District Governor Dave and Nancy invite you

to a special event in celebration of


Saturday the 11th of March 2017 at 6:00pm

Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Road, Junction City, OR

  Tickets   $75per person – Limited Seating

    Includes complimentary glass of champagne,

    appetizers, entrée, dessert and entertainment

Mardi Gras Theme ~ Semi-Formal Attire

Program for the Evening

Be part of the excitement!

Come and enjoy the spirit of NOLA but in Rotary-style !  Imagine being welcomed with a glass of champagne by a hostess in Mardi Gras costume, enjoying appetizers while listening to jazz music, celebrating with Rotary fiends old and new as we toast the 100th birthday of The Rotary Foundation. The highlight of the evening will be “the reveal” of the cumulative gifts of $10,000 or greater this Rotary year in honor of The Foundation’s birthday.

A private bus will pick up guests at the Eugene Hilton at 5pm on Saturday March 11th.   At the conclusion of the event the bus will return guests to the hotel.   Please note, parking is limited at the winery.

What is a Million Dollar Dinner?

In honor of the Centennial year of The Rotary Foundation, District 5110 is hosting a special evening to recognize this year’s new Major Donors and celebrate our Foundation “doing good in the world”.  The District’s Foundation Endowment Team has been connecting with Rotarians who wish to create a personal legacy and make a significant gift of cash or bequest to The Rotary Foundation this year.    Donors who make an outright gift of $10,000 or create a bequest of $25,000 or more from their estate will be recognized during the evening.

How to reserve a seat?

Reservations will be open in March 2017 – seating is limited.

What is the Evening’s Program?

In honor of the Centennial Year of The Rotary Foundation, District 5110 is hosting a special evening to honor donors and celebrate our Foundation “doing good in the world”.  The evening brings together the donors who have made, or pledge to make over three years, new cash contributions of US$10,000 or bequest gifts of US$25,000 or more from their will or estate planning.   All gifts are NEW contributions made or pledged between July 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017

How Can I Attend the Celebration?

Seating will be limited to 125.    Honorees and District Senior Leaders will have priority seating.   Rotarians who wish to secure an invitation to the event can contact our Endowment Chair to discuss making a qualifying donation to The Rotary Foundation.

Keynote Speaker Brenda Cressey

Brenda Cressey has recently been named as a Trustee to the Rotary Foundation and will serve a four-year term on a 15-member international board beginning 1 July 2017.  She is currently serving her fourth year as the Rotary International Zone 26 Endowment/Major Gift Adviser for The Rotary Foundation.   Since serving as Governor in 2001-02, most of her Rotary assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Polio Eradication, Annual Fund, Paul Harris Society, Endowments, Major and Legacy Gifts.  She and her husband Dick are proud members of the Paul Harris Society, major donors, Bequest Society-level 5 and newly inducted members of the prestigious Arch Klumph Society.   Brenda is a member of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles in District 5240 and has been a proud Rotarian for 28 years.  She resides in Templeton, California with her husband Richard who recently retired from a long career as a Vice President in manufacturing.

Master of Ceremonies – Wyn Spiller, Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator Zone 25

Wyn has a deep commitment to our Rotary Foundation and its humanitarian work, including a special interest in the Rotary Peace Centers and Polio Eradication. She is a major donor as well as Paul Harris and Bequest Society member.  Wyn is a past Governor of District 5190 (2008-09) and has been fortunate to participate in a variety of Club, District and Zone roles since joining the Rotary Club of Grass Valley in 1994.   She has served as a RI President’s Representative, trainer for her district as well as Zone 25/26 Governors-Elect and Nominee, Presidents Elect, and the Rotary Leadership Institute.   Wyn is recently retired as Chairman and CEO of Nevada City Winery.

How Do I Make A Donation or Bequest?

Please contact

District 5110 Endowment Chair Bruce Shaw  541-520-3805
or R.I. Major Gift Officer for Zone 25 Elizabeth Cruft Anderson 503-744-0865

What is the Rotary Foundation?

Arch Klumph, RI President 1916-17, appreciated that Rotary clubs had limited resources and could not support all the projects and programs on their own that needed to be addressed by the world’s first service organization.  He proposed an endowment for the purpose of “doing good in the world” and 100 years later $3B dollars have been donated to the programs of the Foundation.


The musical sounds of New Orleans will be recreated for us by “Gratitude”, a Corvallis based jazz group that performs a wide variety of jazz styles; Dixieland, gospel, swing, modern, funk, and Latin.  Rotarian Steve Matthes, playing the clarinet and saxophone, will be joined by Winston McCullough on piano, John Edwards on bass, and Andy Weiss on drums.  Your feet won’t want to miss it!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Celebration event and dinner would not be possible without our sponsors.   Here is the list of opportunities to support this special district event:

Title Sponsor    $10,000
Wine on the tables sponsor  $1000
Advertising           $250
Table Sponsors   $1500
Program  $500

To Help Underwrite the Expenses of the Dinner, a Limited Number of
Seats at the Dinner Will Be Sold at $75.


More Questions?

Please contact event coordinator-     Rotarian LeAnn Mobley  541.944.0054