Our 5th Annual "joint & potluck" event held on February 27th at Rotacrest Hall

85 paid seats (39 CRC and 46 CVRC) enjoyed the evening which included Gwen Telling's short presentation on her travel to Honduras.

The Hall was prepared at 4:15PM -- the doors opened at 5:30PM and the clean-up was done and we were gone at 9:05PM -- thanks to everyone for the great teamwork and enjoyable evening -- Thanks to Chuck Truscott (President-elect) for the M.C. job -- well done !!  Also thanks to Henry Schoof for organizing and operating the "no-host" bar which raised a net total of $248 of which 50% is being presented to the Interact Club for their assistance during the evening.  (note:  Columbia Brewery donated 6 cases of beer plus S.A. items).  The Interact Club members raised $214 with their 50/50 ticket sales and Mabinty from Sierra Leone won the other $214 -- congrats -- the Interact members also assisted greatly with prep and clean-up.

TOTALS -- the 51 (actually 55) Silent Auction items raised $3,670 plus seat revenue of $850 plus $248 (bar) plus $214 (50/50) = $4,982 less $160 (hall rental) and $338 donation to the Interact Club = $4,484

This means our expenses were 3% of the revenue in with $2,242 NET for each Club's International projects for 2007 and $338 to the Interact Club for their trip to Honduras.

BONUS -- Mike Stutter added another $100 on March 6th (he felt guilty that he was enjoying Mexico while we were having our fundraiser) -- thanks Mike !!   NEW TOTAL is $2,292 per club.

With the Silent Auction items the values ranged from $15 to $432 and it is very interesting to note that the highest percentage was on the $15 items from Margaret Kirubi -- getting bids up to 200% ($45) of the value.

Special thanks to all who participated, especially those who donated items and to those who purchased items -- See you in 2008.