Hottest ticket in town
Friday, 13th October, 2017
By Michael Murph
If you’ve travelled to Africa lately and noticed how well dressed the babies are over there, chances are you’ve stumbled across some of the fantastic work by Broken Hill’s Quota Club.
The Silver City is fortunate to have a local branch of the international non-profit service organisation, which was founded in 1919.
Apart from sending fabulous knitwear overseas, the local chapter’s primary focus is on local community activities such as replacing the roses and maintaining the city’s Miners’ Memorial, performing at the Senior Citizen’s Concert, collecting hearing aids for reconditioning, presenting a historical display to help restore the magnificent Trades Hall, and much, much more.
Now is the time to show your support for the club. Its major fundraiser - the 10c Auction - is on at the Musicians’ Club this month.
“There will be plenty of interesting items for auction that would appeal to a wide cross section of people - the majority of items are kindly donated by Broken Hill business houses and Quota members,” said organiser Pam Odgers.
“The ever popular 50 cent boxes will also be available. These are always keenly sought after by those who attend the event - there are usually well over 1,000 boxes and they are always sold out very quickly.”
The night includes free door prizes and a disposal, free tea and coffee, and the club’s courtesy bus can ferry punters around.
Of course, you’ll also be able purchase drinks and chips at the club on the night.
Besides helping a wonderful organisation do some more wonderful work, the 10 Cent Auction is a whole lot of fun.
This is the 30th year of the auction. Last time, the crew managed to raise about $5000 but they’re hoping to top that this year.
WHAT: 10 Cent Auction
WHEN: Friday, October 20,
WHERE: Musicians’ Club Auditorium