MBC Gala 2018

The 34th edition of the Annual MBC Gala will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the MBC boathouse

This is our main fundraiser event of the year which helps defray many costs associated in keeping the club operational and providing quality rowing experience for all members. The theme for the 2018 MBC Gala is to dress your best, bring your beads and come on down to New OARleans on the mighty Mississipp and to dance the night away! Contact Dan Bakke, Gala Chair, at moc.liamg|1ekkabnad#moc.liamg|1ekkabnad if you have any questions about the Gala.

You can donate items for the gala. See bottom for ideas. Please contact Susan Tietjen at moc.nsm|nejteitnasus#moc.nsm|nejteitnasus and let her know of your donations, including name of business, if applicable, and estimated value. You can bring your donations to the boathouse on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Volunteer Sign Up for Gala Weekend. There will be a led person in each position to walk through the process. Scroll to the bottom and click on the Edit button on the right. Enter your name and click Save.

Gala Set Up

Help with organizing Silent Auction Room and Great Room. Set up time starts at around 9:00 am on the morning of the Gala. It usually gets done by 1:00 pm.
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Registration

Help with checking in guests during the Gala. Two people are needed for each shift:
Shift A 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
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Shift B 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
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Auctioneer Assistants (8:30 PM to 9:00 PM)

Help auctioneer record winning bid number and amount.
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Items Check Out

Help people receive and pay for their items. As soon as the Live Auction begins, check-out people are go into the silent auction room to set up and be ready for check out.
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Clean Up – After Gala

Cleanup begins after the last song is played, about 11:30 pm.
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Clean Up – Sunday Morning

Resume Cleanup on Sunday morning, about 9:00 am.
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See list below for ideas for the Silent auction

Gift Baskets – Donate a themed basket
Pet Lovers
Wine Lovers
Movie Night
Knitting
Coffee-Lovers
Carpenter Toolset
Computer Geek
Book Lovers
Fitness Nut
Chocolate Lovers
Gourmet Cook
Dog/Cat Lovers
Specialty Baked Goods (breads, cookies, scones, flourless torte, and etc.)
Lessons – Offer your skills to teach someone
XC Skiing
Downhill Skiing
Knitting
Private Rowing Lessons
Cooking
Gardening
Golfing
Baking
Piano Lessons
Guitar Lessons
Foreign Language
Services – Provide something that you are really good at
House Cleaning
Babysitting / Pet sitting
Landscaping
Architecture
Personal Trainer
Carpentry
Cooking
Interior Design
Painting
Plumbing
Lawn Care
Floral Arrangements
Bicycle Tune Up
Tax Services / Accounting
Monthly Baked Goods
Catered Dinner or Party
Music (Singing, A band group, Instrument)
Certificates – Gift Cards or certificates from a place of business you frequently visited
Coffee Shops
Restaurants
Dry-Cleaner
Gift Shops
Pet Stores
Bakery
Bookstores
iTune Cards
Home Depot / Menards
Department Stores
Amazon
Automotive Services
Sport Stores
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For certificates, it works best if they are flat, paper thin, and no larger than 8.5 by 11. We have clear plastic cases to display certificates.
Getaways / Events – Offer a place to get away, an adventure or tickets to local events.
Timesharing
Cabin up in the Northwood
Race Car Driving
Hot Air Balloon
Waterpark
Bungee Jumping
Sporting Events
Theater
Plays
Concert
Art Museums.
Artistic Creations – Share Your Talents
Pottery
Painting
Mosaics
Knitting / Crocheting
Quilting
Model-Building
Jewelry
Flowers
Drawings
Water Colors
Collectables - Instead of putting on eBay, how about donating them to MBC?
Antiques
Artwork
Crystals
Fine Jewelry
Books
Photographs
Vintage Rowing Posters or Photos
Rowing related jewelry
Clothing and Gears
Clothing for cross country skiing, running, yoga, biking, rowing, and gym workout.
Sport Gears for cross country skiing, running, yoga, biking, and rowing.
Outdoor clothing for hiking and walking.
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