Biddeford - Saco Rotary ClubSaco Bay Rotary Club
Lucie Kay - President Jeff Slaton - President
TWENTY- EIGHTH ANNUAL ROTARY/TIME WARNER TV AUCTION
SUNDAY, March 26th, 2017
12:00 to 9:00 PM
The Rotary Clubs of Saco Bay and Biddeford - Saco are pleased to announce their Twenty-Eight Annual TV Auction in collaboration with Time Warner Cable of Maine. Over the past 28 years we have raised over a million dollars that we have used to support countless community groups and charities. Please see the back of this letter for a listing of some of our club activities and the groups with which we have partnered on projects or supported financially.
Your past participation is greatly appreciated and once again, we need your help and continued supportto make this another successful Rotary auction. In fact, our goal is to make our 28th auction the biggest ever.
There are many ways to help! We are seeking:
➢ 410 donated items or gift certificates with a retail value of at least fifty dollars ($50)and we suggest an item that is of interest to a broad segment of the public and represents your business well.
➢ Quickie Board Sponsors for $175 each (36 available). Your business will be recognized on air as the sponsor of this ten-minute bidding board.
➢ Big Board Sponsors for $600 each (five available). Your business will be recognized on air as the sponsor of this 90-minute bidding board. These boards will contain auction items valued over $250.
➢ Major sponsors. Your business will be recognized on air with a banner or through a sponsorship of a big board item which will be featured during the 90-minute bidding boards.
The auction will again take place at the J. Richard Martin Community Center in Biddeford. It is an icon within our communities that provides an efficient location in which to run the auction and a convenient place for the people who purchase the auction items to pick them up. The auction is a fast paced, exciting event with very few idle minutes and the space allows the public to see how we do it all. Thousands of phone calls will be taken by volunteers from all over Maine and even other parts of the country while Rotarians auction off items and try their best to entertain.
We hope that you will help us produce another successful auction with your generous donation that allows you to help the community and gain recognition for your business. A Rotarian will be in touch with you soon to talk about your potential participation in this year’s auction or to perhaps discuss sponsorship opportunities. Thank you for your consideration.
Biddeford – Saco Rotary Club
Saco Bay Rotary Club
The following is a partial listing of organizations and community projects that have received local Rotary Club support through the funds raised at our Auctions.
Bon Appetite Soup KitchenCamp Susan Curtis Camperships
Local Food PantriesHandicapped Accessibility Donations
York County Child Abuse & Neglect CouncilCommunity Support Services, Inc
Salvation ArmyHigh School Youth Exchange Programs
YMCA of Southern MaineTomorrow’s Promise Playground
Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA)American Legion Post 26
Vocational House Project at BiddefordDictionary Project for 3rd Graders
YWCAProject AWARE, Inc.
UNE ScholarshipsSaco River Walk Program
Thornton Academy ScholarshipsBiddeford & Adult Community Education
Biddeford High School ScholarshipsMcArthur Library Annex
Old Orchard Beach High ScholarshipsCrop Walk Maine
Toys for TotsBiddeford Recreation Department
Biddeford City TheaterCounseling Services, Inc.
Thornton Academy GazeboEastern Trail Alliance
Saco Heath Nature WalkVOANNE Veterans Services
Cascade Falls Nature TrailSaco Little League
SMMC Cancer Care and Pediatric AsthmaDay One
Senior Connection-Home Safety ProgramRotary Park
Open Hands Open HeartSt. James School
Visiting Nurses Service Daycare CenterBiddeford Community Center
Maine Children’s Cancer ProgramProgram Literacy Volunteers
Biddeford Little League SoftballEngine One
Local Fire Department’s “Learn Not to3D CNC Machine for Biddeford Regional
Burn” TrailerCenter of Technology
Annual Children’s Holiday PartyOur Father’s House, Inc.
for Disadvantaged Children
Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department
The Ballpark in OOBSweetser
Dyer Library / Saco MuseumFerry Beach Ecology School
The Rotary clubs of Saco Bay and Biddeford – Saco
wish to thank you for your continued support.