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The Biggest Charity Auction benefiting The Point/Arc

As part of its mission to enhance the life-changing programs of The Point/Arc, the Covington Rotary Club has accepted The Point/Arc as its signature charity for 2018. As part of this effort, the Covington Rotary is utilizing full club membership to support the mission of The Point/Arc and sponsoring "The Biggest Charity Auction" on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn will serve as master of ceremonies for the event while Auctioneer B. Randall Barnett, C.I.A., will run the live auction.

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"Making the most of every dollar donated to The Point/Arc to serve some of society’s most vulnerable citizens, The Point/Arc deserves undying support from everyone," said Covington Rotary Club president Dave Meyer. "They are the consummate advocates for those with physical and mental disabilities. For nearly five decades, they have put their faith into action through their service to this holy segment of society. Rotary’s motto is 'Service Above Self'. The Point/Arc not only embraces our motto, they so beautifully and so humbly show how to live it."

"The Biggest Charity Auction" will include a live auction with 200 antiques, collectibles, fine art and unique gifts and nearly 100 silent auction items including event tickets, gift cards, themed baskets and top shelf beverages. Items include:

  • More than 50 magnificent antique furniture pieces from in pristine shape
  • Mementos from the Beverly Hills Supper Club, including unopened bottles of liquor
  • 19th century Oriental bed inlaid with ivory
  • 18th century figure of Shod Shun the God of Long Life
  • Framed antique print of a page from the Nobel King James Bible dated 1611
  • Signed book of poetry by President Jimmy Carter with an inauguration invitation
  • Antique Piano
  • A bugle from the Civil War
  • Chinese antiques once owned by John Wayne
  • Chinese wedding bed with canopy
  • Men and women's golf clubs and one round of golf for four at Valhalla Golf Club
  • Fur coats

Admission is free and paddles to bid are $5.00 each. Concessions will also be available, including a variety of beverages.

WHAT: Covington Rotary Club's Biggest Charity Auction benefiting The Point/Arc
WHEN: Saturday, June 2
TIME: Preview: 9:00 am
Silent Auction: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Auction: 1:00 pm
WHERE: St. Elizabeth Education and Training Center
3861 Olympic Blvd.
Erlanger, KY 41018

The Point/Arc, located in Covington, provides opportunities to people with intellectual, developmental and complex disabilities reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally. The Point/Arc began in 1972 as a parent group with no budget, growing today to a holistic agency with a wide range of around the clock programs for children to adults with varying disabilities.

"We are honored that The Covington Rotary Club is supporting the mission of The Point/Arc. National statistics share that 3 percent of our population has an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD). You currently may not know someone, but chances are in your lifetime you'll become acquainted with families who will need our Point services," said Judi Gerding, Founder and President of The Point/Arc. "I have the opportunity too few agency executives have and that is to position a thriving non-profit to reach our ultimate goal of never having to turn anyone away who could need our services. The support of The Covington Rotary Club, through both recognition and The Biggest Charity Auction, will allow us to continue to fill in the services gaps for individuals with I/DD in our community and help them to reach their fullest potential."

The Covington Rotary is a group of professional men and women who work as volunteers to improve the quality of life in their home and world communities. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians working in over 29,600 Rotary clubs comprising 194 countries and 35 geographic regions of the world.

For more information on "The Biggest Charity Auction", call 859-491-9191.