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Vanlandingham Rotary prepares for annual auction

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The Vanlandingham Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island is getting ready for its big auction on Feb. 24. This year, they have pledged $75,000 to the Neighborhood Outreach Connection's Virtual Learning Center in the Oaks neighborhood in Bluffton. The center provides after school and summer school computer based education for up to 200 at risk children.

"Technology is the dimension that I think will make a huge difference. There is a digital divide here. Schools are moving fast. These kids in these neighborhoods have no internet access. So what rotary is doing for us is huge. The Virtual Learning Center will define how we educate our kids," said Dr. Narendra Sharma, Neighborhood Outreach Connection chairman.

"We think it is going to do a world of good for kids on this island. And that is where all the proceeds from our auction on Feb. 24 are going to go," said Lew Wessel, former president of Vanlandingham Rotary.

The auction will be broadcast live on WTOC from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

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