Rotary Auction Raises Over $26,500 For Safe Harbour

Carlisle Rotary Clubs present a check for over $26,500 to Safe Harbour. The funds were raised during Rotary’s annual holiday auction. Pictured from left to right are David Kammerer, President of the Carlisle Sunrise Rotary Club, Geoff Mangelsdorf, President of the Carlisle Rotary Club, Scott Shewell, Safe Harbour President and CEO and Paul Edger, Chairman of Safe Harbour’s Board of Directors.

Each year Carlisle’s two Rotary Club Presidents identify one project or organization to be the focus of their holiday auction. This year Safe Habour was selected as the fortunate recipient of the event proceeds.

Given the amount that Rotary has raised during previous auctions, a goal of $20,000 was set to be applied toward Safe Harbour’s $30,000 planned renovation of their emergency shelter bathrooms that are essential to keep their residents safe and healthy. To reach this goal, Rotary’s auction had two components this year. First, an online auction to allow community participation, and second, a silent and live auction conducted during Rotary’s annual dinner at the Comfort Suites on December 10.

The online auction bidding took place from December 3 to 10 and raised just over $2,000. The dinner auctions raised over $5,800. Additionally, over $17,300 was raised in sponsorships by members and friends of both Rotary Clubs bringing the total for the auction to over $26,500. Achieving this goal was possible thanks to the generosity of Rotarians and local businesses who donated items to be auctioned.

Rotary is an international organization of 1.4 million people dedicated to community service.  If interested in learning more about how Rotary is impacting the Carlisle area, visit Carlisle Rotary Club’s website at or Carlisle Sunrise Rotary Club’s website at

Safe Harbour is extremely grateful for the support of these two very generous organizations.

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