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Rotary Club of Oakland Fundraiser Party of the Year: “Puttin' on the Ritz at the Rotunda”

March 24, 2018
6:00 pm
Oakland Rotunda

During its 110-year history, the Rotary Club of Oakland has impacted well over 10,000 persons and raised millions of dollars to support local humanitarian projects and institutions in Oakland. Supporting these efforts, the organization presents its annual signature fundraising gala, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 6pm at the stylish Oakland Rotunda, located at 300 Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. Tickets are $150. BENEFICIARIES FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF OAKLAND Proceeds from the Rotary Club of Oakland’s annual gala support transformative service projects including: • Training elders on IPads • Multi-year mentorships of youth and college students, paired with college scholarships • Books, field trips and classroom support for 1,000 students in Oakland public school transitional kindergarten programs • Hands-on support working with the Weed Warriors at Lake Merritt and the Police Activities League at its camp in the Oakland hills • And dozens of other projects and programs through the Club’s 13 service committees: SIGNATURE GALA FUNDRAISER This year’s Puttin’ on the Ritz fundraising gala features cuisine crafted by Fraiche Catering and a lively auction with memorable experiences including: • Beach vacation packages to Kona, Hawaii and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, • Skiing in Whistler, British Columbia, • The “Best of the Bay” Adventure package, • Breakfast and City Hall Tour with Mayor Libby Schaaf, • And many more enticing items. Rick Baskin and Layin’ Down The Law entertains with the group’s passionate style of blues and jazz. Band leader and Rotarian, Rick Baskin, is a trial attorney and an accomplished harmonica player, having performed with the legendary Jules Broussard, Maria Muldaur, Harvey Mandell and opened for John Lee Hooker. ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF OAKLAND As part of Rotary International, the world’s largest service organization, the Rotary Club of Oakland drives posit ive change in Oakland and around the globe. With a 110 year history, the Club of 325+ members brings together professional, business, civic and nonprofit leaders who create deep an lasting impact through projects that support youth, the local community and worldwide humanitarian initiatives.


Oakland Rotunda

300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

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