2012 GIVE WATER, GIVE LIFE AUCTION
This year’s items include:
Following the Water 1st program from 9:00 – 9:15 p.m. there will be a small Live Auction. We will be auctioning off the following four items:
Two Beers Brewing Company—Beer Lovers & Beer Makers Package
You and four friends will get a behind-the-scenes tour of award-winning Two Beers Brewery, one of Seattle’s fastest growing and most acclaimed micro breweries. You will work with the brew master to make your own beer, name it and commercialize it (this limited edition will be served in Seattle with proceeds benefiting Water 1st!). Then you’ll enjoy a private party at the Two Beers tasting room with your friends when the beer is ready. Cheers!
Special thanks to Two Beers Brewing Company
Italian Country Villa for 10
One-week stay at a private 15th-century villa
Located in the Umbrian region of central Italy, one-hour north of Rome, “La Fontana” is a 15th-century villa situated in the hills of Amelia, near Assisi, Orvieto and Todi. This quiet property has a main farmhouse, three cottages, a swimming pool and gardens. The property sleeps up to 10 comfortably. The main farmhouse has three bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen and is centrally heated. Each of the three cottages has a fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom and bath. Two of the cottages have central heating and the third has a gas fireplace. All around Amelia you’ll find vineyards and wine producers, and the local olive oil production is the best in Italy. The property is available anytime except June 15 – September 15, 2013. Please make mutually agreed upon arrangements with the owner. Please note: there is a deposit of Euro 400 required, from which Euro 150 is taken for final cleaning expense. Expires November 3, 2013.
Special thanks to Philip A. Corsano-Leopizzi
Canlis Dinner Party
A dinner party for up to five people in the private Caché room
The Caché is an entirely private, intimate room with spectacular views across Lake Union to the Cascade Mountains. Originally built as the owner’s office, this treetop niche quickly became the most exclusive table in Seattle. This special item includes a five-course chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings, a private tour of the kitchen with renowned Executive Chef Jason Franey, a tour of the private wine cellar and a whisky tasting with the Canlis family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mark that special occasion at Seattle’s most esteemed restaurant.
Special thanks to Canlis
Water 1st International Trip for One
Travel to Ethiopia, Bangladesh or Honduras – your choice
For as much as Water1st transforms the lives of the communities we serve, this once-in-a-lifetime trip will transform your outlook on the world. We’ll fly you to one of our destinations, and along with Water 1st Executive Director Marla Smith-Nilson and staff, you will observe the work we do: how we select communities and assess their needs, and how we work with local partner organizations to ensure the projects will be successful and sustainable. You’ll also have an opportunity to walk with the community to their water source, and if you’d like, help villagers carry their supply from the river, pond or stream. And you’ll be the honored guest at the community’s water inauguration celebration, where you’ll cut the ribbon and you or the person of your choice will be commemorated at the water source with a plaque. There will also be opportunities to learn about the history of the country and region, as a personal tour guide will lead you to museums, local markets and restaurants. This special trip includes airfare, modest lodging, food and beverages, in-country travel, translator and a tour guide. The trip is 10-12 days, depending on the country. You must be in good health and moderate physical condition.
Special thanks to Water 1st International
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Country Farmhouse in France for 14
One-week stay at an 18th-century farmhouse in Southwest France
Venture to a peaceful spot in Garony, located in the heart of Armagnac country in southwest France, where you’ll stay in an elegantly restored 18th-century French farmhouse, complete with exposed stonework and oak beams. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home sleeps 14 and is surrounded by uninterrupted countryside views, yet it’s close to several historic market towns studded with fine shopping and restaurants. You can also stay in and relax in the farmhouse’s two lounges, cook in the gourmet kitchen, stroll the grassy, tree-ringed grounds or sit by the charming frog-filled ponds. The estate also has a private pool and tennis court, as well as a sunbathing terrace. Enjoy your stay during the following dates: May, September, October 2013. Please make mutually agreeable arrangements at least 60 days in advance.
