Debuts and Discoveries Thank You from Pres Elect Jim Horrigan

Pres elect Jim Horrigan
Pres elect Jim Horrigan

University Sunrise Rotary Club Members, As your President Elect and Debuts & Discoveries Chair, I would like to extend a formal thank you to everyone for our successful 2016 Debuts & Discoveries Event.  Everyone in the club participated in some way, from promotion to ticket sales to set-up to cleanup.  You showed the power of a group of individuals working toward a common goal.

While the final numbers are not in, it appears we raised $20,000+ at the event.  This year’s selected recipient, Oudoors for All, will receive $10,000 for their adaptive cycling program.  The remaining dollars will allow our club to have a significant impact in the community and be able to offer support to others in the coming year as the opportunity arises.

I would also like to publicly thank Ed Bronsdon, the Operational Chair, without whom this event could not have taken place.  Thanks also to our President, Tim Lenihan, and Nancy Bolin, last year’s Event Chair, who provided me invaluable support throughout the planning process.

Fellow Club Members, take a bow.  I am proud to be associated with such a great group of Rotarians; the University Sunrise Rotary Club.  Again, you have my heartfelt thanks for your efforts.

Yours In Rotary,

Jim Horrigan, President Elect and 2016 Debuts & Discoveries Event Chair

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Debuts and Discoveries 2016-Photos

Saturday, FOFAebruary 27th, USR sponsored our 5th Debuts and Discoveries event in Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park. Needless to say a good time was had by all. We estimated 700 people would be in attendance with about 80 volunteers. To quote a old phrase, “A good time was had by all”.

In spite of the fun, we must remember that this event was in support of “Outdoors for All Foundation“.








Outdoors for All volunteers managed check in.


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Debuts and Discoveries 2016: Buy your tickets before 12/31/15

Please join us — Saturday, February 27, 2016 for a terrific night to support community and taste the newest in local craft beverage makers. Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park (see map)  Buy your tickets before 12/31/15 for just $30 and save 25% off the night of event ticket price.

Tastes from the newest Washington state wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries….splendid food from some of Seattle’s best food trucks….purchase exclusive bottles to take home!

University Sunrise Rotary presents a tasting smorgasbord of the latest local beverage creations. Complementing these new flavors in the historic Sandpoint Naval Air Station Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park will be the varied bites of the hottest new food trucks. Purchase bottles of the beverages that you like best as you leave!

The Saturday, February 27, 2016 event’s primary proceeds will support the Outdoors for All Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities through adaptive recreation activities like skiing, cycling, hiking, kayaking, camping, rock-climbing and more. As executive director for Outdoors for All and as a member of University Sunrise Rotary, I’m doubly pleased to be associated with the 2016 event!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park

Debuts & Discoveries Seal

Presented by University Sunrise Rotary Club and Seattle Uncorked

Debuts&Discoveries - lots of happy people

30 new wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries!

New Tastes

Taste the newest tastes!

Mallocks - food tasting & smiles

Great fun, food, fellowship and tastes!

Wicked Pies - food truck

Splendid variety of tastes from some of Seattle’s best food trucks

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Great deals on your favorites!

reaching for tastes & smiles

Friends, fun and splendid tastes to support our community!


2016 Primary Beneficiary

Hope to see you there!

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