Some of the online auction items for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos auction being held in conjunction with Saturday’s Surf & Turf Dinner. Courtesy photo
‘Home is Where Your Dog Is’ kitchen items are among the items in the Rotary Club’s online auction. Courtesy photo
Great items in all price ranges are available to bid on service at https://app.galabid.com/surfandturf2023/. Courtesy photo
BY LINDA HULL
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
“Bid now, bid high, and bid often! Find us online.”
These are words of encouragement shared by Rotarian Jean Gindreau, the online auction coordinator for the Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Dinner, this year Surf &Turf, offering a family-style dinner with 6-oz. rib-eye steak and unlimited prawns. There will be sides to accompany the main dishes, a cash bar, and a live auction. — Catering will be provided by Eddie and Cassandra Rios. — Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased online at the link below.
But, wait, there’s more! An online auction, too, is available at the same link. You do not need to buy Surf & Turf tickets to participate in the auction, which runs through Saturday, February 25 at7:00 p.m. (But we’d be so happy if you did!)
To access the auction and dinner tickets, please go to https://app.galabid.com/surfandturf2023/. Register and scroll down to click on Auction.
At the Galabid site, you will find a great number of tempting treasures, all donated by generous members of the community.
If you enjoy wine, you’ll find a basket of four international wines: Chateau Le Grand Faurie Saint, Puerta De Plata Reserva, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand, and Vinca Da Fonte Reserva 2 Portugal. There is also a pair of red and white wines from Brassfield Estate Winery of Clearlake Oaks, California, and two bottles of Decoy Pinot Noir from Duckhorn Wineries in St. Helena, California. There are wine glasses, too.
And, few will be able to resist the chance to bid on fresh green chile from the summer gardens of Liddie Martinez, who will include an inscribed copy of her award-winning cookbook, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes.
Speaking of temptations, how about 18 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, two boxes of nine varieties? They fit nicely into Easter baskets, are welcome thinking-of-you gifts, and also freeze well—if they aren’t eaten first.
You’ll also find online a stunning framed photograph of a bristlecone pine tree by local photographer Martin Cooper, and a romantic one-night stay for two at Pueblo Canyon Inn and Gardens here in Los Alamos. Should one thing lead to another, there is a lovely wooden baby cradle available.
Jewelry selections include a heishi shell necklace with turquoise earrings, several necklaces, a pair of Asian earrings, and a charming rhinestone frog pin.
In home décor and housewares, the Chimayó weaving on anyone’s dining table is a perfect accent to offset the exceptional 14” Nambé salad bowl with wooden stand. Don’t forget the three-piece utensil set! And, we all know that Home is Where Your Dog Is, so consider the apron and potholder mitts that express your affection for canine companions.
You’ll also find a colorful acrylic painting of cactus by Tatiana Klimov, gourd art by Glen Martinez, a ceramic owl, and a metal eagle for household display.
If you find yourself at the dinner itself, consider bidding on a ride-along with a LAPD officer, two tickets to Hamilton at Popejoy Hall, a stay at the new Desert Flower Hotel bed-and-breakfast in Taos, a week in Molokai, a helicopter ride with Classic Air Medical, gift certificates for Los Alamos Daily Post advertising, Oasis Landscape spring yardwork, and financial and estate planning with Attorney Phil Dabney.
Credit card payments only, please, for tickets and auction purchases. You may also buy tickets for a 50/50 Raffle or make a donation to Rotary.
Your gifts in the past have helped fund such projects as Meals of Hope, which, in its three years, has provided tens of thousands of family meals to northern New Mexico food pantries. Your giving has also made it possible for Rotarians to assist the Navajo Nation’s most vulnerable families with much-needed food, water, and supplies to protect against COVID-19. Other projects include local scholarships, inbound and outbound youth exchange, a youth leadership academy, local clothing and food drives, the PEEC treehouse and gardens, the LAHS memorial garden, and international projects In Guatemala and South Africa.
You will find all these opportunities, and many more, to support Rotary’s humanitarian service at https://app.galabid.com/surfandturf2023/.
The Los Alamos Rotary 1312, Inc., sponsor of this event, is a publicly-supported charitable affiliate of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization designed to raise and grant the financial resources that support the work of the members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos through the organization’s service projects.