April 21, 2010
-- The La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club will host a wine tasting fund-raiser Saturday, June 12, to benefit local and international charities. “Cheers for Charity” will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey Road in Point Loma.
The 20th annual event raises money for Rotary service projects here in San Diego and around the world. This year’s gala, “A Night With the Rat Pack,” includes international and domestic fine wines, handcrafted beers and food. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $75 and available at www.lajollagtrotary.org or by calling 858-454-6755.
More than 40 local charities benefiting from the event include: EDUCATE (formerly UC Foundation for Public Schools), Ronald McDonald House, SAY (Social Advocates for Youth), Voices4Children, Rebuilding Together and military outreach projects including Wounded Warrior fishing expeditions. Additionally, funds raised from the event provide support for Salk Institute educational programs, the Monarch School and Doyle Elementary School.
Internationally, proceeds from Cheers for Charity benefit a Sister Cities’ school project involving the Rotary School in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. In continuing support of education in the country, proceeds raised support Internet connectivity to local high schools and female teachers’ salaries. One of the Club’s latest goals is to build a bridge over the Kabul River in Jalalabad, so more children have access to the school.
There are over 3,600 local men and women making positive changes in their neighborhoods – and around the world – through membership in 60 Rotary clubs throughout San Diego and Imperial counties. Founded in 1905, Rotary International is dedicated to “Service Above Self.”
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