One-week stay at a private one-bedroom apartment in Barcelona
Enjoy a week in the 21st-century capital of Mediterranean culture. You’ll stay at a centrally located apartment with one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen and living room — the perfect base for exploring the city’s superb museums, architectural monuments, beaches and parks, fine shopping and award-winning restaurants. You’ll be close enough to make a day trip to the Costa Brava to see the Dali Museums. Barcelona is also home to the high-speed train hub linking Spain with France. Apartment will be either in the Eixample, Born or Gothic quarter of the city, and is subject to mutually agreeable dates outside major holidays. Expires November 2013, no exceptions. Tourist packet included.
Experience the French Riviera!
One-week stay at a private apartment in Nice, France
Enjoy a week on France’s Cote d’Azur in the heart of the old quarter of Nice. This fully-equipped one-bedroom, two-bath apartment is located off a quiet courtyard on a back street, just five minutes from the beach and minutes from the old market. Explore Monoco, Italy, Provence and the wine country of the Rhone. Apartment has Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV. Suitable for a couple or a family with one child. Expires November 3, 2013, no exceptions.
Mexico for Two
One-week stay at The Mayan Palace Beachfront Resort and airfare
Vacation for a week in Mexico at one of the Mayan Palace beachfront resorts. Choose between Mazatlan, La Jolla De Cortes, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya or Nuevo Vallarta. Room is a one-bedroom suite, with a small kitchenette and living area with sofa bed. Two coach-class airline tickets included.
One-week stay on a private Puerto Rican island for up to four
Unplug and unwind in the Caribbean at the coolest place on the coolest island. La Finca, Spanish for a “place in the country,” is located on three private, tropical acres in the middle of Vieques, a uniquely unspoiled Puerto Rican island. Complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, pool and 12 hammocks, La Finca is located just 25 minutes and a world away from San Juan and the US Virgin Islands. Finca Caribe offers eco-travelers a rare taste of the Caribbean – the way it used to be – natural, unspoiled, laidback. This unique item can be tailored to you and your wishes – choose a vacation for two for a romantic escape, or a family or friend getaway for four.
Sun Valley Getaway for Six
Five-night stay at a private, three-bedroom condo in Ketchum
Enjoy a five-night stay at this three-bedroom, two-bath River Run condo in Ketchum, Idaho. Ski, walk or bicycle to the River Run Lift Plaza – Bald Mountain’s southern entry point – and the new Roundhouse Express Gondola. This beautiful light-filled condominium is on the cross-country ski/bike trail and just a few blocks to downtown Ketchum. The condo is a top floor residence with views to Bald Mountain from the day rooms, master bedroom and deck. Set away from the street, the unit is very quiet and private. The condo offers many amenities –including workout room, hot tub, covered parking garage and Wi-Fi. Based on availability between 11/4/2012 – 11/4/2013. *Not available Thanksgiving week (November 19-25, 2012), Christmas week (December 23- 30, 2012) and Presidents week (February 17-24, 2013).
Weekend at a custom yurt on Lookout Mountain, Central Washington
Spend a weekend at this unique yurt above the Teanaway on Lookout Mountain in Central Washington (elevation 3,200 feet). Just a two-hour drive from Seattle, the solar-powered yurt has two bedrooms, a loft, kitchen, wood stove, outhouse, and views forever! Sleeps six comfortably. Water is provided by Mother Nature’s snowfall. You must snow shoe or hike to access in winter. Car access in summer.
Eliza Island Weekend Getaway
Three-day stay at a three-bedroom recreational home in the San Juans
This comfortable three-bedroom/two-bath house is located on a private one-square-mile island in the San Juans, seven miles from Anacortes or Bellingham. Sleeps six comfortably and is child-friendly. Access is by water taxi from Fairhaven (near Bellingham) or Anarcortes. Available March-November 2013, except July 4th weekend.
Methow Valley Weekend Getaway
Two-night stay at the Rolling Huts in Winthrop
The modern alternative to camping! With mountain views, the hut sleeps up to four and comes equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, dishes and silverware, fireplace and Wi-Fi and picnic table. There is a sleeping platform perfect for two, and modular furniture in the living area that can be reconfigured to sleep two more. A water faucet is outside the hut, with an adjacent portable toilet. Full bathrooms and showers are housed in the centrally located barn a short distance away, as well as a picnic shelter with propane and charcoal grills.
