AMVETS Post 777 and the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will have an afternoon of Bunco on Wednesday, September 18 from 1 to 3pm. Come join them at the Post, 3386 N. Access Rd. The cost is $5 to play. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and the proceeds go to the Lemon Bay High School HOBY scholarship fund. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. Please contact Susan at 681•2001 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
Rotonda Elks Goofy Golf
Rotonda Elks is hosting Goofy Golf on Tuesday, September 24 at The Links in Rotonda with a 9am shotgun start. Putting and corn hole contest at 8am. $40 per person includes golf cart, 9 holes of golf, lunch at the Rotonda Elks lodge and a special prize for golfer. Silent auction. This is a benefit for Florida State Elks Youth Camp and Therapy Services for Children & Englewood Food Banks. Sign up at the bar at Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd East. Phone 697•2710.
Green Dot Training Seminar
GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club and the RWA Activities Committee are sponsoring a Green Dot Active Bystander Training Seminar on Saturday, September 28 from 9am to 3pm at the RWA Community Center, 646 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. Presented by Chris Hall, Charlotte County Green Dot Coordinator, who works in collaboration with the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (CARE) toward the vision of a community without violence. You can pretend not to see it, or you can stand up and do something. This seminar will provide the tools to “do something.” Limited to 35 participants. To register, contact Donna at 697•4980.
Craft Vendors Wanted
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #113, 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West, will be hosting an Arts & Crafts Holiday Bazaar on Sat. October 19 from 9am to 2pm. Vendors are wanted for this event, including food vendors. Inside Tables - $20; Outside - 2 Parking Spots - $25. No refunds and event will be held rain or shine. Questions can be directed to Laura at 662•5503, Delores at 830•8396, or email at Unit113ALA@aol.com to obtain an application for this event. Please leave a message.
Wine & Swine a Success!
The Rotary Club of Englewood’s Wine & Swine Water Safety Awareness fundraiser was a sold-out success on September 7th. Guests enjoyed an evening of fun beginning with a barnyard buffet. Special guest speaker, Blake Collingsworth, delivered a powerful message about preventing childhood drowning and speaker Janet Shawen shared her personal story involving a childhood drowning. A Paul Harris Fellowship award was presented to David Stefanini of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office. A wine toss, chance auction and live auction were part of the activities before the guests took to the dance floor with music by Tropical Avenue. Over $26,000 was raised for the Josh the Otter Water Safety Awareness campaign to reduce childhood drowning through actions such as presenting young children with “Josh the Otter” books about water safety and swim lessons through the YMCA.
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