NGFM Presents: Mid-Winter Services Auction - warm, winter, fun
"Raise your paddle!"


Our auction is an important fundraising event (and always a fun party), but it is also a great way to bring people together. Do you have a special talent or skill or a unique item to donate? Can you host a dinner? Does this sound like a fun project to be involved in? Then you've come to the right place!
Yikes! The auction is only -3924 days away, so it's too late for changes to your items to get in the printed catalog, but please make corrections anyway - they will still appear on statements and bid sheets.


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2011 Auction Details

Doors open at 4:00 pm for Silent Auction, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres. Linda Whisnant will get us in the mood for the Live Auction which goes from 5:30 - 7:00pm. A goodwill offering will be accepted at the door.

Item No.DonorFeatured ItemDateQty$ Each
X2 George & Sara House
Civil Rights Museum Tickets
Complimentary tickets for admission to explore the International Civil Rights Museum in downtown Greensboro.
4 10.0

Important Dates

Sun, Nov 141:00pmBrainstorming sessionNGFM Parlor
Sun, Nov 2111:00amBegin accepting donations(Every Sunday)
Sat, Dec 4tbd amCommittee MeetingAt meeting house
Sun, Dec 199:30amCommittee MeetingAt meeting house
Sun, Jan 910:30amPoll members re: attendanceAt meeting house
Sun, Jan 16TBDWork on CatalogAt meeting house
Mon, Jan 171:00pmWork Group, computer set-upAt meeting house
Fri, Jan 217:00pmSet-upAt meeting house
Sat, Jan 2210:00amSet-up and Training for Computer VolunteersAt meeting house
Sat, Jan 224:00pmThe big event!Fellowship Hall

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to email us about volunteering to help with the auction

You can also visit the Auction table to sign up to bring food or help in one of these areas:
  • Catalog Proofreader - Keep an eye on donated item entries - fix typos and follow up on missing dates and other essential info
  • Donate Food for Auction night
  • Assist on Food/Drink/Dessert/Coffee service teams
  • Catalog prep - Help coordinate generation, printing, stapling of catalog and addendum
  • Bid Sheet prep - Pick paper colors, print bid sheets night before auction
  • Silent auction table setup in Fellowship Hall
  • Post auction silent item distribution
  • Record live auction bids
  • "Run" live bids out to computer team for entry
  • Assign paddles on auction night
  • Staff the Auction table during weeks before Auction
  • Clean up team
  • Computer team - help check guests in, enter sales, and settle up
  • Other - Can you think of some other way you'd like to help make our event better?
We are fortunate to have Andy Kennedy, professional auctioneer, who has agreed to help us get the bids coming in.