North Cascades Retreat for Six
Three-night stay at private home in Marblemount
Enjoy a three-night stay for up to six adults and two small children at a vacation home in Marblemount, Washington, on the Skagit River and seven miles from the entrance to North Cascades National Park. The home has three bedrooms, a sofa bed, two 3/4 baths and a kitchen. Fish, hike, raft, relax.
Weekend on Harstine Island for Eight
Three days, two nights at a quaint cabin at Harstine Point!
Harstine Island is the third largest island in the Puget Sound and only two hours from Seattle by car. Enjoy a view of the Sound, “secret” beach access, club house pool and hot tub, and wood stove. Sleeps up to eight people. One bedroom with a queen bed on the main level and a huge loft with two singles, each with pull-out trundles and a double air mattress. Available year round (excluding July 4th).
A Weekend Getaway at Methow Tents
Two Safari-style tents for 4 or more Only 300 feet from the pristine Methow River, and at the edge of the forest, two safari-style canvas tents are waiting for you and your friends. The tents are located minutes away from rock climbing, river rafting or horseback riding, and you are just steps to enjoying the 120 miles of trails this Valley is famous for. When night falls be ready to be marveled by the night sky. Mounted on a wooden platform, each tent is fully enclosed with a screen door and windows, and two camping cots, a picnic table and benches, and water and electricity. The campground has offers full restrooms and showers, a fire pit/gathering place, and a restaurant is on site. Tents available during the warm season. Value: $240
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Golfing at Broadmoor for Four
Water 1st board member Steve Romein will host three of you to a round of golf followed by lunch at Seattle’s Broadmoor Golf Club.
Four Sounders tickets – third row, midfield line – prime seats!
Summer Soccer Day Camp
One-week summer soccer day camp at International Soccer Schools in Seattle. Good for ages 6-14.
Two Sounders Tickets – Field Level – Centerfield
Seats are back row of centerfield, Section 109.
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FINE WINE EXPERIENCES
A Flight of Wines
Palouse Winery and Vashon Island Air for two
You will be picked up at Boeing Field airport, where you’ll board a private plane with Pilot George Kirkkish, commercial pilot and owner of Vashon Island Air. You’ll enjoy a spectacular, eagle’s eye view of the Puget Sound as you are whisked to beautiful Vashon Island, where you will be driven to the Palouse Winery. There, winemakers George and Linda Kirkkish will give you a personal and private tasting of their award-winning vintages paired with delicious cheeses and bites. Palouse Winery has won numerous competitions, including three Double Gold medals, one Gold, one Silver,
three Bronze and several Grand Awards of Excellence. It was named “Best Puget Sound Winery” and “One of the Top 10 Winemakers of Washington.” You will then return to the airport for a scenic flight over Downtown Seattle as you return to Boeing Field. Truly a memorable experience!
Four-Hour Woodinville Wine Tour for Eight
Eight of you will experience Woodinville wine country from the comfort and luxury of a Mercedes Benz Sprinter for this special four-hour wine tour. Wine expert Stuart Butler or one of his hand-picked and trained chauffeurs will guide you through some of Woodinville’s finest wineries and tasting rooms. Butler’s insider relationship with the winemakers and owners will get you unique access that goes beyond other tours. You will be smiling and laughing all day long (wine does that). Reserve your tour at a mutually
agreeable date. Mr. Butler will choose the wineries. Tour includes tasting fees; tax and 20 percent tour gratuity not included.
European Wine Tasting for 10
Explore the world of wine. Madrona Wine Merchants will host you and nine friends for an after-hours tasting of unique and distinctive European wines along with light appetizers at their intimate wine shop in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. Valid Tuesday—Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Fine Wine Collection put together by the Water 1st Board of Directors
Collection includes: Leonetti Cellars 2006 Merlot Columbia Valley; JM Cellars magnum 2010 Bramble Bump Red Columbia Valley; Franciscan 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley; Buty Winery 2008 “Wildebeast” Red Walla Walla; Novelty Hill 2009 Syrah; Pine Ridge Vineyards 2008
Forefront Cabernet Sauvignon; Otis Kenyon 2008 Matchless Red Walla Walla; Stags’ Leap 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley.
