SPONSORSHIPS: PE Miguel announced that we are now up to $21,500 in sponsorships! Miguel thanked Patty for everything she did to make this happen. Sponsors have agreed to sponsor our club for the entire 2023-24 Rotary year and will be acknowledged throughout the year on social media and on event flyers and posts. See current list of sponsors on page 5. (List to be updated as new sponsors sign up). 

GIFTING AND GIVING ONLINE AUCTION: Lorienne told us that we have a total of 60 baskets so far and Karen Pelle has volunteered to make baskets for anyone who does not have the time or will to make their own. Luanne told us that 125 shops in town have been visited and given a packet tell-ing them what Rotary does and asking them to donate to our auction. Of those 125 businesses, only 20 have to be revisited. If you can take the time to visit 5 of these businesses, see Luanne. And remember, proceeds from this auction go to Avenues of Service

WINE: Mr. Wine himself, Dennis Rightmer, along with fellow wine enthusiast, Miguel Hernandez, have been visiting wineries to get donations to be used in online auction baskets, the Wine Pull during Viva and the live auc-tion. Please check your wine cellar/supply to see if you have any bottles, worth $25 or more, that you could do-nate. In the white wine category, we especially need Chardonnay, Viognier, Albariño, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Etc . As for reds, we especially need Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet, red blends, Merlot, Grenache etc. Wines can be brought to a Friday meeting or dropped off at Linda Sherman’s. 

HOLIDAY WREATH AND GREENERY SALE: Sue told us that, despite the fact that is is not even Halloween yet, we need to get our order for holiday wreaths and greenery by November 7th because they do not begin to harvest the greenery un-til they receive our order. We saw a video that shows how the company harvests and create the wreaths. You can view it at https://vimeo.com/281337775/f6948038ef. Please consider purchasing a wreath or other green-ery either for yourself or family and friends at https://sherwoodfundraiser.com/CambriaRotary2023 

TASTE OF CAMBRIA: Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 7th for this fun new event that will benefit lo-cal youth programs and refurbishment of the bandstand. Tickets are available at Taste of Cambria or from Bob Kasper. 

Miguel finished by telling us about his experience at President Elect Training where he learned a lot about what being President is all about. He came back with some great ideas and looks forward to his 2023-24 Rotary Year

A copy of the slide show that was shown during the meeting will be attached to the email with this newsletter.