Silent Auction Nov 2014

Silent Auction for November 25, 2014

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On Tuesday, November 25th, we held our annual  scholarship fund raiser, the Silent Auction. 

Since our inception, the Langley Retired Teachers have made the presentation of scholarships our charitable purpose. 

We have increased the number of scholarships from one $500 award in 1993 to nine awards of $600 in 2013. The Langley Retired Teachers’ Association members give out these awards at the awards nights in the high schools of Langley.

We raise our scholarship money from several sources:

  • up to $2.00 of our luncheon cost per member goes to this fund
  • 50/50 draw at each luncheon
  • a donation jar at the sign-in table
  • the silent Auction
  • a direct ask where a tax receipt is given. This may be for a donation or a gift or in memory of someone
  • RTA Bursary Foundation earns interest each year.

The organization takes weeks to prepare and a special thanks to those members who helped in the organization.

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They arrived early, around 9:30 am and set up tables, the sound system, prepared the sign-in forms and got the ‘pricing table' organized.  As members arrived, forms were filled out and runners (walked) your items to the tables. 

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There was a fantastic arrangement of baked goods, books, CD’s, new kitchen utensils, paintings, vases, electronic equipment, candies, coupons for dinners at restaurants.

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Bidding was a lot of fun although there are no friends in this process and members kept the bidding going.

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After lunch, when the bidding was complete. The cashiers were ready to take your cash or cheque.

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Lastly, there is the enjoyable meal, the meeting of old friends and the reminiscing of days gone by. Click here to see the lunch pictures

Any time you can help with a donation from a business, company or firm or can think of other ways to earn money for our scholarship fund, please contact Maureen Pepin at 604-856-8908.

The following are Links to Bev Anderson’s Photos of our auction.

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