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					                 Welcome to the

      Redwood day School
Parents’ and Guardians’ association
        Spring Auction 2013

             March 16, 2013 • 5:30 pm
               classic cars West
welcome                                                                  Schedule

Welcome to the 26th annual Spring Auction to benefit the                 5:30    cocktail Auction, Balloon pop, cocktails and tasty bites
redwood Day School parents’ and guardians’ Association. on                       come early for Hosted Events sign-ups!
behalf of the rDSpgA, we are pleased to have you join us for this
fun and special night.                                                   7:00    cocktail Auction closes

Since 2004, the auction has raised over $700,000, with the majority of   7:30    Food stations
the proceeds gifted to the redwood Day School general fund. this
year, a significant portion of fundraising dollars will provide the      8:00    Welcome, introduction to S.t.E.M. initiative, Dessert Dash
kick-off funds for the s.t.e.M. initiative at rds. this year’s spring
                                                                         8:30    Live Auction
auction will mark the first time in the history of the school-
rdsPGa partnership that fundraising dollars will go directly             9:30    DJ and dancing!
to an initiative that will have such a direct, tangible, and wide-
reaching effect on the student experience at rds. in addition,           10:15   checkout
the money raised tonight will support vital programs such as
financial aid, the school assembly program, as well as community
building events like the Fall Festival, celebration of Light, the Fun
run and the summer grant program for our incredibly talented
and dedicated faculty and staff.

please enjoy yourself tonight and delight in our fantastic food,
fantastic company and fantastic auction items! As you’re bidding,
please note the businesses which graciously donated to tonight’s
festivities. Many are rDS families and from our local community.

We would also like to thank all of our phenomenal volunteers!
Without their hard work, countless hours and continued support,
the auction would not be a success.

Enjoy your evening!

tonya Lang and Jen Vedock
2013 Spring Auction co-chairs
table                                           auction guide
of contentS                                     tHE FinE print

1.   Auction guide - the Fine print   5
                                                1.       Dress casually for a fun night out!
2.   Dessert Dash                     6-7

3.   Live Auction items               8 - 16
                                                2.       upon entering the auction, you will receive your bid number.
                                                         use only the bid number assigned to you for bidding on silent and live auction items.

4.   cocktail Auction items
     * cougar table                   17 - 18
                                                3.       if you are bidding for someone else, please use your oWn name and bid number.
                                                         Work out the payment with them later.

