Mardi Gras, what a night! We hope everyone had a fabulous time and didn't go home empty handed! I want to personally express my thanks and deepest appreciation to EVERYONE who had even the slightest hand in making this event so fun and successful! Our motto of "Friendship, Goodwill & Philanthropy" was apparent everywhere! And a very special thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Kelly Anderson and Shelly Sourbeer, our Auction Coordinators for tirelessly working to make this an unforgettable event! We are indebted to the two of you as well as the entire auction committee and OSC Unit Representatives whose unit basket contributions were amazing. Our treasurer is still tallying the numbers but at a glance we think our club raised over $14,000 for scholarships and grants! Wow! Bravo to all who contributed to making this such a success!
Also, please be sure to show your appreciation to all of our local and home based businesses for their donations towards the auction as well as local radio personality Gary Daigneault, our auctioneer. Their support was tremendous!
There still is an opportunity to help contribute towards the OSC Scholarship and Grant Fund especially if you were unable to attend Mardi Gras. On our home page we now have a "DONATE NOW" button in order to help in our fundraising efforts. Any little bit goes a long way to help our community and dependent scholars! And those applications for grants and scholarships are rolling in as the March 1st deadline nears.
Moving on we have a fun evening ahead to celebrate all things Irish. Be sure to wear some green and join us at the O'Club on March 13 for a St. Patrick's Day Party. And anyone who knows anything about me knows this is my FAVORITE time of year! For $10 cover you will have live music, Irish dancing and bagpipes and the club will have themed menu and drinks for purchase. As I like to say, there are only two kinds of people: those who are Irish and those who WISH they were!! So come on out and be Irish for the night!
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