This is an evening event and not a gala. The attire is dressy casual (i.e., jeans are not appropriate). Please keep in mind that the event will be on the lawn, so heels may not be practical.
The dinner will be a seated, plated service.
Appetizers and a “surf and turf” dinner will be provided by Zesty Gourmet catering.
Yes, the event will feature live music by the band On Easy Street. No dancing.
The tent is large (80’ x 40’). It is the same size as the one used for the Veterans Day program.
Seating will be 10-person round tables.
Reserved parking at Dodona Manor is being offered as part of several sponsorship packages. Handicap parking will also be available onsite. All other attendees can park for free at the public parking garage conveniently located one block from Dodona Manor.
6:00pm – Doors open and registration begins promptly, appetizers and wine/beer available.
6:00pm to 7:45 pm – Silent Auction, Giving Tree & General Raffles
7:00pm – Outdoor tented seating. Welcome remarks.
7:15pm – Dinner Served
7:30pm – STAR Program Begins
7:45pm – Silent Auction CLOSES
8:00pm – Keynote Speaker - Helen Parker, PT, DPT, NCS. Clinical Director at Ability Fitness Center.
8:30pm – Live Auction/Dessert Served
9:00pm – Closing
Rob Guerra will serve as the emcee. The keynote speaker is Helen Parker, PT, DPT, NCS. Clinical Director at Ability Fitness Center.
Bill Blessing is running the auction and will make that determination. Auction Items can be previewed here
Ability Fitness has indicated that they plan to apply the funds raised towards scholarships so that their services can be utilized by more clients and / or towards purchasing more equipment. The final decision will depend on how much is raised.
The STAR event started in 2018 as a tribute to longtime Rotarian and local leader Stanley Caulkins — Stanley's Tributes Awards & Recognition — and as a replacement for our New Year’s Day race fundraiser.
We have evolved the STAR event theme to “Shining a Light on Local Nonprofits” to give us more flexibility in the kinds of organizations we honor and fundraise for through it.
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