Announcing the 2013 Indiana Rotary Luxury Raffle Application Process
Each year for two decades the Indiana Rotary Club has offered Charitable and Not-For-Profit organizations in the greater Indiana Pennsylvania area the opportunity to raise funds for projects designed to benefit the community. Our 20th annual Luxury Raffle will be held at the Indiana Country Club on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The net proceeds from the Luxury Raffle are used to assist various charitable and not-for-profit organizations serving the Greater Indiana, Pennsylvania area.
Since 1994 net proceeds from the Indiana Rotary Luxury Raffle have totaled $315,000. Awards generally range from about $2,000 to about $5,000 and may be requested to support new projects or to request seed money to design new ways to support and assist the citizens of our community.
The application for funding is now available on this website for any charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the Greater Indiana, Pennsylvania area that wish to apply. All projects should benefit the citizens of the Greater Indiana, Pennsylvania area.
Applications will NOT be considered for the general operating expenses of the requesting organization, for funds to support an ongoing program, or for salaries for the requesting organization’s employees.
The exact level of funding for each approved project is dependent upon the sale of all 200 Luxury Raffle tickets and the sale of the full complement of mini-raffle and 50/50 tickets during the event.
Organizations interested in applying to participate as beneficiaries of the Luxury Raffle Fund Raising Program need to apply for support to screening committee member Ann Wilmoth, 646 Hastings Road, Marion Center, PA 15759 (Email email@example.com, FAX 724-397-9003).
All completed applications must be received no later than June 15, 2013.
Organizations seeking funding through the Luxury raffle Fund raising program should be aware that the mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Organizations interested in applying for Luxury Raffle funds must provide a through and detailed application to be considered by the screening committee and the Board of the Indiana Rotary Club.
The downloadable application can be found under “Links” above and immediately to the right on this page, or Email Ramesh Soni at firstname.lastname@example.org
At our April 23rd meeting, member and stage director/choreographer Michael Hood brought a group of his actors from IUP’s Theater by the Grove production of The Gentleman Dancing Master to do a demonstration of stage combat, this time focusing on smallsword (dueling sword) technique. The program was given in honor of William Shakespeare, who tradition says was born on April 23, 1564.
New members Richard Doverspike and Mark Staszkiewicz were inducted on April 2. Make sure to make them welcome, and be sure also to keep your eyes open for other prospective new members. Let’s keep our Rotary club growing.
Indiana Rotary Club
Member’s Dues Policies: Adopted by the Board of Directors, November 21, 2011
Member dues are payable each quarter, with due dates on the first day of July, October, January and April. The Rotary fiscal year starts each July 1 and ends on June 30.
Dues are the primary revenue source for expenses incurred in the Operations activities of the club and it is important that all obligations are honored on a timely basis.
While most members pay promptly, there are occasional lapses, which could be viewed as unequal treatment. Therefore, the primary purpose of this written summary is to clarify expectations and provide for enforcement guidelines, effective January 1, 2012
1) Dues invoices will be provided on or near to the first day of each calendar quarter. Billing by email is the method preferred by the club but exceptions may be requested.
2) Members may arrange to pay semi-annually or annually, in advance, in order to reduce the issuance of additional invoices and payments.
3) There will be additional invoices for special events and/or spouse attendance at some events, which is the policy at present, and they are payable within 30 days after receipt.
Late Payment Deterrents:
1) Dues not paid within the first month due will incur a $5.00 late payment penalty on the first day of each successive month.
2) A member who cannot make payment within 90 days should contact the Treasurer to ask for additional temporary extension, which will be considered by the Board.
3) A member who has outstanding dues obligations that reach 180 days (6 months) will be subject to termination from the club. Members will be notified upon such action being taken by the Board.
4) A member’s unpaid dues remain payable when a member resigns or is terminated, including, without proration, the full dues for the quarter when their membership ends.
President Carol Fry and President-elect Ramesh Soni attended the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Westmoreland County Community College (Youngwood, PA). RLI offers one-day courses with the aim of developing Rotary leaders. Fry and Soni enjoyed the experience and desire to attend all level 2 and 3 to complete graduation.
Indiana Rotarians brought an end to their summer season with the annual picnic, this year once again at the home of Dave and Kay Smith. The food, friendship, and conversation were delightful and the evening was made even more enjoyable by a vivacious contingent of wives of former Rotarians, a couple of members we haven’t seen in ages, and some of our newer members too. A great time was had by all.
Thanks so much Dave and Kay.
Indiana Rotary Club and the Midday Rotary have once again combined forces to make a difference in our community. Teams were invited on August 19 to compete in a progression of games held in downtown Indiana bistros and restaurants for prizes as a fundraiser for the Midday Club. We manned a beer pong game (sorry to say there was only water in the cups!). and our team took third place with 161 points; the winner only had 164 ! Our team included the soon-to-be-new member, Anthony Zingaro, Nancy Schmidt, Tina from Indiana First Bank, Regan Houser and Joe Lubold’s sister, Laurie Lubold (who filled in at the last minute due to Kevin Kravetsky’s injury)
A very good time was had by all!
Story submitted by Chuck Houser.
The 55th annual All-Sports banquet was held at the Rustic Lodge on May 18th, 2011. Once again the Indiana Rotary Club hosted approximately 77 scholar athletes of Indiana Senior High School. The athletes were also accompanied by parents, IHS faculty and coaches. It was an especially stellar evening as our special host was none other than S&T spokesperson Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, #36 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jerome delighted the crowd with personal stories and proved to be a very warm, witty and charming speaker. Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Jack Benedict of Renda Broadcasting. More than 180 people attended the banquet for which our club members sell ads to supplement our student (guests) meals.
Indiana Rotary would like to thank all of our community program sponsors for their loyal support this year and over the years. Most importantly we would like to thank our community bank —Thanks to Mr. Rob Jorgeson and Savings& Trust—Mr. Bettis’s appearance was a reality because of S&T’s support to our club and to the youth of our community.
submitted by Kay Smith
Indiana Rotary President Kay Smith chosen for Athena Award! Former Indiana Rotarian Walt Lewis chosen for Male Civic Leader! Indiana Rotarian Tom Ott Male Civic Leader Finalist!
What a week for Indiana Rotary! It comes as no surprise to this writer that Indiana Rotary is blessed with a wonderful group of members whose generosity in service to the community is second to none. Perhaps it has to do with the Four Way Test, or perhaps its foundation lies in the whole idea of “Service Above Self.” Whatever the reason we have great reason to celebrate our members’ public recognition and to let that celebration inspire us to emulate their selflessness and their tireless service to Indiana and our region. Please take a moment to congratulate Kay, Tom, and Walt. They are special people and we owe them our thanks.
Congratulations are in order also this month to David Werner, Sam Phillips, and Jim Grafstrom for the very successful launch of the Kovalchick Conference and Athletic Center. IUP has done a great service to the community not only in providing a new and needed entertainment, conference, and sports complex, but also in making the southern approach to the city one that speaks with such energy to the promise and the aspirations of Indiana and its people.