MASK-ERADE AUCTION NEWS: NUTS AND BOLTS

UUFR Auction 2020 Grand Finale is Saturday, November 21st, at 7:00 pm!

Click here to join the event on Zoom

Click here to go to the auction website

In response to the pandemic, this year’s UUFR auction fundraiser has moved online in order to be safe – while retaining the fun! In addition, making the auction more appealing to young adults and families is a priority.

Save the dates: November 13-21.

READ MORE ABOUT THE AUCTION BELOW, AND VISIT THE AUCTION WEBSITE TO REGISTER AND BROWSE THE CATALOG OF ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION HERE.

2020 Auction Quick Tutorials

     – click here for short tutorials on registering for the auction, browsing the catalog, bidding, and paying

 

2020 Auction Website Orientation

     – click here for a longer orientation video on using the auction website

 

NUTS AND BOLTS

The new online auction has lots of moving parts.

It has been expanded to nine days – from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 13 through 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 – and will culminate on the final night with a Grand Finale event.

Thanks to everyone’s generosity, the auction is offering nearly 200 items to bid on in a wide variety of categories: dinners/parties/events, arts and crafts, paintings, photos, gift baskets and more. The Mask-erade Auction includes the following:  

  • Silent Auction:  Silent auction items will list the current high bid and the minimum amount required for the next bid. 

  • Fixed Price Items: Hate trying to outbid others? Some items will be available for a set price. (No haggling.) Just click on “Buy It Now” and it’s yours for the specified price.  So, given that the supply is limited, the only way to make sure you get a Fixed Price item is to buy early.  Keep in mind that most of the dinners/parties/events are Fixed Price items that could be snapped up quickly.

  • Raffle tickets:  They’re available now, so why wait? You can buy raffle tickets here (https://event.auctria.com/7dcc0f35-d365-415d-8ec9-61d0a17770d1/0317d7f0b31911eaac5e5da255298bbd).

  • Mask-erade Auction Grand Finale: Hosted by David Potorti, this celebratory Zoom event will be held Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.. We’ll unveil how much the auction raised. Raffle winners will be announced. Entertainment will be served. Wear your favorite festive, fanciful mask    —  it doesn’t need to be an N95 mask because we’ll all be on Zoom — and join the fun!

    To attend the Mask-erade Auction Grand Finale event, click here. (Meeting ID: 896 5011 0573. No password required.)

  • Food Tickets: Join in a common meal as we celebrate the auction. Meals from Milton’s Pizza and Pasta are available for individuals or for a family of four — with homemade dessert thrown in for free.  Food tickets are available until November 17. The meals will be available for pickup at UUFR on Saturday, November 21 — the day of the Grand Finale — from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

MASK-ERADE AUCTION WEBSITE

READ MORE ABOUT THE AUCTION BELOW. OR YOU CAN VISIT THE AUCTION WEBSITE HERE.

PUT YOUR BEST MASK FORWARD

We’re seeking photos of UUFR members and friends in their favorite masks – Covid masks or festive masks – for a montage that will be shown during the Virtual Live Auction Event. Halloween masks are welcome. Creativity is encouraged. (Consider before and after photos – that is, one wearing a mask, one without a mask wearing a goofy grin.) Make it a family affair. Most importantly, have fun! Send your photos no later than Nov. 13 to [email protected]. And please put “Mask-erade Masks” in the subject line.

“Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are.” – Novelist Christopher Barzak

HOW DO I PLACE A BID?

Details on how to bid are available here. In addition, you can attend an orientation session via Zoom to learn about the bidding process. Tutorials will be held at 3 pm Sunday, Nov. 8, and on Thursday, Nov 12 at 7 pm. Join the sessions here.

CASH DONATIONS ARE WELCOME

Auctions aren’t your thing? You can still contribute to what is traditionally UUFR’s biggest fundraiser of the year by making a cash donation donation here (https://event.auctria.com/7dcc0f35-d365-415d-8ec9-61d0a17770d1/e62dc3701eee11eab8ff03b36d06615e)

PLAN AHEAD

Given that there are so many items to bid on and that Fixed Price items could be snapped up fast, you may want to plot a strategy in advance. Go to the auction website here (https://event.auctria.com/7dcc0f35-d365-415d-8ec9-61d0a17770d1/) to register for the auction and to browse what’s available.

AND THERE’S MORE…

Keep your eye on this space for upcoming details on this year’s online auction.

“MASK-ERADE AUCTION: LET’S SHOW OUR BEST FACE.”

 

by David Ranii