ARE YOU READY?? WE ARE JUST ONE WEEK AWAY!! Our Annual Gala Art Auction and Gift Basket Silent Auction is taking place on Friday, Oct 18th, 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Nottingham Ballroom, 200 Mercer Street in Hamilton. This is our Foundation’s LARGEST fundraiser event of the year. As you have heard me say, this is an “ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK” EVENT AND WE NEED EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION. The proceeds support a majority of our annual charitable giving and we need your help to make it a success! Tickets to attend are just $10.00 each. Every member has a minimum of (10) tickets to sell. Rick Brandewein and Marlin Art from Deer Park, NY will once be providing a wide variety of art pieces in all media and price ranges available for bid. Our friends at Killarney’s Publick House will once again be our main food sponsor with Light Fare and Hors d’oeuvres. Beer, Wine and Soda will be served. Event Program Sponsorships and Gift Basket-Silent Auction Item Donations are still being accepted. Our Silent Auction Solicitation Request Letter as well as Business Card Ad ($35) & Projection Screen/Ticket Package ($100) Sponsorship Letters were sent previously. Let me know if you need an additional copy. Sharon will has a list of suggested “themed” Gift Basket ideas to be donated. PLEASE SIGN UP TO DONATE or ARRANGE A DONATION OF A GIFT BASKET OR SILENT AUCTION ITEM! Please contact Sharon Lucidi (email@example.com) with Silent Auction questions and Wally Sawka (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Advertising/Sponsorship questions. It is a very entertaining night and everyone’s support in getting Event Sponsorships and Gift Baskets & Silent Auction Items donated, advertising the event on Social Media as well as selling tickets and having guests attend is so, so, so very important. PLEASE BRINGING IN YOUR $100 TICKET SALES PAYMENTS TO SIM NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY! Please contact our Coordinators Sim Rochonchou (email@example.com) & Chris Reetz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for all other Art Auction questions or ticket information.
MIRACLE LEAGUE FALL PROGRAM – The Miracle League of Mercer County’s Fall Baseball Program is in full swing with games scheduled on Wednesday, Oct 9th (6:15 & 7:15pm), Friday, Oct 11th (6:15 & 7:15pm), Saturday, Oct 12th (10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm) and the last regular scheduled games on Saturday, Oct 19th (10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm). Fellow Club member and MLMC Executive Director Dan Sczweck and his staff would LOVE to have lots of Rotarians and family supporters out to cheer on the kids for these final few weeks of games. You can sign up to volunteer for individual games by emailing Dan at email@example.com for more info. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED MLMC SUPPORT!!
END HUNGER 3.6 MERCER – – VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE HELP STILL NEEDED! – Our District 7475 End Hunger 3.6 Mercer expansion program is ramping up and we STILL need committee members to help us coordinate. The date is set for Saturday, March 21, 2020. This is a collective effort of the six Mercer area Rotary Clubs of Hamilton, Montgomery-Rocky Hill, Princeton, Princeton Corridor, Robbinsville Hamilton and Trenton as well as the Rotaract Club of TCNJ and Rotary District 7475. We already have partnerships lined up with The College of New Jersey, The Salvation Army Trenton, the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and our friends at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health. As Co-Chair of the event with Diane Grillo from Hamilton Rotary, we are looking for 1-2 volunteers from each club to be active parts of the End Hunger 3.6 Mercer Planning Committee. We need to really get this program rolling to make it a reality for March 2020. Please contact me direct if you are interested and available to work with our multi-club committee.
WEEKLY MEETING GUEST SPEAKERS – This week is our Club Assembly and Membership Challenge Update. We will also have our first “Student of the Month” presentations for the 2019-2020 School Year and we may have a Classification Talk too from newer club member Joe Cavone. Please see the attached Meeting Agenda. Also, if you know of a person, business, group or organization who has an interesting, creative, unique or beneficial topic to discuss as an upcoming Weekly Meeting Guest Speaker, please pass their contact information along to our Club Secretary & Meeting Speaker Coordinator, Scott Biondi at firstname.lastname@example.org.