Jim Gall named as auctioneer for Kiwanis Biscayne Bay Gala

Jim Gall is one of the nation’s leading auctioneers.

Jim Gall, one of the nation’s leading auctioneers, has been selected as the auctioneer for the 33rd Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 27, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom.

At the gala, the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis, one of South Florida’s largest and oldest Kiwanis clubs, will honor local business leader and community activist Rodney Barreto, chair of the Super Bowl Host Committee, as the recipient of the 2012 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award.

The award is named for Michael Shores, who as a philanthropically minded attorney, made numerous contributions to the Miami-Dade County community throughout his life.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed at 7 p.m. by a dinner and live auction

“We know Jim is highly sought after, so we’re excited he’ll be running the auction,” said Will Reich, gala chair and incoming president of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club. “Nobody conducts a more lively and enjoyable auction than Jim Gall.”

Gall, a South Miami-Dade resident and president of Auction Company of America, recently was featured in the New York Times and on ABC’s Nightline.

The Biscayne Bay Gala silent and live auctions will feature a wide variety of sought-after items such as vacations, cruises, sports memorabilia, dining certificates to some of South Florida’s leading restaurants and fine art, including several pieces by Dali.

“There’s something for everyone’s taste at the gala auction,” said Gall, who has more than a quarter century of auction experience. “Not only will everyone have a great time at this gala, they’ll also be supporting a great cause — assisting disadvantaged youths throughout Miami- Dade County.”

Tickets to the event are $100 ($1,000 for a table of 10) through Aug. 31. After that date, tickets will be $125 ($1,250 for a table).

Various sponsorships of the event — expected to be attended by approximately 500 of South Florida’s leading business people — are available, ranging from a $2,500 Silver Sponsor to a $25,000 Presenting Sponsor.

For more information on table purchases, event sponsorship, or program advertising, contact Will Reich at 305-733-0062 or send email to gala@biscaynebaykiwanisclub. org

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