     * Wine                           19 - 21   4.       Please bring your checkbook and calendar to the auction. We prefer check or cash to avoid
                                                         paying credit card fees. All sales are final. there will be no exchanges or refunds.
     * Hosted Events                  22 - 24
                                                •   the cocktail Auction opens at 5:30 pM. the minimum bid and minimum raise for each item is written on the bid sheet by the
                                                    item. to be valid, bids must comply with these minimums and be legible.
5.   Balloon pop                      26        •   to place a bid, print your name and bid number on the bid sheet. Doing so constitutes a legal contract to purchase that silent
                                                    auction item at the price you stated, if your bid is the winning bid. the highest valid bid entered prior to the section closing
                                                    will be the winning bid.
6.   thank You Volunteers             27
                                                •   A “Buy it now” bid is stated on some bid sheets. By signing your name and bid number in this box, the bidding closes. the item is yours.
                                                •   the Auction co-chairs reserve the right to withdraw any item at any time without notice before the actual sale. in the event of a
                                                    dispute, the Auction co-chairs shall act as final authority in determining the winning bid.
                                                •   if a group is bidding on one item, please designate one person to place your combined bid. Auction items will be awarded to one
                                                    purchaser only. A bid acknowledged by the auctioneer is a legal contract to purchase the item.
                                                •   payment: All items should be paid for by the end of the evening. For your convenience we gladly accept cash, check, Mastercard,
                                                    paypal and Visa. if for some reason, payment can’t be made on the night of the auction, we will send you an invoice.
                                                •   pick-up: once you have paid for your winning items, you will be issued a receipt. please present this receipt at the checkout table
                                                    to claim your winning tangible items and/or certificates for services.
                                                •   it is the responsibility of the purchaser to locate and remove his/her winning item(s) by the end of the auction.
                                                •   terms of Sale: unless otherwise noted, all certificates for goods and services must be used within one year of the auction date.
                                                    All items and services are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the donors.
                                                •   All sales are final. there will be no exchanges or refunds. the redwood Day School parents’ and guardians’ Association
                                                    (rDSpgA) does not make any expressed or implied warranties or guarantees on auction items regarding quality or value of
                                                    items or services. rDSpgA has attempted to describe and catalog all items correctly, but all items are offered and sold “AS iS”
                                                    and “WitH ALL FAuLtS”.
                                                •   rDSpgA neither warrants nor represents, and in no event shall be responsible for, the correctness of descriptions, genuineness,
                                                    authorship, provenance or condition of the items. no statement made in this catalog or made orally at the auction or elsewhere
                                                    shall be deemed such a warranty for tax purposes or market value. items have not been appraised unless otherwise noted.
                                                •   reservations for trips and vacation accommodations must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise noted. no
                                                    refunds will be allowed on travel packages for canceled tickets and/or accommodations.
                                                •   By the buyer’s purchase, the buyer waives any claim for liability against rDSpgA, its elected and appointed officials, members
                                                    and employees, sponsors, volunteers connected with the auction, and/or the donor of the item. neither the rDSpgA nor the
                                                    donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damage that may result from the use of the property or services.
                                                •   tax information. this catalog lists the fair market value of each item. Any amount you pay in excess of the fair market value
                                                    would normally be available to you as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. please check with your tax advisor for specifics.
neW tHis year
deSSeRt daSh

How much would you bid for these delectable desserts?
Submit your name, bid number, and your highest bid for a dessert during the cocktail Auction. At the start
of the Live Auction, the auctioneer will call up the winning bidders starting from the highest bid. if your
                                                                                                              Individual Peach and Custard Galettes
                                                                                                              Donated by: Julie Wayman
name and bid number are called, you will have 30 seconds to come up and select your choice of dessert.

                                                                                                              Lemon Honey Cupcakes
Apple Mosaic Tarts with Salted Caramel                                                                        Adorable, scrumptious baker’s dozen of homemade Meyer lemon-honey cupcakes made with organic
donated by: Lanie Mette                                                                                       Meyer lemons (from our yard) and organic honey (from the farmer’s market) decorated with hand-made
                                                                                                              M&M/tootsie roll bees and edible flowers. donated by: nikki Maguire
Carrot Cupcakes                                                                                               Mini Midnight Chocolate Cakes
carrot cupcakes with creamy mascarpone frosting.
donated by: Katrina Lappin                                                                                    Mini Midnight chocolate cakes with espresso, chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache.
                                                                                                              donated by: June Miyamoto
French Vanilla and Chocolate-Mocha Cupcakes
combination of mini French vanilla and chocolate-mocha cupcakes.                                              Variety of Handmade Lollipops
donated by: regina Hawkins                                                                                    donated by: Liz owens

Gourmet Chocolate Truffles                                                                                    Variety of Individual Tarts
A selection of delicious gourmet chocolate truffles.                                                          Variety of individual tarts: fruit, chocolate, almond, and more!
donated by: Laurel davis                                                                                      donated by: darren Huston

Individual Lemon Cheesecakes                                                                                  Walnut Brownie Cream Squares
individual lemon cheesecakes with ginger cookie crust.                                                        Walnut brownie cream squares with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
donated by: Jody Ginsburg                                                                                     donated by: erin newman
Live auction #101                                                                                                                            Live auction #102
inStant                                                                                                                                      meadowood
wine cellaR                                                                                                                                  naPa valley

