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Emerson Waldorf School’s
Annual Gala Dinner & Auction
March 24, 2012, 7:00 pm
NC Botanical Gardens
Chapel Hill, NC
You will receive your Bid Number when you arrive at the event.
Items in the Silent Auction are described in the following pages. They are
identified by number on the table card next to the items on display and the
corresponding Bid Sheet. Each bidder shall print his or her Bid Number on the Bid Sheet beside the amount of the bid. Each succeeding bid must exceed the previous bid by the amount stated on the Bid Sheet. Please note the minimum bids and bid increments where applicable. Bidding will begin at the start of the event (7pm) and will continue throughout the event until the last table closes at 9:45 p.m.
At 9:15 p.m., one Silent Auction table will be closed. Bidding on the items on the remaining Silent Auction tables will continue until the last one is closed at 9:45 p.m. Bid sheets from the closed table will be collected and tallied. Bidders can then check out and receive their items anytime before leaving. Payment for these items can be by cash, check, TADS or Mastercard/VISA. Absentee bidders who have won Silent Auction items will be notified and must claim these items at the EWS office no later than April 15, 2012.
CHECK OUT PROCEDURESSuccessful bidders should proceed to the Cashier to pay for items purchased in the Silent and Live Auctions and to obtain a receipt for each item purchased.
Items will be released only upon presentation of a Cashier’s receipt and must be removed from the location premises by the buyer on the night of the auction.
Emerson Waldorf School bears no responsibility for items not removed on the evening of the event.
GENERAL RULESBid Often, Bid High!
Emerson Waldorf School assumes no responsibility for the validity of the description, authenticity, or condition of any item offered and makes no warranty or guarantee of any kind. Values listed in this Auction Catalog and on Bid Sheets are as stated by the donor. Values listed for some items are estimates and are not warranted by the School for tax of any other purpose. All sales are final.
Emerson Waldorf School page 2 AUCTION RULES (continued) Buyers waive any claims for liability against either Emerson Waldorf School of the donor for any personal injury or damage that may result from the use of items or services sold.
Emerson Waldorf School reserves the right to withdraw any offered item at any time prior to actual sale. Emerson Waldorf School reserves the right to reject a Bid from any Bidder. Dates and times of redemption of gift certificates are by mutual agreement between donor and buyer, except where specifically noted.
A FINAL NOTE Please use your gift certificates and/or services as promptly as possible after the auction and when doing so, please take a few minutes to let the individual or business owner know that you won their item at this event and that you appreciate their support of Emerson Waldorf School.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE EMERSON WALDORF SCHOOL!
2012 Auction Catalog page 3 WELCOME The Emerson Waldorf School warmly welcomes you to this evening of fun and fellowship. We hope you enjoy yourself, and invite you to participate in both the live and silent auctions. Proceeds from tonight's fundraising efforts will directly benefit the programs, facilities, and opportunities for our faculty and staff at our wonderful school!
Thank you for joining us, and enjoy your evening.
History Emerson Waldorf School began in 1984, with 21 kindergarten children and 7 second and third graders in two classrooms rented from a local church. Rapid growth to 58 students in 1985 and 105 in 1986 kept us scrambling for more space, and we soon bought a 15 acre site and began building our campus. We moved into our new classroom building in February 1987, and the following September we began school with 146 students in kindergarten through Grade 8. The same year we became a fully sponsored member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
Soon we purchased a ten-acre parcel of land adjacent to our school, converted the house on that property into our Early Childhood building–which we still use today–and embarked on our West Wing Building project: a debt-free structure, built in phases as money was raised, by community labor. The first phase was completed in 1993, and the whole building was finished in 1998.
In 2000, we decided to start our high school, and began a Capital Campaign to raise funds for the high school building and for several improvements to our campus: a new Woodland Shop, Handwork and Music buildings, and infrastructure improvements. Our first 9th grade class began in fall of 2002, first in rented rooms in a church and then in a trailer on the farm next door to the school. We moved into our new High School building in the Fall of 2003. That same year, we bought the farm across the road from the school to provide sports fields for our growing sports program, and land upon which to build a farming and gardening program.
