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Foundation Silent Auction Seeks Donated Items

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on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Events and Promotions
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On behalf of the WLA Foundation, I want to remind all conference attendees about the Silent Auction at the WLA conference in Milwaukee.  Once again this year we will have both an on-site and an online silent auction.  Last year’s auctions raised more than $4,000 for the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries and with your help we should be able to surpass that amount this year! We need your help in two ways:  first, by donating items for the auction and, second, by bidding on the items either online or in person at the conference.Donated items that have created bidding excitement at past auctions include (but are not limited to –creativity is appreciated!):• Fine arts, including jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery• Products or services that a library or librarians would find useful (story hour, consulting)• Entertainment packages (theater or sporting event tickets, golf packages)• Hotel packages (e.g., weekend getaways with one or more...

New Items Added to the Foundation’s Online Auction Site!

Posted by Lisa Strand
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on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 in WLA News
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Take a moment to check out what’s just been added to the WLA Foundation's FIRST EVER online auction site!   While you’re there, be sure and register so you can start bidding on the variety of items available when the site goes “live” on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8:00 a.m. CST.And … some great items (that are going to encourage hot and heavy bidding!) have already been received for this year’s WLAF onsite Silent Auction at the Annual Conference at the Kalahari Resorts in November.   But … we’ll always welcome more!  Collectibles, themed gift baskets, services, hand-crafted treasures, jewelry, framed photos and prints, and those ever-popular food and beverage donations (all valued at $50 or greater, please) are just a few suggestions to foster bidding excitement for Conference attendees.  Please complete the Auction Contribution Form and mail, fax, or email it to the WLA office prior to October 30, 2010. (It helps...