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By Jamie Stewart
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Rotary bingo draws a crowd


February 6, 2020 | View PDF

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

Rolland Van De Valk was the bingo caller for the night.

The Shafter Rotary Club held its annual Bingo Night last week at the Shafter Veterans Hall. The event is one of the main fundraisers of the year, drawing a crowd to compete for prizes donated by a variety of local businesses.

There were several gift baskets put together for the event, such as a movie night package and a city of Shafter basket with several Shafter-themed items.

Jamie Stewart | The Shafter Press

A crowd was on hand, competing for a variety of prizes.

Rolland Van De Valk was the bingo caller for the evening, providing a great deal of hilarity. Food and refreshments were available for the players, prepared by a group of Rotary volunteers.

The Shafter Rotary Club uses the funds raised to support a variety of groups in Shafter, including the youth of Shafter, through the RYLA Conference, and the Distinguished Young Women program, as well as several other organizations and individuals in need of support.

The club has its origins in Chicago, where businessman Paul Harris decided in 1905 that professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful and lifelong friendships. He believed that a group focused on humanitarian service could harken back to his days living in a small town. Through this thinking, one of the world's first service organizations was born.


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