When the 2014 Rotary Auction on TV COGECO concluded early this morning, $53,207 was raised by the Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair to undertake important service work in our community.
"Without the generosity of local business donating the gifts, we wouldn't have an auction.  I would like to thank them all for their community-minded spirit.  This year we received more than 400 items.  More than 50 volunteers, both Rotarians and others, who staffed the telephones and worked behind the scenes, deserve to be congratulated for a fine job. And the Windsor and Essex County community deserves a pat on the back for coming through for us in these difficult economic times.  Volunteers were instrumental in promoting the auction and also deserves a vote of thanks," says 2014 Auction Chair, John Weese.
The Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair uses the money raised to benefit the community, and beyond.  In the past, monies raised at the auction have benefited projects like the Ganatchio Trail, Shanfield Shores, the Rotary  Roundabout and the Rotary boundary-free playground in the Town of Tecumseh.
This was the 28th year that the Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair has partnered with TV Cogeco to present a television auction and plans will soon be underway for the event next year.  "The staff at Cogeco does a fabulous job for us," says Weese, "and as soon as we close the books on 2014, planning will begin for next year."