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This is a list of our regular fundraising events and what the funds are used for.

Rotary Golf Tournament

This event is typically held in September or October of each year.  Revenue comes from Teams and Sponsors.  We average $7,000 to $8,000 in revenue and $3,200 to $3,500 in expenses.  This gives us a net income of $3,800 to $4,500

Rotary Pancake Breakfast          

This event is typically held in March or April of each year.

Ticket revenues average between $2,700 and $3,000. Expenses average between $300 and $400.  This gives us a net income of $2,400 to $2,600.

Funds from this event and the Golf Tournament are used primarily to fund our Teacher Grants program (average $3,000 to $3,500 per year) as well as the HOBY and RYLA scholarships that the club provides each year (average $1,000 to $1,500).

Rotary Big Event

This event is typically held in May or June of each year.Revenues come from ticket sales, Silent Auction and Split the Pot.  Revenues have ranged from $27,000 to as high as $31,500.  Expenses are typically $17,000 to $19,500.  This gives us between $10,000 and $12,000 net income.

25% of the net revenue is put into the Rotary Scholarship fund and the balance is used to provide scholarships for that year.  We average $8,500 to $9,000 in annual scholarships and approximately $3,000 going to the Scholarship fund

Club Service (Brice Wiggins)
ROLE: Help develop and manage service projects for Pascagoula

  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Fishing Tournament
  • The BIG Event -Drawdown

Rotary Foundation Committee (Melton Harris)
ROLE: Support the Rotary Foundation and International Programs

  • Support Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge for Polio eradication
  • Support World Community Service project through financial contribution, the donation of goods or volunteer service
  • Coordinates induction of Paul Harris Fellows

Education Committee (Bernie O'Sullivan)
ROLE: Manage projects and programs related to our students education

  • Sponsor active Interact Club
  • Sponsor Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
  • Maintain Student Scholarships (Jim Williams)

Public Relations Committee (Cheryl Goodgames)
ROLE: Inform public about Rotary and our service projects and activities

  • Weekly newsletter
  • Website – for Club and Fishing Rodeo
  • Complete community service project that improves public image of Rotary and increases club membership pride

Membership (Lynn Truelove)
ROLE: Membership recruitment and retention

  • New Member Orientation (Dr. Jack Hoover)
  • Implement new ideas to encourage Member Retention and Participation
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