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Honoring Charlotte Zietlow

Longtime community activist Charlotte Zietlow will be honored for a lifetime of “service above self” at the Bloomington Rotary Toast Friday, November 5 at Ivy Tech’s Shreve Hall, 200 N. Daniels Way, Bloomington.

Charlotte has selected Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County as her charity for this fundraiser, hosted by the three local Rotary clubs.

Buy your tickets by clicking on the orange buttons above or below.

Or you can send your check payable to Bloomington Rotary Foundation to P.O. Box 3412, Bloomington, IN 47402.

About the Toast

Established in 2015, the Toast recognizes community leaders who reflect the Rotary motto of “service above self.”

In its first five years the Toast raised more than $250,000 for local charities. Previous honorees are Dr. Larry Rink (2015), Ron Remak (2016), Becky Hrisomalos (2017), Connie and Steve Ferguson (2018), Cary Curry (2019) and Bob Hammel (2020).

About Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County ( aims to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families.

Monroe County is among the least affordable places to live in Indiana. More than one in five people in Monroe County live in poverty. A citizen earning minimum wage must work 93 hours per week every week of the year to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

To qualify for the Habitat program, applicants must demonstrate the need for housing, the ability to pay, and the willingness to partner. Before closing on their house, each adult member living in a Habitat home must put in 250 hours of volunteering, called “sweat equity.”

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat is able to sell to future homeowners and finance the purchases with affordable loans. As our partner families pay back their affordable mortgage, Habitat is able to offer even more families an opportunity for home ownership.