Sunset Rotary hosts ‘Comedy for a Cause’


Local Rotarians and guests enjoyed a night of laughter and entertainment April 1, when the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset hosted “Comedy for a Cause.”

Held at the University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, the comedy fundraiser featured stand-up comics Danny Johnson and Paul Jensen, with Club President Janeene Hart welcoming guests and Rotarian Waine Banyas serving as master of ceremonies. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, with proceeds from the evening benefiting the Rotary Foundation, which is celebrating its centennial in 2017. Attendees marked the service organization’s 100th anniversary of “Doing Good in the World” through programs such as Rotary’s global End Polio Now campaign, which after three decades is on the cusp of eradicating the debilitating illness.

With more than 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs around the world, Rotary is one of the world’s largest service organizations, with members working to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies around the globe.