Normally at the this time of the year, the UUCC Auction Team would be deep into preparations to pack Sanctuary A with silent auction donations, pack Sanctuary B with tasty food, pack the corridor with musicians and revelers, and pack Sanctuary C with UUCCers happily watching skits and bidding on dinners and other auction donations.
But, alas, it is 2020 and packing things and people into any physical space is not in cards.
That does NOT mean that we have given up on the auction.
The UUCC Auction Team is reinventing the auction, mid-pandemic, to preserve, as much as possible, the fun, community, and fundraising you expect, but we need your help to do this.
If you have enjoyed the auction in the past, if you love a good party, if you have treasured your auction wins (and would like to do so again), come join us! The current, tentative, plan is to hold a virtual happy hour on November 14, the traditional date for the auction, and the auction itself, online, in January 2021.
To make this happen, we need to harness your enthusiasm for this community, your ideas for online parties, and your ideas for auction donations. We particularly need volunteers to work with donors and we need people with computer skills who can assist in various tasks. With your help, we will create something new and novel and fun.
Volunteers should contact me, as soon possible at firstname.lastname@example.org – please put “2020 Auction Volunteer” in your email subject line.
The Auction is an exciting, zany evening of delicious food, music, silliness, revelry, and opportunity for UUCC folks and their guests. And many build their entire social calendar around events they bid on at the auction. The Auction also generates substantial revenue to support UUCC — it’s a fundraiser.
Whether you’re new to UUCC and want a great way to meet people; are looking for interesting or out-of-the-box ways to capitalize on a passion, interest or skill; are looking for a way to give back to the UUCC community in a very personal way; or need more fun in your life generally; the auction is the place for you!