FINAL Call for Donations to the 2014 MIWC Auction of Talents on March 12, 2014!

Thanks to our members for the many generous donations we have already received!!  To others, it is not too late to donate your talents, seek someone else’s talent, or offer something for the Silent Auction.  The deadline for Auction donations is 17 February 2014, less than 2 weeks away.  Please consider what you can donate to this wonderful day and the MIWC major fundraising event for 2014.  Please also take special note of items requested for the Silent Auction below.
Listed below are some of the Auction Items that have been offered.  As you review the list, perhaps you will be inspired to make your own contribution and then of course come along to this entertaining event to see friends and bid on items at the Auction on 12 March!
Auction items include *Tex-Mex Dinner, *Citizen Science Bird Walk, *Photography Classes, *Yoga classes, *Cooking classes including – Indian dishes, French crepes, Turkish appetizers, Asian rolls (including shopping) Honey Glazed Ribs, Apfelstrude, and more, *Pottery Lessons, *Michelin Star Trained Chef cooks for you, *Vegetarian Dinner, *Musical Entertainment Evenings, * British tea party, *German lessons, *Horse back riding, *International Candlelight Dinner, *Walks to Lake Bayersoien in the Alps, Weihenstephan Walk in Freising,  *Visit to Alfons Walde Museum in Kitzbuhel, Austria with overnight stay in Going,  *Beads and Jewellery making, *One-on-one coaching for interviews, *Visit to Wilde Kaiser with walk, brunch and museum visit,  *Trip to Salzburg Outlet Mall and night in Unterwossen, *Massages, *Alex’s museum tour, *Computer Tutor…. And so much more
What a wonderful list, but we are not finished collecting talents.  Please consider what you can give and remember that all of the profits will go to MIWC charities. 

To donate or request a talent we ask that you complete the Auction Donation Form (click on the image of the form to print it) no later than February 17th and please forward your completed forms to  If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Hope any time at

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE as we look forward to this wonderful event!!!
How about something for the Silent Auction?  Are you planning to travel home to the USA, UK, Sweden, etc, this month? Or perhaps going on a fabulous vacation soon? If you’ve got some room in your luggage we’re looking for treats – edible or not – for the Silent Auction.   Who knows, you may even have some treats in your cupboard to add to our baskets.   We are putting together some themed baskets for bidding. We require a confirmation of your donation by February 17th, but goods can be dropped off to Francesca by no later than March 11th for wrapping.
So far we have the beginnings of:
1. American Basket
2. Entertaining Basket
3. Pumpkin Pie Basket
4. Needler’s Cosy Comforts Basket
But all of these can use more items/participants
Ideas for other baskets:
– Chocolate Lovers
– Nationality Specific (French, Italian, Indian, Swedish, German…)
– Movie Night
– Get Fit
– Wine Package
– Dinner for 2 or Romance theme….
Get together with friends and donate a few of your favorite items. Please bring your item(s) to the February Monthly meeting or arrange to drop them to me at (Francesca MacQuarrie) before March 11th.  Contact me at any time at
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