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Saturday, December 3, 2022

 6:00 PM

Cocktail Hour

Plated Dinner

Silent & Live Auctions

Music & Dancing

This Year’s Honorary Chair

Aunna Fadness

Fishers Rotary, and the Water Is Life Charity Ball is honored to be able to welcome and host the First Lady of Fishers.

Aunna is the First Lady of Fishers and a lifelong
resident of Indiana. Aunna has always had an
interest in anything water-related. To turn that
interest into a career, Aunna obtained a bachelor’s
degree in aquatic sciences from Purdue and a
master’s degree in environmental science from
Indiana University. Aunna has over 15 years of
professional experience in the environmental field
and works at Acuity Environmental Solutions
located in Fishers. In her professional role, she
assists clients in cleaning up environmental
contamination so their property has clean soil,
water and air

Rotary Club of Fishers Charity Ball Mission

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.

Our Entertainment for the Evening

Living Proof is the premiere wedding and party band that has opened for legendary acts, including Morris Day & The Time, Earth Wind & Fire, KC & The Sunshine Band and Chicago. The band was voted Indy’s best cover band by NUVO ​and was a featured act in the 2012 Super Bowl Village!

About Water is Life

Why Water?

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families. Safe potable water free from any impurities is a basic need of the people in any community.

Why Sierra Leone?

Water is a concern across Sierra Leone. According to UNICEF, less than 1% of the country’s 8 million residents have piped water inside their homes. Most families get their water each day from communal taps, neighborhood wells or local springs and streams. Many people in Sierra Leone don’t have safe water and as a result, over 1,000 children under five die each year from waterborne disease in Sierra Leone, which is preventable with access to clean drinking water.

What we’ve done so far

Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change. The Fishers Rotary Club in partnership with the Freetown Rotary Club in Sierra Leone have partnered since 2008 raising funds which have been matched by the Rotary Foundation totaling over $1.5 million.

To date we have provided bore hole wells, establishing well committee governance and sanitation training in 159 different locations across the country (communities, schools, clinics). These wells are all still functioning, some of them now going on 14 years old, and are providing clean drinking water to over 350,000+ men, women and children every day.

Wells Completed

People Serviced

Funds Raised

But there’s still more to do

While we’ve made great progress, more than half of people living in the rural areas of Sierra Leone still lack access to clean water. We are committed to reaching these communities, where women and children are spending hours walking miles to carry water to their home, which is often contaminated with water borne diseases.

We have set a goal to raise funds to provide clean water to 1,000 communities across the country, building upon our success with our long-term partnership. When we reach this goal, we will likely reach more than 3 million Sierra Leoneans, bringing clean water access to more than 40% of the country, greatly closing this gap.

Attend the Charity Ball

We need your support to achieve this goal of bringing clean water to so many who greatly need it in Sierra Leone. We can’t do this alone!

A Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor & Partner

Gold Sponsors

Jeff & Nancy Gatewood

The Gurchiek Family

Chuck & Valory Myers

Silver Sponsors

The Branum Family

Dr. Rick & Diane Eaton

Bob & Susan Guindon

Steve & Susan Leonard

Inkind Donors