Monthly Newsletter – May 2017

Dear Tzu Chings,

We hope that you’ve had a successful spring quarter so far, and many thanks to those who came to our previous events. If you couldn’t attend any events last month, don’t worry because we have more events planned for this month:

Happy Campus

5/12, 5/19 (Fri) @ Croutons at the Student Service Center for rides, 12:30 PM

Every Friday, Tzu Chings mentor students from first to fifth grade at Herbert Ibarra Elementary School. Our goal is to teach them the meaning of love, respect, and gratitude and integrate it into their lifestyle no matter what their family background is.

Buddha Bath at San Diego

5/21 (Sun) @ 9:30 AM

Join Tzu Chi’s celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday and Tzu Chi’s birthday. This will be held at Tzu Chi’s San Diego Headquarters.

Convalescent Home

5/27 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 9 AM

Every month, Tzu Chings pay a visit to the Convalescent Home to brighten the day of the elderly by performing musical and dance numbers, playing interactive games (such as charades), and chatting with them.

Graduation at San Dimas

5/20 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 7:30 AM (graduates) or 10:30AM (attendees)

Come to Tzu Ching’s special graduation ceremony, where we thank our Tzu Ching graduates for their hard work and dedication to community service. We are all inspired by their efforts and hope you can join us in honoring the graduates and congratulating them on everything they have accomplished.

*For more event details, please check our Facebook page (UCSD Tzu Ching) or our website (ucsdtzuching.wordpress.com) for how to sign up for an event if you don’t have Facebook.

**If you are a new member, please fill out the following registration form so that we can contact you in the future: http://goo.gl/forms/z395gEQ45G

Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

UCSD Tzu Ching ❤

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2017

Dear Tzu Chings,

We hope that you’ve had a great spring quarter so far! Even though this is the last quarter of the school year, we have more exciting events planned for you:

Bone Marrow Drive

4/18 (Tue) @ Library Walk 1973, 10AM

4/19 (Wed) @ Library Walk 1972, 10AM

Tzu Ching will be working with BeTheMatch to encourage people to join the Bone Marrow Registry and help save a life. To register, just swab your cheeks and fill out a few forms. Even if you don’t wish to register, you can still come and help out.

Convalescent Home

4/22 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 9 AM

Every month, Tzu Chings pay a visit to the Convalescent Home to brighten the day of the elderly by performing musical and dance numbers, playing interactive games (such as charades), and chatting with them.

 

Earth Day

4/23 (Sun) @ Balboa Park, 10AM

Tzu Ching will have booths at the Earth Day Fair at Balboa Park to promote environmental friendliness through crafts and demonstrations. Join us for the opportunity to learn new ways to be more environmentally friendly.

 

Happy Campus

4/28 (Fri) @ Croutons for rides, 12:30PM

Every Friday, Tzu Chings mentor students from first to fifth grade at Herbert Ibarra Elementary School. Our goal is to teach them the meaning of love, respect, and gratitude and integrate it into their lifestyle no matter what their family background.

 

A Deeper Look Into Gratitude, Respect, and Love

4/28 (Fri) @ Warren Room, 5PM

Tzu Ching invites you to a 4 hour Gratitude, Respect, and Love workshop. We will go into more detail about the values behind Tzu Chi and Tzu Ching, and discuss the teachings of Tzu Chi and how they can help us become better leaders.

*For more event details, please check our Facebook page (UCSD Tzu Ching) or our website (ucsdtzuching.wordpress.com) for how to sign up for an event if you don’t have Facebook.

**If you are a new member, please fill out the following registration form so that we can contact you in the future: http://goo.gl/forms/z395gEQ45G

Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

UCSD Tzu Ching ❤

Monthly Newsletter – Feb. 2017

Dear Tzu Chings,

 We hope that you’ve had a successful winter quarter so far, and many thanks to those who came to our January 2017 events. If you couldn’t attend any events last month, don’t worry because we have more events planned for this month:

Happy Campus

2/10, 2/24 (Fri) @ Croutons at the Student Service Center for rides, 12:30 PM

Every Friday, Tzu Chings mentor students from first to fifth grade at Herbert Ibarra Elementary School. Our goal is to teach them the meaning of love, respect, and gratitude and integrate it into their lifestyle no matter what their family background.

 

Weekly Wisdoms Workshop

2/10 (Fri) @ Thurgood Marshall Room, 6 PM

If you’ve ever wondered how we make our Weekly Wisdom graphics, come to our workshop led by the creative and talented Kathy! Come help us create beautiful Jing Si Aphorism graphics for our Instagram.

