Costa Rica Getaway
Glistening white sand, blue cloudless skies, and the glimmering
Pacific Ocean await you as you unwind for 10 days in your very
own Playa Langosta Beach condo for two. Located in
TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA, you have an unending list of activities
to choose from including sport fishing, horseback riding, sailing,
golfing, surfing, tennis, turtle watching, diving, snorkeling, jungle
boat or canopy tours. A multi-cultural community, Tamarindo
boasts several bakeries, an outdoor vegetable market, more than 40
restaurants, a beauty spa, art gallery, crafts and pottery stores.
Your 1,000 square foot, one bedroom, one bath condo, just 10 steps from your own private coral sand
beach, has all the amenities. It is available for 2 people July through September in 2009 or in 2010 on a
mutually agreed upon date.
Paint Smith, Inc. $2,500
The Maine Event
Eight guests will be magically transported to the New England
Coast of Maine when they arrive at the John & Maureen Adkison
home. You can make believe the waves are
crashing on the beach and the air has a salty
tang. There will be fresh Maine lobster, and all the
fixings for an authentic New England Coastal Dinner.
Something like this does not come along very often way out here in
the Pacific Northwest. Date to be arranged.
John & Maureen Adkison
Marty & Judy Verbrugge Lots of Clams
Day Of The Dead in Colonial Mexico
Four people will have an amazing experience on November 1, 2009—participating in
the DAY OF THE DEAD OBSERVANCES IN AND AROUND MORELIA, MICHOACAN, in the
heart of Colonial Mexico. You will join Museum Director John Baule and friends on
a 7 day, 6 night adventure to the area of Mexico recently
hailed by the New York Times as one of the best
destinations in all of Mexico. The highlight will be a late
night visit on Sunday, November 1, to cemeteries that are
completely decorated with flowers, lit entirely by
candlelight, and exude a mystery that no photograph or
written description can convey. Your other days will be
filled with visits to the artisan and handicrafts centers
around nearby Lake Patzcuaro, travel to the nearby heritage city of Guanajuato, and general enjoyment of
the wonderful plazas, restaurants, architecture, and sights of the region. Morelia is one of the most
popular tourist destinations in all of Mexico for Mexicans. Professional guide Miguel Rubio will be at
your beck and call, you will stay at one of Morelia’s finest historic hotels, and you will undoubtedly want
to return. The package includes six night’s hotel accommodations (double occupancy), all breakfasts,
guide services, and an airfare credit of $3,000.
Mary Anne & Andy Murray $7,000
Fifty women can look forward to a spa day on May 31, 2009 at the home of Lisa Long. Ummelina Spa
will do aroma and hand therapy, PRISCILLA’S CHIC BOUTIQUE will provide the latest in exciting new
fashions, Greystone Restaurant will provide a gourmet lunch accompanied by local wines, and you will
return home rested, refreshed, and looking ravishing.
YOU CAN CALL IN A RESERVATION PRIOR TO THE AUCTION AT 452-8332.
Ummelina Spa $100 per person
The Street Where They Live
Join Rotarians for an outstanding evening for 8 guests on one of Yakima's most charming and historic
streets for a progressive dinner. Begin with luscious appetizers in the beautiful gardens of Rick and Mary
Jo Pinnell. Then proceed to the home of Rotarian couple Darlene and Doug Picatti for your delectable
first course. Next, enjoy your memorable main course at the home of Yakima's own French chef, Mary-
beth Bradley and husband, Frank. Conclude your evening four doors away with a delicious dessert and
beautiful music by songstress Leah and pianist Felip Holbrook. Elegant, distinctive wines will
accompany each course; generously provided by award-winning Kestrel Vintners of Prosser. Mark your
calendar for this unforgettable neighborhood evening September 19, 2009.
Frank & Mary-beth Bradley
Rick & Mary Jo Pinnell
Felip & Leah Holbrook Rue-La-La
Meet Heidi Klum
Who could turn down 4 days and 3 nights in New York City—especially when Kyle
MacLachlan’s wife DESIREE, a producer for Project Runway, has agreed to secure 2 tickets to
the Project Runway Finals and arrange a meeting with its fashion megastar host—the
fabulous model Heidi Klum. This trip will take place during New York’s Fashion Week
in February 2009. Two people will fly round trip to the Big Apple, where lovely hotel
accommodations can be arranged in Manhattan. In addition to the fashion show
excitement, tickets are included for a live Broadway show of your choice (arranged by the
Capitol Theatre and subject to availability). There is no place like New York and you will
have also ample free time to indulge in your favorite big-city activities. The airfare and hotel
credit of $2,500 is included.
Woody & Billie Woodcock/Advanced Life Systems
Dennis Richardson/Haney Truck Line, Inc.
Moss Adams $4,000
Fish Will Fear You
The steelhead on the Klickitat River will stand no chance when two of you join fabled fisherman Ralph
Thompson for a day-long adventure in the fall of 2009. And when you need a break from pulling in the
catch, Ralph will break out lunch, snacks, or beverages. Finally, to make certain your friends believe your
fishing skills are not just talk, Ralph will serve as chief photographer to document your success.
Ralph Thompson, Jr. $1,200
Rotary adventure experts Tony Farina & Alex Hodge have arranged a terrific
weekend in the San Juan Islands. Friday, Saturday, &
Sunday will be spent at the Farina’s beachfront cabin on
Guemes Island. The trip will accommodate up to 8 guests.
Two gourmet Surf and Turf dinners and a bountiful
breakfast will be prepared by Tony & Alex. There will be
crabbing, clam digging, boating, beachcombing, and many
other island activities to enjoy.
