Zoom Account Executive Tony Renteria honored with Bequest Society Award
Click here for the Rotary Club of Pocket/Greenhaven - Newsletter Volume 9 Number 33
Zoom President, Gary Johnson, and fellow Rotarian from the Arden Arcade Rotary Club, was also on hand as a guest speaker. Gary spoke on a subject that he has had great success with - Fundraising. A long-time Rotarian, he transferred to Arden-Arcade in 1990 and became president in 1999. He has chaired the Food & Wine Gala and the Horsepower & Hold'Em Events that have grossed over $650,000 total over the years. Gary indicates that to be a successful fundraiser you need both passion and partners. In addition, Arden-Arcade also has the Peterson Cup, a golf tournament, plus minor fundraisers like the Christmas Party 50/50 Raffle, the Kitchen Dinner, a Club Dinner/Auction & Treasure Hunt and the weekly Club Raffle. The Horsepower & Hold'Em was developed from Gary's love of Texas Hold'Em poker. He has utilized Capital Casino to run the poker tournament and Sacramento Automobile Museum and more recently, Von Housen Mercedes Benz Garage, as favorite locations. In 2011, the net was $35,000 and in 2016, the net had risen to $74,500! Gary advised the Pocket/Greenhaven members to find their passion, test the idea, run the numbers and find a partner to develop fundraisers on a larger scale.