Kaleidoscope Gala

Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
March 28, 5:30 p.m.
Black-tie optional
$200 per person
Contact jennybrockwellbaker@gmail.com for tickets

On Saturday, March 281h, the Rotary Club of Winchester will sponsor Kaleidoscope, a black-tie optional fundraising event to be held at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. This event was created by our Club to raise money for community non-profit organizations. This fun filled evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and a chance to win $25,000 cash. With the support of our community, Kaleidoscope has raised more than $700,000 for our community.

Our Club is pleased to announce Our Health, Inc. will be the 2020 beneficiary. Funds raised from Kaleidoscope 2020 will be used to assist Our Health with their capital needs. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community by bringing together, supporting, and expanding the capabilities of their partners in the delivery of health and human services, and provide ease of access to services. Our Health owns and operates a campus of 23 agencies in downtown Winchester. Last year the campus had more than 114,000 client visits for services provided by their partner agencies. Recently, Our Health has had to replace all of the HVAC units on the original campus because of aging. This HVAC Replacement Project has cost Our Health $185,875. They also need to replace their current security system, switching it from analog to digital and replacing all of the cameras. The estimated cost for this project is $9,000. Another major project will be the replacement of all of the computers and software in the campus computer lab. The lab is used by all of their partner agencies to train clients in basic reading, math and computer literacy. The cost of this project is estimated to be $10,000. As you can see, a healthy building maintenance reserve is necessary to weather major planned, and any unforeseen, capital projects. The Rotary Club of Winchester believes this is a cause most worthy of our support.

In addition to serving as owner and property manager for the Kendall Community Campus, Our Health provides the campus agencies with a subsidized lease rate — discounted almost 20% below what it costs to operate the campus. This allows the partner agencies to use more of their resources to serve their client needs. Our Health also provides leadership in grant writing and administration, training and technical assistance, and financial management support to non-profit boards and staff. All of their partner agencies have access to their facilities, including eight state-of-the-art conference rooms; most of which are equipped with audio-visual equipment, screens and white boards, along with updated cable connections. By being in close proximity to each other, campus agencies provide increased benefits. This helps connect many needed services in one convenient location on a city bus route, providing maximum convenience for persons with multiple needs and transportation issues, such as the elderly, the disabled, and families with children.