Welcome to our Fifteenth Annual Charity Auction, dedicated to the memory of the auction's founder and our good friend, Pat Wilson. Pat's passing in January of 2001 was a huge loss to his family, to Kiwanis, and to the Greater Crofton area, where his many acts of charity and community service remain as examples to all of us as we strive to advance the Kiwanis mission of changing the world one child and one community at a time.
We have a large selection of items this year — over 400 — and we hope to provide you with an exciting evening of fun, refreshments, and fellowship with your friends and neighbors. We hope you will be generous in your bidding since all net proceeds of the auction will go to the many charitable and civic causes we support.
The Crofton Kiwanis has a single purpose, and that is to serve. Our focus is on children, but we are always there to lend a helping hand in our community, wherever it is needed. This past year, for example, we helped to finance a summer program for kids living at Sarah's House, a local shelter for homeless families; donated $5,000 to the Crofton Christian Caring Council; provided holiday food and gifts to local needy families with children; and provided funds and manpower for renovations to the home of local resident in need through the Rebuilding Together program. We continue, through our Wounded Service Members Care Project, to assist military service members seriously wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. We invite you to consider joining us in Crofton Kiwanis and take part in our mission of service to youth and our communities.
We are grateful for the participation of over 100 local merchants and businesses providing donations to help bring you the wide variety of items presented here tonight. A special thanks to our auction committee volunteers who have spent many hours to make this auction a success. Thank you for attending our auction, and we hope you will have an enjoyable evening.
Yours in Community Service,
AUCTION TERMS BIDDING Your bidder number is written on the back of your Auction Catalog.
Each SILENT AUCTION item is identified by a Silent Bid sheet posted next to the item on the silent bid tables. All items have a minimum bid, and a minimum increment by which each bid must be increased. To bid on an item, simply write your bidder number in the bidder # column and your dollar bid amount in the amount column. Announcements will be made to advise all bidders of the closing times of selected silent auction tables. A copy of each bid sheet will remain on the table so that you may determine the winning bid for each item. Please do not remove bid sheets from the tables. You may go to the cashier’s table to pay for and claim your winning bid items at any time. In some cases you will be given a receipt to return to the tables to claim your items.
To bid on a LIVE AUCTION item, raise your Auction Catalog so your bidder number can be seen by the auctioneer. If you are the successful bidder, you will be given a voucher indicating your bidder number, the auction item number, and the amount of your successful bid. To claim your live auction item, go to the cashier’s table and present your winning voucher form. Upon payment, your live auction item will be provided to you.
All of your bid purchases will be summarized prior to your arrival at the cashier’s table. You do not need to visit the cashier’s table until you are ready to leave the auction.
PAYMENT Successful bidders have a choice as to the method of payment. We accept cash, checks, and Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Please note that there is no Maryland sales tax on any of the items you purchase tonight.
GENERAL RULES All sales are final. There are no exchanges or refunds of items by the donors or by the Kiwanis Foundation of Crofton, except where specified, such as the donor becoming unable to provide the item or service promised. Please do not ask the donor for substitutions, exchanges, or refunds. To avoid disappointment, please make all vacation and lodging reservations well in advance. All resort and private vacation properties are offered to families and adults, and to minors accompanied by adults.
Unless otherwise specified, all auction items must be removed from the premises at the purchaser’s own risk on the night of the auction.
Thank you for coming and HAPPY BIDDING! ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Crofton Kiwanis Foundation appreciates the special assistance provided to the 2011 Charity Auction by the following:
The Law Offices of Dennis R. Robin TLC Incorporated Zancan Press Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Key Club of Arundel High School hhgregg Appliances and Electronics, Annapolis PROGRAM
6:00 to 8:45
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Dave Shickel, President, Kiwanis Club of Crofton
7:15 to 8:45
Closing of Silent Auction Tables
8:45 to 9:30
Tom Fallon, Auctioneer
50/50 Raffle Drawing
LIVE AUCTION 1 Sharpe Construction donated by Kiwanian Bob Sharpe, 1464 Jordan Avenue, Crofton.
Four hours of carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing work in the Crofton/Bowie area. Materials not included. Expires 11/19/12. Value: $400.00
2 Ocean City Getawaydonated by Kiwanian Dick Kemezis.
One week stay at this beautifully decorated two bedroom, two bath condo at “The Island of Hidden Harbor.” Peaceful location on 125th Street overlooking Assawoman Bay. Sleeps six, has TV, DVD, gas fireplace, free parking. Available from November 21, 2011 through May 19, 2012, or September 8 through November 17, 2012. Adults and families only. Value: $850.00
3Suburban Horticultural Services, 2111 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 12, Crofton.
