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Member Resources Newsletter March 17th, 2017


 
 
ISSUE #4
 
THE BSC NEWSLETTER
 
"The mission of the BSC is to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education. "
 
 
 
 
 
Co-Op News
 
Join the BSC Thank-A-Thon!
 
Did you know that over 700 alumni give back to the BSC every year? BSC Thankathon is when we thank them and hear great stories about their experiences in the BSC.

BSC THANKATHON
April 6, 2017
Sign up for a two-hour shift here
 
These are NOT fundraising/solicitation calls! We thank our alumni donors, learn why they value their BSC experience, and answer questions about the BSC. EASY, EFFECTIVE, and FUN. Note: Use BSC Thankathon to satisfy Community Improvement hours! CO can also offer central-level workshift credit. You can ask your workshift manager to allow the caller to use this opportunity to work off down hours. This is not a paid workshift.

LOCATION OF BSC THANKATHON: Cal Calling Center 2440 Bancroft Way Suite 111, Berkeley, CA 94720 (located beneath The Career Center). 

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
 
SIGN UP NOW
 
 
Co-Op News
 
BSC Mural Contest, Now Open
 
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Board is happy to announce the first ever BSC Mural Contest! We’re not 100% sure it’s the first ever (we’ve been around for a long time, so who knows…), but either way it’s new and exciting! 
 
The theme of this contest? The BSC Mission Statement. And if you don’t remember, our mission is to, quote, provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education.
 
Rally your house or apartment! The top three units will win money directly into their house account, 1st - $500, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $200. Murals will be judged on visibility, number of members participated, mission statement relevance (bonus points for including the mission statement explicitly) and more. Email Kelly Archer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your unit intends to paint and if you have any questions. Murals are due by April 16th
 
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Co-Oper of the Month
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Do you know a co-oper that deserves to be recognized for being cooperative? Maybe you know someone that goes above and beyond to make your house a cooperative and works well with others. Nominate them for the Co-Oper of the Month Award! 

A new co-oper is selected every month and wins a cash prize!
 
 
NOMINATE NOW
 
 
 
Student Opportunities
Israel Trip With Cal
 

Berkeley Hillel has an amazing new Israel opportunity that is open to any Cal student. It's a multi-narrative, educational trip to Israel and areas of the Palestinian authority. The goal is to shed light on the complexity and nuance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by visiting different places and hearing from different voices.

The trip will be this summer! June 4th-14th and is almost entirely subsidized. 
Do you have any friends, peers, or classmates that would be interested in this trip? We are looking to put together a trip with individuals of diverse interests and backgrounds that represent a wide variety of Cal campus life. Sound interesting? The deadline to apply is Monday, March 20th.
 
Register Now
 
 
 
BSC  SHIRTS
ON SALE
 
Wanna have an awesome BSC shirt? Come by the Central Office and pick one up! We're selling shirts for $12. They range in size from Small - X Large and come in different colors:

  • Maroon
  • Navy Blue
  • Olive Green
  • Red
  • Baby Blue
  • Black
 
 
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Want to Contribute to the Newsletter?
 
We accept newsletter submissions on a rolling basis! If you know of something that would be a cool addition to the newsletter, send it to Rainy!
 
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Community Opportunties
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn to Swim Week Volunteers Wanted
 
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Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 2017 
3:30pm-6:30pm daily 
Age requirement: 16 years or older 
Time commitment: Training on April 1 from 11:00am-2:00pm. 

Volunteers will learn about water safety and the lesson plan during the training. Volunteer for at least 2 shifts. No lifeguarding/swim instructor experience required.

For more information please contact Chelsea Tuomi Volunteer Specialist, at (510) 665-3274 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." style="border-style: none; text-decoration: none !important; line-height: 22px; font-size: 14px; font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Playfair Display', arial, sans-serif; -webkit-text-size-adjust: none; -ms-text-size-adjust: none;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DOWNTOWN BERKELEY YMCA 
2001 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704 
(510) 848-9622 
www.ymca-cba.org
 
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CONTACT US
 
I'm Rainy. Former Clone & Davisaur (<3), current Shermite. 
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ABOUT THE BSC
 
The mission of the BSC is to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education.