Around the World Benefit 2018
Around the World Benefit 2018
Our 2018 AUCTION items

Make plans to bid, alone or with a group of friends! If you cannot attend the event,
submit your item(s) of interest and highest bid(s) to,
and a proxy will bid for you during the event.
Around The World Benefit proceeds will help support Rotary’s
many on-going local and world-wide humanitarian efforts.
We are neighbors, community leaders,and global citizens uniting for the common good.
Fly the Blue Skies in a Vintage 1941 Airplane 
Ride in a 1941 Boeing Stearman WWII training aircraft
Open cockpit bi-plane
Liftoff from Stanton, MN
One-hour flight
Aerial acrobatics for the brave of heart
Flight held on a mutually agreed upon date
Guest DJ Experience with Cash from MN 97.5 
Join the popular morning show d.j.'s and have your 30 minutes of fame!
Receive a Guest D.J. survival kit that includes super sweet swag for the important celebrity that you are!
Irish Whiskey Tasting
Award Winning Chef & Owner Le Petit Café Deirdre Conroy and Rotarian Ari Kolas Apollo Liquor are delighted to join Host Rotarian Sinéad Chick to bring you an evening of decadent delights to pair with a carefully selected bevvy of Irish whiskeys. Our selection of Hors d'oeuvres will complement the smoky nuances, the caramel undertones, and the spicy finishes of each Whiskey to delight your guests with tantalizing morsels. We look forward to an evening of friends, food and fine whiskey."  This intimate and fun experience, for 10-16 people, can take place at the winners home or choose from two alternative locations, date and location to be arranged.  
Malaysian Dinner for 6
From a country that is a cultural anchor and where eating never seems to end!
A symphony of flavors
Multiple Malaysian dishes
Dinner tailored to your taste of spice and heat
Hosted at donor’s home or host’s home
An evening between May 2017 – April 2018
"Unbridled Exuberance"
Sculpture by Richard Brubaker
Weekend Getaway to Wisconsin Dells
3 night stay for up to 6 people
Choice of Christmas Mountain Village or Bluegreen Odyssey Dells
Recipient will work with donor to schedule dates based on availability of units at chosen resort
Expires April 30, 2019
1920's Victrola Party - 1920's-era food and beverages will be served, including homemade peach pie and homemade ice cream. In the spirit of Prohibition (1920 to 1933), this is a "dry" party. Period costumes and hats are encouraged but not required. Please come and enjoy the phonograph and record collection that came from Sara's family farm. Musical selections include Baby Face by the Merrymakers, Throw Down Blues Fox Trot by The Original Memphis Five, S'Posin by Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees and many more. Hosted by Rotarian Sara Gilliland, this is event will be for eight people at $35/person. 
The Amazing Race hosted by Audrey Betcher - The experience is based on the scavenger hunt-like reality show, "Amazing Race". Join with family and friends for a one of a kind experience by running in your own Amazing Race. Figure out clues, perform tasks, and race around Rochester area to be the first team to the mat. Time and date to be mutually agreed upon. Race is for 6 teams - 1 team per vehicle. Great for people of all ages. Audrey will design it to fit your needs (e.g. have tasks for young children or make it super competitive for the diehards). Bids are $150/per car, minimum of 4 cars and maximum of 6.
Dinner with Rotary "Royalty" - Gourmet dinner for six with cocktails and wine pairings, provided by Karel Weigel. Six people at $35/person.
Tenors on the Terrace - 3 Tenors from Choral Arts Ensemble will serenade guests. Outdoor pizza and wine provided by Bill Wiktor & Elaine Case. Friday, August 10, 2018. 25 people, $50/person.
Basketball Pendant and Chain - Basketball pendant charm cast in 14k gold with a .06 carat diamond, clarity SI1, on a 14k gold 1.5 mm cable 18" chain with a lobster claw clasp.
Batter Up! - Four Twins tickets for Saturday, June 2, 3:10 start time against the Cleveland Indians. Seats are in the Delta SKY360 Club, Section N, Row 5, Seats 17,18,19 and 20.

Canvas Photo - 16x24 Canvas Picture of Grand Canal in Venice, Italy taken at sunset by Rotarian Terry Sorenson
"Fish" - Steel table top sculpture created by Richard Brubaker
Floral Bouquet a Month - One bouquet per month for six months, May through October, grown and designed by Rotarian Suzanne Dinusson from her perennial gardens.
Glass by Gary - Catch the light with a beautiful stained glass panel created by artist Gary Harmon
Getting Started on AncestryDNA - Semi-Annual World Explorer Membership, AncestryDNA kit, and three consulting sessions with Rotarian Suzanne Kavanaugh Dinusson. Learn how to develop a permanent family history record including relatives you know, as well as, finding new relatives. The sessions will be: 1) setting up your account and getting started in your tree, 2) how to follow the Hints and search in,  and 3) how to scan, save pictures and documents into Suzanne has been using Ancestry since 2011. She has 1162 relatives and 2228 media records in her family tree.
Glider Ride (2 available) - 30 to 40 minute ride
Handmade Jewelry Set - Set of jewelry, handwoven bead by tiny bead with a needle and beading thread. Set includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings in taupe and black. The necklace is a spiral bolo-type with a Swarovski pearl pendant, the bracelet is a bead woven cuff with hematite accents and the earrings are crystals surrounded by gold plated seed beads.
Hole in One? - 4 18-hole guest passes to Somerby Golf Club, carts included
Japanese Basket - Japanese basket with gifts card, Saki, Japanese trays, etc.
Jewelry by Jane Belau - one handmade piece yet to be determined
Lap Size Quilt - "Sisters from Frozen"
Lap Wrap - Locally grown alpaca wool lap wrap with pocket
Lavendar Sachets - Locally grown lavendar in beautiful sachets
Live Longer! - Book "The Blue Zones, 9 Lessons for Living Longer" and a case of Cannonau wine
Margarita Basket - All the fixings for the perfect margarita!Beautiful pitcher, two glasses, margarita mix and tequila. $40 gift card to Fiesta Mexicana.
Meet Me at the Civic! - Don't miss one show in this amazing line up of talent and entertainment. Season ticket package for The Rochester Civic Theatre. An 8 ticket package for the 2018-2019 season.
Native American Vase - Handcoiled, handcarved Navajo vase.
On the Water - An unforgettable experience! Boat or sail on Lake Pepin for a half day. Lunch included. Enjoy a little slice of heaven only an hour away! Weather permitting June-August, Monday - Friday. For one to three adults. Captain decides which boat to use on the day. Please schedule by Memorial Day.
Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale Season Tickets - Rochester Symphony will provide two season ticket subscriptions for the 2018-2109 concert season.

"Squaring the Circle" - Coffee table art pieces of painted steel created by Richard Brubaker
Table Runners - Embroidered and Quilted Fall Table Runner and Modern Quilted Table Runner
Theatre & More Basket - $250 gift certificate to Rochester Civic Theatre, $100 restaurant gift certificate spendable at Chesters, Pescara or Terza, two nice bottles of wine, one red and one white, and two wine glasses
Two to Tango Basket - Liquid courage to improve skill, aka wine; energy supplement, aka chocolate; adventure soundtrack, aka Tango CD; inspirational montage, aka Tango DVD; and the real life of a dancer, aka $100 certificate for lessons with Dahl Dance. 
White Alpaca Rug - Locally grown alpaca wool rug