Tony Farina & Alex Hodge $1,500
A Wow of A Winemaker’s Dinner
You may already have tasted the fine wines of Fidelitas and Sheridan Vineyard, such as the award-
winning Fidelitas Merlot or the Sheridan Syrah with its rich aromas of spice and bittersweet chocolate.
But do you really know the wine? Do you understand that the creation of wine is a blending of both art
and science? Do you really know the wine?
Fidelitas Winemaker Charlie Hoppes and Sheridan Vineyard Winemaker Scott Greer will share their
knowledge with 8 guests at the spectacular view home of Terry & Jennifer Bliesner. Fidelitas Winemaker
Charlie Hoppes is regarded as a rising star in the wine industry and Sheridan Vineyards Winemaker Scott
Greer is a self-taught winemaker who believes great wines start with great vineyards. These two
gentlemen are your guides as you sip, swirl and savor the finest wines our area has to offer. Your hosts,
Doug and Darlene Picatti and Terry and Jennifer Bliesner, will prepare and serve a menu partnered
exclusively with the winemakers’ selections. Date will be selected based on the winemakers’ calendars.
Terry & Jennifer Bliesner
Doug & Darlene Picatti Bountiful Bucks
Hooray For Hollywood
Four people will experience Hollywood in a way only Yakima’s own
KYLE MACLACHLAN can arrange. Not only will you sit in directors’
chairs with the producer and the director in their private tent to watch the
filming of a Desperate Housewives episode, but you will also be able to
take a break in Kyle’s personal trailer, meet the show’s other stars, join
Kyle for lunch on the set, take a private tour of Universal Studios, AND
have dinner with Kyle at his home. Then, on Day 2, there will be a premier
tour of Paramount Studios where the most popular television shows of the
1950s & 1960s were filmed and four tickets for the Dr. Phil Show.
Finally, on Day 3 you will have four tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, time for shopping on Rodeo
Drive, and anything else that takes your fancy. The whole adventure will take place for 3 days in Spring
2009, and requires scheduling 30 days in advance to coordinate with the taping dates of the various
shows. The trip includes private jet transportation to/from the Yakima Airport, a $2,000 credit for the
hotel accommodations of your choice, the show tickets, and all the glamour you can absorb.
Bill Shields and Shields Bag & Printing
Yakima New Car Dealers
(Bob Hall’s Honda-GMC, Bob Hall’s Mazda, Hahn Motor Co., Hyundai of Yakima, Lee Peterson Motors, Mike Olson
Dodge, Pingrey Ford, Steve Hahn’s Volkswagen, Audi, Suzuki, Stewart Subaru, Sunfair Chevrolet, Valley Ford,
Paradise In Maui
Spend seven nights in a one-bedroom condo (sleeps 4) at the Maui Vista Condos in Kihei on Maui.
Located just across from Kamaole Beach and available in December 2008, July 2009, or November 2009
only. Fully furnished, comfortable, nicely decorated, and in Hawaii—who could resist?
Ed & Denise LaBissoniere $1,500
Can you believe it—Batali, Patterson, & Gasperetti in the same kitchen at the
same time?? Armandino Batali (Mario’s father and the creator of Seattle’s
famous deli Salumi) will join John Gasperetti & Brad Patterson to create an
evening of Italian magic. 12 people will have a night filled with surprises and
unforgettable experiences—and if we told you more, it would not be a surprise.
Just be assured that John, Brad, the Bloxoms, & the Linnewehs are inviting you
to dine in a style that few people ever have the opportunity to enjoy. Must be
scheduled during March 2009 on a mutually agreeable date.
Jack & Connie Bloxom
Rick & Linda Linneweh
John Gasperetti & Brad Patterson Mucho Lira
On November 8 & 9, 2008, you and your best friend/spouse could be at the
Phoenix, Arizona International Speedway. Not only will you have terrific tickets
to both the Saturday afternoon race and the 3 PM Sunday
afternoon Checker Auto Parts 500 Race, but you will also have
two pit passes for a personally guided behind the scenes tour.
When was the last time you had the chance to stand just inches
away from the star drivers and crews on the NASCAR circuit?
This is an experience you will talk about for years.
Accommodations for two nights at the Tempe Mission Palms
Hotel and an airfare credit of $1,000 are included.
McDonald’s of Yakima
Murray & Karen Judge
Dave & Patty Dion $4,000
Fun On The Fourth
Here is a cool way to spend the 4th of July in 2009—spend 5 nights in the
beautiful Cascade Mountains at the fabulous Summit House Condo,
STOWE, at the White Pass Summit. This wonderful place is a 2,000 sq.
ft. condo with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths that sleeps 8 in beds. And it
is fully furnished with its own laundry room (not that you will
necessarily want to do the washing and ironing!). Go hiking, go biking,
go relaxing, and/or use the privileges at the swimming pool next door.
What a great way to get away without spending a lot of time driving. No
pets allowed. Available July 3-8, 2009 (in on a Thursday and reluctantly
out on a Tuesday).
Steve & Priscilla Forney $1,750
Fine Wines & Then Some
This is an experience 5 couples will not want to miss. There is no better way to enjoy the holiday season
than to get together with good friends at the beautifully decorated DeAtley home, share fine wines from
the Murphy cellar, and dine on some of Yakima’s finest fare prepared by Birchfield Manor’s Wil Masset.
The Christmas décor will be as over the top in quality as will be the food, the beverages, and the
company. This wonderful event is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2008.
Al & Pat DeAtley
Mike & Diane Murphy Holiday Cheer