 

GBM 2: Flower Arrangement

2/17 (Fri) @ Eleanor Roosevelt Room, 6 PM

Come learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements at our workshop. We will have fresh flowers and a step-by-step tutorial by one of our SGs. And of course, you will get to take home your flower masterpiece to show off to your friends and family.

 

Convalescent Home

2/18 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 9 AM

Every month, Tzu Chings pay a visit to the Convalescent Home to brighten the day of the elderly by performing musical and dance numbers, playing interactive games (such as charades), and chatting with them.

 

Everybody Reads

2/19 (Sun) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 8 AM

Tzu Chings tutor grades 1-12 children from low-income families in math, English, and/or other school subjects at the Crown Heights Community Resource Center in Oceanside. We also help promote Ji Sing Aphorisms to help the students learn good habits to incorporate into their lives.

 

West Regional Intercollegiate Social Day

2/25 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 7 AM

This is a rare chance to meet Tzu Chings from all over southern California. The event begins at 10:00 AM at CSULB, so please meet at Peterson Loop by 7:00 AM for a ride. If you are interested in joining us, fill out the form below as soon as possible.

https://goo.gl/forms/nuwsinBQgELXrYTr1

 

*For more event details, please check our Facebook page (UCSD Tzu Ching) or our website (ucsdtzuching.wordpress.com) for how to sign up for an event if you don’t have Facebook.

**If you are a new member, please fill out the following registration form so that we can contact you in the future: http://goo.gl/forms/z395gEQ45G

Hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,

UCSD Tzu Ching ❤

January Newsletter

Dear Tzu Chings,

Welcome back to school! We hope you enjoyed your break, and that you’re having a great year so far.

We are excited to share with you the events we have planned for this month below:

Winter GBM

1/13 (Fri) @ Bear Room, 6:00 PM

Please join us for our Winter Quarter GBM! There will be plenty of fun activities and you will have the chance to talk to other members and officers. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about the events Tzu Ching holds throughout the year. Food will be provided, so please bring your EPK aka Environmental Protection Kit (Tupperware).

 

Everybody Reads

1/15 (Sun) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 8 AM

Tzu Chings tutor grades 1-12 children from low-income families in math, English, and/or other school subjects at the Crown Heights Community Resource Center in Oceanside. We also help promote Jing Si Aphorisms to help the students learn good habits and morals to incorporate into their lives.

 

Year End Blessing Ceremony

1/22 (Sun) @ Taiwanese American Culture Center in San Diego

Tzu Chings come together with the San Diego Tzu Chi community to celebrate the Lunar New Year! While we review the year’s work in Tzu Chi, there will also be performances, good food, and good company.

 

Winter Org Fair Flyering

1/25 (Wed) @ Library Walk

Tzu Chings will be passing out flyers at Winter Org Fair on Library Walk. Come and help us promote Tzu Ching and recruit new members, or just stop by to say hi and hang out with us.

 

MASA’s Asian Night Market

1/27 (Fri) @ Library Walk

Tzu Chings will be selling delicious Cartwheel Pies! Join us in promoting vegetarianism and raising awareness of our organization! Help support our organization and activities by satisfying your sweet tooth with either a red bean or custard filled Cartwheel Pie! It’s a Taiwanese classic dessert.

Convalescent Home

1/28 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 9 AM

Every month, Tzu Chings pay a visit to the Convalescent Home to brighten the day of the elderly by performing musical and dance numbers, playing interactive games (such as charades), and chatting with them.

 

*For more event details, please check our Facebook page (UCSD Tzu Ching) or our website (ucsdtzuching.wordpress.com) for how to sign up for an event if you don’t have Facebook.

**If you are a new member, please fill out the following registration form so that we can contact you in the future: http://goo.gl/forms/z395gEQ45G

 

Hope to see you soon!

 

Sincerely,

UCSD Tzu Ching ❤

Ecoverse Workshop Summary & Upcoming Events

Hi Superstars!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Ecoverse Workshop :). Hopefully everyone learned a little bit more about minimizing their carbon footprint, how to be more sustainable, and practice a “Zero Waste” lifestyle. Also, thank you to Tracy SG for teaching the above. Make sure to take care of those plants by watering them once a week and keep those “Jing Si Aphorisms” in mind!

We held this workshop as a way to uphold one of Tzu Chi’s 4 missions and 8 footprints of Environmental Protection. Also, we wanted to address a very big issue with our generation.  A lot of us have accepted that there is climate change, but we are not proactive about it.

