Deadline Friday, April 1, to buy tickets
for 11th Annual Nancy Rockwell Gala and Auction
on April 8, 2011, at the Davenport Hotel
Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. The silent auction and cocktail hour begins at 5:30, followed by dinner at 7 and the live auction at 8. Contact Sandi Druffel at (509) 473-3390 for more information.
Live AuctionThe auction includes more than 155 silent auction items and 29 live auction items. Here's a look at our live auction items:
#1. SELECT OUR GRUB FOR 2012 . . . SPECIAL TASTING WITH CHEF FRANZ!
A unique opportunity for two (2) to be seated in The Davenport kitchen, served by top chef Brian Franz and his staff for the tasting to select the menu for the 2012 Nancy Rockwell Gala! This is a "behind-the-scenes" event done with a definite flair and personal touch! (Arrangements made through Sandi Druffel 509-473-3390 in fall of 2011)
Thank you: The Davenport Hotel
#2. PLAY ALL SUMMER – IGNORE WORKING IN THE YARD AND STILL MAINTAIN A PERFECT GREEN WEEDLESS LANDSCAPE!
Treat your lawn to special care this summer with a program setup for it to include fertilizer and weed control! Sorry you may need to do some mowing and grooming! (Summer of 2011 only – restricted to Spokane)
Thank you: Spokane Senske Lawn & Tree Care
#3. OWN A PIECE OF BASKETBALL HISTORY!
Not too many can say they have an autograph of Spokane’s Legend - John Stockton! You can brag about it to your friends by being the highest bidder tonight!
Thank you: John Stockton and Jack Stockton
#4. BEND THE MAYOR’S EAR!
Lunch with one of Spokane’s finest – Mayor Mary Verner! Mayor Verner will take time out of her busy schedule to enjoy time with two (2) guests. (Time and location to be arranged with Mayor Verner)
Thank you: Mayor Mary Verner
#5. READY FOR HOCKEY?! TREAT YOUR FRIENDS & STAY WARM INSIDE!
You have the opportunity to select the Spokane Chiefs game you have been looking forward to attending in the 2011-12 season. You and your guests will be seated in a box suite. Package includes 25 tickets, 5 parking passes plus snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING PATSY SALES TO SELECT GAME!
Thank you: Moloney + O’Neill
#6. WHITEWATER ON THE HORIZON!
Five (5) adventuresome guests wanted for an all-inclusive one (1) day trip on the Wenatchee, Methow, Tieton, White Salmon or Lower Skagit Rivers. Blue Sky Outfitters will provide it all: experienced guides, professional equipment ... a fabulous steak BBQ ... and memories to last a lifetime!
Thank you: Emerald Outdoor Advertising
#7. "AIN’T NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG?"
Elvis was going to make it tonight but he had a prior commitment and had to make the visit short. He did stop in just long enough to pose for this very unique cake and to provide a goodie basket of Elvis history! We know you all "dig" Elvis so the top bidder definitely has the opportunity to "dig" into the cake!
Thank you: Phil & Lorene Harris, Steve & Sandi Druffel,
Mark M. Havens and Sweet Dreams
#8. FACEBOOK HITS THE SYMPHONY!
A pair of season tickets for the Spokane Symphony’s Friday night Casual Classics 2011-12 series which focuses on three great masters, but with a Facebook twist. September 23, 2011 – Beethoven’s Facebook, March 9, 2012 – Mozart’s Facebook, April 20, 2012 – Schubert’s Facebook. A special experience at the first concert includes a priceless backstage tour led by Marketing Director Annie Matlow, photo with Music Director Eckart Preu, and a bottle of Townshend’s Symphony Red wine.
Thank you: Spokane Symphony and Annie Matlow
#9. HAWAII – HERE I COME – DECEMBER 2-9, 2011!
Perfect time for hours in the sun so get those swimming suits out for your December adventure! Your peak season vacation is ready for 4 to 6 guests for a 7-night stay at the Hanalei Bay Resort on Kauai, Hawaii. Accommodations include 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. (This does not include airfare.)
Thank you: Joel and Colette Loiacono
#10. THIS IS A CLASSIC – TIME FOR A STAMPEDE!
Two (2) guests can attend the famous Omak Stampede in 2011. Spend the night at the Best Western Peppertree Inn at Omak, wake up to a delicious breakfast prior to spending the day at the stampede. VALID OMAK STAMPEDE WEEK ONLY!!!
AUGUST 10, 2011 through AUGUST 14, 2011. You are responsible for calling for your reservations for this package.
Thank you: Best Western Peppertree Inns of Washington
#11. "STAY AND PLAY" OR IF YOU LIKE "PLAY AND STAY"! YOU ARE A WINNER NO MATTER YOUR CHOICE!
Take home a basket of goodies tonight – and then tomorrow make arrangements for 2 rounds of golf at Circling Raven Golf Club (expires Oct.31, 2011) and the added pleasure of spending the night at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel where you can continue to play!
Thank you: Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort & Hotel and Circling Raven Golf Club
#12 TWO INDIAN HORSES PRESERVED ON A LITHO
An original Bev Doolittle litho to hang on your wall – although unsigned it is a keepsake and ranks up there as a special keepsake for distinction in your home décor.
Thank you: Brad and Sharon Carr (In Memory of Pauline Whitaker Morton)
#13. THE COUGARS – REMEMBER THE PAST AND LOOK TOWARD THE FUTURE!
Take home an autographed 2010-11 Cougar basketball tonight to reflect the winning season by some top players and get ready for the next year by bidding on 2 WSU Basketball tickets for the 2011-12 season including a surprise for a future Cougar – an original signed Butch storybook. Package includes 2 seats at the Coaches Corner (if available) or a dinner at another location. (You will need to contact Colette Loiacono following announcement of schedule to arrange your special game)
Thank you: Joel and Colette Loiacono and Mike and Barb Mahoney
#14. LET’S SNEAK ACROSS THE BORDER TO CANADA!
