Late last week there was a flurry of activity. President Dan attended the last planning meeting for the Tour de Palm Springs. Atre the meeting he learned that we could sell hot dogs at the event without the restrictions previously anticipated. There followed a flurry of email on Thursday, in an attempt to rally the "troops" and arrange for all that was needed to cook and sell hot dogs. Thanks in great part to Dan and Dave Archer, it all came together on Friday morning. Our normal meeting was cancelled and the call went out to club members to show up when they could to staff our booth on Friday and Saturday.

A grill was secured, supplies were bought and everything was set-up Friday. The grill was located near where the riders started at 7am. Our Rotary members answered the call both days and grilled and sold hot dogs to the crowd. The location of the grill was across from a party store where President Dan found a hot dog costume. He tried in vain to get someone to wear the outfit, hoping to attract attention to our booth.

La Quinta Rotary is proud of our own Bob Leidner, President of the Tour de Palm Springs, for presiding over this very successful two day event. There were over 10,000 registrants!

The Golf Tournament is almost here. Now is the time to secure donations for our raffle. We also need to know what level of sponsorship to which you would personally commit. Andy Lorenz is in charge of the tee signs, so please contact him with your logo's and size of the tee sign.

$100 for a 12" by 18" TEE SIGN
A sign with your name will be prominently displayed on the golf course

$250 for a 18" by 24" TEE SIGN
A sign with your name will be prominently displayed on the golf course

In addition to a 24"by 18" Tee Sign on the golf course, a $500.00 scholarship will be presented to a local high school student in your name

We still need volunteers to staff our information booth at the Concours d"Elegance. If you can help for a couple of hours on Sunday, February 27th, give Helen Anderson a call at 760-777-1712 or email at