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New Volunteers Needed

We have an urgent need for a new Game Watch leader to manage the upcoming Football season at The Brick Yard! If you have enjoyed a game watch in the past few years there and like having our official “Home for the SF Bay Area Spartans” please consider stepping up, TODAY, to help keep high quality events there throughout the 2018-19 season!

All other board position openings are listed on the About Our Alumni Club page.

Apr 21: Global Day of Service 2018

Please save the date, and sign-up here for this year’s Global Day of Service project!
https://serve.msu.edu/volunteers.cfm?service=671

SITE: Bernal Heights Park
MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the gate at Bernal Heights Blvd. and Anderson St.
DATE: Saturday 4/21/2018
TIME: 10:00:00 AM – 1:00:00 PM
WORK SCOPE: Habitat Restoration

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Wear old clothes—inevitably volunteers will be getting dirty
  • Wear layers of clothes—long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes with good tread
  • Bring rain-gear and/or sun block and sun hat
  • Bring water or additional snacks for special dietary needs
  • Bring work gloves if available—otherwise we will supply
  • Projects take place rain or shine—barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions

Please wear old clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes as this will be an exciting and intensive habitat restoration project.
SFRPD will provide all necessary tools. Before arriving, please review and share Volunteer Guidelines with your group. And direct volunteers to arrive promptly to receive instructions on work scope and safety practices.

Global Day of Service April 8

Sign up today to volunteer with us on MSU’s Global Day of Service!

MSU alumni, family and friends will work on restoration and beautification of Golden Gate Park. This is a family friendly event with work tasks available for all abilities and skill levels. Come out and enjoy a nice day working in the park and giving back to the San Francisco community!

Register here: https://serviceday.msu.edu/volunteers.cfm?service=480

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Wear old clothes—inevitably volunteers will be getting dirty
  • Wear layers of clothes—long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes with good tread
  • Bring rain-gear and/or sun block and sun hat
  • Bring water or additional snacks for special dietary needs
  • Bring work gloves if available — otherwise they will be supplied
  • Projects take place rain or shine—barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions

Upcoming Events

There are a few fun events coming up I wanted to tell you about.

Community Service Event

We have 4 spots remaining for our service event Saturday, April 14. If you can spare just three hours of your time for community service, please join us at The San Francisco Food Bank, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm!

Please go to our group’s page on the SF Food Bank website to reserve one of the 15 spots on our volunteer team! You will be asked to complete a simple registration form on the website in order to RSVP for this event. If you have further questions about this event, email Michael.

Young Alumni Mixer

Next Wednesday, April 18, from 6pm – 8pm we will host a happy hour mixer for all Young MSU Alumni in the Bay Area. This is a great opportunity to meet other local Spartans your age and build up your personal network here in the Bay Area. If you have been looking to get more involved with the local alumni club, this is the place to be! FREE hors d’oeuvres will be provided, courtesy of MSUAA, and there will be a cash bar. The mixer will be at 620 Jones in the Patio Bar. 620 Jones is at Jones & Geary, Downtown SF. Hope to see you there!

Tiger Baseball

Join the alumni club for the Detroit Tigers versus Oakland A’s baseball game on Saturday, May 12, 5:05 p.m.

This is a joint event with the University of Michigan Bay Area Club so you can count on a lot of Tiger fans to cheer with! Group tickets will be Plaza Level infield with easy access through the West gate of the stadium.

Tickets are $25 each for alumni association members and $30 each for non-members.

Please contact Jamie Polan with the U of M Club who will be coordinating all ticket requests. Jamie will provide payment instructions and you will receive an email confirmation once your payment is received.

Service Event: SF Food Bank

My name is Michael Cykowski and I am the Community Outreach Director for your local alumni club. I’d like to tell you about an exciting event that we have planned for April!

Join me and your fellow Bay Area Spartans for three hours of service at the San Francisco Food Bank, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012.

Project Description

Year-round volunteer support is essential for the Food Bank, helping them to get much-needed groceries to San Franciscans in need. The volunteer community assists with sorting through food donations, repacking bulk food items, assembling grocery boxes, stocking pantry shelves and many other active projects in the warehouse. Volunteers provide work equivalent to 50 full-time employees, a crucial contribution to our fight against hunger.

Do I need to bring anything and what should I wear?

Everything you need to complete your volunteer project will be provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or opened-toe shoes) and grubby work clothes. Please dress comfortably and respectfully. A sweatshirt or extra layer is recommended as the temperature in the warehouse is often quite cool.

How may I sign up?

Please go to our group’s page on the SF Food Bank website to reserve one of the 15 spots on our volunteer team! You will be asked to complete a simple registration form on the website in order to RSVP for this event.

Can students and children volunteer?

Yes, within the following guidelines: middle and high school students can volunteer for any of our shifts. Group projects and individual middle school students do require chaperones – please visit our Student Groups page for more details. Our minimum age limit on Saturdays is 8 years old. Each elementary school student must be accompanied by an adult to ensure safety in our busy warehouse.

Directions to the SF Food Bank

900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107. Visit the SF Food Bank website for detailed map, driving directions, and public transit information.

If you have further questions about this event, send me an email.


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Upcoming Events

Amidst the busy holiday season, take some time out to connect with your fellow MSU alums! We have 3 more events coming up this month, hope you can join us!

Sat, Dec 03, 2011 08:30 AM
Habitat for Humanity

We have a small group of volunteers, but we are looking for some more helpers! If you can make it, please contact Michael Cykowski on email, service@sfbayspartans.org, or call (248) 659-7139 so we can put you on the list. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community.

Full event details are available here on the site.

