Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are over 1.4 million Rotarians that are part of over 46,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries. Clubs are nonpolitical, non religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. As signified by the motto 'Service Above Self', Rotary’s main objective is service... in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.
Rotary Club of Midland
The Rotary Club of Midland helps many organizations, families and individuals in need every year. We are pleased to be part of this community and enjoy helping to make this area a better place to work and raise our families.
These projects are made possible with the money raised through our weekly Midland Rotary TV Bingo, the Midland Rotary Auction and other one-off fundraisers.
Midland Rotary Auction History
The Midland Rotary Auction was first held in February 1979, broadcasted over the radio. Ensuing years in the early days added broadcasting over the television and bids were received by telephone, hand written and posted on a board! Initially meant to be a one year project, the auction has continued to run on an annual basis for 44 years now. In the late 80's, a locally developed state-of-the-art computer program was added to track bids and instantly display them to the television audience. Eventually, the auction moved to being online and on TV while continuing to take telephone bids. More recently, the auction has been entirely online.
Current Auction System
Our system now lists all items by category, provides imagery of the items, takes bids online and will even notify you automatically by email when you've been outbid so that you can battle it out with competing bidders. It's a fun online experience and is a chance to get some great deals!
The auctioned items have all been graciously donated by businesses, organizations and individuals in the community. We're currently out in the community collecting items. If your business has yet to be approached and you'd like to contribute an item, please contact us! Thank you to all donors for your support!!
100% of net proceeds from the auction support our community and international charitable causes. Over the past 44 years, the auction has poured more than $1,000,000 back into the community resulting in community benefits like the Rotary Trail, the pavilions on the Midland Town Dock, the performance stage in Little Lake Park, donations to the local hospital, the Midland Cultural Centre, Community Living Huronia, the YMCA and countless other improvements to our community and to our way of life.