What a gala evening.  Pictured below are  Kitimat Rotarians Eleanor, Meghan, Jonathan, husband Ivan and Gareen smiling for the camera.  Much credit goes to Rotarian Evan VanDyk for the creative handling of the reverse draw to win the $5000 ticket prize.  And then there was the professional cruise ship auctioneer, a lovely young woman who moved the bidding higher keeping the atmosphere in the room full of laughter and energy.  The chefs at the Skeena Valley Golf Club did themselves proud.  The dinner was excellent.
Appreciation came from all Rotarians to our Skeena MLA Ellis Ross.  Ellis put up an amazing auction item - dinner for six here in Kitimat with seafood fresh from the Douglas Channel. Every type of fish from our local waters was mentioned, crabs, prawns, even a taste of oolichan to be presented.  The bidding went up and up.  Some $3000+ was paid for this dinner at the close of bidding.  Yes Ellis, we thank you! 
Just putting a great picture out there.  Meghan and Jon, new Rotarians in December 2018, Eleanor a 20 year veteran.  Meghan's been handling RYLA for us and Jonathan is our president-elect.  Eleanor does this and that with a passion for Rotary's first area of service, peace.