(Above) Special guest Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director at SCCF, speaks to the attendees. (Below) Raffle prizes. Photo provided
(Above) Special guest Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director at SCCF, speaks to the attendees. (Below) Raffle prizes. Photo provided

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS®, held their annual “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction to support the water quality improvement and awareness efforts of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

Each year, the association and its members and affiliates, raise money for a worthy cause. The money raised this year was donated to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation to support two of their water quality programs: The SCCF Marine Lab’s RECON Water quality monitoring sensor network and policy advocacy work on water quality and restoration.

Special guest Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director at SCCF, spoke to the attendees about how important water quality is to our unique and beautiful beaches and waterways. Wessel is a limnologist and marine scientist with over 30 years of experience working in the environmental field in South Florida.

The event began with a 9-hole round of golf at the beautiful Sanctuary Golf Club and finished up with both silent and live auctions with items donated by the islands’ local businesses, non-profit organizations, and association members. Everything from gift baskets and yearly memberships for activities around Sanibel, to vacation packages were bid on by attendees.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® President Dustyn Corace had this to say about the event:

Our End of Season Golf Outing and Auction was another success this year. Traditionally, the proceeds of the auction go towards RPAC, the Realtor Political Action Committee, to help protect private property rights, but this year the event was dedicated to Water Quality, with proceeds going to SCCF. Water Quality is something that affects the ecology of the islands, our community, and ultimately our local economy, and it is very important to the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS®. We raised a lot of money for a good cause and everyone had a great time. In addition to supporting SCCF and Water Quality, we also surpassed this year’s RPAC goals, so it was a success for both causes!"

Many Affiliate Business Partners not only donated auction items, but also supported the event as a sponsor. SCIAR would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support this year:

Platinum Sponsors:

Re/Max of the Islands

Superior Title Services of Sanibel

Gold Sponsors:

Decorating Den Interiors

Heidrick & Co. Insurance

Naumann Law, P.A.

Private Client Insurance Services

Rosier Insurance

Simmons Law Firm, P.A.

Silver Sponsors:

American Momentum Bank

Cathie Lewis

Coastal Title Services of SWFL

Dorado Property Management

Kingfisher Real Estate, Inc.

Monteagle Insurance

Pfeifer Realty Group LLC

 

Bronze Sponsors:

Constance Davidson Interior Design

Maughan Law Group

Sanibel Taxi

VIP Realty

For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, visit www.sccf.org.

For more information about the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS®, visit www.sanibelrealtors.com.