Sunset This Week: Sunset & Friends Holiday Party!

Sunset & Friends Holiday Party

In lieu of a meeting this week, President Alex will be hosting the Sunset & Friends Holiday Party on Friday night. A time to relax together and celebrate all the wonderful times we had in 2014, and to look ahead to all the things we hope to accomplish in the new year.

Fellow Rotarians and friends of the club are welcome to join in the fun…so message us out here if you’d like the details!

Sunset This Week: A Little Official Business & A Lot of Holiday Fun!


Club ElectionsElections this week! All club members should make every effort to attend on Thursday to cast their votes for next year’s leadership team. Our elected leaders are critical to the success of our club, and are the driving force behind what direction we will grow in. So, it is a VERY important night for the Sunset Club!


We will follow up the official business with some festive holiday gift wrapping! The club is sponsoring gifts for 20 children through our partner organization, Ready for Life! The gifts will be distributed on Saturday afternoon at the Ready for Life Holiday Party, so we have to get them wrapped up and ready for Santa’s approval!

Sunset Elves Hit the Streets of St. Pete!

Holidat Tree Delivery 2014

‘Tis the season for lots of fun and meaningful service opportunities!

Some of our favorite projects of the year happen around the holidays, and today’s project is at the top of that list. Each year, the Sunset Club joins forces with the YMCA for their Neighbor to Neighbor Christmas Program. The program has brought the community together to gift low income families with the spirit of the holidays. Families sponsored through this program receive a live Christmas tree with decorations, books, bikes, toys and a gift card for a holiday meal.

We had 18 volunteers pile into 5 vehicles to help deliver 300 trees around St. Pete to spread some festive cheer to our neighbors in need. TONS of fun and holiday spirit was shared by all!

To see a few more pics from the day, check out our Facebook album.

Battle of the Bands Event This Weekend!

Battle of the Bands


Tomorrow night we will showcase and elevate local music talent, while raising funds for deserving charities. Come join us!

WHAT: St. Petersburg’s annual Battle of the Bands charitable fundraiser event
WHO: Hosted by Sunset Rotary and Green Bench Brewing, with sponsor support
WHEN: Saturday, November 8th
WHERE: Green Bench Brewing – 1133 Baum Avenue North, St. Petersburg (33705)
TICKETS: Still available for $8 each HERE

Hope to see all of you there!

Sunset This Week: An Evening With Michael Angelo Caruso

Michael Angelo Caruso

This week, in lieu of a meeting, the club will be attending an exciting event being put on by Rotary District 6950, featuring International Author and Rotarian Michael Caruso (with a special guest appearance by PDG John T. Capps). The theme of the evening will be “How to Engage Someone in 15 Seconds”, and members and event attendees will learn how to:

  • Read people better and faster
  • Execute “The Perfect Handshake”
  • Deliver the 15 most powerful words
  • Create real value for others in the first 15 seconds

The program promises to entertain, encourage and enlighten.

Have fun, gang!

Sunset This Week: Julie Bostick, St. Pete Free Clinic

St. Petersburg Free ClinicLots going on this week! Our Thursday meeting will be held at the Hilton and will be packed with all kinds of good stuff. We will hear from Julie Bostick of the St. Pete Free Clinic, have a quick club assembly for updates and club business, and close things out by tackling some tasks for our upcoming Battle of the Bands event!

Come one, come all…as we can use all hands on deck for this important meeting!

Sunset This Week: Movie in the Park!

Movies in the Park, St. PetersburgThis Thursday, we will be having a social in North Straub Park for Movies in the Park! This week’s feature…Napoleon Dynamite! So, grab a blanket and a bottle of wine and come join us for a leisurely evening of big laughs and great company.

Music begins at 6 pm and the movie at dark. Food and drinks from some of Saturday Morning Market’s most popular vendors. Convenient parking available at Baywalk garage or in the Pier parking lots. Free bicycle valet parking provided by the St. Petersburg Bike Co-Op. Movies are free; pay-what-you-can donation appreciated.

Battle of the Bands Just a Few Weeks Away!

Battle of the BandsOur fall fundraiser is just a few weeks away! Sunset Rotary presents Battle of the Bands, a super fun event where six local bands will go head to head, battling it out for the $1000 top prize! A crowd text vote will determine the winners. So come out and support your favorite local band!

Killer local brews will be poured in the Green Bench Tasting Room. We will be raffling off baskets, a chance to have your tab paid for, and a chance to have a short run beer named after you. And, some neighborhood restaurants will be there with things to nosh.

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Proceeds from Battle of the Bands will benefit the Sunset Rotary Foundation. The Sunset Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created by the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Sunset to raise money for grants and donations to charities and to support local, national and international service projects.