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Alameda Rotary Club Raises Over $11K from Lobster Dinner

Rotary Club of Alameda raised $11,500 for its 2024 community grants program at its annual lobster dinner on Saturday, March 15. All of the funds will go to local nonprofits here in Alameda as part of Rotary’s grant program, which awarded a total of $20,000 last December.

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Photo courtesy Rotary Club of Alameda.

The lobster dinner, held in the Alameda Elks Lodge Rathskeller room, featured delicious food from Asena restaurant, a dessert raffle, a silent auction featuring items worth a total of $8,000, and live music. Students from Alameda High School’s Interact Club earned community service hours and contributed to the cause by volunteering as waiters and waitresses.

Sponsors for the successful fundraiser included Bill DalPorto, Greer Family Mortuary, Ed Hirschberg, Nirmal Rout of Edward Jones Financial Advisors, Alameda Municipal Power, Alice Home Care, Sidestreet Pho, and Asena.

Alameda Rotary’s next community fundraiser will be a Dine and Donate dinner on Thursday, April 25, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at East Ocean Seafood, 1713 Webster Street. To make a reservation, call 510-865-3381; Walk-ins are welcome. There is free parking in the back lot.

Thanks to community fundraisers like these, the Rotary Club of Alameda was able to award $20,000 to 19 Alameda nonprofits in 2023. The following local nonprofits received community grants:  Alameda Boys & Girls Club, Alameda Civic Ballet, Alameda Community Chorus, Alameda Education Foundation, Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Friends of the Parks, Alameda Point Collaborative, Alameda Post, Bay Area Music Project, Bike Walk Alameda, Encinal High School Music Boosters, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Friends of the Alameda Free Library, League of Women Voters of Alameda, Love Elementary School PTA, Rhythmix Cultural Works, The Feather House Foundation, Tomorrow Youth Repertory, and the West End Arts District.

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