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This was just posted to some of the e-mail lists, so I'm copying it here. Contact information is available at the bottom of the message.

Good Afternoon.......

A few weeks ago, I wrote to all of you announcing that I have the pleasure of being the Chairman for the Havanese Rescue Inc. Reception for "HEROES" once again this year during NATIONALS. Our Reception is going to be held on Thursday evening, August 20, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars as a "must attend" activity during your busy week. Stop by for a refreshment after a long day, relax and have some fun!

As part of this Reception we will have a Silent Auction/Raffle. Last year we had a collection of fabulous and fun items ..........something for everyone to either bid on
or "take a chance". Our line-up of items so far for this year is outstanding........BUT we are still in need of additional donations.

Each little guy that HRI takes into "RESCUE" is costing approximately $775.00. this year.

I am asking for anyone who wishes to donate an item for this "fun-raising" endeavor please contact me privately CME3320(at)AOL(dot)COM and let me know what you would like to contribute. No item would be too big or too small or too expensive or not expensive enough......we will welcome every item with open arms!

Our Board of Directors and volunteers work 24/7 tirelessly for these sweet little dogs that are in various stages of need. PLEASE, We need your help...............

Respectfully resubmitted,
Charlene Edwards
CSTAHAVANESE.COM

PLEASE FORWARD AND CROSSPOST TO ALL LISTS OR ANYONE YOU FEEL MAY BE INTERESTED ...............
Charlene's email address is CME3320 (at) aol (dot) com Please convert it to @ and . and remove the spaces.
 

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Kimberly
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There was a huge variety at the HRI Auction. I do believe all of it was new or like new, but there were a few non-dog related items too.

I hope some of the other attendees can remember some of the specific items there, but I know I put tickets in a lot of the bags and won one thing - a set of books I wanted. The books were all dog related.

I remember a dog carrier, a really nice Havanese paperweight, a special food & water bowl (specific high end name that I can't think of right now) and a lot of other items.
 

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Kimberly:

There were pictures that was done of Havanese on glass-there was dog beds-crate pads-purses-and that wonderful jacket that was a real show stopper-books-necklaces-dog related items and stuff for people.

Mr Roman is donating a basket of toys & treats this year. And Miss Paige & Ms Frannie have their donation item ready to go.

But we need lots of things to make this a great auction-the dogs are coming in so fast and needing so much that this auction will help HRI help the dogs. And don't forget the quilts.

Come to the Reception-have a wonderful time-eat-drink (and spend money on the great items).

Pat (humom to)
Miss Paige
Mr Roman
Ms Frannie
 

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I'll try to make something. If it turns out right I'll donate it. If not I'll fade back into the woodwork. :) How soon would it have to be ready?
 

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Geri:

It just needs to be done and at Nationals in August. If you are interested I can get the e-mail address for you of the person that is keeping track of the donations.

Pat
 

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Duh Kimberly I should have read that but mind is not working tonight-LOL.
My neighbor who lives right behind me just got a new dog today-a Rottie mix-and I am having trouble getting my hubby to agree to let me put up a privacy fence between our yards.

Pat
 

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Sharlene, those are great, especially if you want to do a set of 4-6 and call it a "breeder's pack" that they might want to bid on to take home for a litter of pups being adopted or whatever.
 

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Last year I bravely went to my groomer, vet, all the people who I had spent lots of money with over the year and asked if they would care to donate anything for the auction. I also contacted local businesses that were dog related and explained to them what I was doing.
The response was wonderful! There was only 1 person/business that didn't donate anything, and they said they would, but they never got back to me, Natures Variety. I was hoping for a bag of freeze dried treats or something to add to one of the baskets I put together.
A single item put together with a few other single items can make a really fun little basket!

I would say it doesn't need to be dog related if it's kind of general interest. I saw people putting tickets in for everything!

I won a fabulous outdoor Havanese flag last year!

Since Richmond I've gathered a few items together so far to donate:
a Martini top knot barrette and 2 bags of Martini time pasta

Dog-Opoly game

Bone shaped treat pans with treat mix

Doggie sleeping bag....really really nice!

Home of a Rescued Dog door mat

rescue dog picture frame

a stack of dog books

I'm hoping to come across some other interesting things before Chicago!

Beverly
 

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The auction was fun last year, especially with Laurie and Kimberly sharing stories about their teens and sex! LOL But yes, the items were great too. ;) I loved seeing all those things and bid on quite a few, but alas, didn't win. We'd all get excited when we saw someone we knew win something though! I remember that lovely flag, Beverly.

I saw jewelry, painted plates, handbags (some handmade, others not). Didn't Megan win one of those bags? She beat me to it. lol
 

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Beverly, you did an AMAZING job collecting donations for the auction!

Um, just to clarify what Marj said, these stories were shared at a private table, not up in front of everyone - just in case people are thinking this was a public broadcast. LOL! Also, my daughter has not been sexually active, but has freaked out her mother a few times. (She'd die if she saw Marj's comment, so I have to clarify that! LOL)
 

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Sharlene, and everyone who hasn't had the wonderful experience yet, let me explain the HRI auction a little.

This is how it has been the past couple of years anyway. There are a few items that are set up as silent auctions, with a sheet where you write your bid and at a set time, the high bid on the sheet wins that item. For the other items you buy tickets, they are maybe 1$ a piece or so, then each item has a jar beside it and you put half of your ticket in the jar for the item you want to win. After some drinking and socializing the winning tickets are drawn out of each jar. If you have the matching side to the ticket, you win that item!

The items don't need to be super-valuable, especially for the items that go with tickets.:bounce:

It's really fun, and if you can't stay to the end, some one will hold on to your tickets and claim your winnings for you I'm sure.
The jacket that was mentioned from last year was signed by Cesar Millan, that was neat!

Beverly
 

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I contacted the woman via email who was listed on the first post on the thread...re: when do they need to be sent, where, and do they have to be packaged any specific way....did I go about the right?
 
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