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2017 UUCR Action Auction Fiesta Cruise

Set sail with us for a festive evening of food, fellowship, and fun!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 ~ 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Fun-Raising ~ Friend-Raising ~ Fund-Raising

Click here to buy your tickets to attend the Action Auction.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; bidding begins at 5:30 p.m.

We'll have delicious foods inspired by the cruise ports of call, France and Lebanon, fantastic items to bid on, and friends to enjoy it with.

Click here to buy your tickets to attend the Action Auction.

Click here to make a Donation!

Read the 2017 Catalog of Donations by clicking here, and the Action Auction information and instructions by clicking here!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Action Auction Fiesta Cruise?

A party for all members and friends of UUCR and their guests on Saturday, May 6. A friend-raiser. A fund-raiser. Great food at the cruise ports-of-call. Wine and beer available for purchase. Appetizers served from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.; buffet dinner served from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Drinks available throughout the evening. Delicious desserts served at 8:00 p.m.

Live and silent auction items available throughout the evening:

• Offerings include dinners and events that are held throughout the year in members' and friends' homes - fellowship in a smaller setting.
• Yummy gourmet and bakery items, services, and fabulous miscellany - to enjoy later in the year.
• Vacation homes and excursions.
Help Wanted - the reverse of our typical offering. You list a skill, type of labor, or a service that you need and how much you are willing to pay. Someone else bids on that item to provide the service and you pay for the top bidder to perform the service.

What's this I hear about raffles?

There are two raffles offered. The time-honored wine raffle, which features a selection of 12 bottles of fine wine, will again be offered. And for the third year we will be offering a beer raffle, which will offer a fine selection of large bottles of craft beer ranging from 22 oz. bombers to 750 ml similar to wine bottles, which are all designed for sharing. Raffle tickets cost $10 each and a maximum of 100 tickets will be sold for each of the two raffles.

How can I donate something, and where can I buy a ticket to the Action Auction?

Donations will be accepted at the Action Auction table in Fellowship Hall after the Sunday service beginning Sunday, March 19, or online. Tickets to attend the auction will go on sale Sunday, April 9. Tickets purchased through April 30 are $15 per person; they are $20 if purchased after April 30. Admission includes appetizers, full dinner, dessert, and the opportunity to bid on the fabulous Action Auction offerings. There is a family maximum entry fee of $45, or $30 for a single parent. You will also be able to buy your tickets online.

I can't attend, but I would like to bid. How can I do that?

The easiest way is to ask a friend to be your proxy bidder. Please let the Action Auction Team know in advance so that we can have your bidder number ready for your proxy. Of course, you are responsible for any winning bids made in your name by your proxy.

What about children and child care?

Free child care will be available. Sign up, no later than Sunday, April 30, at the Action Auction table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday morinngs. Or, contact Carolyn Randall, Action Auction Co-Chair.

When will the catalog be available?

You may read the 2016 catalog by clicking here. Printed copies of the 2016 catalog are also available at the Auction table in Fellowship Hall beginning March 19. The 2017 Action Auction catalog will be available beginning Sunday, April 23.

When will I find out what I've won? And, when do I pay?

Invoices for what you've won and how much you owe will be available at the Auction table in Fellowship Hall on the day after the event - Sunday, May 7. Please be sure to make your payments by Sunday, May 14.

Sounds like a lot of fun. How can I help?

There are lots of opportunities to help in advance, and during the night of the Auction. For the evening of the event, we generally ask for time commitments of no more than an hour, so that our volunteers can all enjoy the Auction. To volunteer, stop by the Action Auction table on Sunday mornings or contact the Auction Co-Chairs.

How can I get more information?

Stop by the Action Auction table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings after the service, beginning March 19. Or, contact Action Auction Co-Chairs at auctionleads@uucr.org. This year's co-chairs are Carolyn Randall, Claudia Chitty, Liz Zerby, and Sandy Larkin.

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