The Rotary Club of Saipan earned a pretty penny in Saturday’s 2013 Las Vegas Night, after the civic organization’s signature event raised over $19,000, according to treasurer Nhing Reyes.
The financial comptroller of Pacific Islands Club Saipan said the Rotary Club sold $36,000 worth of tickets in all and earned $4,684 from the table games, including Bingo last Saturday.
In total, gross earnings from this year’s Las Vegas Night totaled $40,684. That, however, does not include expenses.
Reyes said if you deduct expenses, the club’s net earning is $19,642.
The list of expenses for the 2013 Las Vegas Night include $1,500 for the venue cost at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan; $649 for drinks; $164 for decorations; $200 for best costume prize; $300 for miscellaneous expenses, $1,700 for the printing of tickets, and $16,500 for the grand prize as well as first, second, third, and consolation prizes.
Reyes said the over $19,000 net earning easily trumps the $16,000 or so earned by the Rotary Club last year.
Maria Racquel Manalo, a 49-year-old owner Day Star Fish Store Oleai, won the grand prize in the 2013 Las Vegas Night. She get to choose between $10,000 in cash or a 2013 Toyota Yaris.
Matt Smith took home the first place prize of $3,000, while Belen Nunez and Gilbert Morales won the $2,000 and $1,000 second and third place prizes, respectively. Trinidad Camacho got the $500 consolation prize.
Rotary Club of Saipan president Laila Y. Boyer earlier said that proceeds from this year’s record-breaking Las Vegas Night will go toward the construction of the Kagman Children’s Park.
The project will have its groundbreaking on Nov. 7.
Boyer also reminded members that instead of their usual Tuesday weekly meeting, next week’s tete-a-tete will happen Thursday night. The venue, however, is still up in the air as Giovanni’s has been booked for another event.