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January 28th, 2017 - White Elephant Auction / Meeting / Elections

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  • January 28th, 2017 - White Elephant Auction / Meeting / Elections

    Saturday January 28th, 2017 - The traditional White Elephant Auction will be at George Thompson's garage.

    I believe the start time is 11:00.

    More details to be announced.

  • #2
    It's time to wrap up your useable parts and accessories and get ready for the upcoming WHITE ELEPHANT SALE.

    WHEN: January 28, 2017

    WHERE: George Thompson's garage -- 2267 ne 77th st, seattle, 98115

    SCHEDULE: Arrive anytime after 11am -- lunch will start around noon. The club will provide dogs, chips, soda and water. Feel free to bring a potluck dish.

    The auction will start at around 1-1:30 (a VERY short meeting will be held during the auction).NOTE: there will NOT be a silent auction this year

    Please bring tables and chairs

    Alcohol is allowed but not provided


    • #3
      This is a major fund raiser for the club. "your useable parts and accessories"-No junk please.


      • #4
        I have no junk, , so I have to take some parts of my current running car
        if, this Ok ?


        • #5
          We wouldn't want you to go to any trouble, Peter. Just put the whole car in.

          If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual...


          • #6
            Are used items ok?

            Also, should items be wrapped in such a way that their identity is revealed, or so that you can't tell what they are?


            • #7
              Used OK as long as they still are useful. Wrap anyway you like. "Revealed" or not.
              The more I know about Minis, the more I know I don't know about Minis.


              • #8
                The object of the exercise is fund-raising and everyone understands that. Everyone also enjoys a bit of mystery, so used parts may bring higher bids if they're wrapped.

                If they're valuable parts, leaving 'em unwrapped may encourage members to bid to the value.


                "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -- George Harrison


                • #9
                  Understood. Thanks.


                  • #10
                    Thanks again to George. There is a lot of prep that goes on behind the scenes to host an event like this-much appreciated.


                    • #11
                      Yes, thanks to George. It was the 39th W.E. Auction in the last 40 years.
                      There was a good turn out. 17 or 18 Minis in spite of losing the front lawn place to park.
                      Toby won the big spender award, and newly elected President Brian presented Chris Miller with the well deserved Penna Inspirational Award.
                      The more I know about Minis, the more I know I don't know about Minis.