Quota Club’s Auction a roaring success

By Dylan J Stone

The Broken Hill Quota Club’s annual 10c Auction has been held at the Musicians Club for the first time since 2019 and raised just over $4300, all of which will be re-invested in the Broken Hill community.

Pam Odgers, who organised the event, said, “it was a very successful night, and we were able to attract a very good crowd for the auction.”

Mrs Odgers added it was a true community event, with help from the Broken Hill branch of the Country Women’s Association, alongside other clubs, the

Musicians Club hosting the auction, and many contributing prizes.

“There are many generous local businesses and friends of Quota who donated to the auction,” Mrs Odgers said, “with every prize auctioned off on the night donated by someone in our local community.

“Local businesses provided approximately $1600 in vouchers alone, which were attached to nearly every prize.

We are just so thankful for the very strong level of support we had received from the business community.

“Another part of the night that I am very happy with, is that every child under 12 received a prize as they came through, and I want to thank Hungry Jacks Broken Hill for their donation of vouchers,” Mrs Odgers said.

“The donation from Hungry Jacks ensured the auction was a family-friendly event, and it was great to see people of all ages coming along and enjoying themselves.”

Judith Johnson, who attended the auction, said, “how well organised and fabulous the night was. All of the prizes were in order, volunteers were there to display the prizes and collect the tickets, and there were so many helpers so the night flowed very smoothly.”

Mrs Johnson had initially contacted the organisers to make a donation for the event, then volunteered to help and attended with a contingent of eight or so other CWA ladies, who volunteered in any way they could.

Mrs Odgers confirmed the Quota Club would continue to make donations to Lifeline, St Vinnies, and the Salvation Army.

“We will also be continuing to provide a $50 book prize donation to each of the local schools for their 2022 Presentation nights.”

Quota Club provided the city’s Eisteddfod with support, and volunteers also helped at the Broken Heel Festival as marshalls on the Saturday night of the event.

Mrs Odgers also confirmed the Quota Club will be making a $500 donation to the Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Network for Pink October, thanks to the proceeds raised at the Auction.

Mrs Johnson, who only moved to Broken Hill last year, said she was really impressed.

“There’s an incredible amount of community spirit, and it was really pleasing to see all of the hard work pay off. I’ll certainly be back next year.”

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