Sign up now for ValleyCats game, picnic

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View from the ValleyCats pavilion.

We’re all set for our annual picnic and pro baseball game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, set for 6 p.m.  on Thursday, August 18. And, it promises to be a bigger Rotary night than ever.

Why? Coincidentally with our selection of that date for our outing, new District 7190 Governor John Mucha (pronounced moo-haw) has designated it a “District Rotary Night” and is urging Rotarians from all clubs to participate.

While the District is handling ticket reservations and has set up a Facebook page for the event, we still are handling our own SRC reservations, so please do not be confused by any information you see elsewhere.

As everyone should know by now, we are making every effort to centralize RSVPs for all of our “Summer Casual” events, and this is no different. Although Terry Brewer is coordinating the event, Bill Dowd still is the point person for accepting reservations; just $25 per person gets you a picnic dinner in the covered pavilion, a Tri-City ValleyCats game, and a souvenir hat. The ‘Cats are playing their New York-Penn League foe the Aberdeen (MD) IronBirds.

Please let Bill Dowd — not someone else — know via email whether you plan to participate and, if so, how many guests you’ll be bringing. It’s a true family event, and we usually have quite a turnout with a lot of kids.

The deadline for reservations is Thursday, August 4, but earlier is better. In case of an extra-strong turnout, a real possibility because of the recent growth of the club, we’ll need as much time as possible in case we need to acquire more than our initial bloc of 35 tickets.

NOTE: Even though we’re hoping to eventually get through to all members that only one sort of RSVP is desirable — that of responding to Bill’s RSVP requests via email — we still have members who keep responding verbally to hosts, or through third-party conversations, or using other ways. That makes it unnecessarily difficult on the event hosts or coordinators. So, once again, we ask your cooperation in following proper practice. Thank you.


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