasurer@gmail.com to coordinate a time to meet up until Oct. 1st.

*We have so many amazing new members that we’ve sold out of all sizes of rugbies! If we want to wait to buy your rugby, you can just pay the dues and pay for the rugby when they arrive or you can pay for both now and Julia will note your name and size to set aside a rugby for you when they come in. We have some reserves in every size (XS through 3X) available to borrow so if you want to do a job that requires one, you still can!

Need Khakis?

Here are some links where you can buy khakis. You can also get them at Bear Basics! Even if you can’t order them, check out these links for ideas about fit and color!

Men’s

Women’s

Ask Oski Anything!

Do you have a question that you’d like Oski to answer live at the Homecoming Rally on Friday? Submit them at tinyurl.com/askoski!!

 

Upcoming Events

Gatelist!!!!

Go to the game with Rally Comm this Saturday by signing up on this form. If you choose “maybe,” you need to tell Raina that you changed your mind by Thursday at 4pm or you won’t be on the gatelist. The form CLOSES at 4pm on THURSDAY. On gameday meet at Sturdy the Bear (across the street from Haas School of Business) at 10:30 AM SHARP NO BERKELEY TIME. Where your rugby (if you have one) and wear Cal gear. If you do wear a rugby PLEASE wear an undershirt. Bring a CLEAR water bottle and a CLEAR bag. If you have any questions, slack Raina or email her at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com.

Homecoming Week Special Events!

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped with the Homecoming Special Events so far. I could not have put on these events without all of your help!! And thank to people who have stoped by each of the events. The week is over half way over! But don’t be sad! There are still more events you can attend. Continue below for the rest of the Homecoming Special Events. Go Bears!!

Night Rally

Did you miss me? There is another Night Rally this week!! The Homecoming Night Rally will be on Thursday, September 22 starting at 8:00 pm at Bowles Hall. We will begin at Bowles Hall, then continue on to the Alpha Chi Omega House, Channing Circle, Unit 2, Unit 1, Martinez Commons, and end at Unit 3. A map of the route will be available on #maps-and-routes slack channel that every member, both old and new, should join!! If ya want to come share your Cal Spirit and celebrate Homecoming Week, then be at Bowles Lot @ 7:30 pm. NO BERKELEY TIME!! I want to be able to go over a few things with all you lovely people before the rest of Cal Spirit gets there, so please be on time. Come dressed in your Rugby (no Khakis), or in Cal Gear/Blue and Gold if you do not have your Rugby yet. :) If you have any questions, feel free to slack @Hannah Pearson or email her at ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com. Go Bears!!

Night Rally Spellout

Want to run around the streets of Berkeley with a large letter painted on your chest and get chased by Cal Band!? Then sign up for Night Rally Spellout!!! The Night Rally will be on Thursday, September 22 and spellout’s gatetime is 7:15pm! Make sure you wear a white t-shirt, sports bra or go shirtless and bring running shoes! Slack Jordan or email him at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com if you would like to sign up! 

Noon Rally

Guess what? ITS HOMECOMING NOON RALLY!!!! The Cal v. Arizona Homecoming Noon Rally will be next Friday, September 23 @ 12:10 pm. Want to hang out with Cal Band, Mic Men, and Oski, then please meet at the bottom left of the Mario Savio Steps @ 11:45 am. NO BERKELEY TIME!! If you are gonna be late, please slack Hannah Pearson to let her know. Please come in your Rugby  Khakis not required). This is the Noon Rally to hype up the Homecoming Football Game, so please help Hannah make it a special one. If you have any questions, please slack @Hannah Pearson or email Hannah at ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com Gooooo Beeeaaarrrss!!

 

Llamas

They’re back!! The Llamas you all love so much will be here on Friday!! Llamas will be at Memorial Glade from 12:00 pm 2:00 pm on Friday, September 23. Need to destress for midterms, want to celebrate homecoming week, or just like the vibes, then come over to memorial glade after the Noon Rally! Look forward to seeing you all there. Go Bears!! 

Flag Waving Practice 

Do you want to be on the field/court to wave a California flag and cheer on your Golden Bears? This Thursday 9/23 at 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Bowles Lot right before the night rally gate time we will hold another flag waving practice! Message us before Thursday at 12:30 pm if you want to wave vs. Arizona so we can add you to our list! Please email ucrc.athletics@berkeley.edu or slack @Ariana Terbijhe or @Andrew Chan with any questions!

Banner Guard at The Noon Rally 

Wendy, our DoS, needs your help protecting and hanging the Banner for The Noon Rally on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 11:30am. We will be meeting outside of Sproul Hall 30 minutes prior to the rally start time! To sign-up go to this cool form. Dresscode is Khakis, Closed toe shoes, and Rugbies. Slack Wendy or email her at ucrc.security@gmail.com for any questions, comments, or concerns.  There will also be a general slack message sent out so be on the look for that as well!

Midnight Singing!

What: songs & cookies, Where: the north side of the Campanile, When: Friday 9/23 at 11:59PM *NO BERKELEY TIME*, Who: you and all your Rally Comm friends!

