The 2015– 16 Rotary Club of Ballarat South Community Raffle was drawn at the Ballarat Showgrounds during the weekly Ballarat Market.
Amid much fanfare by the club's President Alan Crouch pulled the winning tickets from the huge barrel.
The winners for 2015 – 2016 were:
1st prize – Ford KUGA, Ticket no 16892, J Smith, Warrenheip
2nd prize – Ford Fiesta, Ticket no 21126, P Johnston, Sebastopol
3rd prize ‐ $5,000.00 home ware voucher from Harvey Norman, ticket no 72557, B. Arnall, Colac
The club who sold the winning ticket and received $1,000.00 was the Burrumbeet Soldiers Memorial Hall.
The 2015– 2016 Club Assistance Fund Community Raffle was once again a success. While ticket sales were marginally down on last year the return to community groups is amazing.
In summary the 2015 – 2016 raffle:
• Distributed 131,000 tickets to 109 clubs and organisations.
• Sold a total of 98,545 tickets during the selling period from late September to early February.
• As a result of the ticket sales, the return to participating clubs was $ $157,672.00.
RCBS acknowledges the companies we purchased the prizes from, Eclipse Ford and Harvey Norman Ballarat and the many venues throughout the state which allowed the display of the car and ticket sales including the Ballarat Market each Sunday. We sincerely thank Eclipse Ford for the provision of a demo car for the 19 weeks of ticket sales.
The raffle could not be run without the support of many club members. It is an immense task requiring significant planning and organisation.
The Community Raffle will again be run later this year with tickets going on sale late 2016 and the draw happening in early 2017.
The Rotary club of Ballarat South is delighted to organise the raffle which has such a positive outcome for the community.