Save the date! The 26th Annual Fall Auction is set for Saturday, November 4th at the Sequoyah Country Club.

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 babysitter now!
  • 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 Johnson (482-9384).
  • 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
  • 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
  • Buy a raffle ticket!  Every little bit helps, and every student who sells tickets gets entered in a drawing for prizes.

Like last year, we continue to be very excited that the Fall Auction has gone high-tech!  We have an online catalog at   Now you can:

  • Browse through the items that will be up for bid on Nov. 4 (and see photographs of many of them).
  • 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)

MaestroSoft qCheck
Always wanted to just check your winning bids, collect them and go, and not leave early just to beat the rush at checkout ... then qCheck is for you.  Read more ...

2006 Online Donation Instructions
2006 Online Donation Instructions (PDF)

2006 Donor Form
If you prefer to complete a donation on paper, click the link below to retrieve our donor form
2006 Donor Form (PDF)

A How-To Guide for the Fall Auction
Part 1 - How to shop the Silent Auction.

The Silent 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 more...