Save the date! The 26th Annual Fall Auction is set for
Saturday, November 4th at the Sequoyah Country
THE FALL AUCTION is Joaquin Miller PTAís biggest
fundraiser of the year. It includes a buffet dinner, no-host bar, and
Silent and Live Auctions featuring items ranging from dinners at fine
restaurants to merchandise, handmade treasures and more. The money we
raise goes towards programs that all our children enjoy: the library,
computer lab, physical education instruction and much more.
There are lots of ways you can join the fun --
- Come to the Auction.  Itís
our most festive fundraiser of the year!  Save the date and book the
- Make a donation.
This year we are asking all donations be made on-line (see instructions on the right).
* Own a business?  Donate a gift certificate.
* Love to cook?  Offer to make a dessert a month.
- Solicit a donation.  Have a
favorite restaurant, hardware store, stylist?  There is a list of the
businesses we solicit in the office Ė take a look, if your favorite
business isnít there, take a donor packet and ask them yourself.  Have
questions?  Call our Solicitation Chair Lisa Brown (482-5677) or Auction Chair Nina
- Solicit advertising from
your local service providers. Local businesses highlight their
services to potential clients -- over 350 JM families -- and help
support local public school education. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Volunteer to help.  An event
this big takes a lot of work, and we need help before, during and
afterwards to make it a big success.  Fill out the form sent home in the
opening day packet or call volunteer coordinator Jean Ingram (530-7424)
or email her at email@example.com.
- Buy a raffle ticket!  Every
little bit helps, and every student who sells tickets gets entered in a
drawing for prizes.
last year, we continue to be very excited that the Fall Auction has gone
high-tech!  We have an online
catalog at http://joaquinmiller.maestroweb.com/.
Now you can:
- Browse through the items
that will be up for bid on Nov. 4 (and see photographs of many of
- Make your donations online.
- Create a wish list of items
you donít want to miss.
- Email other Joaquin Miller
parents about dinners and events you want to bid on together.
Want to know more
about the auction? Click on the Contact Us link above and send an email to
auction chairs Paul Derksen and Nina Johnson.
2006 Auction Catalog
2006 Auction Catalog (PDF)
NOTE: file size - 4.66MB
2006 Auction Talkies
Auction Talkie #1 (1.3MB)
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Online Donation Instructions
Online Donation Instructions (PDF)
If you prefer to complete a donation on paper,
click the link below to retrieve our donor form
Donor Form (PDF)
How-To Guide for the Fall Auction
Part 1 - How to shop the
Auction tables at the JM Fall Auction are truly a feast for the eyes.
They are loaded (and we do mean overflowing) with wonderful things
to buy. Items are organized by category, and clearly labeled.
Here are a few of the categories you'll find as you walk around the
Sequoyah Country Club:
Part 2 - How to shop the Sign-Up boards.
As part of the Silent Auction portion
of the evening. Sign-Up boards are an opportunity to offer larger
group events, or sell large amounts of the same item. Read