Representing the favorite and often unique selections                                                                                        Meadowood is one of the true luxury resorts in Napa
of the RDS Community, this collection of approximately                                                                                       Valley. It offers golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming,
75-80 bottles (or more – it’s “pouring” in at press time)                                                                                    fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star
will kick-start a robust wine cellar or complement your                                                                                      restaurant dining experience...all on a private 250-acre
existing collection. The 2013 Instant Wine Cellar will                                                                                       estate. This quick escape package for two includes
feature velvety Cabernets, lush Chardonnays, giddy                                                                                           a one-night stay in a Studio with its 415 square feet
French Champagnes, sumptuous Syrahs, charming                                                                                                of serenity, including a wood-burning fireplace,
Chiantis, languid ports and interesting varietals from                                                                                       sitting area and bar. From here, enjoy dinner at The
California and around the globe. The full listing of                                                                                         Restaurant with your $500 Meadowood gift certificate.
wines is available in hard copy in the gallery and at                                                                                        This dining experience will be like no other you
the event. We offer many thanks to the families who                                                                                          have encounter. Upon making your reservation, the
contributed to this extraordinary collection which                                                                                           reservation team will explore your likes and dislikes in
celebrates the collaborative spirit of the Redwood Day                                                                                       foods, and from there Chef Kostow will create a menu
School Community.                                                                                                                            specific for you and your guest – there are no menus,
                                                                                                                                             simply a personal relationship to provide you with a
                                                                                                                                             nine-ten course menu. For the finishing touch to our
                                                                                                                                             quick getaway, included is a designer Sally Spicer bag.

                                                            value: Priceless            value: Priceless
                                                            Donated by: rDS community   Donated by: Dagmar and gil Serota, Jen Wineman and
                                                                                        Matt newman, Sally Spicer
Live auction #103                                                                                                                                   Live auction #104
head of School                                                                                                                                      gReen day @ the gReek
dinneR                                                                                                                                              theateR

a lucky party of ten will enjoy a fabulous evening of                                                                                               don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Green day
great food, superb wines, and scintillating conversation                                                                                            at the intimate Greek theater on tuesday, april 16th.
with rds Head of school John Loeser and his wife Kari.                                                                                              2013 marks the band’s return to touring with their “99
Linger over a four-course meal prepared with seasonal                                                                                               revolutions tour”. this package includes six concert
and local produce while you learn more about our                                                                                                    tickets and special passes to get you to the viP room
Head of school and his educational philosophy. your                                                                                                 backstage. also included is an autographed drum head
chef, cathy Johnston, has over 25 years of experience                                                                                               from Green day.
at such notable establishments as Zuni café, Bizou,                                                                                                 this item is not eligible to select as a live item in the
Foreign cinema, and Paula Leduc Fine catering, as                                                                                                   “Heads or tails” game.
well as a private chef and caterer. dinner will be held
at the home of stephanie oana and Joseph osha,
complete with expertly-matched wine pairings selected
by Jennifer Kaplan.
How does bidding for this live auction item work? When
prompted by the auctioneer, simply raise your bidder
number (catalog) and bid until you are comfortable.
the top five bidder numbers raised when the bidding
has reached its peak price will be deemed the winners
for the Head of school dinner.
date to be mutually agreed upon by winner and donors.      value: Priceless                              value: Priceless
                                                           Donated by: Stephanie oana and Joseph osha,   Donated by: Adrienne and Jakob Armstrong
                                                           cathy Johnston and paul Li, Jennifer Kaplan
Live auction #105                                                                                                                                       Live auction #106
lightS! cameRa!                                                                                                                                         PieR 39 haRboR maSteR
animation!                                                                                                                                              foR the day

