How it works
The Benefit's goal is to raise money to help pay for
production and distribution of our newsletter, "Skjold
News". The proceeds also help reduce the cost of
membership for all members.
Members purchase items throughout the year and
donate them to the auction. Items from Norway or
with a Norwegian theme are best, but any item is fine.
A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “is this an item
I would want myself?”
The items should be worth approximately $25 in value.
NEW ITEMS ONLY PLEASE! We have had a few occasions
where members have brought a used or "white elephant"
items, not understanding that these should be NEW, NICE,
and SOMETHING YOU WOULD WANT FOR YOURSELF.
This year we will combine a SILENT AUCTION and
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MOVIE DESCRIPTION FROM
TOMATOES: Nestled in Norway's
Sunnmøre region, Geiranger is one of the most
spectacular tourist draws on the planet. With the
mountain Åkerneset overlooking the village - and
constantly threatening to collapse into the fjord - it
is also a place where cataclysm could strike at any
moment. After putting in several years at Geiranger's
warning center, geologist Kristian is moving on to a
prestigious gig with an oil company. But the very day
he's about to drive his family to their new life in
the city, Kristian senses something isn't right. The
substrata are shifting. No one wants to believe that
this could be the big one, especially with tourist
season at its peak, but when that mountain begins to
crumble, every soul in Geiranger has ten minutes to
get to high ground before a tsunami hits, consuming
everything in its path.
Join the fun!
LETS TRY SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR
- A SILENT AUCTION!
This year we will be trying a slightly different format. Bring your new item worth approximately $25 to our meeting WITHOUT wrapping. We will do a silent auction, i.e., items will be put out with a sheet of paper on which you can place your bids at any time during the meeting. Others may come along and top your bid. The auction is finally closed and the highest bidder wins the item. While this is going on, we will watch a Norwegian movie and have “movie snacks.”
In the past, some members who wanted to support Skjold News, but were unable to attend the benefit, sent a donation check instead. Some of our out-of-city or out-of-state members have even mailed gifts for the auction. Send your donation to:
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