Comments, ideas and musings from Penny Offer
District Governor 2010-11
Rotary International - District 5040
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Quesnel Rotary Fundation Dinner
Saturday, January 29 we attended The Rotary Foundation dinner put on by the Rotary clubs of Quesnel and Quesnel Sunrise. A beautifully decorated room with red roses and hearts greeted just under 100 Rotarians and guests.
PDG Chris offer, Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator was the keynote speaker for the evening.
Keith Corbett was the auctioneer for the evening, auctioning homemade desserts to finish off a delicious buffet, red rose table centerpieces and many auction items. The final auction of the night, the loony auction allowed participants to purchase numerous auction items with casino chips purchased for one dollar each. With each casino chip you purchased a numbered paddle to bid on the item. Numbers were drawn for each of the loony auction items. A unique and fun way to raise funds for international service and The Rotary Foundation.
Congratulations to all the club members who organized a very successful event. The event raised approximately $11,000 to be divided between the two clubs. A great evening in Quesnel BC celebrating The Heart of Rotary.