PI Rotary Club invites organizations to submit requests for funds

12 years ago

PI Rotary Club invites organizations

to submit requests for funds

    PRESQUE ISLE — The Presque Isle Rotary Club is in the planning phase for the 65th annual Rotary Auction which raises funds for local charities and non-profit organizations. This year the Auction will be held Nov. 27-29.

    Area non-profit organizations are invited to submit a request for donations. There are two types of requests: Regular Auction Projects are funded through auction proceeds and typically do not exceed $4,000. Special Projects are funded through direct community member donations made during the auction and raise funds for larger community projects. The deadline for submitting an application is April 20.

    Applications can be downloaded from www.PresqueIsleRotary.org. Interested parties can also receive an application from any Presque Isle Rotarian or this year’s Auction co-chairs Ralph McPherson or Scott Violette.

    Auction proceed recipients will be selected based on:

• The benefit to the community;

• Total cost of the project, amount of funding requested, and availability of other funding mechanisms;

• Sustainability of the organization’s funding model; and,

• nature of the request (Auction proceeds have typically been used for capital spending projects rather than ongoing operating funds).

    The Presque Isle Rotary Club maintains the right to accept or reject any and all requests.

    The club maintains a membership of approximately 100 individuals and is part of a worldwide organization of community volunteers.

    The slogan of Rotary is “Service Above Self” and the club seeks to live up to this ideal to support a variety of causes for the betterment of the community.

    For over 60 years, the Presque Isle Rotary Club has held an annual auction to raise funds to support various charities and non-profit organizations. Last year, the club raised over $64,000 for various organizations and charitable causes including the St. Apollonia Dental Clinic, the Homeless Shelter of Aroostook, Central Aroostook Humane Society, Presque Isle Garden Club, Wintergreen Arts Center, Northern Maine Fair Association, Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine, and GIFT: Grace Interfaith Food Table.

    McPherson and Violette, along with the Rotarians as a whole, are in full planning mode and looking forward to another exciting auction this year.

    The club could not successfully complete this enormous task without the support of donors, viewers, listeners and bidders.

    Anyone who is interested in learning more about Rotary and its ideals can visit www.PresqueIsleRotary.org or contact any Rotarian.