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Wine tasting is Rotary Club’s main fundraiser, auction items needed

A table of guests at last year’s wine tasting event, hosted by the Valley Center Rotary Club.

A table of guests at last year’s wine tasting event, hosted by the Valley Center Rotary Club.

The Valley Center Rotary Club will host its 10th annual wine tasting, “The Taste of Romance” on Saturday, Feb­ruary 6, 3 p.m.–5:30 p.m. at the Bor­deaux Room at Harrah’s Resort South­ern California. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, gourmet wines and a live and silent auction.

At this point the club can use dona­tions for the live auction and/or spon­sorships. Such donations are tax de­ductible.

This is the club’s main fundraiser of the year and is used to help fund the many charities and scholarships that the club contributes to annually.

Some of the local projects they have sponsored recently include donations to the local food bank, monetary and book donations to the Valley Center Library, community clean up and e- waste collection, library path clean up and the installation of a new bench, helping to fund the Memorial Wall and Peace Garden at Camp Pendleton, painting of the Valley Center Commu­nity Hall, and annual scholarships for deserving high school seniors.

The Rotary Club of Valley Center, and Rotary International raise money for a variety of projects that include: community improvement, violence prevention, drug abuse intervention, youth projects, AIDS education, hun­ger prevention, environmental educa­tion, and educational literacy. Rotar­ians sponsor international programs where $90 million is invested annu­ally, including Polio Plus, Rotary’s commitment to the global eradication of polio.

Your donation can be at several lev­els. If you can’t give a monetary gift, consider the donation of an auction item to the wine tasting. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a thank you letter for your generosity. If you have any questions, contact event chairman Denette Stewart at 760-297- 6737 or email

If you chose to participate, email your company logo to: Rotary@

The Rotary Club of Valley Center tax I.D. number is #23-7408623.

Tickets are now on sale for the event at California Bank & Trust, A-1 Irriga­tion, VC Smiles and The Roadrunner office. Tickets are $40 per person ($45 at the door). Questions? Call 760-297- 6737 or visit

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