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Going, going – gone: Westville Rotary Club auction ends

WESTVILLE, N.S. – After 69 years, the Westville Rotary Club will no longer be running its annual auction. 
The Rotary Club Auction started on the local radio station. It was then run on K Vision at their studio for a number of years, and for the last 19 years has been run as a live, local auction complete with an auctioneer.
“This is a difficult decision that has been made by the club but is necessary due to the decreased and aging membership of the Westville Club,” a release from the club states. “Over the past number of years there has been increased competition from other organizations as well, all of which are doing good work in the community but all of which are constantly approaching local businesses for donations.”
Westville Rotary Club members expressed their gratitude to the many local businesses and individuals who have helped them over the past number of years by donating goods and services to be auctioned off. As well, the club is appreciative to Pictou County residents who have supported the club by listening, watching or attending one or more of their auctions over the years. 
Recently, the Stellarton and Westville Rotary Clubs have combined their resources into a community club. They plan to continue with their fundraising within the communities we serve through other events and activities, such as voluntary road tolls, ticket sales and poinsettia sales.
Some of the more visible activities the Rotary Club has been involved with are the Victoria Park & Splash Pad in Westville. As well, local schools and students are also important to the Rotary club with the club supporting student leadership, prize funds, bursaries, and in the past, school milk programs, to name a few initiatives.
New members to the club are always welcome. The club meets at St. Andrew’s Church Hall in Westville every Thursday night at 5:30 p.m., where they have a great meal served by the ladies auxiliary of the church. 
Anyone interested in attending a Rotary meeting to see what it is all about can reach club president Charlie Parker at 

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