East Shore’s Auction: Building a New Way

Oct 29, 2020 | Auction, News

Online: November 6-14

Register Now to Participate!

We’re so excited to bring you East Shore’s Auction, Building a New Way! The Auction Team has been hard at work preparing everything, and we’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity and creativity of East Shore members in contributing items for you to bid on. Check out the catalog now with no commitment, and start to plan which items you will bid on. We have more than 127 items for you to bid on in this year’s auction!

Register to participate now if you are ready to get started. It’s free to participate, although you will need to provide a credit card number upfront if you want to bid! Once registered, you’ll be able to track the items you plan to bid on. There’s even an Auctria app for Android phones/tablets and iPhones that you can download, so you can bid more easily while you’re on the go or during a Zoom session. It’s a good idea to have this ready for the Live event.

The auction will be available for you to start bidding on Friday, November 6, 9:00 am!

“Live” Auction: Saturday, November 14, 6:30 pm

Bidding on all items will continue through the evening of Saturday November 14, when we’ll be holding a unique Virtual Live Auction event. At this event, we will close out the bidding on most items, and offer the opportunity to bid on a few specially selected “live” items. You’ll also be able to meet friends, new and old, in break-out rooms, chat with friends about your bids, and enjoy musical interludes. Be sure to keep the evening of November 14 clear for this event. It’s free and all are welcome, even if you’re not bidding, so come join in the fun! Here’s how to access it:

Live Auction Zoom Meeting ID: 950 9635 0939, Passcode: 319535


The software, Auctria, we are using for this auction is very simple to use, and most of you won’t need any special guidance. We have prepared some orientation notes to help guide you through the process.

For those who would like some extra hand-holding, we are offering several orientation sessions on Zoom. Jim Schuman is providing orientation sessions as follows, and additional ones as needed:

Members of the team are also available for assistance whenever needed.  You can either email Jim Shuman, Beth Wilson, Rachel Herbert (iPhone expert) or Amanda Strombom and request a time to talk with them by phone or Zoom, or if you’re stuck right now, call Jim Schuman (206 850 6021) or Amanda Strombom (425 351 6171) and we’ll do our best to help!

This will be a new way of running the auction for all of us. We will all be learning from this experience, so please be patient if some aspects don’t run as smoothly as we’d like. We’re confident, though, with a little learning, you will love this great new way to run the auction.

Fund-A-Need: COVID Food Relief Project

COVID Food Project Town Hall: Sunday, November 8, 12:30pm-1:30 p.m.
Please join the COVID Food Project Team after coffee hour on Sunday November 8th for a Town Hall about this year’s unique annual Auction Fund-A-Need. You’ll hear what the team’s been building, and talk with our community partners in Q & A about the project. See Farmer Jim’s interview with Amanda Alice at the Food Bank Farm! This town hall will help to engage you and your family and friends in this vital and important community project. Find more information about the project here.
Questions & Answers
Why is this project the Fund-a-Need?
Our Board and Auction team voted to approve an engaging, community response project for the Fund-A-Need. We want our community to grow together in serving and giving to the local Eastside community, and connecting with organizations and people to help make a difference, today!
Questions & Answers are available for you to find out more about food insecurity and relief, the project’s partners, volunteering, and how the auction’s fund-a-need dollars will be spent. Find questions and answers here.

by Amanda Strombom, chair