Las Vegas Night proceeds ‘looking good’


Despite no specific dollar amount yet, proceeds from the Rotary Club of Saipan’s fundraiser last Tuesday, the Las Vegas Nights, are being described as “looking good.

Rotary Club of Saipan vice president Brian Clayton said the Las Vegas Nights’ proceeds were at about the $27,000 mark but no solid figures are ready at this time.

Clayton noted that only one person is handling all the proceeds of their annual fundraiser, so the final numbers were not yet available as of publication.

“We have a rough idea. It’s about $27,000 at this point but we don’t know [for sure]. …The final numbers have not been tallied yet,” he said, adding that the $27,000 is a mere estimate.

“The Las Vegas Night was a success[and] we got a great turnout,” Clayton said. “We should know [how much was raised] in the next weeks.”

He expects it to take about two weeks before the final proceeds are announced.

Club president-elect Marcia Ayuyu thanked the sponsors who donated or assisted the Rotary Club of Saipan for the event.

The sponsors and donors are DFS T Galleria, Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC, Triple J Motors, Marianas Printing, Marpac, Joeten Enterprise, Yaong Corp., Herman’s Modern Bakery, Laolao Bay Golf & Resort, National Office Supply, Hyatt Regency Saipan, IT&E, Blossoms Floral Shop, J’s Restaurant, McDonald’s Saipan, Century Tours, Let’s Go Marianas, Seatouch, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, Megabyte Saipan, Bubba Gump, Tony Roma’s, Kanoa Resort, and D&Q International Distributor.

The club is also grateful to the volunteers who manned the table games. He noted during last Tuesday’s club meeting that they would be coming up “with something” to honor the volunteers.

“…At this point, we are still trying to figure out how much we’ll have to pay for different prizes…and collecting all the tickets. Once we have all that finalized…then we get the final numbers to see exactly how successful the event was,” he said.

The club gave away several door prizes, along with grand prizes totaling $16,500 in cash.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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