John Calvin, Chairman of the Auction Committee, gave a preliminary report on the 5th Annual Auction results and gave thanks to all who helped, which was nearly everyone in the club. He recognized and gave tribute to several individuals who worked especially hard: Jim Clabough (unofficial Chairman), Jim Zellner, Mike Page, Ann Williams, Mike Capristo, Cullie Tarleton and Mellissa Pickett.
Even though we got off to a rather slow start, according to the unofficial results, our club netted over $31,000 (after expenses), which was slightly more than last year. The board and committee will meet as soon as the official results are accounted for and decide how to distribute the funds to the various local charities, for which the auction is held.
Next year’s auction date is set for August 25, 2018. It is not too early to start thinking about people or organizations to contact for donations to the effort next year.
Pictures from the auction:
Auctioneer Cullie Tarleton at the microphone soliciting bids from the many participants that were in attendance.
Plenty of food and wine was made available by the Best Cellar (Rob Dyer & Lisa Stripling) and Sunset & Vine (Sharon Crissman).