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 1.2 million Rotarians that are part of 34,000 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 Mildand has helped over 35 families and individuals this year. Our community area of service has helped with medical expenses, education, hospital programs and food banks. We have contributed to the Wye Marsh, YMCA, Midland Area Reading Council, Habitat for Humanity, Georgian Bay General Hospital and many other worthy community organizations. 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.
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 36 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!!
All proceeds from the auction come right back into the community to fund local projects and initiatives. Over the past 37 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. In the past few years, proceeds have gone to the Georgian Bay General Hospital to build their new Trauma Centre and last year saw substantial contributions to The Next Door and CSC CHIGAMIK CHC. This year's proceeds will primarily benefit Wendat and The Next Door.