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Auction Newsflash

February 17, 2017
Only 6 Days Left to Get Your Tickets!
Purchase your tickets online now for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Live Auction and Dinner. This year’s event is being held at Marian Hall on February 25. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
  • See the Auction Web Page for complete list of Live, Fish Bowl and Easel items
  • Classroom Projects Mini Live Auction
  • Best Mask Contest
  • The Wall of Wine!
  • Dancing will follow the Live Auction
  • Check out the School Display Case for a Sampling of items from our Classroom & Silent Auctions Now!
Online ticket sales end February 23. Come join in all of the fun! 
Get Your Raffle Tickets for 7 Nights in Maui + $1,000
This year’s raffle is for seven nights at Papakea Resort on Maui in a one-bedroom condominium that sleeps up to four people. Each raffle ticket is $25, and they are on sale now at the front office. Only 500 tickets will be sold!
Airline tickets are not included in the prize package, but the winner will get $1,000 that they can use toward airfare. Cleaning fees are included. A daily resort fee of $17 + tax & incidentals will be the responsibility of the winner. Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance, booked directly with the owner, and are subject to availability. Reservations are required and terms are subject to change. Expires Feb. 25, 2019.
Volunteers Needed
**Special Need:  Heads & Tails Ticket Sellers & Fish Bowl Raffle Ticket Sellers at the Auction**
We only have a few volunteer positions open for the night of the auction and one or two spots available prior to the event.  Volunteer time goes toward your SHARE hours and all “night of” volunteers get a bidder number and are invited to stay for the after party. Click here to sign up.
Masks for sale
An assortment of Mardi Gras Masks are for sale in the Events Office from now until February 20, masks range in price from $5 - $15. Please come by and take a look to see if you can find the one that will be the mask contest winner! Look for samples in the display case.
Auction Fund-an-Item Paddle Raise to Support Exterior Keyless Access Security Improvement
This year our Building Futures Dinner & Auction paddle raise will be to bring in the funding for an important security measure at our school - exterior door keyless access. It is our intention to install a keyless access system for our school’s exterior doors. This would help us to better secure the building and eliminate the need for keys. There are both security and convenience benefits. Once the keyless access is installed and in use we will be able to:
  • eliminate the use of keys that can go missing and potentially end up in the wrong hands
  • better monitor who is accessing the building at what times
  • monitor from the office if there are any open doors that could provide unwelcome access to the school and allow us to immediately correct the problem
  • lock or unlock all doors quickly in the case of an emergency
  • provide students and families easier accessibility as they move from building to building throughout the school day (currently doors remain locked and students knock on classroom windows so that someone can come out to let them in)
Once the keyless access system is installed, access to the school’s exterior doors will be granted by using an identification card or a special fob, and the breezeway doors enclosed within the school’s fencing will likely be accessed by a PIN so students and families no longer get “stuck” between the two main buildings.
We have already received a $10,000 grant from the Fulcrum Foundation out of Seattle to help with this important safety project, but this money will not be able to be used for this project if we are not able to secure the remaining funding of approximately $40,000. We’re hopeful that you’ll consider supporting this effort as St. Joe’s continues to take important steps to ensure the safety of our building for the sake of the security of all students entrusted to our care. If you’re unable to attend the auction, you can still support our efforts. We are appreciative of any contributions you can make. Donations are now being accepted on our Fund-An-Item webpage. Please share it with others who may be interested in offering their support.
And the Winner Is…
Due to your generosity and fabulous participation in the Wine Donation Contest, we were able to end the contest and pull the winning ticket a few days early. The winners are Colin & Eveline Mahoney. Congratulations to the Mahoney’s!  A big thank you to all of you who donated wine to the Auction. Our success depends on you – thank you!
Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates:
Maui Raffle Tickets: On Sale Now!
Auction Tickets and Sponsorships: On Sale Now
Masks on Sale in the Auction Office:  Now
Mardi Gras Masquerade Live Auction & Dinner: February 25 at 5 p.m. in Marian Hall

For questions regarding this AUCTION Newsflash email please contact Peggy DiPrima
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