Sunday, January 23, 2011

Local Rotarians Hosting International Night

The Second Annual Rotary International Night is set for January 29, 2011, at 6pm in the Clarion Inn of Cookeville. The event is organized by the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club to raise funds for the international and humanitarian programs of Rotary International, such as the global effort to eradicate polio, and the efforts of the club, such as the Rotary Ghana Project. This year’s International Night will put the spotlight on the country of Saudi Arabia with the assistance of the Saudi Students Club of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. The students, acting as ambassadors for their country, are assisting with displays, menu selections, and entertainment. The event is also being supported by the Tennessee World Affairs Council and SUSRIS.com, a web site that features information on US-Saudi relations. These organizations have raised money to offset the costs of the event — thereby permitting almost all of the $25 per person ticket price to go to the Rotary’s good works. For more information, call 526-7125.