This unique and fun elephant rocking chair will be raffled at this year's Douglas County Lincoln Day Dinner.
Umpqua Valley Republican Women
Our club, like most, has lost several members due to advancing age and declining health, and we are working to recruit new members. We tend to like to stay with the "tried and true," but the "tried and true" becomes boring and trite. It's time to venture out into new territory and new venues to open up our availability to new members.
With that in mind, we took on a new fundraiser for 2015. Our town has a full week of classic car events known as Graffiti Week. A local church generously donated their kitchen and fellowship hall for a pancake breakfast on the Friday morning of Graffiti Week. The club president's husband came up with the idea and offered to cook. All ingredients were donated by the individual executive board members, so the club made a profit from the first dollar.
Since we did not hold an Lincoln Day Dinner in 2015, we needed a fundraiser and have been brainstorming a raffle item. Our county party raffles a gun every year, but we wanted something different. Something different was found! The picture posted above is of an elephant rocking chair that we will be drawing for at our 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner.
In all, things are changing. It is sometimes hard to let go of tradition, but we can look to the excitement of a newly-invigorated club carrying us into the future and a revitalized government and country.
-- Jaynee Germond, President
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