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Sharks Auction a resounding success

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The Club would like to send out a very big thank you to everyone who made Saturday night's auction a huge success- the donors, the buyers, the attendees, the performers, our fabulous MC & Auctioneer, and of course all the volunteers & staff who put in so much effort to make it the best Auction yet.

As guests arrived they wandered through an array of silent auction items, while being serenaded by local singer Ed Sawle. Once initial bids were placed, the Main Auction got underway thanks to MC Gary Carvolth and Auctioneer Tiny Holly. After selling a few runners in the Shark Cup, we got off to a flying start by auctioning the painting of an entire house thanks to Classic Contractors.

A succession of great  items followed, including a yet-to-be-released-in-Australia Air Conditioning system, thanks to KD Aire, an Electrolux Washer & Dryer thanks to Kambo's and a party hire package from Widdeson's Hire. With barely a pause for the quarter time break, the second quarter kicked off with a trip to Emirates Stakes Day thanks to the VRC and the Melbourne Cup Carnival. More experiences & holidays followed including Kakadu Lodge, a 12 month membership at Melville Glades Golf Club, lunch with John McGrath & Matthew Pavlich and a river cruise on Reel Affair.

Guests enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner prepared by Poppet's Pantry. At half time, we were astounded by Colin Atkins, a speed painter who completed a landscape painting before our eyes. In the spirit of the night, this was then auctioned, though the winning bidder had to leave the painting at the club overnight to let the paint dry!

The second half saw plenty of sport, including memorabilia from Star Agencies, Corporate Boxes and Guernseys from the Eagles and Dockers and AFL jumpers from PowerPlay Sports. And finally, in the 4th quarter, we kicked a massive goal auctioning a full page advertisement in The West, closely followed by toolkits from Atom Supply, Insurance from McKenna Hampton and Accounting from BM&Y Accountants.

The inaugural Shark Cup was run, with a field of "horses" named after players and sponsors. Auctioneer Tiny Holly showed his versatility in calling the race, in which "Youngie" took the honours.

We finished on a high, with Freddie Mercury impersonator Thomas Crane performing Queen's greatest hits.

Thanks to all involved, particularly our donors:

2B Chauffeured
Arthur Marshall
Atom Supply
Baker’s Delight
Balshaw's Florist
Battery World Maddington
Battery World O'Connor
Beacon Lighting Myaree
Bedshed Melville
Bendigo Bank
Bill Benbow
Black Swan State Theatre Company
Bliss Boutique
Bluewater Grill
BM&Y Accountants
Brisbane Lions
Café 58
Carlton United Breweries
Chalis Bridge Wines
Channel 7
Classic Contractors
Coco's Restaurant
Construction Skills Training Centre
East Fremantle Yacht Club
ED- Electrical Distributors
Edinger Real Estate
EFFC Past Players & Officials
Elmar’s Smallgoods
Exclusive Trophies
Fernwood Women's Health Club
Fremantle Football Club
Fremantle Tyrepower
Fuller Fitness
Galvin’s Plumbing Supplies
Geelong Football Club
Genovese Coffee
Grand Cinemas Warwick
Harvey Norman O'Connor
Hawaiian Group
Heaven's Beauty
Ian & Julie Massara
Imperial Homes
Ivan and Betty Spalding
Jetts Palmyra
Joe & Yanee Giangiulio
John Hughes Group
John McGrath
Kakadu Lodge
Kambo's Electrical
KD Aire
Kennards Hire
Kitchen Headquarters
Lot 113 Wines
Mandurah Toyota
McKenna Hampton Insurance Brokers
Media Tonic
Melville Bin Hire
Melville Glades Golf Club
Melville Shopping Centre
Myaree Ceramics
North Melbourne Football Club
Oilfield Piping Systems
Paintball Skirmish
Pete’s Gold Bins
Pig Pen Marine
Poppet's Pantry
PowerPlay Sports
Precision Decor
Racing and Wagering Western Australia
Reel Affair
Rob McKenzie
Rod Cronan
Royal Fremantle Golf Club
Shane Woewodin
South Perth Settlements
Starworld Framing
Steve Malaxos
Sun City Country Club
Swan Yacht Club
Taylor Tyres
Telstra Store Fremantle
The Golf Shop - Wembley Golf Club
The Left Bank
The West Australian
Tony Buhagiar
Trevor Cangemi
Valet Security by LM Poole
Victoria Racing Club Limited
Villa Roma
Warren’s Menswear
West Coast Eagles
Widdesons Hire
Wyndham Vacation Resort
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