unnamed (36)Rotary Club of Poipu Beach announces One Fine Evening, Kauai’s premier fine art, culinary, wine, and music experience. This public event starts at 5:30pm on Feb. 28 at the Kilohana Luau Pavilion in Lihue. Proceeds from the evening benefit local youth, education, and community programs.
This year’s event will include delicious food from ten fine restaurants: Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Gaylord’s, Hapa Grill, Hukilau Lanai, Kauai Community College Fine Dining, Keoki’s Paradise, La Spezia, Sushi Bushido, Red Salt, and RumFire. Exquisite, affordable wines can be tasted and purchased from four major wine distributors. Lively music will be provided by Rumba De Fuego (Latin jazz band) and Jazz Trane. Fine art will be exhibited and available for purchase from artists including Fred Tangalin, Helen Turner, Debbie Barklow, Patrice Pendarvis, and Wendi Magaoay. A silent auction during the event features many products and services. There are hotel stays, art, and certificates for island activities, restaurants, and services donated by local businesses.
Rotary Club of Poipu Beach uses the funds from this annual event for programs that directly support the community. Among their many projects are the rescue tubes at all Kauai beaches. Beach rescue tubes have already been credited with saving several lives in 2015. Other key programs include the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Rotary International exchange students, college scholarships, and community grants.  College scholarships are awarded to Kauai Community College nursing and culinary students. Some of the groups that have benefited from past community grants include Kauai Police Activities League, Waimea Kids Christmas Party, Kauai Underground Artists, Koloa School Library, YMCA Camp Naue, and Boy Scouts Camp Alan Faye.
Tom Gross, Rotary Club of Poipu Beach President said, “We value the opportunity and the volunteers that help us to put on this annual event.  It enables us to serve the community in our projects throughout the year.”
Michael Carlsson, Event Co-chair and President-Elect said, “We are so excited by this year’s line up and by the generous support of businesses all over the island.” And Bruce Grantham, Event Co-chair notes, “This year’s event will be bigger, better, and more fun than ever.”
A donation of $50 is requested for admission. An additional $20 donation gains you access to the Connoisseur Table with a tasting of five special wines that are usually not available on the island.  Donations for tickets can be made online at www.poipurotary.org or at these businesses: Big Kmart in Lihue, Kauai Music in Kapaa, Kalaheo Cafe in Kalaheo, Makai Properties in Koloa, The Wine Shop Koloa, and Ultimate Nails in Waimea. You must be over 21.
Rotary Club of Poipu Beach was created in 1982.  The Club has more than thirty diverse professional members who all share a drive to give back to the community.  The Club is a local chapter of Rotary International that was formed in 1905 and comprises 1.2 million members in Clubs worldwide. Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local communities across the globe. Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.  For more information, contact: Tom Gross, 808-332-9778tgross@condoready.com.


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