BUONA NOTTE! 2019 KUUF AUCTION, SAT., NOV. 2, 5-8 P.M.
Four key things are needed for a successful auction: (1) Imaginative, desirable auction items; (2) Eager buyers; (3) Great food; and (4) Special entertainment. Of course, these four things are underpinned by all the volunteers who support the auction both in the run-up to it, on auction night itself, and after.
Imaginative, desirable auction items: Serious intelligence has it that there are already some pretty amazing, innovative, and unique items in the pipeline. Meal donors from previous years, we are counting on you to open your homes for fellowship and sustenance. We are looking for fun experiences, too, e.g., the wine tasting a couple of years ago where the Poulsbo Police were invited to give us breathalyzer tests at the end of the evening. That was really fun, not to mention a big surprise for the guests (we all passed the breathalyzer test, in case you are wondering). So, let your imaginations run wild and come up with those great auction items that will result in our achieving our budgeted $12,000.00 goal for the evening. Click here to donate online:
or, watch for Emma/Otto Hines-Brandt and Carolee Effron at the ticket sales table beginning Sept.8. They will have hard copy donation forms that can be given to our Office Volunteer Selene Patterson, for input. They will also have donation ideas to start your creative juices flowing.
Eager buyers: Again, please consider inviting non-KUUF friends, relatives, and neighbors to our auction as your guests. Alan and I have hosted good friends for the past three years, some of whom bought a lot of stuff! This is a way of expanding our bidding base, plus it introduces KUUF to friends and neighbors who are UU at heart but haven’t discovered it yet.
Great Food: Thanks to hospitality maven Janice Miller and her professional event planner daughter, Sunny Saunders, we are looking forward to an Italian Spaghetti Dinner, complete with all the trimmings and dessert. Special diet accommodation offerings will be available. Childcare is provided, including pizza dinner (contact Children’s RE Coordinator Jenell DeMatteo to reserve space(s).
Special Entertainment: With an Italian theme, we are looking forward to entertainments by KUUF talent including Lennie Bironne, professional lip-synch performer; the KUUF choir led by Mike Menefee; and Music Director Brian Kinney. We look forward to meeting our new auctioneer, Ryan Brewer.
Tickets go on sale for $15.00 on Sunday, Sept 8 (no charge for children). Watch for ticket sales mavens Emma/Otto Hines-Brandt and Carolee Effron in the foyer. If you can’t attend the auction, please consider purchasing and donating scholarship tickets, as well as making donations. Note: Ticket sales are limited to 100 this year, due to space limitations. – Ellen Newberg, 2019 KUUF Fall Auction Chair.