the winning bidder and seven guests will receive the                                                                                                    do you have a child/children who are interested in sea
rare opportunity to see behind closed studio doors and                                                                                                  lions? Bring your party of four to Pier 39 where they will
witness the inner workings of Pixar animation studios.                                                                                                  be Harbor Master for the day! this exclusive first time
Pixar is home to such favorites as the Toy Story movies,                                                                                                ever offered package is not available to the public.
Up, Cars, WALL-E, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, A
                                                                                                                                                        the fun begins with an exclusive, private tour of the
Bug’s Life, and Ratatouille. your exclusive Behind-
                                                                                                                                                        Pier 39 marina with either a docent or the Harbor
the-scenes tour will be led by our very own rds parent,
                                                                                                                                                        Master herself. you will learn all about sea lions, other
Lindsey collins, mom to cash (3rd), Luisa (1st) and
                                                                                                                                                        marine animals, and the san Francisco Bay through
sloan (future rds student). Lindsey is an academy
                                                                                                                                                        amazing and entertaining stories.
award winning Producer and currently working on a
top secret project.                                                                                                                                     take a boat tour with the Harbor Master and the Harbor
                                                                                                                                                        Patrol in a Pier 39 boat and get up close and personal
your private tour will include a viewing of a few
                                                                                                                                                        with the sea lions from the water (and they are MucH
of Pixar’s new short films in one of their director’s
                                                                                                                                                        bigger when you’re up close to them)!
screening rooms, a peek into the animation wing
where you will see secret hidden rooms and colorful                                                                                                     Package includes a 6-hour validation ticket for the Pier
animators in their natural habitat and the infamous                                                                                                     39 garage and a $100 voucher to neptune’s Waterfron
red wall! you will also see the treasured breakfast                                                                                                     Grill for lunch - the only restaurant that directly overlooks
cereal chamber, a view of the awards case where                                                                                                         the sea lions. each child will receive an honorary Harbor
you can see various academy and other awards on                                                                                                         Master certificate to commemorate the occasion.
display, demonstrations of scooter acrobatics and other
                                                                                                                                                        Must be redeemed by March 16, 2014. timing is subject
curious “Pixarian” behaviors. to top it all off, you
                                                                                                                                                        to the availability of the marina and sea lion personnel.
and your lucky guests will have lunch in the gourmet
                                                                                                                                                        no visits will be scheduled over the Fourth of July week-
Pixar Luxo café and get to take home a goodie bag of       value: Priceless                              value: Priceless
                                                                                                                                                        end or on america’s cup race days.
Pixar swag. come see what’s on the drawing board!          Donated by: Lindsey collins and Seth Murray   Donated by: pier 39, Scott and ineke gentner
Live auction #107                                                                                                                                                      Live auction #108
week at StinSon                                                                                                                                                        the SkieR’S dReam
beach                                                                                                                                                                  Package

a beach vacation just one hour away from home - perfect!                                                                                                               come experience the ultimate skier’s dream! spend three
everyone can leave behind the demands of work                                                                                                                          nights in a recently built two-bedroom condominium in
and home for one week in a modern and light-filled                                                                                                                     salt Lake city, utah, which sleeps six people (master
four bedroom vacation home situated between the                                                                                                                        bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom with two
man-made inner Lagoon and nature’s spectacular                                                                                                                         twin beds, and a couch with a pull-out bed). this centrally-
Bolinas Lagoon in stinson Beach. Kayaking, hot-tubbing,                                                                                                                located condo is five minutes from downtown salt Lake,
swimming, sand play, hiking, birding, reading, cooking,                                                                                                                and 30 minutes from Park city, canyons resort, deer val-
games, and simply hanging out are among the favorite                                                                                                                   ley, alta, and snowbird, among others. a $1,000 visa gift
activities here. this is a private home and not available                                                                                                              card will allow you the luxury of visiting your choice
for rent, and has a maximum capacity for ten people.                                                                                                                   of several world-class resorts for downhill and cross
                                                                                                                                                                       country skiing. includes use of a toyota Highlander 4x4.
one-week stay to be mutually agreeable and must be
used by March 16, 2014.                                                                                                                                                Limited to a total of 6 individuals. available mid-week or
                                                                                                                                                                       weekends, but not during christmas 2013.

