BSC MEMBERS DIGEST May 10, 2021

BSC MEMBERS DIGEST May 10, 2021

Spring 2021 House Account Budget Report (HABR) as of April 28, 2021

WRITTEN BY KATIE ALDUCIN (Accounts Payable Specialist)

Hello Co-Op'ers,
Attached is the most up-to-date report, as of April 28, 2021. Please review the information and let us know if you have any questions or see any charges you don't recognize—if you catch something we missed, we can correct it! For more information about HABR's or how your house finances work, you can always reach out via email (katie@bsc.coop) or give us a call at the Central Office -we're always happy to help make sense of the tricky world of BSC finances!
HABR Summary and HABR Detail

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

J&J COVID Vaccine Clinics this week on campus: I wanted to share this information from University Health Services (UHS) for access to J&J COVID Vaccine. University Health Services has scheduled a series of vaccine clinics on May 5, 6, 12 & 13 at Pauley Ballroom for the single-dose J&J vaccine. Here is the message UHS sent to students on May 5th. I want to promote or amplify the vaccine clinics.

In Good Health,
Teena Lorie Harris
Interim Executive Director

Vaccination Opportunity for Anyone on May 14th in West Berkeley

GREAT NEWS! Here's another vaccination opportunity in West Berkeley for ANYONE on an appointment or drop-in basis on May 14th. It's free and you don't need health insurance. Also, according to the State of California, everyone is eligible for the vaccine regardless of immigration status and you do not need to provide a state-issued ID. Please see this state government website on COVID-19 help for immigrants for more info. Here are Details about a $15 transportation service for disabled and elder community members.

Schedule an appointment or...

Drop-in hours are

9:30 AM–12:00 PM
12:45 PM–2:00 PM

You can also pass this information on to friends, family, coworkers, and community members outside of the BSC. Even people who don't live in Berkeley are eligible to get vaccinated here on this day!

Cooperatively yours,
Bonnie Prestridge
Member Resources Supervisor

THE BSC IS HIRING!

Looking for a job that works with your busy student schedule?
WRITTEN BY CASSIDY MARSTERS (Hiring Committee Chair)

Want to get paid $18.00/hr and gain valuable work experience? Look no further! The BSC has you covered! We have a variety of jobs for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021. Applications are due Thursday, May 20, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. Details can be found at hicom.bsc.coop. Questions? Please email Cassidy Marsters, the Hiring Committee Chair, at hicom@bsc.coop.

Summer 2021 Positions:

Fall 2021 Positions

Special Give Success

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

Thanks to our team of 23 volunteers—alumni and Co-op parents—the BSC raised over $270,000 in our annual campaign!

A special thank you to Austin Aguilar, Chair of the Development & Alumni Relations Committee, for managing our Members Give campaign! Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu0fWmgeHnY

Hundreds of Scholarships Available to Incoming and Current Cal Undergraduates!

The Alumni Scholars Program strives to exemplify leadership, community-mindedness, and innovation by committing to supporting Cal undergraduates with the resources they need to excel at Cal and beyond. The Cal Alumni Association has been providing scholarships to UC Berkeley undergraduates since 1934 and currently awards over 2.6 million dollars annually!

BSC Scholarship Application for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Is Now Open!

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

BSC Scholarship Application for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 are due June 1, 2021. The BSC will notify applicants of results after June 15 and before the July 7, 2021 deadline for cancelling Fall 2021 contracts without penalty. New BSC applicants are encouraged to apply! You do NOT need to be a current BSC resident to apply for a BSC scholarship. The scholarship is in the form of rent credit FOR BSC HOUSING ONLY.

Do you need someone to talk to or just a good listener?

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

Russ Button (BSC Member in the 1970s) is a Chaplain Intern at Kaiser Hospital and was recently ordained by The Chaplaincy Institute of Berkeley as an Interfaith Minister and Chaplain. The work of interfaith chaplain is to be a listener for people of all faith traditions and those of no faith tradition as well. It is not the role of chaplain to preach religion, but we are to be present for those who are facing a spiritual crisis such as the grief one has at the death of someone they love—a family member, lover or close friend. Crisis of spirit can also come from questioning the path in life one is walking. Russ Button is available to be present for and listen to BSC members experiencing grief or crisis. Contact Russ Button if you are experiencing grief or crisis.

COVID-19 Resources and Support

WRITTEN BY THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

The ERT is keeping up with the news, in routine contact with our partners at UHS, and actively assessing the BSC’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please direct any vaccine related questions to Emmett at ert1@bsc.coop and any questions about BSC policy to Mindy at vpia@bsc.coop. All are welcome to attend ERT office hours every Sunday from 2–4PM [Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95459224082#success] and/or email us at ert@bsc.coop with any questions or concerns.

Questions or concerns about COVID? Email covid@bsc.coop if you have any questions or concerns about COVID. You will receive a response within normal business hours, if not sooner. We are checking messages over the weekend too! Check out this 1-page guide on what to do if you have symptoms, exposure, or a positive test result.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 21   BSC Spring Contract period ends
May 23   BSC Summer Contract period begins
June 1   BSC Scholarships Application due

CENTRAL OFFICE

2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709
(In front of Casa Zimbabwe)
Central Office: (510) 848-1936
Central Food & Supplies: (510) 549-5969
Central Maintenance: (510) 549-5965
Business Hours: Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
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