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Rotary Multi-Club Mixer, Membership Drive & Fundraiser
November 9 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 am
On Friday, November 8, Crying Eagle Brewery will be hosting our Rotary Multi-Club Mixer, Membership Drive & Fundraiser from 6PM – 10PM. We will have acoustic music from the Brett Welch Trio with special guest and Rotarian Sean Vidrine and several comedy sets from area comedians and Rotarian Brian Pitre. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door and while this is a Rotary event, it will not be exclusive to Rotarians, but all funds collected will go towards the Rise Against Hunger service project in the Spring. In addition to the providing us with the venue, Crying Eagle will also provide a beer to each Rotarian and their guest with the price of admission. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase; a food menu can be found here: http://www.cryingeagle.com/bistro.
While we’re speaking about guests, this is where the Membership part comes in. For this event to be a greater success, we ask that each of you invite and bring a potential Rotarian to the event. Our goal is to show these prospective Rotarians that in addition to Service Above Self, Rotary is fun and there’s a number of clubs from which they can choose to best fit their schedule. While we all want our own clubs to grow, Rotary exists beyond each club and this event can help to find a good fit for anyone with a desire to join Rotary.
With this spirit of collaboration and club participation, we want to keep the momentum going and kick-start the fundraising for Rise Against Hunger. For more information about the program, you can visit their website at https://www.riseagainsthunger.org. Each year, our clubs purchase the components that go into the meal packages in batches of 10,000 meals. Last year, the cost for each meal was 34 cents ($0.34), so each 10,000 meals cost $3,400.00. Our goal for this year is 40,000 meals which will cost nearly $14,000. As this is will be the 4th year in which we’ve collaborated on Rise Against Hunger, some clubs have included funds in their budget. The Rotary Multi-Club Mixer, Membership Drive & Fundraiser will help all our clubs bring in those funds that are needed to purchase the meals that we will package collectively.