Got wine collecting dust--maybe a $17 bottle of Chardonnay or a $107 bottle of Bordeaux? Rather than letting it languish in your basement, consider donating it to the RHS auction this year. We will be offering wine and spirits bundles for bidding. BUT FIRST, we need the inventory, and soon!
If you have wine (valued at $15 or more) or spirits to contribute, please drop it (all) off at school during morning pick up, starting Monday, February 6 until Friday, February 10. Someone will be camped out by the benches at Redwood Island (the benches around the redwood trees on the Aliso Yard). If you can't make it to morning drop-off, no problem; contact Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make other arrangements.
Donations of Items or Services
What is something fun/interesting/unique you have to offer? Maybe you can pledge an hour of your professional services or something from your business? Maybe you can donate a couple of days in your vacation cabin? This is a great way to share your passion or business with the RHS community in the Online/Silent Auction. See more info here. Just fill out this form at https://forms.gle/LbpJ5PC7Pjc5zPtk6 by Feb. 10. Have questions? Email Jill Oringer at email@example.com or call/text 408-806-4955, or Rachel Balsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent-hosted Auction Parties
Are parties more your thing? Each year the auction includes the opportunity to sign up for spots at various parent-hosted events. Some ideas from past years include wine tasting or cocktail parties, kids’ craft parties, hike with picnic lunch, dinner parties, game night, outdoor movie for “kids night out.” See more info here. Are you interested in hosting a party, or have an idea but not sure how to start? Contact Cindy Ciruli (email@example.com) or Amy Skonieczny (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submit your party on this separate form by Feb. 17.
Raffle Ticket Sales & Collection
The raffle drawing is an exciting part of the annual auction, featuring 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes and gift cards. Tickets were sent home with students this week in envelopes with 40 tickets (4 books) inside and a letter for parents to support their sales. Families that sell 40 tickets by February 24th win one free ticket to the Auction! Raffle coordinators will be present each Friday of February at pickup on the Aliso yard to collect/distribute tickets and answer questions. Students may also return envelopes to their teachers at any time during the week with completed ticket stubs and cash or checks made to RHS PTA. Please also return any tickets you do not intend to sell. New this year: a Paybee digital payment option has been created for your convenience! Contact Raffle Leads Claire Moore (510) 712-1785 email@example.com and Elizheva Hurvich (510) 575-5175 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Mark your calendars:
- February 10: Donation Deadline for Wines/Spirits and Items or Services
- February 17: Deadline to submit auction parties
- February 20 - March 5: Online/Silent Auction
- March 3: Raffle Ticket Sales End/All Ticket Stubs Due (if you turn in sales of 40 or more tickets by Feb. 24, you can get a free ticket to the Live Auction Celebration & Dinner)
- March 4: Live Auction Event at California Ballroom
If you have general questions about the Auction, contact Emily Wilson (email@example.com) or Jen Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As always, thank you for your generosity!
The Auction Committee