By Susan A. Neufeld

Update 2 – Wednesday November 1

Lake Arrowhead, CA – The Mountain Sunrise Rotary raised in excess of $72,000 as bidders bought everything from vacations to tickets to the Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet Company’s production of the “The Nutcracker”, according to chairperson Rory Balmer of Twin Peaks Auto.

The monies from the auction go to help organizations through out the mountain communities.

A special thank you to all the Rotary members, volunteers, and sponsors that made this such a success.

Update 1 – Monday October 16 9:03 a.m.

Pre bidding is now available on the  Mountain Sunrise Rotary website: Log on and get your pre bid in for the item you can’t live without.

Original story

Lake Arrowhead, CA – The Lake Arrowhead Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club is inviting every one to participate in its 27th Annual Charity Auction, to be held Saturday, October 28, from 1-9 p.m., at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

You’ll find everything, from 4 tickets to the Lake Arrowhead Classical Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” to a 2 night stay in a deluxe ocean view room w/valet parking donated by Santa Cruz Dream Inn, a $100 gift certificate from Twin Peaks Auto Service and countless other food, vacations, sports, art and collectibles, personal products.

For and updated list of items visit:

Steve Tilden CPO, of the Mountain Communities Boys & Girls Club, talks about the club and what they do for the youth in our community. ( Photo by ROTWNEWS)


The auction is live and auction bidders must come to the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa to pick up a bidders paddle and purchase items. There is no charge for admission and there will be NO live stream of the auction this year. Pre bidding is available on the website now.


The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa will also be serving a buffet, from 5 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $33 per person, including tax and tip. Reservations are suggested and a No Host Bar will be open all day.


This year there will be a $1,000 CASH PRIZE!  Every registered bidder over the age of 18 will receive a Free Prize Ticket. The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of the Live Auction and WINNER MUST BE PRESENT TO COLLECT THEIR $1,000 CASH.


The following are gold sponsors: Mountains Community Hospital, Smart Investments, Triple Edge Financial Services, Twin Peaks Auto, Rim Forest Lumber, Vulcan Steel Company, The Grill at Antlers Inn, Berry & Cheryl Robinson, DC Sharp Construction, Roy and Edith Carver, Bruce & Bobbie Weiss, Mike & Margaret Mueller, Union Bank, Mountain West Financial, Geoffery H. Hopper & Associates ACP, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.



Proceeds from the annual auction support major humanitarian projects in the mountain communities.

Past recipients of funds from Mountain Sunrise Rotary include: Hearts & Lives; Mountain Communities Boys & Girls Club; Arrowhead Foster Family Agency; Rebuilding Together Mountain Communities; Mountain Meals on Wheels; Rim of the World Search and Rescue; RIM Education Foundation; as well as a host of additional groups and organizations.


Parking will be available at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Burnt Mill Beach Club and Lake Arrowhead Presbyterian Church, which will have a shuttle to the resort.


The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is located at 27984 Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA.

For additional information contact Auction Chair Rory Balmer at (909) 708-4141.