Friday May 31 at Bingemans
Amazing! What a great evening! You could just feel the energy! Dancing to the songs of Amplified Midlife Crises, our 48th Annual Lobsterfest on May 31, 2019, was a great success.
We hosted 969 guests that night and had 4 charitable organizations join us, Amarok Society, STIMMA, Warm Hearts of Africa and Mercy Ships. Each one displayed their literature, showed promotional videos, gladly answered questions and welcomed comments.
An addition to this year’s event was the “Global Giving Charity Challenge” which allowed every Gold and Silver Sponsorship guest to review each charity and enter a ballot as to which one they wanted to receive their $500 Global Giving Supporter donation. Cash donation jars direct to each charity proved profitable for all of them as well.
CONGRATULATONS to Amarok Society who was the winning charitable organization, both in votes and donor direct contributions. The real benefit was raising awareness amongst our guests as to why they were here, which resulted in the great success we enjoyed this year.
CONGRATULATONS and THANK YOU to our unknown 50/50 draw winner who generously gave back $1,000 of his winnings for the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club’s Community Aid Fund.
We enjoyed new games and the photo booth added a lot of fun and interest for guests. Wonderful prizes were offered and it raised over $950.
Our first attempt at being more environmentally responsible went extremely well. By sorting the organic waste material we were able to reduce what went into the regular land fill garbage by approximately 75%. Many guests commented on our efforts to be more “green” and applauded us. Thank you to Wasteco for their support in this valuable task.
Putting the “FEST” back into Lobsterfest this year resulted in…..$80,000.00 in proceeds! This money goes to support our deserving projects through the Kitchener Conestoga Rotary Club’s International Aid Fund.
A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and everyone involved for their hard work and dedication in making our 48th Annual Lobsterfest a great success.