                                                                                                          value: Priceless
                                                                                                          Donated by: Laurence and Alexis pelosi, redwood Day School
                                                                                                          Board of trustees
                                                            value: Priceless
                                                            Donated by: christina pehl and Mark Headley
                                                                                         cocktail auction
Live auction #109                                                                        cougaR table
Jimmy kimmel live!

if you’re a fan of late night television, then Jimmy
                                                                                         201           South lake tahoe
                                                                                                                                                        203           disneyland bound                     $1,000

Kimmel is sure to be on the top of your ‘must-see’                                       need to get away? consider this tahoe escape. You              Who does not like the Happiest place on Earth? this
tv. this package includes four viP passes to a show                                      can choose from either three days and two nights in            package includes four Disneyland 1-day park Hopper
taping and entrance to the famous Green room of                                          winter or spring season or five days and four nights           tickets, a $300 Southwest Airlines gift card and a $200
a Jimmy Kimmel Live! taping. Guests must be 21                                           in summer or fall season. this cozy log cabin sleeps           Disneyland gift card. it’s time to make the trip! park
or older to attend. certificate must be redeemed                                         eight and has three bedrooms (one king bed and three           Hopper tickets expire December 31, 2013.
within 90 days of the auction and expires in one                                         queen beds), two full bathrooms, a washer and dryer,
                                                                                                                                                        donated by: nestlé usa, inc.
year. included is a $500 visa gift card to make your                                     gas fireplace, cable tV, fully stocked kitchen, gas
                                                                                         barbecue and hot tub. the condo’s excellent location

trip as memorable as possible.                                                                                                                                        family camp at lair                    $600
                                                                                         is just off Ski run Blvd. and is walking distance to the
                                                                                         lake, one mile to casinos, and a quarter mile to Heavenly
                                                                                                                                                                      of the golden bear
                                                                                         Ski resort. Most holidays excluded. Subject to availability.   camp is for Everyone! With a backyard of incomparable
                                                                                         Expires April 30, 2014.                                        beauty and a stellar college-aged staff leading all of
                                                                                                                                                        the camp programming, this very special mountain
                                                                                         donated by: Jim and Monica Lent
                                                                                                                                                        playground we call the Lair of the Bear is sure to leave
                                                                                                                                                        an indelible mark on your entire family.

                                                                                         202           adventure day camp:
                                                                                                       three week Session
                                                                                                                                             $1,575     A family camp experience for a family to stay in a tent/
                                                                                                                                                        cabin at the historic Lair of the golden Bear in the Sierra
                                                                                         Looking for the perfect camp adventure? Enjoy this             nevada in Summer 2013. this certificate is good for
                                                                                         three week session at Adventure Day camp - a traditional       your choice of a Family getaway Weekend Session
                                                                                         day camp for children ages 3-14 and an rDS community           or $600 credit towards a stay of a Mini-Week or 2nd
                                                                                         favorite. in a low pressure, relaxed atmosphere, children      Week Session.
                                                                                         gain confidence and skills in a wide range of camp             donated by: Lair of the Golden Bear
                                                                                         activities, including arts, sports, swimming, canoeing,        (cal alumni association)
                                                                                         kayaking, sailing, tennis, horseback riding, archery,
                                                                                         climbing, skateboarding, science, woodworking, drama,
                                                                                         music, hiking, and camping.
                                                                                         Home transportation is available from most areas.
                                                                                         Visit for more information.
                                                                                         Must be used during the 2013 summer. Does not include
                                                                                         Home or Express transportation.
                                                                                         donated by: adventure day camp
                                                       value: Priceless
                                                       Donated by: Jimmy Kimmel Live!,
                                                       the rDSpgA Board
cocktail auction                                                                                                               cocktail auction
cougaR table                                                                                                                   wine

