We have a very fun party for Big Day of Giving. We gathered at the home of Melanie and Kieth Bergavin for finger food and our favorite beverages.  A great social event of friendship with fellow Rotarians on a beautiful evening.  But the main purpose was to collect donations for the Rotary International Foundation that does great things to support Rotary activities all over the world in the areas of 
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
To raise money, we had a blind wine auction, with David Bonillo as our auctioneer - and that is always so much fun.  In addition, Clark Osterhout and Kristine Mollenkopf each donated a fully catered dinner at their homes for auction.  The good news, generous Rotarians bid up the wine (including a bottle of $2 Chuck) and dinners to raise over $5,000, essentially doubling the club's donations for the year - now fare exceeding our goal.  What an evening.  smileysmiley