West Bend Sunrise Rotary: Accepting applications for $15,000 give-away

Contact: Pat Seitz Phone: 262-626-8611

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West Bend, WI (December 8, 2010) – The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club is accepting applications for recipients of their Spring 2011 $15,000 Give-Away fundraiser.

The $15,000 Give-Away is designed to help one or more not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization(s) in the West Bend area. The objective of the award is to assist the recipient organization(s) accomplish a creative project or begin a new service. Recipient(s) may not use this award for profit-making, administrative costs, or staff salaries or benefits.

The project or service should have a local focus, positively impact a great number of people and meet Rotary’s 4-Way Test:

(1) Is it the Truth?

(2) Is it Fair to all concerned?

(3) Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

(4) Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

If you are an organization who meets the criteria and would like more information, please visit http://www.westbendsunriserotary.org to download an application, or contact event chairperson Erich Olson at 262-370-0060. All applications must be received by January 31, 2011.

Tickets for the $15,000 Give-Away will be on sale early in 2011. Cost is $100 per ticket. This entitles the bearer to a dinner for 2 (including drinks), the opportunity to win cash and prizes, and also participate in a silent auction and dessert auction the evening of the event. If you or your organization would like to purchase tickets and/or donate an item to benefit the event, please contact Erich Olson at 262-370-0060.

About Rotary:

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. In the 1980s, Rotarians raised US$240 million to immunize the children of the world; by 2005, Rotary’s centenary year and the target date for the certification of a polio-free world, the PolioPlus program will have contributed US$500 million to this cause. In addition, Rotary has provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

Find out more about Rotary by visiting the Rotary International website at http://www.rotary.org/en/Pages/ridefault.aspx.

About West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club:

Originally chartered in 1990, West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Top of the Ridge Restaurant in West Bend. The Club’s major fundraising activities each year include the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival which is held on the Friday and Saturday following Labor Day at Riverside Park in West Bend; the $15,000 Give-Away to benefit one or more local not-for-profit organizations; and joint fundraising with other Washington County Rotary Clubs through Enchantment in the Park, an animated holiday light show and Santa’s Village which raises food and funds for the Washington County food pantries. For more information see the Sunrise Rotary Club website at http://www.westbendsunriserotary.org.