Posted by Arnie Cohen

The Foundation Committee is off and running and planning for a great year devoted to supporting the work of the Rotary Foundation, Rotary International, District 5010 and Anchorage East Rotary. Your donations to the Rotary Foundation are split 50/50 between Rotary International and District 5010 (there is a three year waiting period before our funds with interest return to our district). 

This year the fundraising goal for Anchorage East Rotary is $42,000. We can accomplish this goal through the generosity of club members donating directly to the Annual Fund and through a successful gala/auction on January 31. Last year approximately 60% of our goal came from the results of the auction and the rest was from your direct contributions. To contribute directly you can pick up a form from Janine when you come to a meeting or you can go directly to your My Rotary account, sign in and choose “Give” on the upper right of the page. By signing in to My Rotary, you will find that your information is populated in the form and you can be sure that your donation is credited to you and to Anchorage East Rotary. 

This year our gala/auction will once again be held on January 31 at the Hotel Captain Cook with a Mardi Gras/New Orleans theme.  So get your beads and your masks ready!  Raquel assures me that the Captain Cook is ready to cook up a good time for all! “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”