On September 17th, the Snowmass Rotary Club will host the 8th Annual Snowmass Wine Festival. As one of the Rotary’s primary fundraising events, the Snowmass Wine Festival captures the Rotary’s defining character trait of “Service Above Self,” combined with the ability to have fun.
On the surface, the entire Snowmass Wine Festival, kicking off on Friday, September 16th, with a four-course dinner prepared and planned by the Artisan Restaurant to compliment and enhance the wines of the evening’s host, is the epitome of elegance and indulgence. This incredible experience always sells out, with tickets at $140 per person. In addition to the Grand Tasting on Saturday, showcasing over 300 wines, a live auction (including trips, art and fantastic wine), live music, local restaurants, food and specialties to enjoy–the entire weekend will be a weekend to remember. However, despite the opulence of these events, the proceeds from these spectacular events make possible the greater purpose of the Snowmass Rotary – serving the community. Tickets for this event are available at www.snowmasswinefestival.com or by contacting Greg at GRulon@rof.net.
The Snowmass Rotary Club also hosts the annual Rotary Club Poker Run in February of each year. This year’s event will be held on the 20th of February at the Snowmass Ski Area. In this fundraiser, participants purchase tickets, up to three, and then ski the mountain collecting five poker cards, one from each on-mountain restaurant. The person with the best hand of cards at the end of the day wins! For those unable to ski on the 20th, complete hands can be purchased around town at supporting businesses.
On August 24th the Snowmass Rotary president, Gary Hartman presented the fruit of last year’s labors through the awarding of the Club’s local grant winners. In keeping with this year’s theme of ‘kids and social service,’ the Rotary selected eight non-profits from within the Aspen and Snowmass Village area specializing in children’s needs, activities and social services. Winners of the $14,600 grants included Challenge Aspen, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Extreme Sport Camps, Lift Up, Pathfinders, Christmas Wish Foundation, Youth Zone, and the Little Red Schoolhouse.
As a worldwide organization, the Rotary Club consists of 1.2 million members. These members commit through volunteer service and donations to the common goals of education world-wide, job training, providing clean water to every person on the planet, combatting hunger, improving health and sanitation and eradicating polio on a global scale.
Through its 20 years of service in the Aspen and Snowmass area, the Snowmass Rotary Club has shown its deep commitment to building civic service within the community, improve education, and to provide for specific needs on a local level. As a member of the Snowmass Rotary Club, Greg Rulon has upheld this pledge in his personal and professional life.
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