Rotary to host annual scholarship auction online

Rotary to host annual scholarship auction onlineThe Rotary Club of China Lake will host the 21st Annual Scholarship Auction on line.  The Scholarship Fundraiser is the signature event to assist local high school students in attending college or trade school.  The scholarships are awarded based on broad selection criteria and to date, the China Lake Rotary has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships in partnership with the community.

Last year, despite not being able to hold the traditional event, the Foundation awarded more than $20,000 in $500 to $1500 scholarships to seniors from Burroughs, Mesquite, Immanuel Christian and Trona High Schools and home-based alternative education. In addition to the scholarships awarded from the proceeds of this auction, each year the Foundation awards multiple $2000 per year, 4-year scholarships ($8000 total) to especially promising students.

This year, Rotary will have a real-time, on line auction alternative to the traditional dinner event.  This alternative has the benefit of showcasing the auction items and sponsors for at least 4 weeks instead of just one night.   Although still in preparation, you may register and/or preview the site at www.auctria.com/auction/scholarships.

Sponsorships are due by 10 Feb and auction items are due by 17 Feb.  On March 1, the site will go live to the general public so participants can preview items before the auction runs from Mar 13-27.  Checks should be made payable to the Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation (RCCLCF) which is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation having a Tax ID Number of 71-0882250.  A receipt will be provided.

Betty Miller, of Rotary thanks the community for the generous support saying, “ Your support is key to our success.”  To donate an auction item, please contact Betty Miller, at 760-382-8295, millerbet@verizon.net.

Story First Published: 2021-01-22