Rotary Club of Bisbee
 
 
 Vintage Bisbee
 
                Bisbee Rotary Club’s annual big fundraiser, Vintage Bisbee, a big success.  People sampled wines, including alcohol free this year, ate delicious food from many local restaurants, and listened to the soothing sounds of the Nancy Weaver Quartet.
                New this year, guests were asked to bring in a new or gently used toy.  In exchange, they were gifted with raffle tickets.  Many local businesses donated raffle items and the winners were called out at intervals throughout the evening.  The toys will be used for the Club’s annual Christmas in Naco. 
The Christmas in Naco table also accepted cash donations.  Patrons could fill out a form so that their names could appear on Christmas cards given to families at the event.
Vintage Bisbee is Bisbee Rotary’s main fundraiser for the year.  This year, the Club was offered $2,000 in matching funds from the Women and Children’s Hope Foundation.  According to the Club president, the Club will continue to solicit donations and funds to add to the raffle money and donations from Vintage Bisbee in order to meet the matching requirement.    
At Bisbee Rotary’s annual Christmas in Naco, the Club provides foodstuffs, clothing, toys, and blankets to the poorest of the poor in Bisbee’s new sister city, Naco, Sonora.  The event, held early on Christmas morning, is the highlight of the year for most of the club members.  The Club will continue to accept cash donations and donations of toys.
Cook said, “the community really got behind this event, and we couldn’t have done this without our sponsors, donors, raffle item contributors, and participating club members.” The Club wishes to thank everyone who generously helped make this fundraising evening out under the autumn Bisbee sky a huge success.   
The Club also provides Lifelines for some community members and dictionaries and thesauri for BUSD third and eighth grade students. It supports Rotary International’s polio eradication programs, purchases Shelter Boxes, and assists other community non-profit efforts.
For more information about the activities of Bisbee Rotary Club, please visit their Facebook page.  Guests are also welcome at the weekly meetings: Thursdays at noon at the Copper Queen Hotel.  Cook invites people to come on by and see what Bisbee Rotary Club is all about.