Tahoe City Rotary hosts annual fundraiser
October 19, 2011
TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; On Saturday evening, Oct. 1, the Rotary Club of Tahoe City hosted its 29th Annual Benefit Auction at the Resort at Squaw Creek. This year, the Club gathered more than 300 auctions items, which included 14 live auction packages.
The Rotary Club members have been working since early 2011 to organize the annual event. Randy Pomin chaired the event and was assisted by his committee consisting of Art King, Bruce Pohle, Dale Chamblin, Don Bell, Don Hale, Gary Meadville, Jim Mauch, Jeff Cleeland, Jerry Pearlman, Jim Cline, Jim Fleming, Patti Boxeth, Roger Ramseier, Steve Swigard and Warren Wagner.
The fundraiser netted nearly $40,000, of which the first $15,000 was granted to the Tahoe Safe Alliance (formerly Tahoe Women’s Services) and the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. The two non-profits have recently opened a joint office in the Rideout Community Center to better serve the West Shore and Tahoe City. The balance of the proceeds will be granted to numerous non-profits as well as the awarding of college scholarships to North Tahoe High graduates.
The evening began with a two-hour silent auction accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The event moved to the ballroom for a fine, four-course dinner, with entertainment provided by the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band under the leadership of Dean Nordby. The Master of Ceremonies duties were deftly handled by Rotarian David Elliott. The evening concluded with a spirited live auction conducted by auctioneer extraordinaire Jim Simon with his usual flair. Featured items included vacation getaways, gourmet dinners and an instant wine cellar.
Some of those spotted during the evening activities were Nileta and Dick Morton, Fi and Jim O’Brien, Cindy Gustafson and Wally Auerbach, MaryEllen and Keith Vogt, Shirley and Don Hale, Meredith Rosenberg, Jan Colyer, Marge and Bob Hartsfield, Dave Ferrari, Bobbie and Dennis Jones, Patty and Joe Kimmey, Pam and Dale Chamblin, Kathy and Steve Swigard, Clydine and Rotary President Gary Meadville, Ginger and Jim Walsh, Breeze Cross, Lud Spolyar, Suz and Frank Cameron, Pat Castellucci, Lisa and David Hansen, Betsy and Roger Peterson, Dorothy Prowell, Nora and Mickey Daniels, Lucinda Sayre and Jim Fleming and Pammie and Event Chair Randy Pomin.
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