Dear McAllen North Rotary Friend,
Our annual fundraiser called ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’, a Jamaican themed party that included food, drinks, live entertainment, and a silent auction was a great success! We’d like to thank all of our great sponsors and silent auction donors! This was our 13th consecutive year having this event and it was held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Riverside Club in Mission. We had over 450 attendees and are proud to report over $35,000 in record fundraising.
The funds raised from this year’s event benefit our local community in many ways. This past fiscal year our club donated over $18,000 to local charities such as Adoption Awareness, Buckner Children’s Home, RGV Food Bank, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Salvation Army, and Veteran’s War Memorial. In addition, we awarded $9,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from the local McAllen high schools. We also promote and participate in the Rotary group study exchange programs whereby local students and young professionals travel abroad to learn about other cultures. Our local Rotary members host foreign students and young professionals as they learn about our culture.
We thank everyone that provided financial support, auction item donations and any other support for our fundraiser. Corporate sponsorships provided a vital role in us meeting our financial goals and all corporate sponsors were recognized at the event with a display of their names and logos. In addition, a corporate sponsorship at the $5,000 level included recognition of the sponsor by our Rotary club for all donations and scholarships we award throughout our entire next fiscal year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). This recognition includes the sponsor’s name and logo displayed at our weekly club meetings, in all of our newspaper and magazine promotional activity and on our website. Please note that McAllen North Rotary is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and donations are tax deductible.
Thank you again to our great sponsors and silent auction donors which are recognized here. We look forward to your participation at our next event and should you have any questions, please contact Mike McLarty at (956) 607-4278, or any McAllen North Rotary Club member.
McAllen North Rotary Club