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Tickets still available for Rotary Auction

May 5, 2016
Westfield Republican

If you haven't purchased your ticket for the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club's May 14 Auction, there's still time to call Tom Berkhouse, chairman, or any Rotarian.

The good news for you, if you have another engagement but would like to be part of the evening, is the club board has announced that the $500 winner need not be present. In addition, your ticket will be entered into a special drawing for a 48-inch flat screen Vizio "smart TV" that will take the place of a wine drawing. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.

And, don't forget that Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ, plus all the fixings, will be serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cooking will take place right outside the Auction location at 23 Elm St. in Westfield.

The best part, the live auction, begins at 6 p.m. with long-time auctioneer David Brown. Some of the items up for bidding include: two VIP passes to 2016 Tall Ships Erie with a gift certificate to Sheraton Erie Bayfront Grille, 6 month sponsorship on Chautauqua Sunrise, getaway package to Quail Hollow in Painesville, Ohio including an overnights stay, two tickets to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, breakfast and gift certificate to CK's restaurant, Damigiana from the ancient wine region in Italy, gift certificates to several local restaurants and several dinners prepared by Rotarians. Among the sports items to be auctioned are autographed and authenticated sweatshirts by Jim Kelly and Jim Brown.

At one point during the evening, a Paul Harris Fellowship Award will go to a non-Rotarian. That will be someone who is not, nor ever has been, a Rotarian, a practice that has been held a long time. The person selected comes from one of four areas that are part of this club, which was started in Westfield and later added Mayville, Brocton, Sherman and Ripley.

The award is named for Paul Harris, the man who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. It was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

Rotarians may designate a non-Rotarian as a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of Rotary and the Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace.

Be sure to purchase your $10 ticket pretty soon so you can join in one of Rotary's - and fun-loving people's - favorite evenings. For tickets, call Tom Berkhouse at 326-4507; Harry Barton at 326-4229; or, in the Mayville area, Ann Weidman at 753-2414; or any Rotarian.

If you live outside of this area, be sure to start the phone number with your area code.



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