Now that we've officially gone all online for our fundraising efforts for the Meurs family, it's time to lay down some ground rules for what should be an exciting auction
for over 80 incredible items!
Firstly, if you see anyone on this list or visit any of these businesses
, please give them a hearty thanks for donating to this fundraiser for Jenna, Garrett and Mynden Meurs.
If you'd like to make a donation to the Meurs family outside of the silent auction, you can send an eTransfer to [email protected]
. This is also the preferred method of payment for winning silent auction bids.
The auction will be run through the Ripley Wolves Facebook page (search Ripley Wolves and add us as a friend). Go to our Page > Photos > Albums > Meurs family fundraising auction
Now, onto the fun stuff.
Rule 1 - The Ripley Wolves Executive Committee
members are all volunteers and we've never done a Facebook auction before. We think we have it figured out, but if we don't get something quite right, gentle encouragement is always better than raising hell. I'm listening to the Premier's announcement right now and am not in the mood, to be honest.
Rule 2 - The auction will open by noon Saturday, but maybe even before that if everything is ready to go (because the more time the better, eh?). A few auction items may trickle in over the weekend, so be sure to scroll to the end of the photo album every time – you don't want to miss a hidden gem!
Rule 3 - At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, we will start marking auctions closed, so you need to have your bids in before we mark it. No bids after will be accepted.
Rule 4 - The Wolves FB moderators have final say if there's a dispute about timing, bids, etc. We lust for this kind of power, and will do our best to land on the right answer (but let's aim for none of these, OK?).
Rule 5 - Things that will not, in any way, be permitted: bids via private message; edited bids (delete and re-bid if you make a mistake); and Reply bids (you must enter a new comment for every bid, not reply to someone else's bid in an attempt to hide yours).
Rule 6 - Have fun! The entire purpose is to raise money for a great family so if you don't end up with the item you want, at least you drove up the donation!
Rule 7 - Fun chirping is cool (we're a hockey team after all!), so long as it's overly obvious that it's all in good fun. Also, you don't want the Doug Gilmour jersey. It's ugly and wouldn't fit right anyway, so just leave it for me to dispose of.
Rule 8 - Nearly 3 billion people have a Facebook account, and I commend you if you've held out this long, but unfortunately we can't take bids in any other way to maintain fairness for all, so sit down with one of those 3 billion and let them bid for you!
Rule 9 - We may learn something along the way and add a rule here.
Once auctions are closed, we'll post instructions on the item you've won (or PM, I don't know yet) for paying via eTransfer for your prize at [email protected]
If you'd like to pay via cash or cheque, please send an email to the above address and CC Lauren Walden at [email protected]
to make arrangements.
Once payment is received, items can be picked up at Dwight Irwin's house at 11 Tain St., Ripley. It's always best to text first at 519-525-7106 to make sure I'm home.
Thanks again for taking part in the silent auction and helping us raise money for the Meurs family.