Tag: Rotary International

Have a Ball With Your Sweetheart

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 17, 2014 – This Valentine’s Day, the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Hospital Foundation will present the Sweetheart Ball at Northwoods Resort. The festivities on February 14th will start with cocktails at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6:00. Guests can dance to the “Sounds of Frank Sinatra” by the Pete Chinelli Trio, and enjoy complimentary wine with dinner. Dress for the evening is Black Tie Optional or “Big Bear Formal.” All proceeds from the Sweetheart Ball will be donated to the Bear Valley Community Hospital for the refurbishment of hospital patient rooms. The local Rotary Club is matching a $1,750 grant from Rotary International, but more is needed for the renovations. It costs around $10,000 to update a single room, and several rooms need updating. Tickets are $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10. Every $50 (whether as a ticket purchase or a donation) earns one entry into a drawing for a “Romantic Overnight Package.” Attendance at the event is not necessary to win. Tax-deductible donations may be mailed directly to the Hospital Foundation President Helen Walsh at P.O. Box 120803, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 with a notation on the check for the “hospital renovation project”. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, including hospital room naming designations, contact the Sweetheart Ball Committee Chairs, Don or Carol Bremer, at...

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Fundraising, Hawaiian Style

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 18, 2013 – A traditional Hawaiian Luau at a lakeside home is the setting for the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake’s 2nd annual fundraiser for Rotary International.  The event is to be held on September 19 at the Bremer residence (140 Round Drive at the end of Gilner Point in Big Bear Lake). Wine tasting and socializing begins at 5:00 p.m. with the dinner following at 6:00 p.m.  This event is open to the general public, and guests are encouraged to dress in Hawaiian style. There are a few spots left, but RSVP must be made to (909) 866-3689 by 5:00 p.m today. Funds raised will support the Paul Harris Awards, named for the man who founded Rotary in 1905.  The Paul Harris Award recognizes those who make a tax deductible contribution of at least $1000 to the Rotary International Foundation for such projects as Polio Plus (the program to eradicate polio worldwide), Humanitarian Grants (for water, waste water and infrastructure improvements) and other charitable activities around the world. Donors can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows and will receive a commemorative certificate and pin. Locally, the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake gives back to the community in a variety of ways, including producing the annual fireworks show and the Rotary Santa Claus program, underwriting thousands of dollars in scholarships, and providing free meals...

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Young Professionals From Turkey Visit Big Bear Through Rotary

Big Bear, Ca, June 8, 2011, 9:00am- Rotary International has a rich history of building communities and bridging continents.  One way that it is done is through the Group Study Exchange, which takes place each year and is funded through the local, regional, and national Rotary Exchange Program.  The regional Rotary District of 5330, which includes areas of the Inland Empire, sent a Rotarian and four young local professionals to Turkey, and in exchange a similar team was sent here to the United States specifically to see Southern California.  The Turkish team members spent last Saturday here in Big Bear touring the mountains by way of  the Snow Summit Sky Chair and on the lake at Pleasure Point Marina.  The team shared their rich culture and business backgrounds with several Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake Rotarians including local Rotary President Larbi Loucif.  The Turkish Team leader Mine Uygur is herself a Rotarian Past President, and is the owner of a human resources company in her hometown of Izmir.  The non-Rotarian team members included Denize Yazicioglu, a 26-year-old product purchase manager for Tesco, one of Europe’s largest retail stores, Gami Bahadir, a 29 year old product engineer, Gulser Vardarci is 27 years old and works in her family’s manufacturing business, and 35 year old Haluk Engezer is a getting his doctorate in food engineering.  The county of Turkey is...

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