In a statement published in the “News to Note” weekly newsletter, Jackie Rosen stated that 158 adults and 17 children attended RVUUF’s recent “Spring Into Auction” fundraiser. In her statement, Rosen credited participation by some 70 volunteers, contributors of door prizes and auction items, food, ambiance, music (hammer dulcimer by Kenny Andersen, Bluegrass/Americana by Waking Hazel and piano by Ian McCarty), auctioneer Mike Lindgren, committee efforts and more. “Thanks to each one of you for contributing in your own special way.”
This week’s “News to Note” included “late-breaking news” about RVUUF’s Spring into Auction! fundraiser, taking place this Saturday, May 20, at RVUUF.
Live and silent auction items are flowing in for RVUUF’s “Spring into Auction,” set for Saturday, May 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
RVUUF will have a special children’s table, so they can bid on items too (and childcare will be available for parents). The event will kick off with the Bluegrass band Waking Hazel performing.
Exciting auction items include: Condo vacation, zip line and rafting adventures, local restaurants and shops, and various dinners and events by members. Keep watch as more are posted.
There is a $15 suggested donation for members and supporters of RVUUF, and tickets for friends and family are free. Scholarships are available and childcare will be provided.
To RSVP, ask questions, or donate by phone or email, use RVUUF’s contact form to connect with Jackie Rosen.
March is blowing in with a flurry of activity at RVUUF and the Soul Matters theme asks, “What does it mean to be a community of risk?”
RVUUF is holding its live and silent auctions on Saturday, May 20, from 5:30 to 8:30ish p.m., with “Food, wine and fun for all ages” planned. There is a $15 suggested donation for members and supporters of RVUUF, and tickets for friends and family are free. Scholarships are available and childcare will be provided.
GRATITUDE ABOUNDS! The month of November is filled with opportunities to say “thank you” as we approach Thanksgiving Day. How do we begin to say “thank you’ to all who were involved in planning this years auction? And how do we say a “thank you” to all who participated in the auction, whether you offered an item or purchased one or helped clean up afterwards!? No matter what amount of money was raised the impact will greatly help RVUUF’s operations. Better is the impact the auction had on building community with each other and friends of RVUUF.
Watch for a new article in News to Note written by our Music Director, Shaun Garner. She wants to keep you up to date on what’s happening in our Music Ministry. Did you notice how the choir sounded even better than they usually do last Sunday?
Last Sunday you were introduced to the Guest at Your Table (GAYT) program offered annually by the UU Service Committee, our human rights partners. I’ll be saying more about this program on the upcoming Sunday, Nov. 15. If you want to read all about it online go to www.uusc.org and click on Take Action and look for GAYT Program. You can start today to change someones life by collecting an offering around your dinner table.
Saying “thank you” to the Founders of RVUUF and to members who have served as a Board member in the last 25 years will be happening the week of Nov. 16 to 22. All that we are and do in this congregation is because someone else helped pave the way. May you find ways to say “thank you.”
Rev. Nan L. White
RVUUF Developmental Minister
Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday for RVUUF’s “311” fundraising auction. A silent auction takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the live auction is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $15.
The event includes appetizers and light hors d’oeurves to complement the wine bar. Child care will be available.
Raffle tickets will be on sale until the silent auction ends.
All winning bids (silent and live items) must be paid for Saturday evening. Checks and cash only. Use RVUUF’s contact form if you have questions about the auction or can help with set-up or tear-down.
It’s time to think about donations for RVUUF’s Auction on Nov. 7. The Auction Committee is hoping for a record-breaking turnout. The next Auction Committee meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Emerson House. If you have input, donations, questions, or contacts with local businesses you are willing to contact for donations, contact Kathleen Hering.