“It’s off to a great start, considering the weather and some of the challenges we’ve had,” Coleman said. She said the weather caused problems with the telephone system, making it harder for people to call in their bids.
Coleman said the goal for this year is $180,000. The goal last year was $175,000 and they ended up making about $181,000, she added.
The Rotary Auction was kicked off by the annual W.J. Hopson Kick-Off Breakfast, held Monday morning at the Lake Barkley State Resort Park Convention Center, where three humorously photoshopped pictures of local Rotary members – Coach Jim Wallace, Ben Cundiff and Judge Jamus Redd – were auctioned off, raising more than $700.
2011 Auction Chairman Mike Convers talked about the commitment of the Cadiz Club and noted that more auction items are needed to make this week a success. “The citizens of this county take care of their kids and take care of their seniors, and I’m proud to be a citizen of this county myself,” Convers said. “What we need to do is to get some more items into the [Cadiz] Baptist Church annex.”
Three Rotary Club members with Paul Harris Fellowships for their service to the club during the breakfast. Dr. Thornton Bryan was recognized for his work as a Rotarian and his many years of dedicated service to the community. Dr. Tom Martin recognized Dick Friend for his support to the club and the Paul Harris Fellowship Program through “The White Box”. Martin also honored Auction Chairman Mike Convers for his dedication.
Rotarians also honored auction accountant Linda Tribble and Rotary member Pat Rogers with certificates of appreciation for their many years of service to the club and the auction.