The Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently held its 18th annual Taste of the Finger Lakes at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor.
This event provides guests the opportunity to try wine, beer and spirits from various Finger Lakes wineries, brewers and distillers while sampling food from local restaurants, caterers, vendors and markets, as well as bid on silent auction items donated by area merchants, Rotarians and Rotary supporters.
Approximately 150 people attended this year’s fundraiser. Rotarian Bruce Chapman served as master of ceremonies, with Rotary youth exchange student Joaquin Ellena Murature, of Argentina, as an official greeter.
All attendees were eligible for nine floral baskets created by Rotarians during in a social workshop.
Proceeds from the Taste of the Finger Lakes go to the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club Foundation to provide financial support for the club’s service projects, locally and internationally.
Rotarians Jim Crane and Kim Yourch co-chaired the planning committee. All club members participated in securing donations and selling tickets, and over 20 members worked at the event.
Four club members will represent Victor-Farmington Rotary at the annual District 7120 conference in May at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Pocono Mountains. Representatives from all 70 clubs will gather for lectures and workshops on Rotary activities.
Murature will join fellow Rotary exchange students at the conference for a weekend of Rotary activities and fellowship.
Rotarians will hear from notable Rotary leaders, including incoming Rotary International President Mark Maloney.