205           luxury Suite to a
              golden State warriors game
                                                                  207          San Jose Sharks:
                                                                               april 21, 2013
                                                                                                                               301          Red duo #1                             $50
                                                                                                                                                                                         305          flowers 2006 Pairings                   $85

come watch the exciting golden State Warriors in your             Are you a hockey fan and ecstatic to see the nHL season      1999 Kays Amery Shiraz                                    2006 Flowers, DZ Vineyard, pinot noir
own luxury suite! if you haven’t seen the Warriors in a           finally begin? Your 2013 San Jose Sharks are on fire         1999 corte giara, Amarone della Valpolicella              2006 Flowers, Sonoma coast, chardonnay
suite, you are missing out! You and fifteen friends will          and this is your opportunity to see them up close and
                                                                                                                               1999 pairing of an italian Amarone and a South            Enjoy the 2006 pinot chardonnay pairing from
enjoy the game experiencing all the amenities. the suite          personal. included in this package are four Lower Level
                                                                                                                               Australian Shiraz, both ready to drink right now.         Flowers Vineyard. the chardonnay earned a Wine
includes theatre-style seating, a private restroom, tV,           reserved tickets in Section 120. Watch the San Jose
couch and a suite attendant. Food is not included and                                                                          donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita                      Spectator 95 points. A perfect duo for dinner.
                                                                  Sharks take on the columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday,
the following games are blacked out: celtics, clippers,           April 21, 2013 at 5:00pm at Hp pavilion. included is                                                                   donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
Heat, Lakers and Mavericks. Must be a mutually agreed             an autographed Joe thornton hockey puck from the
                                                                                                                               302          Red duo #2                             $50

upon game in november/December 2013. includes                     Sharks team captain.                                                                                                                a trip to Spain                       $132
an autographed Klay thompson hat.
                                                                  donated by: richard croghan and ellen snook                  2000 Behrens and Hitchcock, Alder Springs, Merlot
donated by: Golden state Warriors                                                                                              2000 Jones Family, the Sisters                            raventós i Blanc de nit 2009 cava
                                                                                                                               A big california Merlot from Behrens & Hitchcock          clio Jumilla Spain 2008
                                                                                                                               paired with the Sisters, a cabernet Blend from napa       Laurel 2008 priorat
206           Private group tasting
              for Six at urbano cellars
                                                                  208          San francisco historic
                                                                               fireboat Ride
                                                                                                               Priceless       Valley. these wines from the turn of the century are
                                                                                                                               ready to drink now.
                                                                                                                                                                                         this distinguished trio from Spain will provide a
                                                                                                                                                                                         glimpse into one of the oldest wine regions of the world.
gather your group of six and head to urbano cellars               Enjoy a one-hour ride on the Historic San Francisco          donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita                      Starting with a rose cava (bubbly) that managed a 93
on 4th Street in Berkeley where you will talk directly            Fireboat for you and five of your friends! this once-in-a-                                                             from robert parker “outstanding”, the 2009 raventós

with winemakers Fred and Bob. Both winemakers will                lifetime ride departs from pier 22 1/2 (near the base of                  Red duo #3                             $50   i Blanc de nit just might have you thinking differently
be there and they will give you more information about            the Bay Bridge), heads towards the golden gate Bridge/                                                                 the next time you’re thinking of buying a bubbly
the wines than you thought possible. At least six wines           Aquatic park Area, and then back. All participants must                                                                from Spain’s northern cousin. the 2008 clio is a red
will be available for tasting. if you’d like to taste something   complete a release of Liability Form and be a minimum        2000 Hare’s chase, Merlot
                                                                                                                                                                                         blend that has consistently scored 94-97 by Mr. parker
that isn’t open, usually they can be persuaded to crack           of 12 years of age. Each minor must be accompanied           2001 red Edge, Shiraz                                     over the last few years. our trip ends with a visit to
open a new one, provided it isn’t a library wine.                 by an adult. Date of trip to be mutually agreed upon         A Merlot from Barossa, South Australia and a Shiraz       the high hills of catalonia in the region of priorat
included in your private group tasting is an accompaniment        by contacting the San Francisco Fire Department              from Heathcote, Australia - excellent examples of why     where big dense reds are produced that blends the
of cheeses to be paired with your wine by chef Saboor.            chief’s office, excluding events such as opening             Australian reds are in such high demand. Both bottles     local grapes dominated by garnacha. As you finish
Why drive to napa Valley when the party can begin                 Day on the Bay, Fleet Week, etc. Departure times are         are ready to drink now.                                   your bottle of 2008 Laurel, you will reflect on the joys
much closer to home?                                              10:30am or 1:30pm. no food or drink allowed on the                                                                     of travelling to Spain - minus the airfare. included are
                                                                                                                               donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
                                                                  fireboat. certificate expires March 2014.                                                                              four hand painted christmas champagne flutes. Each
donated by: urbano cellars

