The theme of this year's Scarsdale Rotary Club’s Annual Wine Tasting Party is titled, “Changing Wine into Water." Here are the details from the club.
The Scarsdale Rotary Club will host its fourth annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Thursday evening, March 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club, 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale. Profits from the evening, which includes ten fine wines donated by Zachy’s of Scarsdale and the Scarsdale Agency, underwrite the club’s international and local charitable grants program. In the three years since the event’s inception, the club has donated more than $20,000 to Rotary International’s goal of providing clean drinking water throughout Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Thomas Cain, Fire Chief of the Village of Scarsdale and the chair of the Scarsdale Rotary Club’s grants committee, says: “We’ve adopted the Biblical story of changing water into wine and turned it around, and we’re very proud of our wine tasting party and its positive impact on clean water for Haiti and on numerous local charitable efforts.”
Tickets for the evening are $65.00 each and are available from any Rotary Club member or via its website, www.scarsdalerotary.org. A live auction of several exclusive items, including a 60” television and a gourmet meal cooked right in your own home by a chef contestant on the upcoming season of Fox Television’s Hell’s Kitchen, along with a raffle for twelve other specialty gifts, round out the evening. Several local restaurants, including Moscato Ristorante and Savona, are providing an array of appetizers.
In addition to the international project, this annual event funds the club’s support of various Westchester County charities. In the January 2013 distribution, just over $8,000 was shared with six local organizations, including ANDRUS, a children’s service agency based in Yonkers, and My Sister’s Place, which seeks to alleviate and prevent domestic violence.