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42nd Annual Mendocino Rotary Raffle & Auction


The Late E. John Robinson

The Mendocino Rotary will be holding their 42nd Annual Mendocino Rotary Raffle & Auction and The Mendocino Art Center Art Auction on Saturday, November 9, 2013. This annual auction which started back in 1971 by the internationally known seascape artist and Rotarian, the late E. John Robinson. This very important raffle & auction is one of the major fundraising events for the Mendocino Rotary.

To preview the art auction and raffle prizes, visit the Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Road, Mendocino, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm., November 1-8. The auction and raffle take place from 1:00 – 5:00 pm., on November 9.

This year you can win a trip to Hawaii or Sedona or a stay at a real lighthouse or artwork. Raffle tickets this year are $10 each or 3 for $25 or 10 for $50 and 25 for $100. To purchase tickets contact Rotary President La Donna McDonald at You need not be present to win.

The Grand Prize is a $4,000 value. It is a one week trip for up to 4 people in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath ocean front condominium and $1,000 cash. Second place prize includes, The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort: A golfing vacation for 4 with a 1 week stay in a beautiful 2 bedroom suite located in Sodona, Arizona and $500 cash. Third Prize is staying at the head lightkeepers house at Point Cabrillo Light Station: A 2 night mid-week stay in this beautiful restored 1909 4 bedroom house. Additional prizes: includes wood carvings, photography, hand blown blue glass vase, one of a kind of assorted art pieces, jewelry, etchings, fiber art and more.

These resulting funds enable their club to award college scholarships to high school students, buy illustrated dictionaries for every 3rd grader and give grants to non-profits. This year, they are also raising money to buy and protect 2 acres of land at Lansing and Main Street in the village of Mendocino from development. Their goal is to create Rotary Park as a community gathering place. In addition, the club supports the global effort to eradicate polio, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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