Certificate for a one-year lawn treatment program, consisting of five treatments with granular slow release fertilizer and weed control on any yard up to 5,000 square feet in the greater Crofton or Bowie areas. Treatments will be individually tailored to the conditions of your lawn. 3/1/12 expiration date for initiating program. Value: $400.00
4 10' x 10' Cobble Paver Patio donated by Olmo Brothers Landscaping, 1704 Old General’s Highway, Annapolis.
All labor and materials to install a 10' x 10' Hanover Paver Square Patio. Patio will be installed on a crushed stone base with polymeric sand used as a filler. No mortar or concrete will be used. No plants, seed or sod included. Patio will be installed at a residential location in the Crofton, Davidsonville or Annapolis areas. Arrangements for installation must be made by 11/19/12. Value: $1,500.00
5 Crofton Village Pool & Recreation Association Membership
Certificate for a membership for a family of four for the 2012 season (Memorial Day thru Labor Day). Two swimming pools, two children’s wading pools, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, fitness trail, baseball field, children’s playground, party pavilions, numerous social activities. Additional family members can be added for $50 each. Value: $420.00
6 Installed Irrigation System donated by TLC Incorporated, 1651 Defense Highway, Gambrills.
Certificate for an irrigation system consisting of seven (7) zones, complete with installation. System will be specially designed by TLC for your landscaping. Underground piping and sprinkler heads, which pop-up as programmed. Seven zones, which will average 3 to 5 sprinkler heads per zone, can be programmed to turn on and off automatically at different intervals and for different lengths of time, depending on needs of the lawn and/or shrubbery, soil conditions, and sun/shade factors. A rain sensor prevents the system from activating when it rains. Maintain a dense, green lawn and lush, healthy vegetation, all the while saving you time and energy and reducing water costs as well. Limited to 60-mile radius of Crofton. See literature and ask questions of TLC owner Bob Carr at the auction. Expires 9/30/12. Value: $3,500.00
7 Residential Real Estate Appraisal donated by Paul O’Connell of Leonard Lyons Appraisal Services.
Certificate for a free professional appraisal by licensed appraiser Paul O’Connell of Leonard Lyons Appraisal Services, for a Maryland residential property situated in any of the counties in the Greater Baltimore or Washington areas. Expires 5/15/12. Value: $400.00
8 Myrtle Beach Luxury Vacation donated by Kiwanian Aidan Surlis, Sr. andTeam Surlis of Re/Max Leading Edge, Princess Station behind the Blue Dolphin (1166 MD Rte 3 South, Suite 106 in Gambrills).
Seven (7) night stay (Saturday to Saturday) from January 1 through June 30, 2012, or September 10 through December 30, 2012 in a luxurious 18th floor oceanfront corner end unit condo at the Carolinian Best Western in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (golf capital of the country). The 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo overlooks the ocean from side and back with a “wall of windows”. Listen to and watch the waves from back and side decks. The non-smoking unit accommodates up to eight people. Fully equipped kitchen offers stove, microwave, full-sized refrigerator and dishwasher. Three 25" color TVs (one in family room and one in each bedroom). Two double beds in each bedroom. Master suite features huge soaking tub in master bath. Pull-out sofa in family room. Washer and dryer in the unit. High speed internet access in suite. No smoking/no pet unit. Resort offers “Lazy River”, two pools and hot tub. Covered parking garage. Daily and multi-day discount golfer packages can be added to some of the best courses in Myrtle Beach. Adults and families only. Value: approximately $500.00 to $1,630.00, depending on dates selected and number of persons.
9 The Shenvalee Golf Resort, New Market, Virginia
A three-day, two-night golf package for two, double occupancy, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Includes unlimited golf, lodging, tennis, breakfast each morning, and pool privileges. Lodging and tee time reservations must be made in advance. Good Sunday through Thursday nights.
Expires 10/31/12. Value: $460.00
10Washington Capitals vs. San Jose Sharks Hockey donated by the Washington Capitals
Three (3) tickets to the Monday, February 13, 2012 game at the MCI Center against the ever tough Western Division Champion Sharks. The Caps are again the favorites to win the Stanley cup this year. These are lower level corner tickets in Section 114, Row S (they are the Capitals’ own team seats). These are PRIME tickets!! Value: $330.00
11Florida Eight-Day, Seven-Night Florida Vacation for Two.
Choose from many popular Florida destinations, whether at a quiet and secluded resort or a bustling location with many activities. Florida’s beaches are ranked among the best in the country for beauty, accessibility and facilities, whether on the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean. You may want to focus on visits to the famous amusement, theme and water parks such as Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando, Cypress Gardens or Busch Gardens or Aquatica and Adventure Island. There are many zoos and Aquariums, and golf, tennis and sea sports opportunities abound. Outstanding dining, entertainment, sports and shopping. Arranged by Charity Getaway. Minimum Bid: $700.
