Silent Auction

Photo by Janine Payne

 Silent Auction

We are excited to host our first-ever online auction as part of our 2021 virtual annual meeting.  100% of the proceeds from the 2021 silent auction will be used for programs to support Western Section students and early career professionals.  

This Year, Donate You

We are requesting donations for the silent auction.  Perhaps you have some unsed gift cards to share, or a rare wildlife piece of art or book.   We are also looking for donated “experiences”  like an afternoon birding with Allen Fish or a behind the scenes experience at a zoo. Let us know if you’d like to participate!

Every year, we reach out to supportive individuals and organizations like you in search of auction donors to support our annual meeting. In the past, generous donations to the Western Section auction have allowed us to help support the educational and professional development of the next generation of wildlife biologists and managers.

If you are an illustrator, a painter, a knitter, an author, an outdoors woman, or simply a Western Section member with something unique to offer your fellow wildlifers, we are reaching out to*you* to see if you would be interested in donating an experience or item. Maybe you are an avid birder who can share the art of birding by ear, or an outdoors person who can lead a guided hunt. Perhaps you can offer a weekend getaway in your family’s summer cabin or a chartered flight to an out-of-the-way fly-fishing destination. Paintings, signed books, a wildlife-themed knitted beanie, and a locally-gathered and home-cooked meal are examples of “hand-made” items that members would love to have. Goods crafted by hand with love and experiences to share with fellow wildlifers not only can help support the Western Section, but also can help forge new friendships between members along the way.

Note that due to CA state law, we will not be able to hold a raffle in 2021 as raffles are not allowed to be held virtually.

Please contact Silent Auction Chair Susanne Marczak if you have any questions or would like to donate an item.