Mardi Gras Results

The preliminary results are in and the 7th annual Rotary Club of Ankeny's fundraiser, "Mardi Gras" was another great success.   The total income from the auction, silent, live, and desserts, raffle, and paddle raisers was $41,875 which was $3,890 more than last year.   A big plus was the three paddle raisers brought  in $9,860 which was more than twice last year.  Expenses are higher primarily due to the cost of the two items acquired from Winspire and income from ticket sales will be very similar to last year.   Net income will be approximately $33,161, slightly less than the $35, 270 we made last year.  Here are the details:
                                         2015                  2016                 2017
Silent Auction Items         $8,110               $11,895            $11,060
Live Items                         9,560                 17,385              18,070   
Desserts                            2,210                   2,415               1,585
Raffle                                 1,090                  1,660                1,300
Paddle Raisers
  Puppy Jake                                                                           4,530
  Police Officer’s                                                                      1,940
  Service Center                                                                      3,390
Total Paddle Raisers          $3,450                $4,630                $9,860
Total Auction                   $24,420              $37,985              $41,875
Ticket Sales                      $8,925              $11,090              $10,900
Total Income                $33,445            $49,365              $52,955
Total Expenses                 $10,615              $14,095             $19,794
Net Income                  $22,830              $35,270             $33,161
Thanks to everyone that helped acquire or donated auction items, bought and sold tickets, attended Mardi Gras and purchased auction items.  And a big thank you to Luke Nelson for chairing this year's fundraiser.   Great job Luke!!!
While it is still fresh in everyone's mind, let Luke Nelson, know of any concerns or issues you observed this year and suggestions you may have for next year.