If you haven’t experienced a live Saturday night Rendezvous auction, hosted by TSRA legends Bill Kelsey and Daniel Boone (among others), your next opportunity is just weeks away – April 22. Here’s what you need to know:
When is the auction?
There are actually two! The silent auction starts Friday evening in the dining hall and runs through Saturday evening. The live auction kicks off after Saturday dinner in the wigwam.
What kind of items will there be?
Items range from paddling and outdoor gear to handcrafted art to weekend getaways…and everything in between. Auction items are donated by individuals, outfitters, fellow paddlers, outdoor enthusiasts, and sometimes anonymous donors.
How do I pay?
You can pay for your auction items with cash, check or debit/credit card.
Can I donate items?
Yes! We need donations of all kinds. If you have new, large or especially valuable items, you can email John Schneider with the details. Otherwise, bring your items to the registration table and include a short written description with estimated value and the donor’s name. Event volunteers will determine whether your item(s) will go in the live or silent auction.
What if I have items to sell?
If you have personal items to sell or trade, please do that outside of auction times. Boats can be placed on the wigwam porch with details and contact info attached.
What are the proceeds from the auctions used for?
The Rendezvous event and auctions are TSRA’s biggest fundraiser. Money raised benefits river conservation and river access, and makes it possible for the volunteer-run organization to provide schools, clinics and many other benefits to its members.
Got questions about the auctions? Email John Schneider.