In fall of 2022, Rotary Club of Nipomo held another successful fundraiser to benefit the youth of our community. We hosted an evening of fun at our Winner Winner Chicken Dinner drawing and live auction event, which benefited Nipomo Youth Soccer (AYSO Region 716) and the Drama Department at Mesa Middle School. We served barbecued chicken with all of the fixin's and offered an auction with many different items, experiences, getaways, and desserts for sale to the highest bidder.
Working together with those groups makes for an outstanding night! For our entertainment that evening, the drama students performed a selection of songs from their fall show, "Disney's Aladdin Jr.," prior to dinner service. Parent volunteers from both groups, as well as our Rotarians, assisted in different roles on the day of the event, as well as working to sell event tickets and solicit the donation of auction items prior to the fundraiser.
The proceeds from the event resulted in a donation of $9000.00 to each youth group. Nipomo Youth Soccer plans to install lights on their fields in order to facilitate later practice times in the fall, while Mesa Middle School Drama is hoping to replace 20 years-old stage infrastructure and to update its sound equipment. 
Rotarians ready to BBQ (left to right): Howard Hess, Jim Harrison, Harry Walls, Sean Schurr, Chris Wise
Outside the Edwards Barn, Nipomo, at our Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
Presenting the donation to Youth Soccer (left to right): Rotarians Judy Henbury, Kelly Ricker, Cathy Cachu. From Youth Soccer, Josh Krebs, Sarah Mendoza​​​​​​​
Presenting the donation to Mesa Middle School (left to right): Rotarians Judy Henbury, Cathy Cachu. From MMS, Marcia Geyer, Hanh Nguyen Hays. Rotarian Kelly Ricker​​​​​​​