Fine Wine Collection put together by the Water 1st Advisory Council
Collection includes: Anderson Family Vineyards 2009 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Oregon; Gilbert Cellars 2009 Allobroges Wahluke Slope; C.M.S Hedges 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Syrah blend; Gorman Winery 2009 Zachary’s Ladder blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pertit Verdot; Domaine Drouhin 2010 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley; Rotie Cellars 2010 Northern Red Walla Walla; Woodward Canyon 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla.
Magnums of Bookwalter Cabernet Wines, Columbia Valley
Metropolitan Market Red Wine
A case of Metropolitan Market 2009 Red Blend #15 Washington State—a foundation of Bordeaux with a trio of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec with Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache. Great everyday wine for tasting or for a meal.
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Farm to Table Dinner on Bainbridge Island for Eight
Water 1st board member and Hey Day farm owner Steve Romein will host you and seven friends for a special “farm to table” dinner on Bainbridge Island. You’ll get a special tour of the 24-acre farm with its 1,000 chickens, 20 hogs, 10 cows, 150 turkeys and 3-acre garden and greenhouses. Also on the property are two renovated 1890 Victorian farmhouses, one housing four bedrooms for agri-tourism, a community kitchen, and a new dairy barn and cheese making facility. Following the tour, Steve Romein will prepare a farm to table dinner from foods grown on the farm and wine to accompany each dish. Available July and August 2013.
Lake Washington Cruise on a Restored 60-foot Motor Yacht for Eight
Eight of you will cruise for two to three hours aboard a 100-year-old, 60-foot motor yacht that once served as a British fireboat. Enjoy Seattle sights from Lake Union and the Ship Canal. You can even take a turn at a historical helm! Snacks and drinks included.
Downtown Overnight Adventure
One-night weekend stay at the W Seattle Hotel
Private Chris Craft Lake Cruise for Four
Sit back and relax as four of you enjoy a three-hour cruise from Ballard to Lake Washington and back again aboard a restored 1958 Chris Craft 35-foot cruiser. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included.
A Summer Day on the Sound
A sailing adventure, lunch and wine tasting for four on Bainbridge Island
Enjoy an afternoon sail out of Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor on the 31-foot Dufour Sloop “Patience” and a gourmet lunch at the Kerr family home, which looks back toward Shilshole Marina. Then follow that with a trip to enjoy local wines or a delicious Mora ice cream cone. Available July,
August, September 2013, by prior arrangement with hosts.
Dinner for Two at The Space Needle
Admission and Dinner for Two at Jazz Alley
Six-week Salsa Dance Lessons for two at Salsa con Todo
Two VIP Paramount Club Seats for “Fela”
Enjoy the best seats in the house and Paramount Club member privileges! Performance on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
Two VIP Paramount Club seats for “War Horse”
Enjoy the best seats in the house and Paramount Club member privileges for a live performance of “War Horse.” Performance on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
Tamales y Tecates
We bring the fiesta to you! Two dozen authentic, homemade tamales and a selection of Mexican beers delivered to your house by Executive Director Marla Smith-Nilson on a mutually agreeable date. Fire up your oven!
Dinner at Vashon Island’s Hardware Store
Ferry over to Vashon Island and enjoy this $100 gift certificate at this popular restaurant at the center of town.
Dinner at St. Clouds
A $75 gift certificate at St. Clouds, a family-friendly restaurant in Madrona.
Dinner at 50 North
A $100 gift certificate at restaurant 50 North near Seattle’s U Village.
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HOME AND ART
Original 1994 South African Ballot
Own a piece of history!
