Items donated by various companies and society members are bid on by conference attendees, and to the highest bidder go the spoils! From jewelry to fine art to books and monographs, we have got it all. The generosity of our donors and bidders help fund events hosted by the AOS Student Affairs Committee at future conferences, such as workshops, student-professional socials, and the quiz bowl.
To do this we need auction items! Suggested donations include, but are not limited to: books and field guides (vintage, hard-to-get, out-of-print, or autographed books are especially welcome); binoculars or other optics; tripods; field supplies; education materials; services (e.g., statistics, bird identifications, etc.); trips; and jewelry, art, decorations, photos, prints, software, or DVDs. This is the perfect opportunity to support students and recycle those unused but valuable/interesting items!
You can ship items ahead of the meeting to the following address: Jennie Duberstein, 738 North 5th Avenue, Suite 102, Sonoran Joint Venture, Tucson, AZ 85705.
While at the meeting, please stop by to peruse the available goods and services and…don’t forget to place a bid! Bidding will begin on Wednesday, April 11th at 12:00 PM and end Friday, August 13th at 12:00 PM with auction winners announced soon thereafter.
If you have suitable items to donate, have questions, or would like to mail items ahead of the meeting, please contact Kim Fake (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amelia Demery (email@example.com). Silent auction donations can be claimed as tax-deductible donations, but their value is determined by the donor and is independent of the amount of funds the item raises through the Silent Auction.