Our 2018 Annual Study Weekend will again feature a silent auction before the dinner on Saturday evening.
We need you to make the auction a success. The first thing you can do is donate new items to be auctioned. Popular items in the past were handmade scarves, artwork, and personalized butterfly field trips. If you know a craft or skill you might make a butterfly-related item for the auction, or offer your services.
Businesses are often willing to make a modest donation for the goodwill and tax deduction. I asked a business, and it was easier than you’d think—a modest donation is a routine thing for many businesses. Emphasize the marketing potential of having their name put in front of our members from all over the state. If you want to ask a business for a donation, they may want a donation request form for tax purposes—we can provide a form if you need one.
Let us know what you plan to donate before June 30 if possible, then bring your item to the conference. It’s much better if we know ahead of time what the items are. If you can’t make it to the conference, we’ll make other arrangements for your item. There will be people available to take your item in Seattle, Spokane, and Olympia.
And remember—the most important thing you can do for the auction is bring your cash (or checkbook) to the conference and bid!
If you have questions or want to make a donation, please contact me.