Don’t forget to bring along your passport to spend a special weekend in the breathtaking Okanagan Valley at the luxurious Playa del Sol in Kelowna, British Columbia Spend romantic time in your room or enjoy the pool, hot tub, close-by world-famous wineries and golf courses! (Available May 1 through June 27, 2011, and Oct. 15, 2011 through May 1, 2012)
Thank you: Okanagan Vacation Rental Management
#15. FUND A FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM!
Support the cause tonight and help fund educational programs presented free of charge to those in our Chapter! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY!!!
#16. MY DRIVEWAY IS BARE – HELP ME GET SOME TRACTION THERE!
An opportunity to put your space back into shape with 10 cubic yards of crushed rock – delivered to your local door (or drive) in the Spokane area. All you need is your friends to assist in spreading those rocks – and you may be able to do that by purchasing a wheelbarrow full of beer! (see item below!)
Thank you: Murphy Brothers
#17. COME FLY WITH US AND GET AWAY TO YOUR OWN SELECTED DESTINATION!
You and your guest can determine where you want to travel as well as when. This special airline travel package for two (2) includes unrestricted coach class travel, round trip, with none of those usual blackout dates, wherever Alaska Airline and/or Horizon Air fly. (Must travel by April 8, 2012.)
Thank you: Alaska Airlines
#18. UNIQUE FLAG FOR YOU TO OWN!
We honor our military who are defending and assisting too many war-torn areas throughout the world. Tonight we have an American flag ready to be taken by Lt. Col. Joel Loiacono to Kuwait in the next few months ahead. Joel will fly this flag in Kuwait and return this piece of history to the highest bidder!
Thank you: Lt. Col. Joel Loiacono
#19. 2012 GALA PREMIER TABLE
Be at the head table next year with "upscale" dining for 10 guests! Included in the VIP treatment is a special menu, 2 bottles of champagne or wine, and VIP checkout!
Thank you: Gala Committee Value: $1,700
#20. 11th ANNUAL NANCY ROCKWELL GALA WINE!
Red wine in a special bottle produced specifically for the April 8, 2011, Alzheimer’s Association Gala.
Thank you: Garry Montague Auctioneers
#21. A FULL AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF BOATING ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE COEUR D’ALENE
Your time can include more active fun such as wake boarding, water skiing, tubing and knee boarding, or a more relaxing sight-seeing cruise with time for leisurely floating/lounging on an air mattress. Captain Patty and Skipper Jim will be your guides and will provide drinks and snacks along with $100 you can use toward any numerous dining opportunities on the lake.
Thank you: Jim and Patty Schaefer
#22. A WAGON FULL OF DREAMS FOR THE KIDS AT HOME!
Take these toys home tonight and wake up early to see the sparkle in your kid(s) eyes. They may even let you go back to sleep after a fun night at the Gala ... and serve breakfast to you in bed!
Thank you: Gail Jepsen and Phil and Lorene Harris
#23. PAMPER ME PLEASE. . .
A basket full of so many goodies to create a beautiful "YOU" or a special gift to bring a smile to their face!
Thank you: Valerie Poland’s Children: Candy, Melanie, Melissa and Denny
Value: $450#24. I’M TREATING MY LOVE WITH A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY!
First stop at the spa for a massage … then home for a live performance by T.J. Country Legends Express. You supply the party goodies but the entertainment is set! (Restricted to the Spokane/CDA area – not available Christmas or Thanksgiving.)
Thank you: The Four Seasons Memory Care
#25. PAC 10 FOOTBALL IN SEATTLE?
There’s actually one Pac 10 game in Seattle this year. Don’t let those Huskies fool you. The "real" football game in Seattle is at Qwest Field on Oct. 22, 2011, when the WSU Cougars feast on the Oregon State University Beavers. Package includes two (2) tickets to the game plus 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Seattle (hotel stay valid from Oct. 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012). Following the Cougar victory celebrate with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.
Thank you: Joel and Colette Loiacono and Holiday Inn Express Downtown
#26. BOOMER IS BACK!
Our famous "Save For Future Care" savings plan is back and ready for someone to take home tonight to sock those dollars away! Painted by Board President Pat Johnson and purchased in 2010 and re-donated by the Rockwell boys to the Alzheimer’s Association, Boomer is looking for a new home tonight!
Thank you: Matt and Tim Rockwell and Pat Johnson
#27. ARE YOU READY FOR ADVENTURE IN MONTANA?
Be part of the group to attend the 3rd Annual "Raft to Remember" event – this year floating down the Clark Fork River in Montana on July 17, 2011! Fill up your raft with 7 guests by bidding on this rafting adventure – professional guides and a guarantee to get splashed with water along the way! (Transportation to Montana not included but may be available for additional charge.)
Thank you: Row Adventures
#28. THIS IS BULLDOG COUNTRY!
Take home a Zags Basket tonight and wear your colors with pride as well as to remind you and your buddy about the Gonzaga University men’s basketball game you can select for the 2011-12 season! (Game to be mutually agreed upon by contacting John and Cindy following announcement of the new season schedule).
Thank you: John & Cindy Zapotocky
#29. MY "HONEY DO LIST" FOR THE YARD IS EASIER WHEN I HAVE THE CORRECT TOOLS!
Enjoy a wide variety of individually selected "brews" from our staff of brew masters with our yearly wheel barrel of beer!
Thank you: Gail Jepsen, Pat Johnson, King Beverages, Friends of the Alzheimer’s Association
Presenting Platinum Sponsor
ResCare Home Care