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Sarnia, ON / 25 October 2017 – The 34th annual Rotary auction is coming up on November 19th.  Bidders will get the chance to purchase hundreds of items from generous donors across the Sarnia- Lambton region.
Rotarians are currently gathering all of the donations for the auction which will be viewed online at in the coming weeks.  Rotarians are still making all of their calls to donors so if you have not yet been contacted that will happen in the near future.
Check out the website early and often as new items will be added right up to the start of bidding.  If you want the excitement of a live auction and to learn a little bit more about the items up for sale tune into the live auction and see Rotarians and guest celebrities on camera. 
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The auction will again be live on YourTV from 2 to 9 PM Sunday November 19.  All items will be placed in a block and sold sequentially until the block closes.  Online bidders can bid early and up until the bell rings at YourTV at the end of the block.
Auction items make a great Christmas gift.  An online credit card purchase option will also be available this year making purchases easy and convenient.  The item may be picked up at the Rotary office on 1210 Michigan road (beside Pathways). 
“We are so very grateful for the support of our community in donating items for the auction “– said Rotarian Jenny Greensmith who is one of the auction organizers.
Welcome back to all regular and new bidders – there are great deals to be had and the on-line payment option is so convenient!”
Rotary Club of Sarnia uses proceeds raised by the Rotary auction to benefit local projects, including the Club’s recently completed $1 million dollar pledge to Bluewater Health, and our $600,000 pledge to Pathways Health Centre for Children. 
The Rotary Club of Sarnia is supported through the activities of more than 55 members, who are local business and organization leaders representing a variety of vocations. Rotary Sarnia maintains an active program, focusing on special needs children, youth leadership development, community betterment, and vocational ethics, as well as international peace, aid and development. The Rotary Club of Sarnia meets every Tuesday at the Dante club.
ROTARY- People of Action 
For further information, please contact:
Mike Elliott, media relations               
The Rotary Club of Sarnia
Tel. 519-346-3291                                 
On this day which is recognized as 'World Polio Day' our club members gave final approval for a US $25,000 contribution to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus campaign. With thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for matching contributions our gift becomes US $75,000. 
Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Sarnia Charitable Foundation.
Thank you Sarnia for coming out and supporting our fund raising efforts for Hurricane Relief.  Over $7,000.00 CND was raised to help support those in the greatest need through the local Rotarians in the affected areas. 
Rotary Club of Sarnia members completed 160 Random Acts of Kindness in a 12 hour period on Wednesday August 23, 2018!!!  
If you were a recipient of a Random Act of Kindness, please tell us about it:
The Rotary Club of Sarnia, the Rotary Club of Sarnia-Bluewaterland and the Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours are proud to partner together to raise money for local projects.  One ticket will be drawn at the First Friday event at the Black Water Coffee Company at 8:00pm throughout 2017.  Each ticket is valid for ALL draws.  For the $100 per ticket, winners will have three choices between Trip A or Trip B, a $2000 travel voucher or $1500 cash.  A monthly consolation ticket draw will win $100.00.
Ticket sales for 2017 are now closed.  Thank you and good luck to all!
The winners to date are: 
Winner of our early bird draw held on December 2nd - Darlene Lassaline
January Trip Winner                         - David Noel
$100 Consolation Winner                - Karyl Clifton
February Trip Winner                       - Lorna Cooper
$100 Consolation Winner                - Mark Braun
March Trip Winner                            - Rose Atkins
$100 Consolation Winner                - Community Group (KV) Homes
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Pam Eagleson
April Trip Winner                               - James Barry
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Erica Cote
May Trip Winner                                - Ian Grant
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Chris Das
June Trip Winner                                - Rod Post
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Sherry Harpell
July Trip Winner                                 - Peter Westfall
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Chris Groombridge
August Trip Winner                            - Barry Hogan
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Liz Stratton
September Trip Winner                    - Bonnie Wershler
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Peter Dyson
October Trip Winner                         - Larry Sterling 
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Ian Sholdice  
November Trip Winner                     - Ronan ODonnell 
$100 Consolation Winner and          
Black Water Coffee Gift Certificate - Mike Burton
Rotarians support Betty Dee’s Glowing Heart’s Trek and St. Joseph’s Hospice!

On August 9, 2017 our local Rotary Clubs presented a cheque, alongside Betty Dee Black, to St. Joseph’s Hospice in the amount of $6,200. The Rotary Club of Sarnia, Rotary Club of Sarnia-Bluewaterland, and Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours put together a team to trek the Bruce Trails with Betty Dee Black for her Glowing Hearts Trek for Hospice for Canada’s 150th birthday. Thank you to all the Rotarians who joined Betty Dee and her crew on her Trek for Hospice and for those that supported them in their fundraising efforts!

In photo from, left to right:
First Row: Roger Kameka, Pat McGill, Betty Dee Black, Camilla McGill, and Michael Hurry
Second Row: Henry Kulick, Deborah Renaud-McDermott, Tanya Wolff, and Marie Watson
Third Row: John Hus and Bob Bork
Sarnia, ON / 25 November 2016 – The 33rd annual Rotary auction, which was held on Sunday November 20 was a huge success.  Over $51,000 was raised for Rotary projects.  The funds will be used to support local and international objectives of the Rotary Club of Sarnia.
Our donors were very generous again this year.  All of the auction items are donated by local merchants or “friends of Rotary”.  Without these donors the auction would not be possible.  “We want to thank everyone who helped us to put on this auction in 2016, your help is greatly appreciated” said auction co-chair Jenny Greensmith (with Mike Hurry).
This auction is the largest single event run by the Rotary Club of Sarnia.  Over 500 items were sold including many unique items and experiences.
A big thank you as well to all of our volunteers both inside and outside of Rotary.  On the day of the event there were on-air auctioneers, runners, data entry help and of course the people who answer the phone such as off-duty Sarnia firefighters.  Much of the bidding is now online which means a lot of work goes into setting up the website, getting accurate descriptions and photos of the items.  Thanks to Bill Hoad and Jamie Pole for leading this effort.
The local media was a great help in spreading the word to potential bidders.  We talked to various news providers both on-air, online, and in print.  CogecoTV was again our host and did a great job getting us “Live” on Sunday.
The auction will be back for 2017.  Stay tuned but most of all “THANK YOU SARNIA LAMBTON”
Rotary Club of Sarnia and Rotary Club of Sarnia Charitable Foundation
Service Projects, Initiatives and Events
Local and International
Bluewater Health - $1,000,000 over 10 years
Pathways Health Centre for Children and Youth new addition - $600,000 over 10 years
Pathways Health Center for Children and Youth – Annual Operating Donation - $54,000
St. Joseph’s Hospice - $100,000 over 5 years
Good Shepherd Lodge - $100,000 over 4 years
Polio Plus - Rotary's #1 Global priority
Global Literacy Project
Sponsor a student for Adventures in Citizenship – Ottawa
Sponsor a student for Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders Workshop – London
Music Festival Award
YMCA Celebration of Youth Award
Youth Exchange Student
Gazebo – $15,000 over 5 years
Special Children donations such as – Community Living Christmas Party
Community Garden
Area #5 Int. Project – changes annually as each club becomes the lead club - $2,000 annually
Disaster Relief when needed
 International activities have included – medical lab in Haiti, community betterment in Belize, Rotaplast, Avoidable Blindness, Polio Immunizations etc.
YMCA Leadership Project in Paraguay
Fundraising and Fellowship Activities:
Mackinac Pancake Breakfast - July
Wacky Golf   - September
T.V. Auction - November
Rotary Roses – March
Christmas social
Other Fellowship/Fun  Activities

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