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you for our special pre-game tradition where we get our energy going right from the first seconds of gameday. As a reminder, please no rugbies or other Rally Committee gear, bring a sweatshirt, and respect everyones’ privacy and fun by not filming or photographing the event. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please slack me @Greg or email ucrc.traditions@gmail.com. Song books will be provided, primarily for new members.

Walking Banner!

Parade with the Committee as you lead the California Marching Band and the rest of Cal Spirit up to Memorial Stadium after the pregame rally! Learn about fun gameday traditions around campus! Sign up for Walking Banner as one of your game day job preferences, you can do it with literally any other job except Spellout and Cannon Crew. Closed toed shoes, your rugby (or Blue & Gold Cal gear if you don’t have one yet), khakis (if you have them), and lots of water are necessities for this event. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please slack me @Greg or email ucrc.traditions@gmail.com. Go Bears, let’s beat the Wildcats!

Banner Guard Arizona!

Picture this: A beautiful day, the excitement in the air, the anticipation of the first kickoff of Cal’s Football season.  The California Victory Cannon has just been fired and the Bench is electrified, Rally Comm is cheering and screaming, Cal Band is playing beside us, and we are preparing to do our traditional Card Stunt.  But above all this excitement stands our California Banner, marking the Bench and the greater Memorial Stadium, as Bear Territory.  Wendy, our Director of Security, needs your help in guarding the California Banner during the game!  Be sure to sign-up for this gameday job in the post-meeting sign-in form to help Wendy protect our glorious banner!

Senior Bowles!

If you like cereal and you like bowls and you are a senior then come out to Bowles hall with our Director of Security, Wendy, the morning of gameday. Every week Wendy will pick out one or two seniors to go up the tower and help hang the banner. The view up there is like a breath of fresh air, so it is like a little reward for all your hard work over the years. To sign up fill out this Form !

Tunnel Crew

Want to see football players in real life? Did you like playing parachute as a kid? Then tunnel crew is the Game Day Job for you! Sign up for tunnel crew to welcome our California Golden Bears Football Players onto the field at the start of the Football Game. People who participate in Tunnel Crew either raise up the Windflags when the football players runs out, or waves around the giant “This is Bear Territory” banner on the field (like playing with the parachute as a kid). The only other jobs that Tunnel Crew conflicts with is Cannon Crew, Spell Out, and Pre Game Runnout. This job does require you wear a Rugby and Khakis. Questions? Feel free to slack @Hannah Pearson or email Hannah at ucrc.specialevents@gmail.com Go Bears!!

Cannon Crew!

If you like making things go boom and having the best view of the stadium, then you’re in luck because you can sign up for Cannon Crew!! Malena and Lauren need your help getting the glorious California Victory Cannon on the hill and firing that baby. Hang out with the Cannoneers, learn about the history of the only student-run cannon in the nation, and take part in one of Cal’s most unique traditions! Sign up on the post-meeting form and feel free to slack @Malena or @Lauren or email them at ucrc.cannoneers@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Flag Waving for Football 

Do you want to be on the field to wave a California flag? Sign up for flag waving in the meeting sign-in! In order to participate, you must have attended a flag waving practice and wear khakis, closed-toe shoes, and your rugby. Please email ucrc.athletics@berkeley.edu or slack @Ariana or @Andrew with any questions!

Gameday Spellout

Want to be a part of the most fun and televised gameday job?! Sign up for spellout! You’ll be right at the front of the student section cheering on our golden bears, singing and dancing to Cal songs and just having a fun time with your fellow Committee members! The Hoco game will be on Saturday, September 24th and gatetime for spellout is at 10:30am at Sturdy the Bear! Spellout is a full-game job. Dress code is either a white shirt, sports bra or shirtless; rugbies and khakis are not required but you can waist your rugby at the game! Slack Jordan or email him at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns!

Hoco Postgame

Celebrate finishing the Hoco gameday with a postgame! Theme: Decades. Dress up in an outfit that is indicative of a decade of your choosing; try to blend in with a decade through your fashion choice! The postgame will be on Saturday, September 24th after the game; location and time will be announced during cleanup after the game! In order to be able to go to the Hoco postgame, you need to help the Committee with stunts setup and cleanup (unless you are on Cannon Crew) as well as go to the Hoco game with the Committee!  As always, bring your own cup and Slack Jordan or email him at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com if you have any other questions! Hope to see you there :)

Homecoming Tabling + more!

Homecoming week is next week!! We’ll begin tabling to advertise all the super fun special events and theHomecoming Rally! Come by the table on Sproul on Thursday from 9 to 5 or Friday from 9 – 2 and help me give out flyers, hang out, and get the Cal community pumped for Homecoming! We will also be doing an LNF (Late night flyering) on Thursday at 6:30 [meet at Wheeler] and a Chalking events at 10:30 on Friday [meet at the table] :) **PS I have a super cool prize for those who help set up/ clean up the table everyday and come to LNF** Feel free to reach out to me anytime on Slack @allyssachan or email at ucrc.marketing@gmail.com. GO BEARS GO TABLE!!