Sat, Dec 03, 2011 05:17 PM
Big 10 Championship Football
MSU vs Wisconsin

It’s been quite a season! On Saturday, the Spartans take on the Badgers one more time to take it all. If MSU wins, they are Rose Bowl bound, so come on out and cheer on your Spartans in the “Legends vs. Leaders” showdown. You are not going to want to miss this one! We watched the last MSU vs. Wisconsin game at Green’s Sports Bar (2239 Polk Street, SF), and it was by far the best game watch we’ve had yet! For those taking BART into SF, get off at the Civic Center station. The bar is only 1.5 miles from the station and the number 19 bus goes directly there.

RSVP on our Facebook event page if you’re joining us.

Sun, Dec 18, 2011 01:05 PM
Oakland Raiders vs Detroit Lions
Oakland Coliseum

We have purchased a block of 25 tickets for our group. If you still want to join us, we will do our best to get additional seats in our section. Payment information for tickets is posted here on the site.

RSVP on our Facebook event page to let others know you’re going.

Habitat for Humanity: Community Outreach Event

My name is Michael Cykowski and I am the Community Outreach Director for your local alumni club. I’d like to tell you about an exciting event that we have planned for December!

Join me and your fellow Bay Area Spartans in Daly City to help with day of service with Habitat for Humanity in Daly City from 8:30am to 4:30 pm on Saturday December 3, 2011.

Project Description

We will be assisting with the construction of a new home for a Bay Area Family. We don’t know exactly what we’ll be doing. But no construction experience is necessary.

Currently only 15 spots are available, so if you are interested please RSVP on our Facebook event page or email service@sfbayspartans.org to let me know.

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU CAN ABSOLULTELY COMMIT TO THIS EVENT. We don’t want to tell them we have 15 volunteers coming and then not deliver.

Project Site Location and Info

7555 Mission Street, Daly City, CA, 94104

Parking is very limited at the site and we strongly encourage you to take BART, public transit or carpool. If you have to drive, plan to arrive early to look for street parking. The Colma BART station is just a few short blocks from the construction site and easily walk-able.

It’s raining! What do I do?

Construction can continue during rain showers, depending on the stage of construction. Often we will have enough work to do indoors to continue working in inclement weather. If it is raining, please call 415-625-1038 after 7:00 a.m. on the day you are volunteering. If the build day has been cancelled there will be a recording letting you know.

What should I wear?

Wear sturdy, closed toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting ruined. Also be aware that much of the work is outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather, including rain, wind, sun and/or fog. Paint or other materials could spill onto your clothes, so please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting stained or ruined. DO NOT WEAR JEWELRY – it could get damaged or lost.

What should I bring to the construction site?

First of all, bring a lunch and water. Habitat Greater San Francisco will provide the hand tools and power tools you will be using.

You may bring your own hand tools if you like, but be sure to label them with your name. If you have your own work gloves or safety goggles you may want to bring them as well. Also, be sure to bring your own personal comfort items – sunscreen, a hat and layered clothing for weather changes. Please leave your valuables at home! There is no storage space at the site.

Can I come late/leave early?

We ask for a full-day commitment from all our volunteers. When people show up late or leave early it makes it difficult for site supervisors to properly train volunteers or accomplish the construction goals for the day. For safety reasons, we cannot allow anyone to come late; if you miss the safety talk, you will not be able to work on the site that day.

Directions to the Site from San Francisco
From San Francisco:
* Take US 280 S towards San Jose
* Exit CA-82/SAN JOSE AVE towards MISSION ST
* Merge onto CA-82 S/ SAN JOSE AVE
* Turn Left on “A” ST
* Arrive at 7555 MISSION ST, DALY CITY, on the Left

If you can attend, please RSVP on our Facebook event page or send me an email. Questions, comments or suggestions? Feel free to contact me.

Habitat Restoration Project

My name is Michael Cykowski and I am the Community Outreach Director for your local alumni club. I’d like to tell you about an exciting event that we have planned for next month!

Join me and your fellow Bay Area Spartans at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to help with habitat restoration on the Lands End Coast, Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Project Description

We will be working on a habitat restoration project on the Lands End Coast. The focus will be on removing invasive species and creating breathing room for the native species. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands while you join your fellow Spartans to donate a little of your time to help keep San Francisco beautiful. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday! Note: we’ll be working rain or shine, so please be prepared and dressed for bad weather.

Project Site: Lands End, San Francisco
Meeting Location: 34th Ave and El Camino Del Mar near the Legion of Honor

What to Bring:
* Bring a reusable water bottle. We’ll have water stations for refills.
* If you have a pair of favorite gloves, feel free to bring those.

What to Wear:
* Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (no shorts or sandals).
* Dress in layers for changing weather, bring hat, and wear sunscreen.
* Be prepared to get dirty.

Directions to the Memorial Parking Lot:
From San Francisco:
* Link into Geary Blvd and follow west
* Turn right onto 34th Ave
* Follow 34th Ave into the Golf Course towards Legion of Honor
* Drive past the Legion of Honor where to road ends at El Camino Del Mar
From North Bay:
* Take 101 south
* Immediately after the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza take exit to the right (Exit 439 – Merchant Road)
* Follow Merchant Road to the stop sign at Lincoln Blvd
* Turn right on Lincoln Blvd and follow to 25th Ave Presidio Gate
* Continue straight at 25th Ave; Note: Lincoln Blvd turns into El Camino Del Mar – no turns necessary
* El Camino Del Mar goes through the Sea Cliff neighborhood and takes you directly to the meeting location
* Meeting location is just below the Legion of Honor

If you can attend, please RSVP on our Facebook event page or send an email.

Questions, comments or suggestions? Feel free to contact me.


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