Monday, December 22, 2008

Annual Christmas Dinner Carterville Rotary Style

We had another fun filled Christmas Dinner at John A. Logan this year. This was my first dinner so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was nice getting together with the rest of the club members and their spouses. Good conversations with good folks; you just can't beat it.

What made the night really fun was the auctioning off of the member donated wrapped gifts. The contents only known by the donor but with a clever riddle attached to leave us wondering what was beneath the Christmas wrapping. Bids were out in full force, since the proceeds all went back to Club. As Rich Davis exclaimed, "It's for the kids!". All in all we raised over $2000 for the night. That was a good night "for the kids". Good job Carterville Rotary Club members!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pioneers Cabin Has Sold!

Attention Rotary Members. If you havent' heard, the Rotary Club's meeting place, Pioneer's Cabin out of Crainville has been sold. Currently, we are trying to find a new meeting location to accomdate our group for future meetings. If you know of a place, be sure to let us know.

Also, please join us at the Annual Christmas Party this evening at John A. Logan. Here is some info on the festivities:

Our annual Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:00pm. This will be a substitute meeting for our morning meeting. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. This is an event to bring your spouse and enjoy the fellowship. We ask each member to provide a wrapped gift with a short verse as to the description of the item enclosed without giving away the full details. The gift does not have to be a purchased item. Some of our most popular gifts in the past have been dinners provided by the Rotarian, home made wine, hand made items, and even some re-gifting has been known to occur. The gifts are then auctioned for cash. The cash goes into our Community Donation fund. Last year we raised $2000, with funds going to the Pat's Kids program, Lighthouse Shelter, and Ministerial Alliance. Some funds are held over to make donations to worthy causes throughout the year. We hope that everyone will come and enjoy the fellowship.

Hope to see you there!