By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
Flapjack flipping will commence early Saturday morning, March 7 as a Yukon civic group raises funds to support community service projects.
Back for a 53rd year, the Yukon Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast will be satisfying appetites on Saturday, March 7 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage will be served from 7-11 a.m.
“Some people have been coming to the pancake breakfast for years – second-generation people,” Yukon Rotary Club Secretary Betty Corn said. “Because we’ve been having this breakfast for so many years, people look forward to it as a social event – as well as being helpful to the community.”
Local Rotarians met at their regular Tuesday noon meeting this week to start firming up plans for the epic pancake feed.
“The pancake breakfast is our only means of raising funds – other than our (membership) dues,” Corn said. “Our dues go to Rotary International, which does work all over the globe.
“One of our pet projects is the shelter box, which is a survival tent that can house 10 people they ship to places that have had a natural disaster. We donate to that; one of them costs $1,000. We’ve purchased maybe six of them in recent years.”
The Yukon Rotary Club will use funds raised from the March 7th pancake feed to support local charities and organizations.
Yukon Rotary supports several local charities, including Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry and Yukon Sharing. The club has supported Yukon Public Schools’ projects like the Foundation for Excellence, Leaders of Tomorrow and the Beautiful Day Foundation; and donated to Integris Canadian Valley Hospital.
Yukon Rotary also has supported local first responders and has donated to Christmas with a Cop, Santa’s Toy Shoppe, Yukon Project Graduation, and many other local and global causes.
“We try to contribute to every ‘big’ project that comes up,” Corn said.
GET YOUR TICKETS!
Tickets to the Yukon Rotary’s March 7th benefit breakfast are $6 for adults and $3 for children 3-12 years. Children under 3 are admitted free.
Tickets may be purchased from any Rotarian or online at the website Yukonrotary.com
The pancake breakfast will feature a raffle for chances to win cash prizes of $300, $100 and two $50s; in addition to other smaller prizes like gift cards and baskets. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
“People do not need to be present to win,” Corn said.
The annual pancake breakfast is an all-club participation event.
“Everybody volunteers,” Corn said. “Everybody who can is there.”
The 30-member Yukon Rotary Club meets at noon each Tuesday at Integris Canadian Valley Hospital, 1201 Health Center Parkway. Dues are $150 every six months.
Officers are: President Jana Knott, Vice President Amanda Wiedemann, Secretary Betty Corn, and Treasurer Becky Durham.
For more information, call 830-7857.