Leadership Development Through Community Service


Release the Ducks!


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RPJ Members Prepare for 22nd Annual Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race
by Winston Chow
It’s Rubber Duckie Race time. RPJ has been helping the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) with this event for over a decade. You’ve probably seen the commercials for it on TV. Chapter volunteers help tag the ducks two days before the race. On race day, we dump the ducks then take them out of the Ala Wai afterwards. Don’t worry, you won’t have to go into the water. There are festivities from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the McCully Shopping Center before the race, which starts at 1:22 pm. Retrieving the ducks will be a couple of hours later, probably at 5 pm.
We need about 20–25 volunteers to help tip over four large wooden crates of rubber ducks. Volunteers will need to show up at the McCully Shopping Center to check-in no later than 12:30pm. UCPA will distribute nexts, gloves, garbage bags, etc. to volunteers. Volunteers will also get a “duck trainer” ballcap.
Duck Tagging is Thursday, March 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm, and it will be done at Campbell Industrial Park. We only need about 4–5 volunteers for this so don’t worry if you can’t make the duck tagging.
Whether or not you can help at the race or tagging of the ducks, you can always put in a duck which is only $5 each.  You may win a trip to Vegas or other great prizes (see brochure on the website). You will also be helping out a great cause. An entry form is available on their website as well at www.ucpahi.org.
The next UCPA event will be Desert Fantasy, usually around or after Halloween, in which you can attend and taste all the deserts for free if you volunteer to pick-up deserts and deliver them to the hotel.