Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

2019 National Conference
Colorado Springs, CO   /   October 14-17, 2019

2019 ESP Auctions

Online Auction (open to all members) Upload auction items now, bidding site will open October 1.

Live Auction

Donate to the 2019 ESP Online Auction

2019 ESP National Conference Online Auction in Colorado Springs

Dear ESP Members,

Welcome to the preparations for our very first National ESP online fundraising auction. Not only will this new platform let you post and then see/bid on items before the conference begins, it will also allow participation from all our members.

The funds from the auction are split 50/50 between the National Operating Fund and the Development Fund, which supports professional development scholarships and stipends for all members.

Before we can have an auction, we need items to bid on! We are asking everyone to consider contributing an item similar to what you would have brought in person to the auction in prior years.

If you have a Google or Gmail Account, you can add your donated item(s) by filling out the Online Consignment Google Form at https://forms.gle/XHmTgAPTSaqrS1QHA and fill in the requested information. Take 1-4 great pictures of your item and upload to the form so people will see what you have. We will take care of posting it on the auction website. You will notice when you go to the Google form that you need to have a google or gmail account in order to upload pictures.

If you do not have a Google or Gmail account, please complete this Online Consignment PDF Form. You can put your information in this form and attach it along with a picture or two in an email to Christy.fitzpatrick@colostate.edu or Luann.boyer@colostate.edu .

If all else fails, just bring your item to the conference registration area before noon on Tuesday morning and we will upload it for you.

Since you don’t have to be at the conference to submit or purchase an item, we have decided that it is easiest for the donor to be responsible for getting the donated item to the buyer. So, you might consider the size or weight of your contribution. For those of you attending the conference, this will save you the hassle of having to find room in your luggage.

Online bidding will open on October 1 and we’ll be sending out another message with all the details on bidding. In the meantime, thank you for supporting ESP and being willing to try something new.

The 2019 National Conference Auction Committee

Live Auction Items Needed for National Conference

The 2019 Live Auction benefiting the ESP Development Fund is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, during the ESP National Conference in Colorado Springs, CO.   The Online Auction begins October 1, be sure to donate items as mentioned above.

The ESP Auction is always an important part of annual conference.  In addition to the fun of being involved in the auction, the funds are critical for providing recognition awards and the scholarship and grants that are given to our members annually.  

Live Auction Needs: These items are suggested to be of high value and may include state chapter baskets, vacation getaway rentals, handcrafted items, wine or wine tours, fun items, sporting event tickets, unique state products, celebrity autographed items and more. 

Items should be carried to the Registration Area of the conference hotel on Monday, October 14, or Tuesday, October 15, 2019, during registration times where the Auction Committee members will receive them. Complete the ESP Live Auction Consignment Form in advance or onsite with a description and the estimated value of your item. A receipt will be provided.

If you would like to ship your donation ahead of time to the conference, please send them to: ESP Live Auction, c/o Mark Platten, Teller County Extension, 800 Research Drive, Suite 224, Woodland Park, CO 80863. Ship to arrive no later than Friday, October 11, 2019. Remember to include the ESP Live Auction Consignment Form in your shipment.

Important Reminder: Make sure the item description is very detailed so that the auctioneer has good information to tell folks and we can get the most value possible.

Questions before you travel? Contact Mark Platten at mark.platten@colostate.edu, 719-686-7961. Don't forget to participate in the online auction beginning on October 1, 2019. 

Look forward to seeing you in October!

The 2019 National Conference Auction Committee

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