Midwest Chapter MLA 2017 Fundraiser – Silent Auction and Chapter ‘Critter’ Update

Submitted by Submitted by Edith Starbuck, 2017 Silent Auction Fundraiser Co-Chair

Preparations for the upcoming silent auction and chapter ‘critter’ selection are well underway.

Silent Auction Update

Many thanks to Chapter members who have donated auction items that they, their relatives, or friends have created!  Items range from jewelry to knitted, wooden, ceramic, and fabric items.

Silent auction items can be viewed at http://z.umn.edu/mc_auction.   Silent auction hours and bidding procedures can be found at http://midwestmla.org/conference2017/scholarship-fundraiser/.

Chapter Critter Update

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.  So members will be voting to select one of the 6 as the ‘critter’ or mascot to represent the nine states in the Midwest MLA Chapter.  We’re looking forward to finding out which ‘critter’ wins the most votes!

Top Six ‘Critters’:

  • White Tailed Deer
  • Owl
  • Hawk
  • American Robin
  • Corn
  • Squirrel

More information about the critters is available at http://z.umn.edu/proposedcriters.

Voting will be available in-person at the conference as well as online for those unable to attend.  More information about voting procedures can be found at http://midwestmla.org/conference2017/scholarship-fundraiser/.

Bid and vote often during the conference 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

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