The stage is set for success at our major fundraising event for the year, “A Night to Pay it Forward,” taking place this Saturday February 13th. Two hundred or more people are expected. Silent auction baskets have been arranged, including such diverse things as a miniature casket and a Greek gourmet dinner. The live auction items are being finalized, and there are some very unique items among them. Professional auctioneer Brian Bice is warming up his vocal cords. The Convention Center is starting its advance prep for our delectable dinner and dessert. Cases of donated wine are being delivered. Creative teams of decorators will have buzzed around the meeting room the evening before, making the place look glamorous and special when we arrive.
At the opening curtain, there’s only one more thing we need to achieve a successful event. We need your participation! So, as you enjoy our event, please remember this is a party with a purpose. Rotary is all about charitable support: for the kids’ bike park we’ll help build, and for youth in our community and around the globe.
My condolences to those of you unable to attend! Your contributions are still welcome, though, and your participation is still important. Thank you to the many hardworking volunteering putting on this party for us, and thank you for being an active member of our great Club.
This week: The Salem SenateAires men’s chorus will present a program for Valentine’s Day. They are an outstanding choral group known for their excellence in singing Barbershop style music. Bring your spouses to enjoy this musical Valentine’s Day treat.