Our first high school graduation was held in June of 2006, with a class of 15 students, many of whom were Waldorf “lifers,” having started at EWS as kindergarten students and spent all of their school years with us. In 2006 we also started our Nursery School and Morning Garden Parent-Child programs and a building to house those programs opened in January 2007. We now offer programs for children from ages 1 (parent-child) through 12th grade and summer camps.
Emerson Waldorf School page 4 WELCOME (continued) Emerson Waldorf School was recently granted accreditation by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our Mission Statement Emerson Waldorf School provides an integrated Waldorf curriculum and environment which encourages and promotes independent thinking and social responsibility, as well as academic and artistic excellence. The unique gifts and contributions of each child are honored through a developmentally appropriate awakening of thinking, feeling and willing. Further, the Emerson Waldorf School understands children as spiritual beings and guides them to develop compassion and reverence for themselves and the world community.
Enchanted Spring Co-Chairs: Carol Mahaffey and Katja Moos Auction Collections: Katja Moos, Carol Mahaffey, Rula Mouawad Catalog: Kelley Wiley Advertisements: David Rabius Decorations & Setup: Barbara Holloway, Kathleen Stone-Michael, Annie Oberstar, Danielle Tanzer, Erin Hoeg, Tina Stevens, Maren Anderson, Karla Boyce-Awai, Joyce Felder Auction Check-In: Leigh Sparacino, Claire Viadro, Robin Olson, Joyce Felder Class Projects Coordinator: Malina Stoychev Class Gift Coordinator: Annie Oberstar Photo Booth: Corey Alicks Postcard and Poster Art: Shannon O’Connor Food and Beverages: Jeff Chandler, Rula Mouawad, Therisa Pienaar, Heather Sanford, Djahna Garvey, Tim Dyess, Melissa Walter, Ken Mahaffey Music & Entertainment: Neil Alexis, Erich Lieth, Chris Stephenson Bartenders & Dining area: Sara Pearson-Moyers, Sasha Pearson-Moyers, Wayne Jordan Live Auctioneer: Tim Hemmen, Sacramento Waldorf School Master of Ceremony: Mark Hulbert Music Underwriters: Anne Mandeville & Robert Long, Mary Beth & Jim Mueller, Merideth Tomlinson & Mark Hulbert, Barbara & Rich Holloway
And all the many others who have lent a helping hand:
Paige Chandler, Shawn Sullivan, Tara Furze, Mark Hulbert, Charlie Viles, Peter Moyers, Radha McNamara, Melanie Sullivan, Janet Buehler, and anyone else whose name does not appear but helped to make this night possible.
The teachers for helping to create such beautiful class projects All the generous people who made a donation to our auction
Members of the Board of Directors:
Charlie Viles, Karla Boyce-Awai, Georg Buehler, Paige Chandler, Patricia Cornell, Joyce Felder, Mark Hulbert, Carol Mahaffey, Melanie Sullivan, Merlin Walberg, Ameli Fairman-Evans, Viorica Comaniciu, and Judy Grant EWS Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers Parents of EWS Students and Alumni
8:30—9:00 pm Live Auction 9:00 pm Live Music by “The Lids” begins 9:15 pm Blue Auction Tables close 9:30pm Yellow Auction Tables close 9:45 pm Pink Auction Tables Close 10:00—11:00 pm Auction check-out available
Live Auction Items Silent Auction Items 100’s A Night Out 200’s Arts & Crafts 300’s Children’s Activities 400’s Children’s Products & Toys 500’s Food & Dining 600’s Hobby 700’s Home & Garden 800’s Jewelry 900’s Sports & Outdoors 1000’s Workshops & Education 1100’s Wellness 1200’s Class Gifts 1300’s Last, But Not Least
Thank you, EWS 2nd grade 3 "Enchanted Spring" Canvas Painting Priceless Our very own Shannon O'Connor has once again provided the gorgeous signature art piece for the Annual Gala. With its rich colors, and cheerful "Springtime" allure, this painting on canvas is sure to delight the highest bidder!
