Our 2016 Fundraising Auction
Skål International Charlotte Club extends our appreciation to our fellow Skål members and friends in the Tourism and Travel Industry in the USA and around the globe for their generosity with wonderful items donated for the 2016 Skål International Charlotte Annual Auction Event. As a reminder, the funds raised go towards scholarships to full time students in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality programs at Appalachian State University and Johnson and Wales University as well as to supporting the continuing professional development for our Skål International Charlotte members and our Young Skål program and area charities Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Holy Angels Foundation.
Wishing you Happiness, Good Health, Friendship, Long Life & Prosperity! Skål!
Ken Cohen, President
Jenner Wall, CTIE, CTC, Vice President/Auction Chair
Megan Morra Huffman
This list contains silent and live auction items. Please note that this is a sampling of items and not the complete list. More items will be added and some items may be combined in packages. Final list will be distributed at the auction event.
A sampling of our silent and live auction items: 2016 SKAL Auction Items Flyer
- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection –European River Cruise 7-night European River Cruise for two aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Cabin assigned at the discretion of the Uniworld and excludes suites and junior suites. Valid for any 2016/2017 7-night European departure only and does not include air transportation. Subject to availability. Blackout dates: May, June and September 1 – October 15. Included: all meals, drinks (except premium spirits), accommodations, gratuities and shore excursions as described in Uniworld’s current Europe brochure. Transfers are included based on guidelines found in the current Europe brochure. Value: approximately $6598 – $9398* (actual value depends on itinerary, ship and sailing date)
- Club Med Resort Package — 7-night stay for two and a Club Med North America resort. Resorts include: Club Med Ixtapa, Mexico; Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Club Med Columbus Isle, Bahamas; Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico; Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida; Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos. Subject to availability. Value: approximately $2100.00
- African Safari – Two (2) Packages will be offered. 9-night safari tour for two based on double or twin occupancy. 3 nights Cape Town – Commodore Hotel, 2 nights Cape winelands – Oude Werf Hotel, touring in Cape area included with private guide. 4 nights (deluxe accommodations) Karongwe River Lodge located adjacent to world famous Kruger National Park. Package valid for one year from date of auction, certain blackout dates apply. Must be booked 90 days prior to arrival. Does not include air. Value: $5200.00 each package (for 2)
- Wine packages
- The Swiss National Tourist Office Gift Basket – Including Lindt chocolates, Ricola candy, Toblerone chocolates, business card holder., candle-light Raclette maker. Value: approximately $80.00
- Holland America Line Logo Items Gift Bag – Includes a Signature Holland America Line Bathrobe, Collectors edition Delft China Maasdam plate, The Art of Cruising Book, Holland America Line baseball cap, tote bag. scarf, Noordam Collector’s delft china replica, and squeezy boat. Value: approximately $200.00
- Delsey Luggage compliments of AAA Vacations.
- The Dunhill Hotel – 1-night stay in a sophisticated guest room, The Chef’s Tasting Menu with Wine Parings for Two at The Asbury, and complimentary Artisanal European Breakfast served in the Parlor. Value: approximately $400.00
- Pedicure package – Includes Spa Pedicure, 2 bottles of OPI nail polish and a pair of flipflops
- Newsuem, Washington, DC – pair of tickets to the Newseum. The Newseum’s mission is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education. Value: approximately $50.00
- AAA Membership – Two (2) AAA basic Memberships valid for 1-year. (Can apply to existing membership or upgrade to Gold or Premium levels). Value: $59.00
- AutoBell Carwashes for a Year – Keep your car clean all year with 12 Full Service Wash certificates. Includes interior vacuum of carpets and seats; exterior wash including wheels; dash, door panel, and console wiped down; interior window cleaning; hand-dry by AutoBell staff. Value: approximately $192.00
- Holland America Line Signature Bathrobes – Include two plush Signature Bathrobes. Value: approximately $170
- Crowne Plaza Greenville, SC – One night stay for 2 in a One bedroom executive suite with breakfast buffet for 2. Value: approximately $225.00
- Dolphin Landings, St. Pete, FL – Dolphin Watch Cruise for two people. Value: approximately $70.00
- Dolphin Landings, St. Pete, FL – Sunset Sail for two people. Value: approximately $80.00
- The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – 3 nights in a Garden View Room including tax. Value: approximately $ 900.00
- Cool Household Tool Kit— Stanley Hammer, 6-In-One Screwdriver, Gorilla Duct Tape, plyers, Stanley tape measure, work gloves, utility knife, bucket and nail apron. Value: approximately $60.00
- Carnival Cruise Lines Fleece Jacket – Blue fleece Carnival Cruise lines logo jacket. Value: approximately $60.00
- Coffee Basket – 2 whimsical coffee mugs and 2 pounds of Starbuck’s Coffee. Value: approximately $50.00
- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Logo Bag – Uniworld Logo overnight bag. Value: approximately $35.00
- Travel Kit – Uniworld Boutique River Cruise blanket, eye shade, ear plugs and travel journal. Value: approximately $40.00
- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Wine Kit – Includes corkscrew, wine stopper, wine pourer and drip stop ring. Value: $25.00
- Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park – 3-night stay for two. Value: approximately $415.00
- Resort Vacation Certificates by Endless Vacation Rentals—Resort Vacation Certificates 7-night vacation rental at vacation properties worldwide. Accommodations range in size from studio to multi-bedroom units. Subject to availability. Valid for off-peak travel. Reservations can be made up to 3 days prior to travel. Not valid during holidays, “spring break” weeks, and peak-demand summer/winter dates. Includes accommodations only. Expires: September 15, 2017 Must complete travel within one year of booking date. Value: $599.00—$1000.00 Minimum bid: TBA
- Taste of NC gift basket – Bottle of Biltmore Estate Merlot, Blue Ridge Apiaries Honey, Green Mountain Gringo Salsa, Jenny’s Traditional Bread and Butter Pickles, Old School Brand Sugar-N-Spice Muffin Mix, and Strawberry Jam. Value: $45.00
- Johnson and Wales Picnic Gift Basket— Blanket, Cutting board, Recipe book, Koozies, Peppermill, Cork screw, Coffee pot, coffee cups and saucers. Value: $100.00
- Halloween Party Basket—Includes Halloween Treats Bowl, plates, napkins, treat bags, glow stick necklaces and 3 pounds of Halloween candy. Value: $35.00 Minimum bid: $15.00
- The Century Club, by Peabod— Wonderful book about the author’s love of travel. Autographed by the Charlotte, NC native. This is a must read for anyone and everyone who possesses a passion for travel. Value: $20.00 Autographed value: Priceless!
- Coffee Basket – 2 whimsical coffee mugs and 2 pounds of Starbuck’s coffee. Value: $40.00
Please submit any donation items by September 11th.