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Letters | Valley Rotary Club to hold President’s Cup golf tournament at Tournament Players Club

Last month, the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley made a decision to move our signature fundraiser, being held June 3, 2013, from the Mount Si Golf Course to the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge. This change reflects the club’s goal to retain its community partnerships while increasing its fundraising reach in the Puget Sound Region.

Matt Campbell and the Mount Si team have been great partners for 19 years. We are excited about this new undertaking, but we will miss the terrific service and familiarity of working with the Mount Si Golf Course on this event.

Our community needs local service organizations like Rotary now more than ever. I believe our club’s first obligation is to increase our ability to assist people in need.

Over the past year, I have walked every neighborhood from North Bend to Carnation, seeing our neighbors' struggle first-hand. There is a significant population of working poor that cannot put three meals a day on the table. At Rotary, we are determined to eradicate hunger in the Valley. Food is a basic need and funds raised from this event will benefit Rotary First Harvest and the Mount Si Food bank.

Some may say that the local businesses and citizens are being excluded by this change to increase Rotary’s fundraising. Don’t you believe it.  This has never been an either/or proposition to us. Soon, we will release details regarding player fees and sponsorship opportunities that demonstrate our commitment to building this community even as we expand our fundraising reach. For those of you who have been a partner in the past, we value your continued partnership. For those who want to join the fight to eradicate hunger, we invite you to be a part of The President’s Cup.

Brad Toft

President, Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley

 

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