February 2021 Happenings Magazine

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Rotary Bids to Raise Funds in Online Auction The Rotary Foundation returns funds to Rotarians each year in the form of grants for community projects or in matching funds for global projects. Clubs can partner with other Rotarians around the world to implement projects. The Rotary Foundation has a four-star rating by Charity Navigator 13 years in a row.

How Rotary Clubs are improving communities:

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oming soon to a smart device near you is an auction you can participate in from home. It will feature items and services ranging from essential to innovative. The 41 Rotary Clubs of District 7410 spanning 10 counties in Northeastern and Northcentral Pennsylvania will host this virtual silent auction starting February 1 and ending March 14 at 5 p.m.

clubs for community projects.” The list of items up for bid was still growing at last report. There is something for everyone: an Elk Mountain ski pass for four, a fall golf VIP golf outing for four, a variety of jewelry and watches, gift certificates and tickets to professional baseball and hockey games.

 COVID-19 “Training Room Technology” for a Monroe County senior citizens and nursing home, the Pleasant Valley Manor, which combines technology with design expertise to create space to

“The auction hopes to raise $110,000 for The Rotary foundation Annual Fund and $30,000 for the Polio Eradication Fund of Rotary International,” reported Past District Governor (PDG) Marcia Loughman in a sponsorship letter. “Success above our goals will be used in our local 48

Happenings Magazine

February 2021