Oct 162015

The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 by undertaking a special project to mark the occasion. Known as the “50 for 50” initiative, members will raise $50,000 to commemorate 50 years of community service and will use that money to bestow a gift to the people of Hilton Head that can be enjoyed for many years into the future.

As described by club president Bruce Siebold: “This ‘gift to the community’ will be a series of interpretive panels installed along the bicycle and leisure path system of the Island. It follows the club’s project in 2013 that created directional kiosks along those pathways. The signs will provide residents, visitors and pathway users with brief ‘factoids’ on Island cultural heritage and natural history, as well as identifying local points of interest along the many miles of these trails. This will greatly enhance the island experience we have all come to enjoy and appreciate.”

In support of the “50 for 50” initiative, the club is holding a raffle with great prizes and good odds of winning. Only 600 tickets will be sold at $50 with ticketholders vying for five prizes, each valued at more than $1000. Five tickets will be drawn on December 3 with prizes to be awarded at the club’s December 10 luncheon meeting at Sea Pines Country Club. Winners will select their prizes by order of the draw. Prizes include:
• One-week stay at a 3 BR lakefront home in western North Carolina; sleeps 6; pontoon boat and 2 kayaks available for use. Value: $3,000
• Four days/3 nights at a luxurious 2 BR villa at a choice of Marriott Vacation Club resorts (subject to availability). Value: $2,025
• Hilton Head Arts & Culture Showcase with more than 35 musical, theatrical, educational and special events for two. Value: $2,000
• Day trip for two by private aircraft over the Lowcountry and Sea Islands to Jekyll Island for lunch and tour. Value: $1,350
• Cash: Value: $1,000
For a detailed description of each prize, go to www.hhrotary.org.

Raffle tickets may be purchased from members of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island or by sending a check (made payable to the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island) with you name, phone number and email address to P.O. Box 5771, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.

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