Kiwanis Club of Richmond
Marilou "Piddle" Johnson (left), president
of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, and Eric Baldwin, chair
of the 2004 Kiwanis Club Auction, introduce items at the auction.
The auction took a great deal of organization - obtaining
city hall - setting up the banners - arranging for telephone numbers
and people to man the telephones
Another major factor in the success of an auction is
arranging the order in which items are presented during the auction.
Here Earl Rhodes assembles the items to be presented.
A key component of a successful auction was the opportunity
to air the auction on Adelphia cable television and on
WEKY 1340 AM radio. In charge of the video process was
Dr. Larry Bobbert (right) a Richmond Kiwanian. He recruited
Dwayne Bolin, Television Production Assistant at Eastern
Kentucky University and Randy Wilson, Media Specialist
Habitat, who worked throughout the day on video coverage of the
Special thanks again goes to Mayor Connie Lawson
and City Manager David Evans for arranging for the facilities
of the Richmond City Hall to be made available for the annual
And of course, taking phone calls (or in some case,
waiting for phone calls) was an important part of the process.
Dr. Robert Nayle (right), a long-time club member and former
auction chair, brought valued institutional memory on what things
work and do not work in the auction.
David Benge, donates his Saturday to taking
phone bids during the auction.
It's great when a husband and wife team work together
at the Kiwanis Auction. Here Tammy Harkleroad (left) suggests
to David Harkleroad, her husband, what he should do if
the phone rings.
It was important to rotate people on camera introducing
items for the auction. Here Virgil Grant takes a turn at
the mike introducing items. Joining him is Dr. Kim Nagle,
the Vice President and President-Elect of the Kiwanis Club of
But waiting too is part of the game. Here Jared
Noble (left) and Dana Sheets are caught in Danny
Damrel's lens adopting a quizzical pose while waiting for
the phones to ring. Thanks Danny for the great photos.
The auction is also a place to visit and renew friendships.
Here Mark Ernst (left) visits with David Benge during
a break in the auction.
One of the major items to be sold during the auction
was an automobile. Firming up the deal are (left to right) Ray
De Sloover, auctioneer; Pat Ridgley , auto purchaser;
Eric Baldwin, chair of the 2004 Kiwanis Club Auction; and
Marilou "Piddle" Johnson, president of the Kiwanis
Club of Richmond,.
How do you spell Kiwanis Auction in Richmond? It is
spelled BRENDA BLANKENSHIP. Brenda, the club treasurer
for more than a decade, organizes the list of contributors and
sponsors from the prior years so members can contact them. Then
she arranges for the phones to be installed. Then she enters all
items collected into the computer and places lot numbers on them.
She issues bidding paddles for those who come to bid live at the
auction. She keeps an account on who bought what item for what
price. And finally she is involved in collecting from the successful
Successful bidders, both those who bid live at the
auction and those coming in for items they successfully bid on
either as a result of their watching Adelphia cable television
or listening on WEKY 1340 AM radio. This is one of the
major organizational tasks of the annual auction.
Ray De Sloover, our long-time volunteer auctioneer,
smiles after the conclusion of a successful auction.
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