                                                                  donated by: san Francisco Fire department                                 Red Duo #4                             $50   flute is hand painted with holly berries and wreaths.
                                                                                                                                                                                         donated by: Jocelin saks and steve tindall, Joy Maguire
                                                                                                                               2002 Marquis phillips, cabernet, S2
                                                                                                                               2003 Ampeleia, toscana
                                                                                                                               A duo of aged contrasts - 2002 S2 cabernet is from one
                                                                                                                               of Australia’s up-and-coming winemakers while the
                                                                                                                               tuscan Ampeleia is a blend of seven grapes grown at
                                                                                                                               the vineyard, predominately cabernet Franc and San-
                                                                                                                               giovese. A pair you will not find at any wine store.
                                                                                                                               donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
cocktail auction                                                                                                         cocktail auction
wine                                                                                                                     wine

307          east bay wine tour                   $100
                                                            310          trio of turley Zinfandels             $200
                                                                                                                         313           2009 Sweetheart trio                    $175
                                                                                                                                                                                        316          vertical kosta brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Russian River Pinot

2005 Stage Left Viognier 2005, 100% Viognier - Kiler        2008 Dogtown Vineyard, Lodi                                  2009 El Molino chardonnay                                      Kosta Brown Winery - Started by two friends in the
canyon Vineyard, paso robles, cA                                                                                         2009 Freeman Sonoma coast pinot noir                           restaurant business who scraped their tip money
                                                            2009 cedarman, Howell Mountain (napa)
                                                                                                                                                                                        together to start producing exceptional pinot noir.
2010 Dashe cellars, todd Brothers old Vine Zinfandel        2009 Dusi Vineyard, paso robles                              2009 Freeman russian river Valley pinot
                                                                                                                                                                                        All three years (2008, 2009, and 2010) are exceptional
2006 Jc, cellars, Late Harvest Viognier Desert Wine         travel the state of california with this trio from turley.   this trio of award-winning wines is produced by couples        fruit-forward pinots scoring 90 or above, making the
With over 20 wineries in the local area, how do you         Known simply as one of the best producers of single          making outstanding limited production wines. there             Wine Spectator top 100 of the Year lists.
choose? this tour starts you off in the Embarcadero         vineyard Zinfandels, this trio takes you on a trip to the    are only 695 cases of El Molino rutherford chardonnay,
                                                                                                                                                                                        donated by: Peter and Katy Keim
cove area featuring 2005 Viognier from Stage Left           central Valley (2008 Dogtown Vineyard - Lodi), off to        while Freeman Winery’s production is less than 5,000
cellars, followed by lush 2010 todd Brother old Vines       the coast (2009 Dusi Vineyard - paso robles), and up to      cases. taste the passion and dedication to winemaking
Zinfandel from Dashe cellars, and finishing next door       Howell Mountain in napa with the 2009 cedarman. the          in our Sweetheart trio.
with a 2006 ripen Vineyard late harvest Viognier from
Jc cellars. in one meal you will understand why the urban
                                                            waitlist for turley is a couple of years. Save some time
                                                            and enjoy this california Zinfandel now. included are
                                                                                                                         donated by: Peter and Katy Keim                                317          2008 - 2010 vertical of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     aubert Reuling vineyard

winemakers of the East Bay are winning awards.              five hand painted red wine glasses. Each hand painted                                                                       Experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste a vertical

