Are you organized and want to work with a team under a prior chair's tutelage with the support of the church administrator to organize our largest fundraiser of the year? Look no further! It's loads of fun!
The Annual UUCDC Auction of Goods and Services generally takes place the 1st or 2nd Saturday in November each year. There are many individuals who help out in a variety of capacities, but we need a small group of leaders to oversee the entire event from planning to finish. Ideally, you should be available for a general meeting in early September. Then, 1-2 hours of work a week until Novenber. Afterwards there will be 2-3 meetings with the other leaders.
Leaders recruit church members to participate in the different teams, depending on need; help contact previous donors to encourage them to donate items early, solicit donations from the larger community and make sure that everything is running smoothly on the day of the auction. They interface with church administration, members of the stewardship team and most other members of UUCDC.
Most of the prep work can be done by email and telephone and should only take an hour or two per week. Friday before and Saturday of the auction, it is all hands on deck, so for this year you must be available on the day of the auction for most of the day and evening to make sure the event is a success.
The purpose for having a team is so that no one person is doing this alone and to assure that the Auction Chair position is filled for the following year, either by an individual or a team of 2-3 people.
It should be noted that many of the people on the various auction teams have been doing their job for years, which makes things go very smoothly. There are a lot of experienced and inexperienced folks willing to help.
This opportunity will enable you to:
Interact with a diverse representation of our church community. Develop leadership skills, help the church make a significant amount of money necessary sustain a variety of activities and projects that we all want to make happen.
Positive energy, creativity, good organizational and communication skills and the ability to contact members by phone to recruit for necessary positions and donations.
Training, assistance, and safety requirements:
Co-chairs work with the current auction chair to learn the ropes. The Auction chair is supported by the church administrator as well who has been working on this event for years.
# of positions available: