Many years ago Smiley’s decided to join the Think, Shop, Buy Local campaign which supports local small businesses in the Richmond area. However, to us here at Smiley’ Mobile Glass Shop, it made sense to have this same mindset when toward volunteer efforts. We see that change within our community can start with just one person who decides to stand up and make a change. There are several amazing non-profit organizations to partner with. After a prolonged search we found Rotary partnered perfectly for us.
If you are not familiar with Rotary, I would highly recommend visiting the official Rotary website (https://www.rotary.org) for more information on this organization. Their site states it best:
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:
We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.
One might be surprised to find out there are multiple Rotary clubs with in the Richmond area, Smiley’s own Bart is a member of the Brandermill Rotary. Throughout the year, this Rotary is a part of various fundraisers and charitable events. One which they are the most well-known for is the Annual Golf Fund Raiser. The great news is, the time has not passed for you to join in on this amazing event.
As it has been for almost 30 years, the Brandermill Rotary's Annual Golf Fund Raiser will be held at the Brandermill Country Club the first Monday in May -this year the date is May 4. Lunch will be served at 11:00. Following the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, the first foursome will tee off at noon. Following 18 holes on one of the area's most enjoyable courses, attendees will be served beverages of all preference in the clubhouse followed by dinner. The evening concludes with the tournament awards presentation, our exciting live auctions and final bids on the silent auctions follow.
All in all, the annual Brandermill Rotary Golf Outing has been an event that provides a good time for all attending while helping to support many of the area's worthwhile charities.
Please join us for a day of fun and Charitable giving on May 4, 2015.