The 34th Annual
Rotary Charity Auction
March 21 and 22, 2018 6:00-10:00 pm
It's auction time!
The 34th Annual Rotary Club of Tiffin Auction will take place on March 21 and 22, 2016 6:00-10:00 PM
You can watch the action from home by tuning into Tiffin Time Warner Cable Channel 21! You can also come to The Ritz Theatre and watch the auction unfold before you!
Please read below to find out how to bid.
Welcome to the 34th annual Tiffin Rotary Charity Auction. Held at the beautiful Ritz Theatre in downtown Tiffin March 21 & 22 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. we have hundreds of items to auction off with a retail value of tens of thousands of dollars. They are all brand new high quality items, donated by local merchants, retailers, individuals and organizations. You are welcome to come to The Ritz, join in the fun, and place your bids in person, or bid by phone by calling 419-447-1334.
The Advertiser Tribune will publish a listing of all the auction items the Sunday March 20 Advertiser-Tribune. You may wish to have that listing with you as you watch the auction. It will help you follow the auction's progress and provide you with information as to the retail value of the various items. A few additional items have been received for the auction, so the listing in the newspaper may not be 100% complete.
Here's how the auction works. The various items available are grouped in lists, referred to as Boards, which will shown on the TV broadcast. As illustrated in your newspaper listing, each item has a number and each Board is identified by a letter of the alphabet and/or by the name of it's sponsor. When you see an item you wish to bid on, call 419-447-1334, and give the item number and the Board designation. For example, Item 4, Board G, or Item 4 on the ML Advertising Board. A volunteer operator will take your name, phone number, and the amount of your bid. If that bid is high when you call, it will be posted on the board. If someone outbids you, just call back and raise your bid. There is no minimum bid, but all bids must be in whole dollars.
The Boards remain open for about 8 minutes, except the Super Boards which remain open a bit longer. No bids will be accepted after a Board closes, and the highest bid will be the winner. You should note that the last bid posted on the board may not end up being the highest bid. This will depend on how long it takes to post the last bid as the Board closes.
If you are the successful bidder, you will be notified by telephone. We ask you to come to the back door of The Ritz Theatre, The National Theatre entrance, before 10:15 p.m. on the night of your successful bid. We will accept cash, checks, VISA or MasterCard.
Please note that the Tiffin Rotary reserves the right to change or add items without prior notice. All changes are approved by the Rotary Auction Committee and, in the event of a dispute of any kind the decision of the Committee will be final.
Tiffin Rotary very much appreciates the support of the many people who have donated items for the auction. We hope you have an enjoyable and successful evening at our auction.
Special thanks go to Time Warner Cable for arranging the broadcast of the auction, and to the Ritz Theatre for providing the location.