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The Rotary Club of Hamilton A.M. is pleased to announce the results of the 2nd Annual fundraiser “An Evening with Bortz, Amato & Friends” in support of ProAction Cops & Kids, Community Child Abuse Council of Canada, McMaster Children’s Hospital and The Rotary Club.

On Tuesday evening, November 12th more than 200 people descended upon the historic Hamilton Club for a magical evening featuring International Artist Jeremy Bortz and Saxophonist Joe Amato & their friends.

“It was an evening that celebrated Art, Music, Fine Food and Good Wine,” said Tim Dickins, Hamilton A.M. Rotarian and Event Chair. “We really tried hard to showcase local and emerging talent. In addition to vocalists Mary Panacci and Anne-Marie Bastien we included two vocal students from Mohawk College, Karin Visser and Grace San Andres. Our photographer for the evening was also a Mohawk College student Jordan Walmsley.

The event was really a big house party with lots of things going on in various rooms of the Hamilton Club.  In addition to the Art Exhibit and the Live Entertainment we also had an Auction which included Toronto Maple Leaf & Toronto Raptor tickets packaged with dinner at Gretzky’s, Jewelry, a Custom made suit by Coppley, sports memorabilia and various golf packages.

Then as a surprise and a thank you, we gave away thirty door prizes including two tickets to Cher – Dressed to Kill Tour.

The event generated $34,000 for our charities. “We were thrilled to hit the 200 attendees mark and more than doubled the number of sponsors from the previous year,” Dickins said. A special thank you goes out to our corporate sponsors Rogers Business Solutions; G4S Canada Ltd.; and Old Republic Insurance.  Without their support we could not have put this event on!  Planning has already started for the 3rd Annual Event slated for November 2014.  Our goal in 2014 is to hit the $50,000 mark for our selected charities!

If you would like to join us next year please contact Tim Dickins at 905-466-6587 or email: