Just 12 days until our big event... BUY YOUR TICKETS!
Tickets are $125 per person...ask a friend to join you: https://bit.ly/FUNdraiserTicket
This is more than a fundraiser; it's a FUN-draiser!
What do you get when you throw together juggling, tap dancing and a botanical garden? A super fun, entertaining event! Not just any old boring event. Something fun that you will enjoy and go home feeling good about.
But I have MORE surprises for you and your guests...I just can't tell you yet.
We have accumulated over $10,000 in amazing prizes and experiences...including a Finish Line suite at Churchill Downs, a package for two to the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, and staycations around the city, just to name a few. The auction is LIVE here: https://rotaryfundlouisville.betterworld.org/auctions/rotary-2023-fundraiser-auction
Note: we are updating details and packages constantly, so check back and bid often!
AND - Purchase your WALTO Ticket! $111 each, only 111 will be sold, and only 40 more left! Drawing to be held at the event (you don't have to be present to win) with the winner choosing from one of these dream vacation trips (click Read More for package details):
- Four-Night Stay in Cortona, Italy for Two (everything but airfare)
- Two-Day / Three-Night Stay in Romantic Savannah, Georgia for Two (includes room and airfare)
- Three-Night Stay in New Orleans for Two (includes dinner, room and airfare)
- Five-Night Stay in Sydney, Australia for Two (everything but airfare)
Remember, you need not be present to win!
And look at those odds - based on tickets sold as of right now, each ticket has a 1 out of 71 chance for a package worth about $4,000!
Nope, I'm not kidding - this is a great deal - don't miss out!
Help make our work of Service Above Self possible - buy your raffle ticket now: https://bit.ly/WALTO.
Bring your smile, your happy dance, and yes - your wallet - and come to the best fun you'll have all year. See you there!
Party Meister / FUNdraiser Chair
5:30 pm Cocktails, Music & Entertainment, Bourbon Wall, Silent Auction
7:00 pm Moveable Feast
8:00 pm Past, Present, Future Program
WALTO Golden Ticket Winner chooses from:
#1 - Four Night Stay in Cortona, Italy
Picture waking up in beautiful Cortona, Italy. You and a guest are strolling down the quaint streets and neighboring villas. What to do today? Maybe check out the artisanal jewelry boutiques that pepper the towns. Or admire the beautiful classic architecture. Or maybe buy a piece of art. Or sit with a bottle of wine and chat with the townsfolk. Or maybe travel to another romantic town that litters the Tuscany Valley. Or go on a chocolate tasting experience at a local farm. That evening, visit a local restaurant, and enjoy farm fresh food and incredible wine. This trip can be yours if you have the selected golden WALTO ticket. There will be only 111 sold. The trip includes lodgings, one dinner for two, a 4-night stay, a couple of fun tours and concierge service assistance in planning and booking. Air fare not included. As they say “Buona Fortuna, e acquista il tuo biglietto, Rotariano!” (Good luck and buy your ticket, Rotarian!)
#2 - Two Day / Three Night Stay in Romantic Savannah, Georgia
Ah, Savanah, Georgia. Home of Kenny Rogers, Forrest Gump, and Lady Chablis. The oldest city in Georgia, with a downtown historic district holding 22 park squares, from the original design of the city. Your weekend trip includes airfare and a 3-night stay at a Marriott, Hyatt or Hilton Savannah hotel. Once there, we have scheduled for you and your guest a horse-drawn carriage ride. For an evening, wander past the towering oaks, and the colonial mansions that line the beautiful streets. Known for its fine dining and secluded, mysterious taverns, Savannah offers romance and excitement at every turn. We also have lined up a tour of some of the rich culinary restaurants. You and a guest will visit six selected foodie haunts, which include some of Savannah’s best known seafood spots, a celebrated honey store, a Scottish pub, a 1920’s speakeasy and the oldest butcher shop in Savanah. Use the incredible Winspire concierge services in planning the rest of the trip...we just gave you a little boost.
#3 - Big Fun in the Big Easy: Three-Night Stay in New Orleans for Two
The Crescent City, New Orleans. Tennessee Williams once said “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland." He might be a bit harsh, but you get the point. WALTO trip #3 is a 3-night stay in New Orleans, the Big Easy. This package will include roundtrip airfare tickets for 2 from Louisville to New Orleans. You will stay at the beautiful Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, located in the French Quarter. Walk to Café du Monde for your morning café and beignets and stroll Jackson square to watch the local musicians play. We have also planned for you a Steamboat Jazz dinner cruise! You will feast on some great New Orleans-style food while listening to live local jazz as you wind around the lazy river on the Great Mississippi. We'll also have reservations in your name at one of several Dickie Brennans Restaurants – a true delight. And of course, you have the concierge services of Winspire at your disposal for your own fun. What will you do? A night on Bourbon Street, or maybe a midnight ghost tour or a walk through Aunt Sallies Praline factory. Hurricane drinks, Canal cable cars and fun awaits!
#4 - See You In Sydney, Mate! Five-Night Stay in Sydney, Australia for Two
The final WALTO trip is to the Emerald City, otherwise known as Sydney, Australia. Here is your chance to visit the down under and check an item off your bucket list! Your package includes a 5-night stay in the 5-star Hotel Swissôtel Sydney. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House, designed by architect Jørn Utzon and opened in 1973. Travel the streets and see such sights as St. Mary's Cathedral or Hyde Park, the oldest park in Australia with over 160,000 square meters, where you can see the Anzac Memorial or the Archibald Fountain. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning, and you will have lots of time to walk through the Royal Botanic Garden along the Harbour. If art is your scene, you may want to spend a day at the Museum of Contemporary Art and finish the day by walking across the Harbour Bridge or get lost in Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden. At night, dine among the scattered restaurants and maybe cap off the evening by a visit to the Sydney Observatory. Spend an afternoon at Paddy's Markets and indulge yourself in clothes, food and souvenirs. And don’t forget outside of Sydney there is a world of adventure too – spend a day in Wollongong, which offers world class wines, beautiful beaches, fresh air, and untouched coastlines. Of course, you have the Winspire booking and concierge services at your disposal to plan as much or as little as you wish. Air fare is not included in this package. Get out your walking stick, and be prepared to experience a world of wonder!