Value: $900.00 to $1,100.00
12Crofton Country Club Golf Foursome, 1691 Crofton Parkway, Crofton
Four (4) guest passes, each good for 18 holes of golf at the popular Crofton Country Club. Good for play on Tuesday thru Thursday. Includes greens fees and carts. Expire 9/27/12. Value: up to $240.00
13 Baltimore Ravens v. Indianapolis Colts on December 11th, donated by Capital Title on Defense Highway in Crofton.
Two (2) tickets to the Ravens vs. Colts on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Upper level seats in Section 503, Row 25 on the 10 yard line. Value: $140.00
14Eight-Day, Seven-Night Vacation for Two in Williamsburg, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Nags Head, or Other Popular Southweast U.S. Resort Destination
Adventure and excitement are in the air for your relaxing southern getaway. The romantic Colonial port city of Historic Charleston, SC, the ocean-lover’s and the golfer’s Mecca of Myrtle Beach, SC, the idyllic coastal resort region at Nags Head and Duck, NC, the pleasures of Mississippi and Northern Louisiana destinations, are yours for the asking. Covers lodging only. (For more than two people, supplement fee applies.) Arranged by Charity Getaway.
Value: $1,250.00 to $1,900.00
15Bahamas Five-Day, Four-Night Cruise for Two on Royal Caribbean International
A wonderful experience awaits you aboard the Monarch of the Seas, a 2,744-guest ship that sails year-round from Port Canaveral, Florida, to the private island of Coco Cay, Bahamas; to Nassau, Bahamas; and returns to Port Canaveral. Enjoy complimentary Broadway-style shows, signature rock-climbing wall, hot spots like Casino Royale and Boleros Latin Lounge, and a wide variety of exciting dining options. Extensive shore and land excursion opportunities are available. Your cruise includes well-appointed inner cabin, meals on shipboard, most beverages, ship activities and entertainment. You can upgrade to ocean view cabin on certain sailings for modest surcharge. All port charges, taxes and service fees are included. Select your cruise from the list of dates and Florida departures. Valid passport number required for each traveler. Arranged by
Charity Getaway. Minimum Bid: $700. Value: $900.00 to $1,100.00
16 Sony Camcorder – Model XR160
This is a high end camcorder and includes wide angle through 42X zoom. Take stunning 1920 x 1080 Full HD video with the compact HDR-XR160 Handycam camcorder. It features an "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superior low-light performance and wide angle Sony G lens to take in more of the scene, plus 42x extended zoom for getting you closer to the action. Also equipped with a hard disk drive (HDD), you can record and store up to 54 hours of high-definition video footage (HD LP mode). There's also a vibrant 3.0" touch-screen display lets you compose and view your shots. Value: $500.00
17 Toro Snow Blower donated by Cycle and Turf Equipment Company, Crain Hwy in Upper Marlboro
Toro power, now in a portable new package. The new Power Clear 418 is powerful yet easy to use and compact for easy storage. This is a new item. Features include: 87 cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine, Recoil Start, 18" Clearing Width, Light and Maneuverable, up to 25’ Throw Distance, Zip Deflector, 2-Year Full Warranty. Value: $439.00
18Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey donated by the Washington Capitals
Three (3) tickets to the Friday, January 13, 2012 game at the MCI Center against the ever tough Lightning. The Caps are again the favorites to win the Stanley cup this year. These are lower level corner tickets in Section 114, Row S (they are the Capitals’ own team seats). These are PRIME tickets!! The opportunity to watch Alexander Ovechkin alone is worth the price of admission. Value: $375.00
19Couples Swedish Massage donated byRobert Andrew Salon and Spa located in the Village at Waugh Chapel
This card is a ticket to romance and relaxation at the premier spa in the Crofton area. Expires 4/26/12. Value: $210.00
20 Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets December 4, 2011 donated by Kiwanian Bob Carr.
Two (2) tickets to the Jets game on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1 pm (please confirm the time beforehand). These are lower level seats located in a corner section of the end zone (Section 117, Row 24). Value: $198.00
51 Atlantic Ultra-Lite Navigator Backpack
The silver and black design is understated, and the light weight design makes this backpack ideal for the long haul into the woods. Value: $30.00
52 Tonka Front Loader donated by Kiwanis Friends Al and Sandy Novack
For that budding construction foreman! New. Value: $36.00
53 Discovery Kids Indoor/Outdoor Play Tent
This adventure tent includes the tent itself and a tunnel entrance on the side. The tent is 40” x 40” and the tunnel is 18” in diameter and 72 " long. For ages four and older with adult supervision. Value: $40.00
54Early Childhood Toy Collection donated by Kiwanian Cheryl Malone
An aggregation of toys covering the childhood years. This kit contains a “Toy Story” licensed memory game, a “Lil Engineer” handy tool set with accessories, a “Little Tikes” Cook ‘n Learn Pizza Set, a “1 to 5 Counter” toy, a doll maker kit and a Hook & Ladder Fire engine puzzle. All are new items.
