APRIL 22 - ROTARY YARD SALE & AUCTION: P, P & F

 

Guests:  Kathy Ruby  (Hynek),  Avry Griffin  (student of the month)  (Hart),  Heather Carver  (mother of S.O.M.),  Evan Leach  (brother of S.O.M.)

Members We Missed:  Blair, Dennis, Dunham, Fraher, Hart, Laux, Powell, Roma, Steven, Zinchuk

Avry was recognized and congratulated on being named underclass student of the month.

  Avery with Pres Rene. Thank you Kevin photo.

Dave Murphy's presentation covered the history and some amusing highlights of Rotary's auction and yard sale, starting in 1987 when he first became involved.  Initially it was an auction only, and with a large number of small items to dispose of, the auction could last until 2:00 - 3:00 a.m.  At this point, a whole table's worth of items might be offered for one dollar.  Over the years, a number of different ideas were tried, including having five used cars from Ripley & Fletcher to be auctioned on commission.  A couple of years, trailer loads of miscellaneous items available at distress prices were purchased and then offered for sale at a series of events during the year.  Extensive radio and newspaper advertising has been tried, but Dave believes the most effective advertising is having the big tents in place during the week preceding the auction/yard sale.  He stressed the need to keep thinking of fresh ideas.