Although Mother Nature was not so kind to us this year, we were able to deliver some beautiful "red plants" and some were not so beautiful. Our public apologies to those who did not receive their gorgeous plants that we were normally able to deliver during this sale and fund raiser. Our many many thanks to those of you who did not receive the plants, but donated the price of them to the Club anyway. Blessings to you! Next year!
Our Annual Poinsettia sale has begun! Help us spread Christmas greetings and beauty in our community! Also known to some as "red plants", these incredible flowers decorate homes, businesses and churches every Christmas season. They are enjoyed each year as much as all of the other Christmas trimmings. Our Rotary has sold hundreds of these flowers over the years and we hope to continue to spread their beauty throughout our community. All proceeds from the sale support local charities and scholarships.
You can purchase 6,8 and 10 inch, 10 inch hanging basket, an extra large plant, and/or 6 and 8 inch Christmas Rose poinsettias. All are locally grown and beautiful! You won't be disappointed.
Villages High School Interact Club Makes Sun News! Interact club members Riley Willis, Marcus Phillips Watson and Samuel Morse, high school juniors, helped the club collect donatons of medical equipment and presented them to Lazarus Free Medical Clinic manager, Marta Aviles and nurse practitioner Angela Kelley-Shelby. Great effort, students!
2020 Alzheimer's Walk
On Saturday, October 10th we Sponsored the Villages Alzheimer's Walk. Along with the other two Rotary clubs in the area and the beautiful, generous neighbors and friends that reside here, we have raised $77,000 and the window is not yet closed to donate. Please give and be a motivation to others.
On October 17th, the participating Rotary Clubs and supporting others, will be holding its third Food Drive of 2020. Prior events were very successful, and we hope to make this one that much better. So many persons and groups have joined with us to maintain and improve our outcomes. We offer our most heartfelt thanks to those who will be participating with us - and that includes the incredible number of those who contribute with their food donations. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.
SHELTER BOX 2020 UPDATE!
OUR CLUB IS SO PROUD! We not only met our Shelter Box/Stock the Box goal, we surpassed it! Altogether, we raised over $11,000! We cannot thank everyone enough for getting behind us in this effort! In fact, we raised more than any other club in the Nation during the "Stock the Box" campaign in July and August. We are very pleased to have been presented with the Silver Award for our work!
Our leader, Ron LaDucer and his wife, Jean Hanman, are very involved with the Shelter Box organization which partners with Rotary. The team is available to make presentations on the service to your civic group, church or similar gatherings. If interested, call Ron at [email protected]