The annual District 6540 Rotary Foundation dinner will be held on Friday evening, November 4, 2011, at the Lerner Theatre Crystal Ballroom in Elkhart, IN.  The Social Hour and Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 pm EST.  Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm EST and conclude with a live auction.  The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Ken Johnson, Chaplin for the Indianapolis Colts, who will motivate, educate and inspire!  He delivers a message of excellence that will leave every audience with a feeling of hope and encouragement to conquer obstacles and setbacks in life.  Cost for this year's event is $110, with $45 going as a donation in the name of the attendee to the Rotary Foundation.

All clubs who have at least 10% of their Rotarians in attendance, will be awarded $500 from the District Simplified Grant Fund or $1,000 in District Designated Funds for a Matching Grant.  An additional $500 DSG or $1,000 MG will be awarded to the clubs with the greatest percentage of Rotarians in attendance based on club membership size 1 - 45 / 46 - 99 / 100+.

The cost to attend this year's event is $110 per individual, with $45 of this being contributed to The Rotary Foundation in the name of the attendee.

It takes all of us to make this event suiccessful.  At the least, hope, will be provided to those less fortunate, at best, lives will be saved.  So, let's "Reach Within to Embrace Humanity".