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  • Slide 1
  • The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast Clock Tower Initiative
  • Slide 2
  • The Rotary Club/Rotary International Celebrating 100 Years of Service in 2005 The oldest service organization in the world Chicago The Birthplace of Rotary International Convention in Chicago the week-end of June 17, 2005 Convention will host over 60,000 Rotarians from around the world The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast needs your assistance in putting Chicagos Southside on the map of Rotary
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  • Who is the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast (RCCS)? Chartered March, 1997 First predominantly African-American Rotary Club in the U.S. Current membership: 20 Active Members Meets first 3 Thursdays of the month Meet at the Northern Trust Bank 7801 S. State St. 6:15 PM 8:00 PM
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  • Some of what the RCCS does: Assisted in the KaBOOM! Playground build at Lowden Homes Helped sponsor the Little League team at the South Shore YMCA Raised funds for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois Sponsored a Holiday Basket Giveaway Sponsored a Solar Oven Project in Africa for community economic and social development
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  • What we propose A permanent 4-faced clock, with dials in the form of the Rotary logo Prominent parts of the clock dedicated to highlighting sponsors To be located on the grassy median at 87 th St. and Stony Island
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  • Clock Technical specifications: Seth Thomas 19' (579cm) dial 4 dial post clock. Cast aluminum post, saddle and head. Aluminum bezels. Automatically controlled from the base with 99B-MI automatic tower clock control with GPS satellite synchronization. Translucent acrylic dials with fluorescent illumination controlled by a photoelectric cell. Aluminum dials painted off-white. Black dial markings and hands. Forest green finish with gold highlighting. Optionsheaders with lettering different dial lettering and hands. Clock to be as manufactured by Electric Time Company
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  • Why is this important? An association with the world's largest and oldest service organization, which is an internationally renown humanitarian institution dedicated to improving life for the world's citizens Around-the-clock branding visibility in a intersection traveled by thousands of vehicles each day Sustained logo and brand visibility to significant pedestrian traffic Lasting goodwill among current and prospective customers via sponsorship of a viable embellishment to the 8th Ward community
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  • Why is this important (cont.)? A permanent structure in the community, adding beauty, functionality and a visible landmark Demonstrates Rotarys involvement in the community Clearly puts the African-American involvement in Rotary on the map via the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
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  • Support for the Clock Tower Enthusiastically endorsed by 8 th Ward Alderman Todd Stroger Supported by the 87 th Street Chamber of Commerce Article in the Citizen:
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  • What will it take to do? The Seth Thomas model clock will be purchased from a firm that has been approved by Rotary International. We estimate the clock to cost from $45,000 - $50,000, depending on final specifications that will be impacted by the sponsorships we secure.
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  • What has already been done: The RCCS has already raised $4,000 from separate fundraising events: Fundraiser at the former home of the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris (located in Beverly) in August, 2004 An Art Auction in February, 2005 at the Charles Hayes Center In addition, Rotary members have pledged $22,500 as sponsors of the Clock Tower at various sponsorship levels
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  • Sponsorship Levels Corporate Partner - $10,000 Patron - $5,000 Supporter - $2,500 Small Business Partner - $1,000 Patron - $500 Supporter - $250
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  • Corporate Partner - $10,000 Corporate or business name etched onto one of four headers atop clock Inclusion in all print and broadcast media relations activities designed to gain placements in local, national and international media Speaking opportunity by Partner's designated representative at groundbreaking and unveiling ceremonies Invitation to Chicago Southeast's private special event scheduled for June 18, 2005, to celebrate centennial anniversary and completion of clock project Up to three non-competitive opportunities to promote sponsor's products and/or services to RCCS members and an estimated 350 Rotarians in Area 4 Rotary clubs Two honorary memberships in the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
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  • Corporate Patron - $5,000 Corporate or business name etched onto one of 12 plaques that anchor the clock's base (three plaques on each of four sides) Inclusion in all print and broadcast media relations activities designed to gain placements in local, national and international media Invitation to Chicago Southeast's private special event scheduled for June 18, 2005, to celebrate centennial anniversary and completion of clock project One honorary membership in the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
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  • Corporate Supporter - $2,500 Inclusion in all print and broadcast media relations activities designed to gain placements in local, national and international media Invitation to Chicago Southeast's private special event scheduled for June 18, 2005, to celebrate centennial anniversary and completion of clock project One honorary membership in the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
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  • Small Business Partner - $1,000 Company name etched onto plaque of Partner level sponsors near clock Inclusion in all print and broadcast media relations activities designed to gain placements in local, national and international media Speaking opportunity at groundbreaking ceremonies Invitation to Chicago Southeast's private special event scheduled for June 18, 2005, to celebrate centennial anniversary and completion of clock project One non-competitive opportunity to promote sponsor's products and/or services to RCCS members and to an estimated 350 Rotarians in Area 4 Rotary clubs Two honorary memberships in the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
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  • Small Business Patron - $500 Company name etched onto plaque of Patron level sponsors near clock Inclusion in all print and broadcast media relations activities designed to gain placements in local, national and international media Invitation to Chicago Southeast's private special event scheduled for June 18, 2005, to celebrate centennial anniversary and completion of clock project One honorary membership in the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
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  • Small Business Supporter - $250 Inclusion in all print and broadcast media relations activities designed to gain placements in local, national and international media Invitation to Chicago Southeast's private special event scheduled for June 18, 2005, to celebrate centennial anniversary and completion of clock project One honorary membership in the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
  • Slide 19
  • Become a part of history! Support the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeasts Clock Tower Initiative Before Time Runs Out!

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