East Shore’s 2019 Auction
“All In for East Shore”
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at East Shore, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
East Shore’s Annual Auction is a much anticipated event each fall! The Auction is an all–church, community building, fund-raising celebration open to members and friends. We’re encouraging members to invite friends and family this year to share in the fun evening and as a way to introduce them to East Shore!
The evening features Silent and Live Auctions and a gourmet tapas dinner. More than 200 items are offered for the competition of the eager bidders. We fill up our social calendars, sign up for classes, schedule weeks in vacation homes or time shares, and enjoy good wine and food with our East Shore members and friends. The event is family friendly (free childcare!!!) and many events up for bid are family oriented.
Saturday November 16th is the big day for “All in for East Shore”, our annual auction. The catalog is printed and available for pick up, or you can check out the catalog online here or see the pdf of the printed catalog. If you haven’t already registered, now is the time to do so:
Our faithful team of Steve Denison and Bob Weiss are planning a delicious tapas style meal for those attending the Live Auction. Please note that the cost of the dinner covers the operating costs of the auction so all the money bid on items goes to the church!
Three choices for your participation:
- Silent and Live Auctions with dinner – $60
- Silent Auction only, including beverages – $15
- Online Auction – Free! New this year, for those who can’t come on the night, is an opportunity to bid online for a limited selection of silent auction offerings.
Childcare will be available for those attending or volunteering on the night. Catalogs will be online in mid October and attendees can pick up a printed catalogue several weeks before the auction. Copies will also be available the night of the auction.
We have some fabulous items for you to bid on this year, with fun events such as a visit to a Wallaby Farm for families, or a trip to a Lovers store (adults only!). We have vacation homes, special offerings by the staff and members, and, of course, lots of delicious dinners for you to participate in.
As always, the Silent Auction will start at 5:30pm in Spring Hall, followed by the Live Auction in the Sanctuary at 7:30pm. A delicious tapas dinner is included for those participating in the Live Auction.
New this year: Online Auction – free!
For those who are unable to attend on the night of the auction, we have an additional way to participate. From Monday, November 4th, 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, November 16th, noon, you will be able to bid online on a variety of different items. All these items are also available in the Silent Auction. There’s no fee to participate, although of course if you win, you’ll have to pay for your winning bid. Just register as an online participant and enter your credit card number. Your card won’t be charged unless you win something. You’ll receive an email with more instructions. You can bid using a computer or download the Auctria app to participate on your smartphone. Learn more about the Online Auction [please create a new webpage as included below and link to it].
New this year: Raffle!
Be sure to purchase one or more raffle tickets for a “Heads or Tails” raffle game during the Live Auction. Raffle tickets ($10) will be available for sale during registration, at check-in, and during the Silent Auction. Multiple tickets (necklaces) may be purchased for multiple chances to win! Raffle ticket holders must be present to win. Silent Auction Only attendees may attend the Live Auction with a raffle ticket – there will be small tables at the back of the Sanctuary where you may sit (dinner not included).
The Winner-Takes-All Prize, valued at over $400 includes:
- A free campership to the church’s Memorial Day weekend retreat at Seabeck
- Two free seats (or one seat at two events) at any event you’ve bid on and won during the Live, Silent, or Online auctions.
- A small basket of goodies.
Rules for Heads or Tails: For each raffle ticket purchased, a necklace will be provided. Each participant stands and places a hand on their head (heads) or backside (tails) prior to a coin flip. If the coin flip matches your hand placement, you stay in the game. If not, take off one necklace. If you’re out of necklaces, you’re out of the game! The game progresses until only one participant is left standing and wins the prize. It’s sure to be a lot of fun!
Volunteer to Help
Another way to contribute to the auction is by volunteering to help with organizing the auction. No matter what your individual talents or preferences are, the auction team has a job for YOU. While we have a good strong team of longtime volunteers taking the lead, there are many roles where we welcome some assistance with training offered for potential future years’ leaders! If you’d like to get involved now, to help Keely with donations, Amanda with catalog layout, Bob and Steve with food planning, or Milly and Ralph with Silent Auction prep, we’d love to have your help.
This is one of our biggest events of the year and it takes many helping hands to pull it off. The preparation for the night itself begins two days prior and continues through the end of the auction evening. Volunteer positions include set-up in spring hall and the sanctuary, servers, wine pourers, greeters/ directors, data entry, and critically important clean up in the kitchen, sanctuary and spring hall following the festivities. There’s something for everyone…and we need lots of help! If you’re interested in learning more, talk with Nancy Bissell, our auction volunteer coordinator, 425-226-6390, firstname.lastname@example.org
For any other questions you have about the auction, contact Beth Wilson or Amanda Strombom, Auction Co-chairs, 2019 Auction Committee: email@example.com or Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org.