The Bishop Rotary Clubs will be accepting donations to Help Our Local Small Businesses adapt and respond to the impacts and challenges of COVID-19 until August 31, 2020. Go to our GoFundMe page to donate. The fundraising drawing will be on August 24, 2020 on Sierra Wave Radio (92.5). (The drawing entry deadline was August 15.)
The drawing prizes are:
1st Prize - One case of Napa Valley wines hand-selected by Kelly Rios, Vineyard Operations Manager and viticulturist for Renteria Vineyard Management Company. The case includes 2 of each:  Venge Scout's Honor Red Blend, Plumpjack Reserve Chardonnay, Venge Jewell Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Venge Signal Fire Zin, Cade Sauvignon Blanc, and Croix Pinot.
2nd Prize -  A prime selection of California Olive Oils and an Italian Balsamic Vinegar from the St. Helena Olive Oil Company including Jaeger Family EVOO. Jaeger is a Napa Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from Italian and Spanish varietal olives sourced from the Jaeger property on the valley floor in Napa. Lemon EVOO is made from a blend of essential oil from organic lemons with late harvest California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
3rd Prize - Two bottles of sparkling wine from the Napa Valley.
Rules and Fine Print:
  • One entry per person.
  • Entry deadline is August 15, 2020.
  • Must be 21 years of age or over to enter.
  • No charge to enter. Send an email saying you are entering the drawing and include your name and contact information. Send the email to: One person and one entry per email.
  • You will be automatically entered into the drawing if you donate $100 or more at our GoFundMe page by August 15, 2020.
    • Be sure to leave your GoFundMe notifications on so we can notify you if you win.
  • The drawing will be on August 24, 2020 on Sierra Wave Radio (92.5).
  • Funds will be collected by the Bishop Sunrise Treasurer (John Helm) and disbursed through the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce to small Bishop-area businesses who need funds for supplies, modifications and support to adapt to the new Covid reality. Examples of support that would qualify for funding are: 
    • Safety barriers and other COVID specific requirements needed to keep customers and employees safe.
    • Modifications for indoor and/or outdoor accommodations (shade structures, umbrellas, mist systems, outdoor furniture, etc.). Bishop has made it easier for restaurants to serve customers outside, but they need help getting set up.
    •  Internet assistance for setting up a web presence, online appointments and/or ordering system, online store and other internet needs.
    • Other needs determined by small businesses and the Rotary Clubs.
  • Bishop-area businesses are business located from Big Pine to the south to the northern Inyo County Line west of the White Mountains.