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Metro Rotary Club’s Annual Swing City Event to Benefit the Hawaii Meth Project

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The Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu will host Swing City – the REVENGE 2012 to benefit the Hawaii Meth Project on Saturday, March 31.  The annual event will feature a “red carpet experience” complete with paparazzi, dinner, live big band entertainment by Jimmy Borges and the Swing City Players, a ballroom-style dance competition, a zoot suit costume contest, and a silent auction.  The event will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki’s Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Swing City tickets can be purchased online for $125 per person, or $200 for two people, along with VIP and corporate tables at http://metrorotary.ticketleap.com/swingcity, or by contacting Nicole Nako at nicole@metrorotary.org or (808) 847-0147.  
“Every year we choose an organization as the primary beneficiary for our annual Swing City event and this year we are pleased to announce our partnership with the Hawaii Meth Project,” said Dr. Bob Peterson, President of the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu.  “The Hawaii Meth Project has made a marked difference in raising awareness and educating teens and young adults about the risks of using methamphetamine.  We want to help ensure the program continues and challenge other community-minded businesses to support this very important priority in our community.”
A portion of the proceeds generated from Swing City will go to supporting the Hawaii Meth Project’s effort to reduce Meth use among Hawaii’s teens and young adults. Additional proceeds will be distributed to the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu’s community service projects.  
“We are extremely honored and thankful to the Rotary Club for choosing the Hawaii Meth Project as the principal beneficiary for this year’s Swing City event,” said Joe Perez, Executive Director of the Hawaii Meth Project.  “Support from organizations like the Metro Rotary ensures we have the resources we need to continue critical community outreach and public education programs throughout Hawaii.”
Online donations to support the Hawaii Meth Project in the fight against Meth can be made at http://hawaii.methproject.org/Donate/index.php.  Checks payable to the “Hawaii Meth Project” can also be sent to 1001 Bishop St., Suite 2880, Honolulu, HI 96813.
About the Hawaii Meth Project
The Hawaii Meth Project is a non-profit organization that implements large-scale, research-based campaigns and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state.  Central to its integrated campaigns is MethProject.org—a definitive source for information about Meth for teens.   The Hawaii Meth Project is affiliated with the Meth Project, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto, California, aimed at significantly reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.  For more information, visit www.HawaiiMethProject.org.
About the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu
The Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu, or Metro Rotary, is the second largest of the 48 Rotary Clubs in Hawaii.  It boasts nearly 100 members and is still growing.  Metro Rotary has received numerous awards for leadership in Rotary locally, nationally, and internationally.  The greatest accomplishment of the club and its members is spreading of Rotary’s concept of “Service Above Self” to an increasing number of people each and every day.  Visit www.metrorotary.org for more information.

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