VIEW FROM THE CHAIR
by Greg Casini
Going, Going ... Green!
When was the last time you got dressed up and went to an elegant Sierra Club event? Well, then ... I'm pleased to announce the first installment of what will become a very special annual event in Colorado:
Wild Places, Open Spaces
Annual Sierra Club & Friends Auction
Saturday, May 13th, 2000
Grand Ballroom - Brown Palace Hotel
That's right - the Grand Ballroom of the Brown Palace Hotel!
We Sierra Club volunteers spend so much of our time in meetings and in front of our computers - now it's time to have some fun! And believe me, this will be a night to remember!
In an effort to raise the additional funds needed by the Chapter and Groups in our campaign to fight sprawl, we are hosting an auction featuring art, adventures and assorted surprises! Our focus is on making this a quality event and setting the tone for years to come - and we need your help to make the auction a success.
We are looking for quality art, trips or adventures, antiques, one-of-a-kind or other interesting items. Do you have a special talent that you could offer up in the form of an auction item? Do you run a business that provides goods or services that are especially attractive to Sierra Club members and their friends? Please consider the donation of an item to our auction. Call the Chapter Office and ask for Andrea - she will discuss donation criteria and make arrangements for pick-up.
Here is just a sampling of the type of items we will be offering:
Will package - donated by Bill Myers, value $300;
original oil painting - donated by Joan Hoffmann, value $800;
a weekend at Beaver Lake Retreat - donated by Vincent Savage, value $1,000;
a moonlight hike for you and eight friends, refreshments included - donated by Don Thompson and Jan Oen, value priceless;
pass for four to Comedy Works - value $40;
antique walking stick - donated by Andrea Knutson, value $150;
juice for a season - donated by Odwalla, value $200;
Bronze Horse sculpture - donated by Provenance Fine Arts, value $18,700;
Web page design - donated by One Step Beyond, value $5,000.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet the people most active in working to protect Colorado's wild places and open spaces, have a wonderful gourmet meal, get the chance to bid on incredible items, be delighted by a few surprises and befriend the earth - all in one fabulous evening!
Wouldn't it be great to offer your family, friends, employees, or colleagues an opportunity to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a wonderful gourmet meal and the opportunity to bid on all kinds of fantastic items? Tell everyone you know about this special event!
We'll see you on May 13 - and thank you for your continued support of the Rocky Mountain Chapter's conservation work.
April 2000 Online Newsletter - Peak & Prairie Home Page - Rocky Mountain Chapter Home Page