At Pearl Rotary breakfasts each Tuesday morning, Kevin Mowell sets the buffet table.
Soon he can be on the receiving end of meal preparation: Mowell is the winner of PPRC’s cruise raffle. Kevin, pictured on the right with President Lou Radja, can choose a destination for two people from Holland America’s ten-day cruises.
His winning ticket was drawn June 19 by Elisabeth Gruner, inbound youth exchange student from Germany. She is flanked by fundraising Chair Greg Mottau (left) and committee member Duane Cook. Value of the first-place prize is $5,400.
Mowell’s entry was purchased by Honorary Rotarian Julie Wallner who bought tickets for her six managers. Pearl Rotarian Don Smith sold the cruise winner ticket.
The successful raffle netted $13,000 for the club’s non-profit Pearl Fund. Among the international and community projects that will receive funding is the club’s major effort to install solar energy at a rural hospital in Nepal. The top prize was arranged through Willamette International Travel, represented in Pearl Rotary by Nancy Fowler.
Winning tickets were also drawn for the second- and third-place prizes: Al Dennison, director of the Pearl District Business Association, won the $800 cash prize (Don Barney made the sale); Carol Rogoway, the mother of a Clackamas Rotarian, now has a new iPad (Mottau sold the ticket when attending the noon club).
Over 1,570 tickets were purchased over the past two months. New Pearl Rotarian Denise Razzeto won the dinner for two at Salty’s by selling 201 tickets.
Next events on PPRC’s fundraising scheduled are: Friday, July 27, golf tournament in Newberg; and Friday evening, Oct. 19, our annual dinner and auction (with entertainment) for the Pearl Fund.