General Motors licensed die cast metal replica of a classic 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS454. Scale 1:24. Model has hood and doors that open and a working steering wheel. Brand new.
56 Animal Planet Portable Pet Beddonated by Kiwanian Russ and Jean Smith
This ultra-soft 20” x 27” pet bed has a removable cover for easy cleaning. It has a storage pocket for food and other required travel items for pets on the road. New in packing. Value: $20.00
57 Forged Polished Brass Premium Door Handles
Polished solid brass for interior use. These handles carry a lifetime warranty. New in box Value $42.00
58 Maxtech 52 piece Ratcheting Screwdriver Setdonated by Professional Community Management (PROCOM)
Includes ergonomic handle New in box. Value: $30.00
59 1958 Chevrolet Impala Die Cast Replica
General Motors licensed die cast metal replica of a classic 1958 Chevrolet Impala. Scale 1:24. Model has hood and doors that open and a working steering wheel. Brand new.
60 State Farm Folding Chair with Case donated by State Farm Agent Gary Carpenter in Crofton
This convenient lawn chair folds to a very small size and is very portable so you can take it to the beach, the Crofton outdoor concerts on the green, or just your back yard. New in box. Value: $16.00
61 State Farm Teddy Bear donated by State Farm Agent Gary Carpenter in Crofton
This cute teddy bear is new in its original wrapping. Value: $20.00
62 Shimmer Lamp
Radiant, colorful and hypnotic decorator item by Student Lounge. New.
. Value: $30.00
63 Desk Lamp by Student Lounge
Includes a desk organizer for that young person going off to college. New Value: $35.00
64Admiral Cleaners, located in Crofton Centre
$30 in gift certificates (two $15 certificates) good for dry cleaning at any Admiral Cleaners location. Each certificate may be used in multiple transactions until full value is used. Expire 12/31/12. Value: $30.00
65 Domino's Pizza
One certificate good for a large one-topping pizza. Good at any local Domino's. Expires on 12/31/2011. Value: $16.00
66 Classic Car Wash & Auto Detail Salon, 1103 Route 3 South, Crofton
Gift certificate good for a “Quick Shine” (full service car wash plus wax). It restores a deep rich gloss and provides a durable wax finish which helps to prevent aging and acid rain damage. Recommended for vehicles in fairly new condition. Expires 10/18/12. Value: $50.00
67 Brian Boru Restaurant, 489 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park
$25 gift certificate to this Irish restaurant and pub from the same owners as Killarney House and Galway Bay. Expires 11/30/12. Value: $25.00
68 Regal Cinemas Gift Card donated by Kiwanians Russ and Sharon Shipley
This card entitles you to $25.00 in credits toward purchase of movie tickets to Regal Cinemas. No expiration date. Value: $25.00
Certificate good for one hour of automotive mechanical service. Expires 11/19/12
70Four Seasons Grille Waugh Chapel Shopping Center
Gift card for $25.00. Fine dining cuisine covers all the countries on the Mediterranean. No expiration date. Value: $25.00
71Five (5)Budweiser Collectible Beer Steins – 1990 – “An American Tradition” donated by Kiwanis Friend Larry Winninger
These collectibles (1990 version) sell on the internet from between $9.00 and $14.00 each. Design for that year was by Susan Sampson.
Value: $45.00 to $70.00.
72 Hand-crafted Art by Cathy Clear, donated by Kiwanian Dick Kemezis
Signed by the artist, this large wall hanging will look great anywhere.
73 Etching by Herman Bloch donated by Kiwanis Friends Al and Sandy Novack
This etching, entitled “A Corner in France” is by Herman Bloch, a prominent German artist of the 20th Century. Value: $120.00
74 Leighton “Twiggi” Umbrelladonated by Kiwanis friend Nancy Johncox
Blue. With carrying case. 40 inch arc when open. Manual open/close. Unconditional lifetime guarantee. Brand new. Fits in a small purse. Value: $16.00
75 The Big Box of Sudoku donated by Kiwanian Kathy Swartz
This is a new item. Contains three books and a total of 650 puzzles of varying complexity. Value: $30.00
76 Toastmaster Toaster Oven and Broiler
You can bake, broil and toast all foods with a precise temperature control that can be set as high as 450 degrees. Has a timer and signal bell. Includes a baking pan and broil rack with a drop down crumb tray for easy cleaning. New in Box.
77 Swivel Store Spice Rack
This is a great space saver for your pantry or kitchen closet. Holds up to 20 spice bottles. Place in your pantry, then just slide out and swivel so you can read the labels! New in box. Value: $20.00