Foundation Dinner raffle offering a resort getaway

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A portion of the Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa.

Interested in a Spring getaway to warmer climes without the hassle of international flights and major expenses? If so, you can get a one-week stay at a major Florida resort — a package worth more than $2,500 — for just $20.

OK, there is a catch. You have to purchase the winning raffle ticket in the benefit for District 7190’s annual Foundation Dinner.

That winning ticket will earn a stay at the Westgate Town Center Resort & Spa in Kissimee, FL, for the week of April 15-22, 2018.

The package includes round-trip air for two people from Albany International Airport; the use of a two-bedroom condominium complete with full kitchen, living room, dining room, and lanai; free transportation to all theme parks (Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World) in the area, to premium outlets, and more. The resort has 14 swimming pools with poolside continental breakfast on designated mornings.

One raffle ticket sells for $20, three tickets for $50, 10 tickets for $100. The drawing will be held at the Foundation Dinner, but you need not be present to win.

The dinner itself will be held  on Thursday, November 16, at the 90 State Street event space (it’s the former Mohawk National Bank building, and the address is the same as the name of the venue) in downtown Albany. Free valet parking will be available.

Dinner reservations must be made online (scroll down on that page to the schedule), and raffle tickets also may be purchased the same way. Reservation deadline is November 6.

The theme of this year’s dinner is “People of Action,” which Rotarians certainly are. The keynote speaker will be be Anne Riechert, a Rotary Peace Scholar, who will join us from Germany where she is working with Syrian refugees.


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