TASTE OF MISSOURI FRIEND OF ROTARY LETTER
Dear Friend of Rotary:

We would like to invite you to attend our 6th Annual “Taste of Missouri” event on November 16th at the West Plains Civic Center. The West Plains Rotary Club changed from our yearly Radio Auction in 2014 to a silent auction as part of our Taste of Missouri event. Last year we had great success with this, and are continuing it for 2018. This festive fundraising event will include live entertainment, food from local restaurants, caterers and producers, and beer and wine samples from local breweries, wineries and distributors.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support local causes in YOUR community. The money will go directly back into your community to provide college scholarships, give food to hungry children, and to support organizations such as the Imagination Library, West Plains Educational Foundation, Boy Scouts, and many others.

A Rotary Club member will call on you to ask for your support of this year’s Taste of Missouri event. Silent auction items valued at $500.00 and above are always greatly appreciated and will be recognized during our silent auction at the event. For all silent auction donations, a Rotarian will come to your place of business for a photo opportunity to be placed in the newspaper. In addition, or in lieu of your silent auction donation, we have provided the following options to help support us in our fundraising efforts. 

Sponsorship

LevelAmount 
Benefits
Bronze$100.00 Two tickets to event and newspaper recognition.

Silver$250.00 Four tickets to event, newspaper recognition, table decoration sponsor, and recognition on social media and website.
Gold $500.00 Eight tickets to event, newspaper recognition, banner at event (sponsor provided), logo on advertising materials, and recognition on social media and website. Please bring your banner to the event to have on display.

Platinum $1000.00 Ten tickets to event, newspaper recognition, banner at event (sponsor provided), logo on advertising materials, and recognition on social media and website. Please bring your banner to the event to have on display.
Champion
Media
$1,500.00 


Glass souvenir sponsor. Business logo will be added on one side of the tasting glasses that will be given to our guests, and recognition on social media and website. Ten tickets to the event will be provided. 
Please bring your banner to the event to have on display.

Music Sponsor (live stage)$1,000.00 STILL AVAILABLE!

Logo on back of ticket, Large banner to be featured on Live Stage, recognition on social media and website (1 limit)
Ten tickets to the event will be provided. Please bring your banner to the event to have on display.

 
We especially hope you will plan to attend the 5th Annual “Taste of Missouri” on Friday, November 16th at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the Rotarian calling on you, at the Civic Center Box Office, or any Rotarian you may know.

We realize that you receive many requests for donations throughout the year, and we appreciate all that you do for our community. We do hope you’ll help us make this a successful year for Taste of Missouri. 

With sincere appreciation,

Heather Fisher
Rotary Fundraising Committee Chairman