The Fall Goods and Services Auction is Over!
So you weren’t able to make it to the auction? Did you get outbid for an event so you left with a little more money in your pocket than you expected? Here’s your chance to buy a seat at some of the events that didn’t fill up. Check out the full descriptions in the catalog and send a message to auctionocuucorg (auctionocuucorg) to be put on the list of lucky winners.
#1001 Pretend City Children’s Museum Tickets : $12, 5 spots available
#1004 A Bingo Party: $10, 6 spots available
#1006 Star Trek Movie and Potluck: $10, 3 spots available
#1007 White Elephant Gift Exchange: $5 , 10 spots available Notice date change to Saturday December 28
#102 Wine Tasting: $20, 5 spots available
#110 Postprandial Hike and Coffee: $8, 9 spots left
#125 Trip to Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium : $10, 6 spots available
#134 Seabiscuit Tour at Santa Anita Racetrack: $12, 9 spots available
#141 Hat and Accessory Shopping and Lunch: $10, 3 spots available
#208 Petsitting: $20 per day, 4 spots available
#212 Paint a Room: $150, 1 spot available
For more information, contact auctionocuucorg (auctionocuucorg) .
The Fall Auction is a perfect time to give a gift to ourselves. “The reward is in the giving” and we have a unique opportunity to give gifts and to receive rewards. We build our church and strengthen our bond with each other. It’s simple, painless and rewarding in many ways:
- Donate an auction item, 2 or 3 items
- Develop sign-up activities or events , reasonably priced with broad church appeal
- Volunteer to help with the tasks of putting on the auction (set-up, food, children’s activities, clean-up etc.)
- Transportation for those who need a little help
- Come to the Fall Auction and bring friends
The benefits of donating and serving are many. OCUUC receives funding to help meet budget demands. We share goods, talents, hospitality and grow our community. And, this auction will offer special incentives for those who offer goods, services or lend a hand to make our auction a successful event.
This Sunday, visit the “Auction Table” on the patio for donation fliers, ideas for items and information on how you can help. The OCUUC Auctions are fun; great food and drink; a real fellowship happening.
Our Fall Goods and Services Auction
is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th at 5pm
This is one of our main fundraisers for the year, when we get together to bid on services and events donated by members and friends. Would you like to meet more people, have fun and help the church? Offer to plan and put on the auction and also show up and participate on Oct. 19. Even if you have no experience with the auction, contact Judith (auctionocuucorg) to see how you can join the fun!
Our twice-yearly auctions are our primary method of raising funds for OCUUC, apart from pledges. In addition to raising money, the auction also gives us a way to socialize with people from church in new and fun ways. There are two parts to an auction: donating goods and services and bidding on the offerings.
Saturday, October 19th
OCUUC’s Fall Auction will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 5pm.
Why should you participate in the auction? When you offer an event, you are likely to receive bids from new friends as well as old. It is a great way to get to know each other. You can share a special interest or experience something new. If you are having trouble thinking of something to offer, contact Judith. She has lots of ideas.
When you bid on an event, you are likely to receive much more than you spend. The donor will do the work to create a special occasion, and all you have to do is show up.
Our auctions are the most important fundraisers we have in the church. They are also the best way for us to get to know each other more deeply. If each of us would offer just one item or event, and buy just one, it would be a very successful evening.
The auction is open to all: Members, Friends, Visitors and their friends and relatives. Here’s how it works:
1. Offer Something:
Fill out one of the bright pink forms you see all around church, or using the online form. Our theme is “Building a New Way.” You can offer a service, such as helping someone with a dinner party, and you can offer an event, such as a dinner or a picnic hike. You can offer an item, such as concert tickets or baked goods, home canned goods, holiday treats and more. Keep in mind that this is a fundraiser, so pick something that others will want to spend their money on. You may make as many offers as you want. Consider teaming up with a friend, especially if this is your first time. If you need help thinking of something to offer, or how to plan your event, speak to us at the Auction table on the patio on Sunday, or send a message to auctionocuucorg (auctionocuucorg) .
Deadline for submissions: TBA
2. Plan Your Bidding: Peruse the constantly updating auction catalog for donations, check your calendar, and plan what you want to bid on. A final catalog of all donations will be available prior to the auction. If you will be unable to attend the auction don’t let that keep you from the fun. Find a proxy bidder, or let us find one for you.
Catalog available, at event and online: TBA
3. Attend the Auction on October 19th
For more information: Stop by the Auction Information table on the patio.
If you’re interested in helping to organize this vital fundraiser, please contact us at auctionocuucorg (auctionocuucorg) .
What is a Services Auction?
Services Auctions offer an important chance to help the church financially and set up much of members’ and friends’ social calendars. Or you might find someone selling banana bread using their grandma’s favorite recipe or willing to make hand made Christmas stockings for your kids or willing to take care of your dog for a week so you don’t have to use a kennel.
- The people who attend the auctions have a good time and enjoy good food.
- We raise money towards the Church’s operating expenses.
- Those who attend get something direct and tangible in return for a donation to the Church.
- Many of the events offered for auction are a great way to find people in the church with similar interests and are a wonderful way to share your hobbies, interests, and special places with others.
- Often the events purchased get you to places and activities that you might not ordinarily go to or engage in because you are unaware of them.
- The events offered at the auctions provide important social interactions to help build our community through building personal relationships.
- Both the buyers as well as those offering items for purchase achieve satisfaction knowing that they are helping our Church community.
If you have any questions contact us by email at: auctionocuucorg (auctionocuucorg) .
Pictures from the 2010 Fall Auction
For those who may have never attended an auction, the mechanics are simple. To simplify the record keeping and make sure we have the necessary information to send you a bill after the auction, everyone gets a paddle with an identifying number when they arrive. Some couples get individual numbers and others choose to get one.
There are two types of items offered each time. Some items are sold live during the event, and others “poster items” are laid out on tables with a fixed price and often a fixed number of spots available. You put your bidder number on the number of lines you want to purchase. A couple will use two lines. The poster items are first come/first served until the available slots are filled in on the sheet.
The live auction process is just as easy. When something of interest comes up you raise your paddle. If more people are interested than there are spaces available, the auctioneer keeps raising the price until enough people lower their paddles to match the available spaces.