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On Friday evening, August 12, the Convention Banquet will feature Hall of Fame inductees and top chapter awards, along with the Bid for Better Men Auction. Proceeds from the Bid for Better Men Auction support The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho. We are excited that this year's silent auction will once again employ mobile bidding technology allowing those that are not in attendance to participate, and we have already begun securing several exciting items for the live auction! We anticipate the 2016 Bid for Better Men Auction will be the most successful yet!
The Bid for Better Men live auction traditionally features larger donations from alumni while the silent auction features more modest gifts such as items donated by our chapters and alumni. To ensure success of the Bid for Better Men Auction, the Foundation needs your help!
Many chapters have already started collecting items to include in the silent auction! We hope every chapter will donate an agricultural or nostalgic item unique to their state or region. At previous conventions, items for the silent auction have ranged in value from $50-$200 and examples of have included:
- State-themed variety baskets
- Pork Chops & Bacon from Iowa State
- Wine from California-Davis
- Crab Feast from Maryland
- Sweet Corn from Illinois
The Foundation also hopes alumni and/or their organizations will consider donating an item for the Bid for Better Men Auction. All items donated will include an acknowledgement of donors, and the following types of items are being sought:
- Vacation packages (golf, beach, ski, cruise, winery, etc.)
- Hunting and fishing trips
- Artwork (agriculture, wildlife, etc.)
- Tickets to sporting events
- Sailing outings
- Agricultural antiques
- Women's jewelry
If you'd like to support Bid for Better Men Auction, please return the Bid for Better Men Auction Item Donation Form along with your auction item prior to August 5, 2016 to:
Treynor Ag Supply, Inc.
Attn: Roger Webster
31001 Highway 92, Treynor IA 51575
If you have any questions or ideas on how you can help ensure the success of the Bid for Better for Better Men Auction, please contact Brad Garrison, Director of Development, by email a [email protected] or by phone at 816-891-9200, ext. 21.