Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Open Auditions Announced for Talent Showcase Benefit

On May 7, 2011 the Rotary and Interact Clubs of The Caldwells will be hosting a “Talent Showcase” to raise money for a pediatric cardiology surgical mission. This mission will give the “Gift of Life” to approximately 25 children with life threatening heart defects who would otherwise not have access to the surgical procedures they need to survive.

All individual and ensemble performing artists, whether established or aspiring, are invited to audition for this special event. Auditions will be held on Monday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 2 from 5:30 to 10:00 pm at the James Caldwell High School Performing Arts Center. To schedule an audition, please contact Director Penny Potenz Winship at CaldwellRotaryGol@gmail.com.

The Gift of Life program has helped save the lives of over 11,000 children in 64 countries since it’s inception in 1974. The program is largely run and funded through Rotary Clubs around the world with the help and generosity of individual and corporate donors.

In 2007, The Rotary Club of The Caldwells sponsored a mission to the Dominican Republic, providing life-saving surgery to twenty children. This year, the club is partnering with The Interact Club of James Caldwell High School to raise money for an even larger mission. In addition to performing surgeries, the medical team will train local cardiologists so medical interventions can continue long after the volunteers leave. All money raised through the Talent Showcase will be used solely to support this mission.

Talent Showcase sponsorship opportunities and journal ads are available to those businesses, organizations and individuals who want to help save children’s lives through their tax-deductible contribution. For more information, please contact Dianne Woitkowski at 973-896-7236. All donations are welcome and will help fund this mission. Checks should be made payable to “RCC Endowment/GOL” and mailed to Caldwell Rotary Gift of Life , P.O. Box 98, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

Rotary is worldwide organization of local service clubs bringing together business leaders for the purpose of humanitarian service both locally and internationally.

Interact is Rotary’s service club for high school students. Interact members define and carry out community service projects, including those that further international understanding and goodwill.


  1. Sounds like it would be a fun night and a good way to raise money for such a good cause. There are alot of people out there with talent.

  2. Thanks for your feedback, Mel! We're looking forward to a wonderful evening. I hope you'll join us either as a performer or in the audience on May 7.