We will NOT be holding our 50/50 raffle drawing tonight.
Dear friends & LAOH Denver members,
We will NOT be holding tonight's 50/50 raffle drawing as planned.
I'm sending you this note to let you know that our LAOH Pot 'Of Gold 50/50 raffle is on hold and under review by the Colorado Secretary of State, Raffle and Games Commission. I, as well as the members of our fund raising committee, believe we have been in compliance with State rules from the start of this online raffle.
We will NOT be holding our 50/50 raffle drawing tonight. During the State review process, we are not allowed to sell any more chances nor award any bi-weekly prizes nor can we hold tonight's 50/50 drawing as planned. My hope is the review process can be completed shortly and we can report back to you their findings and our next steps.
Although our women's organization is small in number, each year we financially support more than 20 local charities, among them Denver Rescue Mission, Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities, Womens Bean Project, as well as national and international charities. The COVID 19 virus has caused havoc to many of these well-deserving charities and Denver LAOH will continue to step up its efforts to financially contribute to help those in need. Whatever the outcome of our online raffle review, I and the entire membership of The Denver Ladies Ancient Order Of Hibernians express gratitude for your generous support to our fund-raising efforts.
We will keep you updated on our next steps moving forward with the raffle and the refunding of any monies. Please visit our website at www.denverlaoh.org for further updates.
In Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity,
Sheila McGinley Thunboe