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Sun Lakes Rotary hosts nationwide raffle


Norm Noble The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes is doing


something they’ve never done before - hosting a nationwide fundraiser. During the months of October, November and December, they will be running a one- third page ad in The Rotarian Magazine -- a magazine that


is sent


Rotarians. They also anticipate reaching thousands through Facebook and hundreds of emails. The purchase of a $50 ticket will give


the fi rst place winner an all-expense paid week in a deluxe executive suite at Scottsdale’s phenomenal Phoenician Hotel; and to keep the odds of winning reasonable, the raffl e is limited to 2,000 entrees. The second place winner will receive $2,500 in cash. The third place winner will receive $1,000 in cash. In addition, if the fi rst place winner enters before November 15, he/she also will receive an Apple iPad Mini. One hundred percent of the net from this


proceeds raffl e will fund


the club’s many charities, including scholarships for local high school students to attend the annual World Affairs Conference in Wisconsin, Service above Self college scholarships to local Chandler


High School Students and money for local students to attend the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. A major focus of Rotary International the eradication of polio worldwide,


is to 445,000


immunizing more than 2 billion children to date. Sun Lakes Rotary donates thousands of dollars yearly to stamp out this dread disease. Over the years, they have supported Neighbors Who Care, the Sheriff’s Posse, the Perfect Place (for seniors), the Sun Lakes Fire Department, Basha, Chandler and Hamilton High Schools, the Sky Harbor Airport Military Hospitality Room, and Gift of Life-Arizona. They’ve dug water wells in Zimbabwe, sent Shelter Boxes to Haiti, and delivered wheelchairs around the world; and each year, they give over 4,500 dictionaries to third grade children who live in the Chandler Unifi ed School District. The raffl e


closes at midnight on


December 31, 2013. The winning tickets will be drawn by Rotary District 5510 Governor Jay Jones at the club’s morning meeting on January 21, 2014. To learn more about this raffl e, go to


www.spring-getaway.com, a website that gives full details of the event, as well as instructions for purchasing tickets.


editorial@robson.com | SUN LAKES SPLASH | October 2013


Arizona Wind Symphony 2013- 2014 season announced


The Arizona Wind Symphony will kick off the 2013-2014 season at the Tempe Center for the Arts on Wednesday, October 30.


Tempe’s own Arizona Wind Symphony


will once again delight audiences for their 2013-2014 season at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The variety of soloists, guest ensembles and concert themes promises to have something for everyone. Unless otherwise noted, all shows begin


at 7:30 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. Tempe. Wednesday, October 30 - Red, White


and Blues-Commemorating America’s Heroes Wednesday,


January 8, 2014 - New


Beginnings and Old Standards, featuring the winners of our high school ensemble contest Thursday, February 27, 2014 -


Bandscriptions Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Tip Toe


through the Tubas Friday, April 25, 2014 - Music under


the Stars, a free outdoor concert at TCA Amphitheater Tickets are general admission, $10 ($9


plus service fee); K-12 students $6; children under 6 years free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the TCA box offi ce at 480-350-2TCA (2822) or www.tempe.gov/ tca/about/boxoffi ce.htm. Now in its 13th season, the Arizona Wind


Symphony is under the musical direction of William J. Richardson. The AWS is an 80-piece concert band comprised of adults whose careers cover a broad range including teaching, health care, music professionals, computer science and many more. The common thread among the band members is to present music of the highest caliber. The group is a Tempe-based non-profi t organization. For additional information visit www.arizonawindsymphony.org and “Like” us on Facebook. The Arizona Wind Symphony is partially


supported by funding from the City of Tempe, Friends of the TCA and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. 


Karen Hall We


hope


Michigan you


have marked


your


calendars for the Michigan Mingler. The date and time for this is Saturday afternoon, November 9, from 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Sisk Park in Palo Verde. It will be a casual event which includes fun, food and games. If you are from, or have lived in Michigan, own a U of M or MSU cap or shirt, or own anything Michigan, your presence is requested. We hope to make use of


the


bocce ball court and maybe even have putting green contests. So make certain you bring a putter. We are planning on Famous Dave's to cater the food and the cost of the tickets per person will be $17.50. This will be a BYOB event; ice and drinking cups will be provided. We will have raffl e prizes as well and raffl e tickets can be purchased the day of the event. You will be able to purchase your


Michigan Mingler tickets by calling either Eva Gunnoe at 883-8240 or Karen Hall at 802-9921. Looking forward to seeing you at the


park! 


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