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(Kearney, NE) – 5,082 tickets filled the tumbling brass raffle ticket drum.  They were all mixed and ready for the winning tickets to be drawn.  Before a joint meeting this morning of the Kearney Dawn and Noon Rotary Clubs, ten tickets were drawn to determine the 2019 Winners. 

The 10 winners spanned across the District from Minden to Valentine, from nine unique clubs and 10 different individual ticket sellers.  For the first time, RYLA campers were given the opportunity to raise funds through their sales and 75% of the ticket revenue will be returned to the sponsoring club, to be used for future camper registrations. One of our 10 winners was sold by a RYLA camper!

And the winners are, Drum roll, please…

Winners Seller Club
1.   Rand Petersen
2.   Lea Nosnan
3.   Shawn Engberg
4.   Sherry Montey
5.   Dee Price
6.   Bob Stetter
7.   Scott McLaughlin
8.   Mike Pitcher
9.   Jeff Schneider
10. Ashley Larson
1.   Rand Petersen
2.   Lauren Mandernach
3.   Paul Stec
4.   Kara Christensen
5.   Dee Price
6.   Michelle Kluender
7.   Scott McLaughlin
8.   Mike & Audrey Pitcher
9.   Jeff Schneider
10. Doug & Diana Hammer
1.   Kearney Noon
2.   RYLA- Vermillion SD
3.   Kearney Dawn
4.   Hasting Sunrise
5.   Grand Island Noon
6.   Valentine
7.   Kearney Dawn
8.   Grand Island Noon
9.   Hastings Noon
10. Minden

Each of the winners and the seller receive:

  • 2 round trip motor coach seats to and from Memorial Stadium (pickup in North Platte, Kearney, and Grand Island)
  • 2 seats in Memorial Stadium (Sept. 14 vs. Northern Illinois, 7:00 PM kickoff)
  • 2 Prime Rib buffet dinners at Chances “R” (York, NE).
  • 2 Tickets to the Big Red Tailgate party
Top Sellers Club Total Amount Sold
1.  Ron Bazata
2.  Paul Stec
3.  Mechele Witt
1.   Kearney Noon
2.   Kearney Dawn
3.   Ogallala
$ 4,400.00 (440 tickets)
$ 2,070.00 (207 tickets)
$ 410.00 (41 tickets)



As the top seller, Ron Bazata (PDG 2011-12) will be upgraded to 2 Club Tickets in the Memorial Stadium skybox.  Paul Stec will receive 2 Tickets to the Champions Club as the second-highest ticket seller.  Mechele Witt will join the winners on the motorcoach trip, dine at Chances “R”, and receive tickets to the tailgate party.


And a very special THANK-YOU to the following clubs for demonstrating 100% Participation:  Kearney Noon, Kearney Dawn, Grand Island Sunrise, Hastings-Sunrise, and Minden Rotary Clubs.  Each club will be receiving a $100.00 check.