A big THANK YOU to all who made our Blood Drive Friday a huge success. About 47 pints of whole blood, 10 units of Platelets, and 8 Double Red collections were donated - a record! We had over 60 Lincoln citizens come through the doors. Thanks to Dan Johnson for his organization of this continuing event. We are the best in the District. Our next Blood Drives are January 10th (platelets only) and February 17th.
And, thanks to Dan for stepping up to be our President next year.
Our fourth annual Nite at the Races fundraiser was awesome. Thank you to all members and friends who volunteered and helped make it so successful and so much fun. We had our biggest event ever with about 200 ticket sales and raised almost $12,000 with a combination of tickets, auction items, script and sponsorship. We had our first ever Triple Crown sponsor Summerset Senior Living - thank you very much. Our other major sponsors were Sierra Pacific Industries, Tobias Mortgage, Mertens Insurance, Lincoln Gun Exchange and Energy Saving Pros - Thank you. Also thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes and worked hard to make the event a success. And lastly, THANK YOU to the attendees who all made this such a fun event.
David Bonilla did a great job as the Master of Ceremonies. Ed Page won the hat competition for his "funny" hat.
Each year, our club sponsors 3 students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp. Our speakers on Nov. 10th were the LHS students that we sponsored to RYLA last summer: Sara Sheridan, Nicholas Rodriguez and Brian Foudree. They described their experiences at Camp Grizzly and how they understood more about themselves and how to react with others in a group. Find out more more about RYLA at RYLA Website.