Rotary preparing to kick-off auction
by Sandra Myers, Rotary Secretary
Feb 15, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Preparations for the 39th Annual Cadiz Rotary Radio Auction are literally “off and running,” with Rotarians on the phone, mailing letters, and knocking on doors, all in a concentrated effort to solicit donations to be auctioned during the April 10-14 annual event.

Each spring, Cadiz Rotary has partnered with a local radio station as the club’s only means used each year to raise funds. The week long Auction connects community and the Rotary Club in a combined effort to raise funds used to make possible a wide variety of activities and scholarships/grants beneficial to the youth and senior citizens of Trigg County.

Last year the auction raised approximately $127,000, with most going back to the community for education, or in the case of our senior citizens, necessities that in many situations they couldn’t otherwise afford. In fact, half of what is raised at the auction and through the Rotary Century Club is earmarked for scholarships/grants.

This year’s auction theme features an invitation to all to “Be Part of The Commitment - in 06.” The theme is meant to highlight the total commitment between Cadiz Rotary Club, the community, and the school district. .

“This is a very awesome community relationship where everyone involved wins. Rotary contributes every year to several on-going activities and projects for our youth and senior citizens,” said Rotary auction chairman, Jim Wallace.

“Our goal for this year is simply to be better than ‘05. There are over one hundred listed projects that we have contributed to, or provided in an effort to help support the youth and seniors of this community.

“To be able to do that, we maintain what we call our “Youth and Seniors Fund”, where what is raised through the auction each year, goes into that fund and no where else. Scholarships have become a huge part of that fund,’ said Wallace. “We have always awarded scholarships; however, four or five years ago we began to make a strong commitment to move forward to increase what we were doing in scholarships. Last year alone, we awarded $68,000 in scholarships or grants ranging from $300 to $1000, to 87 recipients.”
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