2020 Jefferson Rotary Auction online!

Jefferson Rotarians are preparing for their 22nd annual Charity Auction, slated as an online-only auction with bidding open at 9 am on Nov. 17 through Nov. 21.
Several travel packages headline the auction including a one-week stay in a 2 bedroom condo at the Royal Mauian on Maui, Hawaii; a week in a 3-bedroom condo in Gulf Shores, AL, with $500 to spend on “extras”; and a five-night package which may include weekend days at the centrally located historic Mills House hotel in Charleston, SC, along with a carriage ride, a $100 hotel food and beverage credit, and $500 to spend “on the town.”
For those who prefer a min-vacation, there are play-and-stay packages from the Wild Rose properties in Jefferson, Emmetsburg and Clinton.
Golfers may want to bid on four Goodman Club tickets for the U.S. Senior Open at the Omaha Country Club July 10-11, 2021. The package includes a $500 gift card and two rooms with two queen beds each at either the Embassy Suites in Omaha or the Harrah Casino & Hotel in Council Bluffs (buyers’ choice) for July 10.
As in recent years, Hamilton Redi-Mix has donated a truckload of concrete – 10 cubic yards – with an offer to match the high bidder up to $2,000 with a cash donation to the Rotary Club.
For sports fans, the auction offers framed autographed photos of Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Tony Dorsett; Kris Bryant bobbleheads from his time with the Iowa Cubs; and Iowa and Kansas City Chiefs footballs signed by Ed Podolak.
The auction also includes home improvement items, home décor, gift baskets, and, because it’s 2020, a case of Who Gives a Crap toilet tissue. As many as 50 items will be on the auction.
In its 21 years, the Rotary Charity Auction has raised more than $600,000 for worthwhile causes in Greene County and, through the Rotary International Foundation, across the globe.
This year the Rotary Club is focusing on major projects to mark its centennial, May 1, 2022. The first recipient of Centennial Major Project funds will be the dog park adjacent to the new Greene County Animal Shelter.
“We wish we could hold our dinner and a live auction, but we think we’ve found a great pandemic-friendly way to have a fun auction and raise money for community projects,” said Travis Dvorak, Rotary past president and auction chair. “People will find our online format easy to use, and we’re excited by the great items we’ve lined up for the auction,” he continued.
The auction is posted at www.32auctions.com/JeffersonRotary. Items are being added daily. Bidding will open Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9 am and close Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 pm.
2020 Jefferson Rotary Auction online! Jacquelynn Andrew 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 0

2019 Rotary Auction

Posted on Oct 07, 2019
Tickets are available now at www.jeffersonrotary.org for the 21st annual Dinner and Auction hosted by the Rotary Club of Jefferson. The gala will be Friday evening, Nov. 15, at the Greene Room at Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson.
Since 1999, the annual event has raised more than $580,000 that has supported programs for local schools and youth, community projects, and the humanitarian projects of Rotary International and Rotary District 6000.
“We’re excited to be entering the third decade of hosting this fun and worthwhile event,” said auction chair Carol Durbin. “It’s a chance to get together with friends, enjoy a delicious dinner, and raise money for important community causes. With great food, a wide variety of items on the silent and live auctions, and professional auctioneer Dave Whitaker to provide a fast-paced auction, we know it will be an entertaining evening.”
This year’s buffet dinner will include prime rib and chicken, with several sides and tempting desserts. As in previous years, there will be complimentary wine on the tables.
A social hour will begin at 5:30 pm. The buffet will start at 6:30 and the live auction will follow. Bidding on silent auction items will begin when doors open and continue through the evening. 
Tickets are available now at www.jeffersonrotary.org at a cost of $50 each.
Persons who want more information about tickets can call Durbin at 515-302-8050 or Adam Pedersen at 515-370-5066.
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Impact of the Rotary Auction

Thanks to the partnership of individual and business donors with the Rotary Club of Jefferson, the annual Rotary Charity Auction has raised more $500,000 to benefit dozens of non-profit organizations and projects throughout Greene County and the world. Examples of projects receiving funding from the auction include:
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Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

Posted by John Brunow

November 4, the Jefferson Rotary Club will stage the 18th Annual Charity Auction and Dinner. We are working to expand this event by moving to a new location, the Greene Events Center at the Wild Rose Casino located at the northwest corner of the intersections of Highways 30 and 4 north of Jefferson. We want to create an event with regional impact.

We extend an offer to Rotary Clubs in West Central Iowa so they can benefit from participating in this Charity Auction and Dinner. When Rotarians and their guests fill the seats for a table (8) or more at the event the Jefferson Rotary Club will pass on 20% of those Rotarians' successful live auction bids to their club. For example, eight guests from the Coon Rapids Club creates a Coon Rapids table. When those Coon Rapids Rotarians are the successful bidders on a live auction item then twenty percent of the winning bid goes to their club. We are promoting and rewarding participation.

Tickets for the Jefferson Rotary Charity Auction and Dinner are $40 per person. We ask that Rotarians from a club allow us to seat them together and introduce them as a group. Our social time begins at 5:30 PM. Supper will begin being served at 6:30 PM. The Auction will follow supper. Our goal is to have you on your way home before 10:00 PM. Although our new Cobblestone Inn right next to the Greene Events Center would be a lovely place to stay.

Won't you join us for this effort to create a regional event benefiting Rotary Clubs in West Central Iowa. Talk this auction up at your club, recruit participants, and register for dinner tickets online using this link:




When Rotarians log in using their ClubRunner ID and password then their information for registering is auto filled by ClubRunner.


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