It’s finally returning – the Quota Club’s famous and ever-popular 10 cent auction and 50 cent boxes are back after a two-year Covid-19 imposed break, and it’s all in a good cause.
The Musicians Club will host the event this coming Friday night from 7.30pm.
It is a family friendly event with an admission charge of $2 for adults and 50 cents for children.
The night is a cash only event, as the Quota club have no facilities for tap and go or EFTPOS.
There will also be a range of sandwiches, savoury plates and snacks available for sale on the night, and drinks available from the club’s bar.
In past years nearly 200 people have attended each event, and the Quota Club is confident there will be a strong turn out and support after the long gap between events.
For those unfamiliar with the Quota Club, it is an international service organisation that provides basic needs to women, children, the deaf, and hard of hearing in communities around the world.
Although the international body has gone, Australians have kept up the good work.
The Broken Hill Club has 21 ladies making up the regular contingent and they have been working diligently behind the scenes to put together the club’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Even though the auction was not operating over the last couple of years, that doesn’t mean the ladies were.
During Covid-19 they supported the nursing home, organising care packages during lockdown, as well as helping many other charitable organisations around town.
Pam Odgers, organiser of the event, said the doors open at 7:00pm and there is usually a line up before the doors are unlocked.
“The auction starts at 7:30pm sharp and goes flat out for two hours until 9:30pm,” she said.
“There will be plenty of interesting items for auction that would appeal to a wide cross section of people, with the majority of items kindly donated by Broken Hill business houses and Quota members.
“The Mussos has been a great support, providing use of the auditorium, all the setting up, and coming along and helping on the night.
“This is a great help as we aren’t as young as we would like to be, we have called on help and we have six ladies coming from the CWA (Country Women’s Association) as well as friends and family,” Mrs Odgers said.
How does a 10 cent auction work?
Auction tickets are sold in strips of 10 for $1, and you can purchase as many as you like.
You write your name on the back of each ticket and when an item for auction comes up that appeals to you, a bid is made by placing as many tickets as you like with the runners and these are then taken to the front and a winner is drawn.