The Winona Rotary Club has begun their annual Rotary Rose Sale. One dozen red or multi-colored roses are only $16. The rose sale continues through October 5th. Roses can be ordered through any Winona Rotarian, or by calling Terri Sim at 507-454-7384 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The pre-ordered roses may be picked up at Hy-Vee on October 11th and 12th.
The Rose Sale is Rotary’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the rose sale help the Rotary Club fund children literacy programs and other youth and community projects in the Winona area. Projects include Rotary Readers, Books for Babies, Dictionary Project, Shadow Program, Camp RYLA, college scholarships, Lake Park Clean-up and more.
Rotary is an international organization of business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace. Rotary’s 33,000 clubs in more than 165 countries and regions encourage high ethical standards and carry out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment.
Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary quickly expanded around the globe. Clubs meet weekly for fellowship to discuss local and global topics. Clubs are nonreligious, nongovernmental, and open to every race, culture and creed. Rotarians live by the moto Service Above Self.
For more information about Winona Rotary Club visit www.winonarotary.org.