We are an Exclusive Men’s Club, founded in 1963. Based in Santa Rosa, Ca., we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping those with special needs, such as 501c(3) charitable organizations, the well-being of our club’s members, our families and our friends. We have provided and run events helping organizations such as “The Sami Disharoon Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Foundation”. Our next endeavor for 2014/2015 is to assist with funding for an autism wing at the “Becoming Independent” facility, located in Santa Rosa, Ca. We are very excited and humbled to be involved in the process with this local community based service organization. Here’s a link to BI: http://www.becomingindependent.org/
Annual crab feeds, blues music concerts and other similar activities are what we do!
Well, it just doesn’t get better than this…We had our annual Crab Feed Jan. 31st, 2015 for “Becoming Independent”. Our goal was $15,000. We cleared $32,000 after expenses. (not bad for 240 attendees!) The pic below is most everyone involved, Club members and wives, BI staff and BI clients who helped from beginning to end to make this fantastic event memorable…truly an awesome night! We’d also like to thank the ticket holders for their generosity with raffle, silent auction and beverage purchases in making this a night to remember!! Funding was directed towards their new Autism Integrated Services (AIS) Tech Room with state-of-the-art Apple products.
Our 2016 Benefit Crab Feed for Becoming Independent approached last year’s total. However, with the local crab season in jeopardy, and the date a week earlier, attendance was down a bit. Our crab always comes from Oregon/Washington states, guaranteed toxin-free and is the BEST! (just ask the Crabsters!) That being said, all in all was a great night.
The net proceeds will help keep the Autism Integrated Services (AIS) Tech Room running. We were privileged to attend the recent Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, and also awarded the annual “Ruth Waite Spirit of Philanthropy Award” for 2015 at the 2016 Board of Directors meeting. We look forward to next year’s Benefit, which will be held February 4th, 2017. Here’s a link to AIS…
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the AIS Building
’66 Buick Skylark Convertible we resurrected to be auctioned at BI’s 2016 Black and White Gala
The Buick sold for a respectable $18,500!