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Rotaract Club schedules dinner, silent auction


April 30, 2007

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 13, the Rotaract Club of ASU will play host to a dinner and silent auction at the Fiesta Inn Resort Tempe to raise proceeds for the building of a new school in Nias, Indonesia.

Nias is a small island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. It was struck by a massive tsunami that occurred Dec. 26, 2004, and again on March 28, 2005, by the Sumatra earthquake, leaving the island in ruins. Among many other things, 738 schools were destroyed, of which only a few have been rebuilt.

In collaboration with the Nias Rebuilding Committee in Indonesia, the Rotaract Club of ASU, a young adult service group affiliated with Rotary International, has committed to raise $10,000 as part of an “Adopt a School” project. All money raised will go into the rebuilding of a classroom in a public elementary school in Mandrehe, a small town located inland.

The bulk of the money being raised will come from Rotaract's “Rebuilding for a Brighter Future” dinner and silent auction.

Individuals and businesses looking to make a difference in children's lives can help by buying tickets to the event ($30 each) or by making donations, which are tax-deductible under the 501(c)3 status. Additionally, those interested in being a sponsor to the event will be rewarded with complimentary tickets and advertising, with different levels of sponsorship existing.

For more information, contact Brian Hoblit at (480) 272-5299, send an e-mail to asurotaract@yahoo.com or visit the Web site www.asu.edu/clubs/rotaract.