The silent auctions held at past California Genealogical Society events have been very successful fund-raisers. 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 our 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 are 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 a past NEHGS event.
Special Opportunities - a cruise on the Bay, a tour of something not readily available to the public, or tickets to a special event. 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
- Coffee, mugs, scone or muffin mix for a "Coffee-break basket"
- Wine, glasses, appetizers, napkins for a "Happy-hour basket"
- Scented soaps, oils, lufa for a "Spa basket"
- Picnic basket
All suggestions welcome!
Please email Cynthia Gorman or call her at 510-465-4122 if you have any questions or possible silent auction items.