The 16th Annual Rotary Wine Auction was held last night at the Table Bay
Hotel. Seventeen tables of friends and bidders rallied in support of the Bakoven
NSRI Base to kick-start the fundraising effort for a new 6.5 metre rescue
The Annual Wine Auction, a collaborative effort of the Rotary Clubs of Table
Bay and Newlands, has been raising funds for charitable projects for 16
Years; the majority of these events with Sea Rescue as a beneficiary.
Thanks to the Wine Estates and individual donors who contributed the wines for
Auction. A particular mention must be made of Hein Schipper (he recently turned
100 years old) who donated R20 000 last night. Special thanks to GrandWest CSI
as Main Sponsor, the Wine Cellar for their expertise and hard work, Claremart
Auctioneers (MC du Toit) who every year donate their time and auctioneering skills,
USANA for the excellent Wines on the tables, and last but not least the Rotarians
who every year work tirelessly to put this project together.
Although final calculations still need to be made, initial estimates indicate
that about R170 000 was raised. We look forward to adding to this amount with
the Gauteng Rotary Wine Auction soon to be held at the Balalaika Hotel in Sandton.
This event will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon on the
2nd November 2011. For further information contact Krista Lazzari on