Thank you, Shannon O'Connor, EWS Afterschool/Summer Camp Director 4 Collection of Watercolor Greeting Cards Priceless "Ever need just one of those amazing Waldorf watercolor paintings for a quick thank you or a note to a friend or relative? Well, here is your chance to have a smorgasbord of greetings and well wishes made by the 5th grade students. Each hand painted and thoughtfully decorated card has an envelope for easy mailing or delivery. Share your well-wishes and caring words with a colorful and unique artistic painting. The cards are so lovely, that you might have a hard time giving them away."
Thank you, EWS 5th grade
5 Wine Dinner for 6 people at Acme Food & Beverage Co. Valued at $500 Invite your friends! The winner of this item will receive a certificate for a Wine dinner for 6 people at Acme Food & Beverage Co. Enjoy the delicious food at this established Carrboro eatery, while sipping wine that has been specially paired with the food selections. What a wonderful night out!
Thank you, Acme Food & Beverage Co.
Thank you, EWS 3rd grade 7 Overnight Stay, plus Breakfast and High Tea at Fearrington House Inn Valued at $325 Enjoy an overnight stay in the beautiful Fearrington House Inn, conveniently located only 8 miles south of Chapel Hill. The winner will receive one standard room, plus a gourmet breakfast for two, and traditional afternoon tea for two. The perfect in-town get-away! Valid Sunday through Thursday.
Thank you, Fearrington Village Inn
8 Hand-Felted Embroidered Balls Priceless The industrious fourth grade students formed beautiful wool balls by felting finely carded sheep's wool with soap and water. After each dried, the balls were lovingly designed and embroidered by the children. Enjoy as ornaments or small gifts as each ball is unique in color and design!
Thank you, EWS 4th grade
9 Overnight Stay plus Breakfast at The Umstead Hotel Valued at $410 Located just down I-40 in Cary, The Umstead Hotel and Spa offers some of the finest accomodations in the area. Gorgeous decor, a relaxing pool and full-service spa, a deluxe room and award-winning restaurant await! The winner will receive one overnight stay in a Premier King Room, plus breakfast for two in The Herons Restaurant.
Thank you, The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Thank you, EWS 1st grade Emerson Waldorf School page 10 LIVE AUCTION (continued) 11 VIP Ticket Package for 2 people for "Wicked" Priceless Entertainment Weekly calls WICKED "the best musical of the decade.” Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards, WICKED is Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named “the defining musical of the decade" by The New York Times. Enjoy this special VIP ticket package for two, including center orchestra level tickets in row J for the performance on Wednesday, May 2 2012, at 7pm. Package also includes VIP parking pass, and access to the Presidents Club with beverage vouchers.
Thank you, Durham Performing Arts Center
12 Playground Shelter for EWS Lower School Priceless While there are many structures (both permanent and temporary) there is a lack of seating and protection from the elements on the East Wing side of the playground. This structure will be for the whole school but especially for grades 6-8. It will consist of a bench and a roof. The 7th grade is giving the community an opportunity to support the creation of something new. Take a look at the drawing here to stimulate your imagination!
Thank you, EWS 7th grade
13 Instant Wine Cellar Priceless Make a bid on this "Instant Wine Cellar" donated by the members of the EWS Board! You'll have a wide variety of wines to choose from this special collection, some members have even included a note as to why they chose a particular bottle, or why it's their favorite. A new set of wine glasses, an aerator, and compact corkscrew round out this collection. Make it yours!
Thank you, EWS Board Members
14 Watercolor Paintings Wall Calendar (Ms Ameli’s class) Priceless This 2012/13 academic year calendar displays a different watercolor painting for each month, all selected by Ms Ameli from the many beautiful paintings the children in her class have been working on throughout this year. Look forward to the end of Summer to turn a page every month!
Thank you, EWS Ms Ameli’s Kindergarten Class
16 Wine Tasting Party for up to 20 friends Priceless Host a wine tasting party for 20 friends! Danny Moran, owner of The Wine Cellar, a quaint wine shop in Durham, will provide 4 different wines, glasses, and tasting notes at your home, or a location of your choice in the Triangle area, for up to 20 people. Promises to be a fun, interactive and educational experience for you and your guests!
Thank you, The Wine Cellar