We have a hard-working and energetic team of volunteers working on the fourth-annual Suds & Buds party with a purpose set for Friday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. Norfolk Botanical Garden. Dr. Steve Jones and Tami Aloisa are leading the planning team for the best spring party in our region.
Last year's event raised about $30,000 for our Rotary Club charities, Norfolk Botanical Garden and Project Healing Waters, our 2017 charitable partner. More than 300 people attended the party. With your help, this year's event will be even better. Our 2018 charitable partner is Young Audiences of Virginia Arts for Learning. 
Here are ways you can support our club's major fundraiser:
  • Plan to attend the party on May 18. Go ahead and buy your $45 ticket, which will include food, craft beer or wine, entertainment by Lewis McGehee and Young Audiences musicians, a garden tram ride and a fun evening. Click here for tickets, which are being sold online.
  • Learn more details at sudsandbuds.org. Watch this one-minute video highlighting last year's event. Maybe you will see yourself in it. Click here to watch.
  • If you use Facebook, please like and share our Suds and Buds 2018 event page. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/592360371109050/
  • Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers and adult children to join you at Suds & Buds. Here is the ticket link to share with them: http://bit.ly/SudsandBuds2018.
  • Give folks a postcard like the one pictured above to remind them of the party. We will have copies at our meetings, but you can download a digital version to share by clicking here. If you want to print copies, click here for a double version you can share with two people.
  • Plan to donate a bottle of wine worth at least $20 for our wine pull. This addition to the party was popular last year and sold out early with happy buyers all going home with a great bottle of wine. We will collect wine at our March meetings. 
  • If you have ideas for additional sponsors let co-chairs Steve and Tami know. at dr.scjones@gmail.com or tamialoisa@gmail.com.