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16 August 2010

Silent Auction Items Needed for October Seminar

The silent auctions held at past California Genealogical Society sponsored events have been very successful fund-raisers and they've been fun, too!

Members donate things that appeal to others who bid on them. The auctions are a place to browse between lectures and they are 100% profit for the society.

Items are needed for a planned October seminar. Can you help?
Look around your home. Do you have something that might be a sought-after auction item? Use your imagination! Here's a few examples:

Decorative - nice glass or crystal pieces, sculptures, a set of dishes, a set of popular books, handmade items such as quilts or afghans. One member donated a leather briefcase for our NEHGS event.

Special Opportunities - a cruise on the bay, a tour of something not readily available to the public. A behind-the-scenes tour of BART was a well-received item at one of our events.

Services - genealogical research, software tutoring, entering genealogy into a database, etc.

Small items for Theme Baskets
  • Baskets
  • Coffee, mugs, scone or muffin mix - "Coffee-break basket"
  • Wine, glasses, appetizers, napkins - "Happy-hour basket"
  • Scented soaps, oils, lufa - "Spa basket"
  • Picnic basket
All suggestions welcome!

Please email Pam Lewis or Jane Lindsey if you have any questions or possible silent auction items.

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