By Marge Rhodes, Mill Creek Women’s Club Publicity Chair.
The annual fundraiser/auction held by the Mill Creek Women’s Club on November 20, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Canyon Park was a resounding success! Over 100 members attended. Their generous bidding provided a final tally over $25,000.
Judy Cromwell and Vicki Wellman, Philanthropy Chair and Co-Chair, partnered with Pat Lawrence, Program Chair, to provide a smooth running, entertaining and successful experience.
This year, the fundraiser featured a “wine cellar,” two silent auctions, bidding frenzies, a live auction and a “hands up” segment for members who wished to contribute but did not necessarily wish to purchase items.
The live auction was definitely lively! Mary Kay Voss, auctioneer extraordinaire, provided for spirited bidding for a five-night stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, three nights at Peterson’s Resort in Lake Chelan, golf for four at Mill Creek Country Club with two carts, Farm Fare and Floral at Jon Robert Throne’s “Gentleman’s Farm,” a private shopping night and fashion show at C’est la Vie in Edmonds, a bunco party at Pat Lawrence’s for 16 people (mimosas, lunch and prizes!), and a one-night stay at Hotel Andra in Seattle accompanied by a Nordstrom gift card.
Mary Kay also provided an energetic bidding opportunity for a variety of gift cards from local merchants, all of which sold for more than face value.
The silent auctions featured numerous products donated by local businesses. To those members of the business community, the Club is infinitely grateful.
A fabulous selection of varietal wines in the “Mystery Wine Cellar,” always popular, sold out.
This year, the Mill Creek Women’s Club General Membership Meetings are held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Canyon Park on the third Wednesday of the month. Registration begins at 10:30 am.
The Mill Creek Women’s Club has more than 150 members. In addition to its philanthropic efforts, it has a social component with activities for a variety of interests, such as book clubs, craft clubs, Bunco and a Mahjong group, to name a few.
If you would like more information about the Mill Creek Women’s Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left to right: Program Chair Pat Lawrence, Philanthropy Chair Judy Cromwell, and Philanthropy Co-Chair Vicki Wellman. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Women’s Club.