Nite at the Races
    A Huge Success
A big thank you for all who participated in the 2017 Nite at the Races Fundraiser. We had a great social hour followed by an awesome meal then bet on the ponies followed by drawings for some great prizes for those who had tickets from their winning races.  What fun!!  There were about 170 attendees and it appears that we raised over $10,000 to support the charitable activities of our club. 
We especially want to thank our major sponsors:
  • Farmers Insurance - Ed and Wanda Mertens for being a Major Table Sponsor (and for being a fifth year sponsor)
  • Lincoln Gun Exchange - Randy Johnson for being a Wine-Level Sponsor, also being a fifth year sponsor
  • Sierra Pacific Industries - for sponsoring a table for our volunteers
  • Edward Jones - Rotarian Melanie Bergavin for being a Wine-Level table Sponsor
  • E. K. Riley Investments - Don Jacobs for being a Major Table Sponsor
  • San Francisco Bay Gormet Coffee - For being a Wine-Level Sponsor
  • Cornerstone Associates Insurance Services - David Bonillo for being a Major Table Sponsor
  • Rotarian Ed Page for donating $1,000 to the Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation for the event
And, thank you to those who donated raffle prizes. Special thanks to Dan and Sharon Johnson for providing a Gourmet Paella Party for 8, and to Clark and Janet Osterhout for providing an Authentic Texas BBQ for 8 at Chateau O. Also thanks to Phil and Carolyn Soto for offering 4 days/3 nights at their condo in Graeagle.   
A special thanks to Paul Parks and Keith Bergevin who built our new betting booth. Thank you to the volunteers who helped run the ticket booth. Thanks you David Bonillo for the awesome job you did announcing the event. Thank you Clark Osterhout for all you did to organize the event for the fifth time.  Thank you to those who sold tickets for a table (or more).  And thank you for all other who helped this fundraiser be a success.