This original 1994 national ballot from the Republic of South Africa was used by a voter in Soweto to cast his/her vote for Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress. Because the South African government insisted on an easy-to-understand ballot, the faces of all 14 political party candidates are pictured in full color, including Nelson Mandela of the ANC who became President in May 1994, F.W. de Klerk of the National Party who became Vice President, and Chief Buthelezi of the Inkatha Freedom Party (Zulus).
Private Painting Class for up to Three
Three-hour private painting class for one to three artists (teens or adults) with Cornish/Gage painting instructor and nationally/locally-exhibiting artist Kimberly Trowbridge. Class to be held at Kimberly Trowbrdige’s studio in south Seattle. Art materials provided.
Three-hour photography workshop with professional photographer Pamela Roberson.
Craft Party for 12
Water 1st advisory council member Christine Stickler and Kitty Harmon, co-authors of “Wild With a Glue Gun,” will prepare a three-hour craft party for up to 12 people.
Open Circle Diamond Pendant
Beautiful 14k White Gold pendant from Blue Nile
Original Animation Painting by Disney Animator
Original production animation cel by Walt Disney Animator Chuck Jones – “Tucker and Harry” from A Very Merry Cricket, 1979. Signed and certified.
Framed Vintage French Oil Painting “Chrysanthemums”
Portrait Photography Session
One-to-two-hour portrait session for up to six people with photographer Erika Sheehan. Session to take place at a location of your choice, indoors or outdoors, within the greater-Seattle area. Erika will meet with you after the session to view and choose photos (photos for purchase).
Two-hour landscape consultation with nationally certified landscape designer Tina Nyce. Your personalized consultation will focus on whatever’s most important to you: how to maintain the plants you have, how to improve your space or how to enhance your outdoor living area. Residence must be within 20 miles of Redmond.
Designer Scarf and Bag from Juniper in Madrona
Dominique Picquier ‘romance bag’ designed and made in France, woven scarf by women weave & organic by John Patrick, and ‘Rather’ Paris guide book.
Handmade Necklace from Hitchcock Madrona
Silver and Diamond Necklace and Earrings
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HEALTH, BEAUTY AND FITNESS
Laser vision correction (LASIK) procedure and postoperative care performed by “Top Seattle Doctor” Dr. Bruce Cameron of Seattle’s Northwest Eye Surgeons. Dr. Cameron was named a “Top Doctor in Ophthalmology” in Seattle Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Seattle 2012” issue.
Three one-hour sessions of massage therapy with Talitha Thomson at Seattle Advanced Bodyworks Associates in Fremont.
Couture Color at Gene Juarez downtown Seattle
Tranquility Massage at Gene Juarez downtown Seattle
Three-month membership at Seattle Athletic Club
Pedicure and Manicure at Frenchy’s Day Spa
Cleanse and Massage
Three-day juice cleanse and two massages
Here’s to your health! You get two one-hour massages at Cocoon Bodywork on Queen Anne, and a selection of a dozen nutrition-packed juices from Strawberry Moon, Seattle’s definitive source for raw juice. Pick your juice variety (level of cleanse), secure your cleanse date and start cleaning up
your act. Your daily ration may include two green drinks, one fruit/vegetable drink and one nut milk. All drinks are delivered at one time.
Reshape and Sculpt!
Five-class card at The Bar Method
Voted “Best Fitness Club” by Seattle Magazine and “Best Group Activity” by 425 Magazine. Studios located at South Lake Union/Seattle and Redmond.
Three-month individual membership at Seattle Athletic Club Downtown
Near Pike Place Market, this club has it all! In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, a full menu of athletic, group exercise and a staffed childcare facility, the club has a heated indoor swimming pool, basketball gym for pick-up hoops during your lunch hour, squash and racquetball courts, and
an indoor running track, which is especially nice on those rainy Seattle days.
Sports and Rehab
Has that knee/shoulder/back/hip been giving you trouble? This item includes an evaluation and treatment with a physical therapist at Kinetic Sports Rehab, a physical rehabilitation therapy and sports performance center in Fremont.
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Featuring unique items from the countries where Water 1st works – Honduras, Ethiopia, India and Bangladesh – pottery, oil paintings, woven scarves, coffee and more!
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