Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7 p.m., Rotary International District 5320 Charitable Foundation (serving all of Orange County and southern LA) in conjunction with the Muckenthaler Cultural Center will produce a concert at the Plummer Auditorium to benefit Philippine typhoon relief. All proceeds will benefit Rotary International’s network of service clubs, including the Rotary Club of Manila. ”What started as a small idea quickly grew,” Muckenthaler Cultural Center Executive Director Zoot Velasco said.
Zoot (a member of the Fullerton Rotary Club) and his wife, Monette Velasco, had previously planned a smaller benefit at the Muckenthaler’s 250-seat outdoor theatre. Monette had performed in the Second National Broadway Tour of Miss Saigon as an understudy for Kim, the lead. The original idea was just to get some of her friends together from the Broadway world. But after talking to Rae Shirer, the District Governor for Rotary’s Orange County District 5320, they decided to make it a larger event through Rotary.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce