Rotary clubs in western Pennsylvania, including Corry, will host a region-wide dinner to raise funds for  The Rotary Foundation — the charitable arm of Rotary — which invests in the volunteer service organization’s humanitarian priorities. 

 The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pa. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. and a twin-plated dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

Cost is $100 per person and attire is black tie optional.

The goal for the night is to raise $1 million that would go toward eradicating polio, promoting peace and addressing such challenges as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

 The event will be held in honor of long time Upper St. Clair Rotary member Lou Piconi, a past vice president of Rotary International, who died in 2012. 

In addition to being a business and community leader, Piconi dedicated his life to many humanitarian and educational projects around the world.  Guest speakers will include Rotary International President Ron D. Burton and Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko.

Online order forms are on the Rotary District 7330 website. Checks made out to “Rotary Western PA Dinner” can be sent to: 518 Brookfield Court, Canonsburg, PA 15317. 

More information is available by calling Stephanie Urchick at 724-747-5055.

 Rotary is a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary’s 1.2 million members hail from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

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