Upcoming Fundraiser at Midwest Chapter MLA 2017

Upcoming Fundraiser: Support Midwest Chapter MLA 2017 Scholarships Three Ways!    

  • Bid on handmade silent auction items donated by Chapter members,
  • Pay $1.00 to vote for the Midwest MLA Chapter ‘Critter’ of your choice, and
  • Purchase a ribbon for $1.00 with sayings on them for yourself or your colleague’s nametag!

Fundraiser Location: Conference Registration Area

Silent Auction Details

  • Silent Auction items will be represented on the table(s) by bid sheets due to limited space
  • As space allows, items will be displayed as much as possible
  • Ask for a closer look at any item – they will be available nearby
  • Preview the auction items: http://z.umn.edu/mc_auction

Silent Auction Parameters:

  • Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:50 PM on Sunday 10/15/17
    • Final Bidding: 4:30 to 4:50 PM
    • Winners Pay & Pick Up Winnings: 4:50 to 5:15
  • Cash or check only
  • A starting bid will be stated on the bid sheet
  • Bids must be at least $2.00 each (unless otherwise stated)
  • A starting bid will be stated on the bid sheet
  • All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are “as is.”
  • Must be present to win or have designated in writing who is picking up and paying on your behalf
  • The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser to clarify amount of deduction.

Chapter Critter Update & Details

There was an enthusiastic response to the call for Chapter ‘Critter’ suggestions.  A total of 26 different suggestions came in and the Executive Board voted on their 5 top choices.  Survey results revealed 6 top ‘critters’ due to a 3-way tie.

  • Members vote to select one of the 6 as the ‘critter’ or mascot to represent the nine states in the Midwest MLA Chapter.

Top Six Proposed ‘Critters’

In-Person Chapter Critter Voting Parameters

  • Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:50 PM on Sunday 10/15/17
  • $1.00 per vote – cash or check only
  • Vote as often as you like for the critter of your choice
  • If there’s a tie, the winner will be pulled out of a hat by the Chapter president
  • The winning ‘Critter’ will be announced at the Business Meeting on Monday 10/16/17

Online ‘Critter’ Voting 10/1 – 10/15 until 5 pm

How to donate and cast your vote(s):

  • Use the Midwest MLA online donation form: https://mcmla45.wildapricot.org/page-1745931
  • Votes are $1.00 each.  Put the total amount you wish to donate for votes, i.e. $10.00 for 10 votes
  • In the Comments field put the ‘critter’ / mascot for which you want to vote
  • Complete the form and pay.

Purchase ‘Fun’ Ribbons for Name Tag

  • $1.00 per ribbon – cash or check only
  • Buy ribbons for yourself or your colleagues
  • Buy as many as you like

Bid, vote, and purchase ribbons often to raise Midwest MLA scholarship funds!   

Questions?  Contact us.

Thanks everyone!

Edith Starbuck (edith.starbuck@uc.edu) and Nicole Theis-Mahon (theis025@umn.edu)

2017 Silent Auction Fundraiser Co-chairs

Midwest MLA Scholarship Fundraiser – Coming Soon!

Midwest MLA Scholarship Fundraiser – Coming Soon

Be ready to participate in the upcoming scholarship fundraiser – show your support 3 different ways!

• Bid on handmade silent auction items donated by (Chapter members, click here to preview the silent auction items: (http://z.umn.edu/mc_auction))

Pay $1.00 to vote for the Midwest MLA Chapter ‘Critter’ of your choice

Purchase a ribbon for $1.00 with fun sayings on them for yourself or your colleague’s nametag

The fundraiser is only on Sunday 10/15/17 so be ready to bid, vote, and purchase ribbons often!

• Cash or check only
• Check out the conference website for additional details.

Together we can make a difference for the scholarship fund!

Thank you.

Fundraiser Co-Chairs: Edith Starbuck and Nicole Theis-Mahon