Get Thinking About Your Galaxy Auction Donations

Carol Miller (OH)

Cleaning closets this summer to prepare for a yard sale? Finding cool stuff that you forgot about? Donate one of those special items to the Galaxy Auctions. Galaxy IV will feature both a silent and live auction. All proceeds from the auction benefit the national association that you designate on your donation form.

The silent auction will open at noon on Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall on the second floor of the Convention Center. Galaxy attendees will be able to stop in any time between noon on Tuesday and 4:00 pm on Wednesday to make, and increase, their bids to make sure they are the successful bidder! Over 300 items are expected to be auctioned off during the silent auction. Donated items are suggested to be valued at $30 or more and be a representative of your state, its culture, community and geographical area, a hobby or special interest. The uniqueness, ease of packing, usability and general appeal should also be considered.

The Live Auction will be an event along with dinner on Wednesday evening, featuring 30 high value items. Items suggested are of higher value and may include sporting event tickets, vacation get- away rentals, handcrafted furniture, something autographed by a celebrity, wine and wine tours. NEAFCS already has a beautiful quilt donated by the Texas affiliate, but we are still looking for 4 more high value items. Be sure to get there early and get your bidding number so you can be one of the lucky winners of the live auction items!

The Auction committee requests that you identify what you will donate early so that they can create a list of items as they come in. They are asking that a donation form be filed by September 1st. The donation form is located on the Galaxy website under the Special Events tab. The form and more information are located both on the Auction FAQ and the Special Events links on the drop down box. Download the form, fill it out, and submit electronically to Galaxy Auction Chair Jane Conroy at [email protected].

We are looking forward to some fabulous items!