Clarion’s Rotary Community Online Auction runs May 31-June 3 :: exploreClarion.com


CLARION, Pa. – The Rotary Club of Clarion is preparing for the 42nd year of the Rotary of Clarion Community Auction, using an online auction format instead of traditional radio broadcast.

Scheduled to run from May 31 to June 3, 2022, the auction will take place over four days with nearly a hundred auction items closing daily.

Bidding on more than 300 individual items begins at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, but pre-registration and browsing are available now at clarionrotary.com.

Auction items include donations from over 250 local businesses, totaling nearly $40,000.00 in cumulative value.

“We have thousands of dollars in gift cards up for auction as well as memberships, tickets, hotel stays, events, appliances and electronics,” the auction committee chair said. , Jason Heuer. “In addition to all the wonderful product and service donations made by our local business leaders, we have sponsored items that are new and exciting this year. You wouldn’t necessarily buy things for yourself, but I guarantee you’ll want to bid on them. Heuer continued.

The bidding in the auction operates differently in its online format compared to previous years when the auction operated via a paging system. Potential bidders will be able to view images and read descriptions of items being auctioned on clarionrotary.com before placing an online bid. To place a bid, potential bidders only need to register with an email address and complete the login process.

Bidding will take place live and in real time, and bidders can place proxy bids allowing them to continue winning items even when they are away from their computer. Outbid notices will automatically be emailed to bidders, allowing additional bids to be placed to potentially win an item.

Bidders do not need a credit card to bid online, however, they may use cash, check or credit card to pay for goods in person on the day of scheduled pickup on Saturday June 4, 2022, at the Clarion Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Paid receipts will be required to pick up items onsite or schedule donated services with corporate donors.

Donations to this year’s Clarion Rotary Community Auction include an $800.00 HP ProBook X360 laptop computer donated by Computer Support & Associates, Inc, as well as traditional favorites including home appliances, massagers and fitness equipment. outdoors like a gas fireplace, gas grills and a YETI. Cooler, plus hundreds of gift cards for local restaurants, retailers, healthcare providers, and home services.

“The Clarion Rotary Club and our community business leaders have come together once again to bring you one of the biggest local fundraisers of the year and every dollar goes directly back into the Clarion community,” said Heuer. “These funds are used to support our local students in the form of five college and civic scholarships, multiple leadership academies, and have also helped create and support local community resources like Clarion Hospital Cancer Center and your YMCA,” added Heuer.

Heuer estimated that the auction brings in between $23,000.00 and $25,000.00 each year. He expects a strong auction in 2022.

“Our auction has received tremendous support this year from our local businesses. Most small businesses are still feeling the effects of the past two years and yet most were more than willing to support the Rotary Clarion auction. That says a lot about the impact of this fundraiser at the local level, but it says a lot about our community business leaders,” Heuer explained.

Pre-registration and feature photos with item descriptions are available now at clarionrotary.com. Bidding begins at 6:00 a.m. on May 31, 2022. Inquiries about the auction can be sent to [email protected]

Rotary International unites a global network of volunteer leaders who are dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and creating lasting change. Rotary connects 1.2 million people to the work of more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world. Their service improves lives both locally and internationally, whether it’s helping those in need in their communities or working towards a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org.

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