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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am

A dinner and auction for the Lodi Boys and Girls Club that is one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers has been postponed due to lack of attendance.

Barbara Brovelli, a member of the board, is trying to resurrect the event, which wasn’t held last year. In the past, the event drew in at least 300 people, she said. Only 91 people were confirmed to attend Saturday’s event.

The dinner and auction is one of four fundraisers the club holds every year. Others include a golf tournament, the Hall of Fame dinner and the crab feed.

Before troubles with the economy began, the dinner and auction brought in $96,000 in profit, said Brovelli. This year, the goal is to raise $40,000 that will provide funds for salaries, general club upkeep and new equipment.

“The club needs funds to continue to operate and pay off bills,” said Brovelli. “We’ve got to quit expecting other people to pay our bills.”

Brovelli is grateful to businesses in the community that donated items for the event. Instead of being used for the auction, all of the donated items will be used for the club’s crab feed in January.

Everything that doesn’t have an expiration date will be used, she said.

Although the exact date hasn’t been determined yet, the dinner and auction will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring. “Save the date” cards will be sent out in February, and invitations will go out a minimum of six weeks prior to the event.

People who had tables reserved will have them rolled over to the new date.

When the club was founded, it was known as the Boys Club. This year marks its 50th year as the Boys and Girls Club. Brovelli is hoping to tie some elements of the club’s anniversary into the spring event.

She also hopes to reach out to some new contacts to replace those who no longer attend the event.

“If you don’t schmooze, you lose,” she said.

Contact Features Editor Pam Bauserman at pamelab@lodinews.com.

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