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The Troy Rotary Prepares for a New Fundraiser to Benefit the Local Community, Viva La Vino

Viva La Vino is a fun wine tasting event that will feature fascinating people, great networking, silent auction and gift basket bidding, tasty hors d’oeuvres. Italian cheeses, delightful deserts and of course, delicious wine!

Troy, MI, August 14, 2012 --( The Troy Rotary Prepares for a New Fundraiser to Benefit the Local Community.

Presented with support by Jim Waldron Buick GMC, Birmingham Jewelers, Sunroof Expressions, Imperial Beverage, Citizens Bank, Crest Lincoln, the Choice Group, Viamedia, Pro Car Wash, Flagstar Bank, Integrys Energy, Dean Sellers Ford, and Mark T. Mullin, CPA.

During a time of economic downturn, it is inspiring to see the numbers of Troy area businesses offering to support the new event Viva La Vino presented by the Troy Rotary Foundation. Being held September 21st, 2012, this event will raise funds for the Troy Rotary Foundation’s many civic service projects and student scholarship programs.

Viva La Vino is a fun wine tasting event that will feature fascinating people, great networking, silent auction and gift basket bidding, tasty hors d’oeuvres. Italian cheeses, delightful deserts and of course, delicious wine!

The San Marino Club of Troy provides a regal location for the Viva La Vino event, with complimentary Valet parking, and a venue designed like a castle, guests of the event will feel like royalty from the moment they arrive at the event. Located in Troy at 1685 East Big Beaver Rd, the venue is easily accessible to I-75.

Attendees of the event will be able to sample 25 wines provided by Imperial Beverage, if they find a delicious wine that they want to purchase more of, there will be options for them to place orders for their individual bottles and cases. With a portion of the sale going to charity, the attendee can feel good that they are helping their local community.

Featured auction items include an elegant 14 K rose gold pendant with fancy blue agate stone surrounded with black and white diamonds on a 14K rose gold chain valued at $3,497 generously donated by Birmingham Jewelers located in Sterling Heights, Michigan and an Exclusive luxury vacation in beautiful St Martin. This beautiful Vacation Villa Joie De Vivre St. Martin is located on the French side with a pool and ocean view for up to six adults for an entire week of luxury.

Silent Auction and Gift Basket bidding will be plentiful, as donated items continue to pour in. Also in the silent auction are a flat screen TV, a target shooting experience day, artwork from top Detroit artists, restaurant dining and movie packages, health & beauty packages, and sports packages with signed memorabilia and tickets to both U of M football and Pistons basketball games.

“The Star String Quartet” chamber music ensemble provides a great backdrop for the evening’s festivities. One of the most dynamic and exciting chamber music ensembles in southeast Michigan, the quartet comes from different parts of the globe and bring their unique experience, individualities and cultural diversity to surprise their audiences with a twist of the unexpected, with Programs that include Chamber, Jazz, Orchestral, Pop and Choral music.

Tickets can be purchased online at

To donate items for the auction, contact the event chair Linda Weaver at

About the Rotary Club of Troy:
The Rotary Club of Troy is a non-profit social service club, and the local branch of Rotary International, an international service organization. Rotary International has over 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Our members support locally the Troy Boys and Girls Club of Troy, Troy People Concerned, Troy Youth Assistance, "Proud to be an American" essay contest in Troy schools, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Hope Warming Center providing beds, food and clothing for the homeless and the Troy School District, where we have provided over $100,000 in scholarships to Troy students.

In addition, our members support international projects such as Polio Plus, the mission to eradicate polio worldwide, Clean Drinking Water projects in Nepal, School projects in Tanzania, a Dental Clinic in Lebanon, and providing medical equipment to hospitals in Nigeria.

About the Featured Donation Sponsors:

Jim Waldron Buick GMC
Jim Waldron Buick GMC is providing our Villas of Distinction one week luxury vacation at Joie De Vivre, St Martin. This luxury vacation has been a top selling item at the Devil's Ridge Medical fund raising event.

The beautiful Vacation Villa Joie De Vivre St. Martin, situated on a 4.4 acre beachfront plot, not only has direct access to Bay Rouge beach but also enjoys superb views of the coastline of Bay Rouge and the island of Anguilla. Built on 3 levels, Joie De Vivre has 3 spacious bedrooms with King sized beds, 3 baths, an outside living area giving panoramic views and a large swimming pool and gazebo. Tastefully furnished, the villa has an attractive open-plan and fully equipped mahogany kitchen. The villa is equipped with Satellite TV and a stereo sound system throughout.

Birmingham Jewelry:
Sterling-Heights based Birmingham Jewelry has been in business for 37 years. Owner and jewelry designer Gregory Pilibosian, with 40 years experience including for Chanel in Paris, Gregory is regarded as one the preeminent engagement ring designers working today.
About the San Marino Club of Troy:

Located at 1685 East Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083.

Viva La Vino - Marketing Chair
Jodie Svagr
Cel: 313-915-1164

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Jodie Svagr

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