Please join us for an evening of fellowship and fun at the 2014 Rotary District 6540 Foundation Dinner Fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation.  The event is scheduled for Friday evening, October 24, 2014, at The Lerner Theatre Crystal Ballroom, located at 410 S. Main Street, in Elkhart, IN.  The Social Mixer and Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 pm ET.  Our Dinner and the "Live" Auction will be from 6:15 to 7:30 pm ET.  The evening Program and Recognition of fine supporters will be from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm ET.  We are bringing back the class event that it started out to be several years ago.  Business attire, or Black Tie optional.

Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Jean Irwin Hatfield from the Rotary Club of Folsom, CA.  Jean has been described as hilarious, thought provoking and heartwarming.  She brings a thoroughly entertaining approach to the subject of Rotary and "Service Above Self".  She is a retired teacher of the deaf who earned her Master's Degree in England while a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.  She has taught deaf and hearing impaired students in pre-school through 12th grade.  She is a strong proponent of literacy programs within Rotary and was a coordinator in the successful effort to change Nevada's laws to require hearing tests of all newborns before leaving the hospital.  In 2009 she received Rotary's prestigious "Service Above Self" Award.  She has spoken to over 250 Rotary and teaching conferences about the long term effects that the Rotary Foundation has had on her life and the lives of many others.

The cost to attend this special event is $120 per person, which includes a $60 donation to The Rotary Foundation.  In addition to the $60 Foundation contribution included in your ticket price, we are going to credit your personal Paul Harris Fellow account with the following amounts:

$50 for event registration on or before October 10, 2014SIGN UP TODAY !!!  Login and click on the event in the District Events column on the right side of this homepage, or you can complete and return your invitation card that you received in the mail.

$50 for any Rotarian who is a first time Foundation Dinner attendee.

$50 for any Rotarian who provides a winning "OVERBID" on a silent auction item.

All registrants will have their name entered into a drawing to be held that night to receive up to $1,000 credit toward the next level of Paul Harris Fellow.

Any club who has at least 10% of its active members attend will be guaranteed a $500 District Grant in the Rotary Year 2015 - 2016.

Any club that has 10 or more members attend will receive a Paul Harris Fellow to be awarded as determined by the club.

The club that raises the most money through registration fees and auction items purchased will receive a Pail Harris Fellow to be awarded as determined by the club.

Check this out -  A first time attendee who registers to attend on or before October 10, would receive $60 from their own ticket purchase, and possibly another $100 from the District for a grand total of up to $160 toward their personal Paul Harris Fellow account at The Rotary Foundation.  Now, that's not bad at all, for the purchase of a $120 ticket to attend this prestigious event.  Please note:  This is the only District fundraiser that we have the entire year, with the net proceeds going to support The Rotary Foundation.

Click here to go directly to the registration page to sign up to attend.  We appreciate your participation at this special event. 

By the way, don't forget to bring your check book to this important Foundation fundraiser event, so you are prepared to purchase those Silent and "Live" auction items.  A list of those items will be provided on this site soon!  We look forward to seeing you there!