Homecoming – Bears Lounge Volunteering

UDAR has asked for the Rally Committee’s help with staffing their Bears Lounge, which is essentially a central location for guests to mingle, ask questions, and get directions and information about upcoming events. You can help anytime on Friday, September 23rd between 9am-5pm or on Saturday, September 24th between 8am-2pm. You can sign up for as much or as little as you’d like, and anything is appreciated; you can stop in between classes. If you have signed up to help at the Homecoming Rally, keep that in mind if you want to help out on Friday. On Saturday we have a football game that kickoff at 2:30pm, if you want to help on Saturday, you can still attend the game with the Committee. If you are interested, please fill out this interest form by Monday. If you have any questions, please send a slack message to Kori Amidei, or email ucrc.chair@gmail.com

Homecoming Lectures

UDAR is hosting several lectures for guests of Homecoming Weekend to attend. They’ve asked for Rally Comm’s help to introduce the speakers. It’s pretty easy – you’ll introduce yourselves, share a (brief) message of gratitude to our donors, and then introduce the speaker (or speakers if there are more than one). The introductions should only take a couple of minutes! The scripts will be provided. There are lectures on Friday, September 23rd at 12pm, 4pm, & 5pm as well as lectures on Saturday, September 24th at 10am, 12pm, & 2pm.  If you have signed up to help at the Homecoming Rally, keep that in mind if you want to help out on Friday. On Saturday we have a football game that kickoff at 2:30pm, if you want to help on Saturday, you can still attend the game with the Committee. If you are interested in helping out at any of them, please fill out this form or reach out to Kori Amidei. If you have any questions, please send a slack to Kori Amidei, or email ucrc.chair@gmail.com

The Amazing California Race

After a two-year break, it is time to bring back the Amazing California Race! The Amazing California Race is a fun racing event that will challenge teams of Committee members with physical and mental tasks. You and your team will run around the Berkeley area completing challenges in order to become the victor and win a cool prize! The Amazing California Race will be on Saturday, October 1 from 1-4pm! Sign up here and the form will be open until Wednesday, October 28 at 10pm! Slack Jordan or email him at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns!

Ongoing Events

Director of Traditions Histories and Fun Facts Form

What do you want to learn about in the next year? Fill out this form to participate in some fun new traditions and to make your voice heard! Please take three minutes to fill out this form so that the weekly history presentations are about topics that you are interested in learning about! Also feel free to email Greg your suggestions and Fun Facts at ucrc.traditions@gmail.com. Go Bears!

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Suggestion Form

We will be having DEI presentations at most meetings, and we’d love to get your input! Fill out this form if you have suggestions for topics. You can volunteer to help Abigail with research and writing presentations, and you can also choose to give presentations, too! If you have any questions, feel free to email Abigail at ucrc.externalrelations@gmail.com. Thank you!

House Cup

It’s a new year so that means a new round of House Cup! Join your fellow Committee members in a year-long bonding experience where you complete challenges to earn points to win the coveted House Cup!!!!! House Cup has started, but you can join House Cup at any point throughout the year, so if you or a friend ever wants to join Slack Jordan or email him at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Jordan using either of the previously mentioned methods. Go Bears!!

Bear Buddies

The first rotation of Bear Buddies has been made! If you would still like to join the first rotation, please Slack Jordan and he will try to get you a Bear Buddy! All Bear Buddy announcements will be made in the Bear Buddies Slack channel until the second rotation is announced. If you have any questions, comments or concerns Slack Jordan or email him at ucrc.memberevents@gmail.com.

Member Events Suggestion + Feedback Form

Do you want to have a direct impact on the fun internal events that occur throughout the year? Have an idea for House Cup or Bear Buddies? Just want to talk to Jordan through a form? Fill out this form to give Jordan feedback and suggestions for Member Events! All responses will stay between you and Jordan (Raina and Kori will be informed if necessary), so be honest – Jordan wants to hear your input!

Kudos Form

Show some love to your fellow Rally Comm members by filling out a kudos for them! Bella will read all the kudos every week at meeting. Here’s the link!

Add the UCRC Calendar!

To keep up with our latest events, including times, dates, and locations, make sure to add the official Rally Committee calendar to your bCal. Follow this link to add our calendar to your schedule and make sure you’re up to date with all the happenings. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Bella at ucrc.communications@gmail.com or slack @Bella! 

Member Spotlights

There are so many amazing members doing so many amazing things, and we want to spotlight them on our Instagram! We need y’all’s nominations to do this, please nominate older or new members to be spotlighted at HERE. Also slack Enrique or Ethan with any questions or concerns. 

 

UCRC Constitution and Bylaws

If you’d like to take a look at the UC Rally Committee’s constitution and bylaws, you can check them out on CalLink through this link!

Did you read the full agenda?

Thank you! Slack Bella or email ucrc.communications@gmail.com for a super silly surprise. There’s a new one every week!  :)