Climate change may feel like such a large scale problem, that we cannot deal with it. However, every movement starts from the individual. Therefore, we hope that this workshop has inspired you to be that individual that takes action and will continue a cycle of inspiration. Whether it’s carrying around a reusable bottle or refusing a single straw, every little bit counts :).

It definitely will be a big change and long process to fully adopt a “Zero Waste Lifestyle”but the point is to be mindful of your everyday actions and their consequences!

Society has made it very easy for us to take the convenient, but not so environmentally friendly, route. It may seem troublesome to do “all these things” to work towards a “Zero Waste Lifestyle” but think about the impact that you are making.

If we don’t change our behavior now, then when? Let’s not wait until it is too late.

In addition, let’s continue to send our blessings, prayers, and good thoughts towards the victims of Japan’s double earthquake as of 4/15/16. Efforts are currently being made to deal with the aftermath of the earthquakes and rescue residents of the region. We wish the victims and those affected by the earthquakes a speedy recovery from this disaster.

We also talked about all the upcoming events with UCSD Tzu Ching for the next 5 weeks so you can check out the PowerPoint (or our google calendar) to see what is coming up!

You can see the Powerpoint here: Upcoming Events (Ecoverse 4-15-16)

With Gratitude,

UCSD Tzu Ching

 

*Pictures from the workshop will be uploaded on our Facebook page as well as this post sometime later this week 🙂 4/17-4/20*

April 2016 Newsletter

Dear Tzu Chings,
 
Welcome back! We have a lot of exciting events coming up for you:
Ecoverse Bottle Planting
4/15 (Fri) @ Red Shoe Room, 6 PM
Join us as we learn how to be sustainable by reusing bottles to create a planter. You will also get to keep your plants! Free food will be served.
 
Everybody Reads
4/17 (Sun) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 8 AM

Tzu Chings tutor grades 1-12 children from low-income families in math, English, and/or other school subjects at the Crown Heights Community Resource Center in Oceanside. We also help promote Ji Sing Aphorisms to help the students learn good habits to incorporate into their lives.
 
Happy Campus
4/22, 4/29 (Fri) @ Croutons at the Student Service Center for rides, 12:30 PM
Every Friday, Tzu Chings mentor students from first to fifth grade at Herbert Ibarra Elementary School. Our goal is to teach them the meaning of love, respect, and gratitude and integrate it into their lifestyle no matter what their family background.
 
Convalescent Home
4/23 (Sat) @ Peterson Loop for rides, 9 AM
Every month, Tzu Chings pay a visit to the Convalescent Home to brighten the day of the elderly by performing musical and dance numbers, playing interactive games (such as charades), and chatting with them.
*For more event details, please check our Facebook page (UCSD Tzu Chingor our website (ucsdtzuching.wordpress.com) for how to sign up for an event if you don’t have Facebook.
 
**If you are a new member, please fill out the following registration form so that we can confirm your attendance during eventshttp://goo.gl/forms/z395gEQ45G
 
Sincerely,
UCSD Tzu Ching

Job Opportunity – Tzu Ching International Summer Camp 2016


Hi Superstars!

So you may or may not have heard about Tzu Chi International Summer Camp or “TCSC” from some of our volunteers Kathy Lam & Bryan Yang. Well if you haven’t, TCSC is a unique opportunity for those attending from Taiwan as well as the people who coordinate it.

11225475_10203273596880669_5147870293489762040_oTCSC is a chance for students that attend Tzu Chi schools in Taiwan to come and experience the American educational system, diverse culture, cultivate their leadership skills, and more. These students range from high school to university levels, so their age is not so far from our own collegiate volunteers :). It’s definitely a great chance to challenge yourself with many leadership roles such as dorm manager, activities coordinator, discussion facilitator, and chaperone. You’ll even get to travel all over California, visiting Stanford, UC Berkeley, Google, Universal Studios and even Disneyland!

You will not regret the experience you will gain from this opportunity and you’ll definitely make lots of friends :). You don’t have to be afraid as you will not be working alone, BUT it will definitely push you to your limits physically, mentally, and maybe even emotionally as it is a month long camp.

Nonetheless, this opportunity is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Find more information about the requirements and expectations here:

Tzu-Ching-Staff-2016-Tzu-Chi-International-Summer-Camp

If you want to hear about our UCSD Tzu Ching’s experience on TCSC 2015:

Kathy Lam’s Sharing & Bryan Yang’s Sharing

Also, don’t be afraid to personally message them and ask them for more details 🙂

 

With Gratitude,

UCSD Tzu Ching