January 25th, the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt was transformed with
wattle, gum and twinkling lights into an Outback night, and 425 guests
enjoyed a gourmet dinner, Australian entertainment, and dancing until 2
Financials are still being finalised, but our auctions seem to have
brought in record amounts. The silent auction was quite competitive
with people opening their wallets for a good cause and great items
including sports memorabilia, fine art, travel and dining. Sambo our
auctioneer got the house excited and brought the live auction to a head
with a 2 million yen winning bid on a last-minute donation of
accommodation & dining from the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. I think our
charities will be quite pleased with the generosity you all have shown.
Photos of the evening are available for free download from photographer Martine Cotton's website. Prints are available at cost and you can order online at http://martinecotton.smugmug.com/Events.