Contact: Barry Kroll
Fee:
$90.00
 
20
Oct
2018
Mayfair Farms
481 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ  07052
United States
Dear Rotarian,
 
You are cordially invited to a very special event on Saturday October 20, 2018.  RI President Barry Rassin will be the keynote speaker at the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of West Orange.  This event will be held at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, New Jersey. The deadline for submitting reservations is September 14th.  Capacity is limited to 600 people.
 
In addition to a cocktail reception and dinner ($90 per person), there will be a special VIP cocktail reception prior to the dinner to raise money for PolioPlus.  A donation of $1,000 will enable you to attend the VIP reception, receive a Paul Harris Fellow, and have a photograph taken with the RI President.  (See Reservation Form)
 
Rotary began its mission to eradicate polio in 1985 with an initial fundraising goal of $120 million and has raised over $1.8 billion, $685 million of which has come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  We are very close to crossing the finish line in this great humanitarian effort and plan to use this event as a unique opportunity to raise more money for PolioPlus. The Gates Foundation has established a challenge grant that will provide $2 for every $1 raised to eradicate polio. If 100 people/clubs contribute $1,000, the $100,000 in contributions will trigger an additional $200,000 from the Gates Foundation allowing us to announce that $300,000 has been raised from our efforts. We ask that your individual or club donation to PolioPlus be made in addition to any annual contribution to the Rotary Foundation since a portion of the Foundation donation comes back to the District in the form of a grant.
 
 If you cannot attend the October 20th event, any and all donations would be greatly appreciated in order for us to take advantage of the Gates Challenge Grant for PolioPlus.  
 
We look forward to your joining us at this great Rotary event!  If you decide to stay overnight, you may wish to consider one of the following area hotels: Marriott Residence Inn, Marriott Courtyard, Wilshire Grand Hotel, Best Western Turtle Brook Inn, or Westminster Hotel.
 
Questions? Contact Michael H. Karu: email mkaru@ljcpa.com
 
 
Cynthia Hadley-Bailey
Rotary Club of West Orange