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Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Event Details

December 2, 2017

Our Charity Ball event will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Forum Corporate & Convention Center

Come to 11313 USA Parkway Fishers, IN 46038 to join the festivities.

6:00 p.m.

Our Charity Ball will begin at 6:00 p.m. with early check in at 5:30 p.m.

Honorary Chair

John Wechsler | @wechsler

Founder & CEO, Launch Fishers, Launch Indy, Launch Indiana

John Wechsler founded, co-found, or served in multiple C-level roles for high-growth and venture-backed startups including Formstack, Formspring, DeveloperTown, Vontoo, Wishoo, beenz, and Launch Fishers. John is an active advisor to entrepreneurs and startup teams throughout Indiana. Most recently, John founded the entrepreneurial mentorship initiative Launch Indiana. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce and co-chairs the Technology & Innovation Council.

After earning a marketing degree from Indiana University, John began his career at IBM where he achieved membership in the Golden Circle – recognizing the top 1.5% of the IBM sales force. He also served in the US Army where he learned the art of rappelling from perfectly functioning helicopters as an Air Assault qualified member of the First Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas!

Live Entertainment

Dance the night away with music from My Yellow Rickshaw.

My Yellow Rickshaw is an award-winning cover band from Indianapolis. Influenced by bands spanning from Skynard to Usher and the Temptations to Bieber, My Yellow Rickshaw plays the best hits from every generation. The band is known to play a wide variety of hits at their shows, like a live jukebox, you never know if they’ll play country, R&B, pop, rock, or even rap next.

Rotary Club of Fishers Charity Ball Mission

Bringing water to 100,000+ people in villages in western Africa.


Mingle with old friends and get to know new ones at the opening cocktail reception.

Peruse and bid on beautiful packages in a silent auction during the reception.

Enjoy a three-course, sit-down dinner followed by delectable desserts and drinks.

Join the fun competition of an incredible live auction featuring unique and fun items.

About Water Is Life

By the time of this year’s Charity Ball, the Fishers Rotary WaterIsLife Project will be serving over 130,000 people in 130 rural villages by bringing clean, sanitary water to Sierra Leone.  To celebrate, and share this milestone with you, we are sending a travel team, including a videographer, to Sierra Leone to experience and record the dedication of the 30th well this November.  We plan to have fresh video of the excitement to watch the night of the Gala on December 2nd.

We have had 5 major matching Grants awarded by The Rotary Foundation, and we are planning our sixth and largest Grant to be funded and applied for with the proceeds of this year’s Charity Ball and next.  2018 is our 10th Year, and we want to commemorate the moment with another breathtaking and inspiring achievement.

Thanks to your generosity and support over the years we are serving clean lifesaving water to 2% of Sierra Leone’s total population – this means together we are saving potentially 1,000’s of lives each year.

We are proud to report that all 130 Wells are still functioning, and making a difference every day.  But there is still much to do:

A safe supply of clean water is a critical requirement for effective Health Care, particularly for Ebola care and patient hydration needed due to waterborne illnesses.

2.6 million people in Sierra Leone don’t have access to safe water.

Over 5 million people don’t have access to adequate sanitation in Sierra Leone, over four-fifths of the population.

Over 4,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Sierra Leone.

Last Year’s Featured Auction Items

New Years with the Colts

Two tickets to the Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars on January 1st.

Great Seats + Parking Pass!

Week in St. Thomas

Use of a beautiful timeshare at the Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas.

Accommodates up to 8

Pacers Suite for Up to 20 People

Package includes the Krieg DeVault Club Level Suite for 20 people with 4 Parking Passes!

Food & Drink Included

A Look Into Our Past Charity Balls

A Special Thanks Again to Last Year’s Major Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

General Sponsors

Sponsor of the Annual Antler’s & Tails Game

Prize is a Pair of Diamond Earrings

Would you like to be an event sponsor?

Are you ready to enjoy a fun evening of giving?

RSVP today to reserve your seat or table at The Rotary Club of Fishers Charity Ball for Water Is Life

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