donated by: Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer
                                                            glass showcases flowers of various colors.
                                                            donated by: Lorelle carlley and Patrick Mcdonnell,
                                                                                                                         314           classic chardonnay trio                 $175     from a cult figure in the chardonnay world. You cannot
                                                                                                                                                                                        buy this at a wine store. Distribution is strictly from
                                                                                                                         2004 peter Michael, Ma Belle Fille, chardonnay                 the winemaker himself and there is a three-year
                                                            Joy Maguire
308          flowers 2004 Pairings                $100                                                                   2004 Flowers, Andreen-gale, chardonnay                         waitlist. Avoid the wait and see why Aubert’s wines
                                                                                                                                                                                        are compared to $400 French Burgundy.

2004 Flowers Sonoma coast pinot                             311          Pinot Trio                           $140       2005 Shafer, red Shoulder ranch, chardonnay
                                                                                                                         tired of big buttery chardonnays? Want to experience
                                                                                                                                                                                        donated by: Francis and noriko enderle
2004 Flowers camp Meeting ridge chardonnay                  2004 Flowers, Sea View ridge, pinot noir                     beautifully crafted rich and intense wine? this trio of
Enjoy the 2004 pinot chardonnay pairing from Flowers                                                                     chardonnay represents some of the best that california
                                                            2005 roar, Santa Lucia Highlands, pinot noir
Vineyard. no need to wait a few years to mature; these                                                                   produces and is ready to drink now: 2004 peter Michael,
                                                            2005 Brewer clifton, cargasacchi, pinot noir
beautifully cellared wines are ready to drink now.                                                                       Ma Belle Fille, 2004 Flowers, Anderson-gale, and 2005
                                                            this pinot trio of 2004 Flowers, 2005 roar, and 2005         Shafer, red Shoulder.
donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita                        clifton is ready to drink now. See what skilled wine-
                                                                                                                         donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
                                                            makers can do when years provide challenging harvests.
                                                            these wines are in prime drinking condition. Enjoy

309          magnum Stage left
             “The Breadwinner”
                                                  $100      them with friends.
                                                            donated by: taku and Laura Miyashita
                                                                                                                         315           vertical of merlot from
                                                                                                                                       macleod family vineyard

A young urban (Embarcadero cove) winemaking couple’s                                                                     Small, sustainably-grown wine from the Valley of
signature blend, “the Breadwinner” highlights their
skills. this 2010 Magnum is a blend of Syrah, grenache,
petite Sirah and Mourvdre, and has been signed by
                                                            312          magnum 2008 Rock wall wine
                                                                         napa valley cab
                                                                                                               $150      the Moon (Kenwood, cA). in addition to a 2008-2010
                                                                                                                         vertical of this MacLeod Family Merlot, you will receive
                                                                                                                         a vineyard tour and tasting which concludes at a
                                                            An East Bay favorite - rock Wall is the father-daughter
the winemaker.                                                                                                           picnic table with a bottle of wine. included are six colored
                                                            combo of Kent and Shauna rosenblum. this 2008 Magnum
                                                                                                                         stem red wine glasses. Each glass is red with a thick
donated by: Josh Mailman and Juliette Linzer                of cabernet has been signed by the winemaker.
                                                                                                                         colored stem.
                                                            donated by: rock Wall Wine company
                                                                                                                         donated by: MacLeod Family vineyard, Joy Maguire
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402           Spring campout
              with your kids
                                                               405           fall campout with your kids             $80
                                                                                                                              408          Spring hike

                                                                                                                              Another rDS auction tradition! A wonderful way to
                                                                                                                                                                                          411           margarita
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and merriment Party
                                                                                                                                                                                          please join us for a margarita party overlooking the

First Annual Spring campout at beautiful Samuel p. taylor      the last five years of rDS camping have been a blast!
State park in Marin county near point reyes. Join us at        Join us in making this year’s event even better with this      make new friends all while supporting redwood Day           bay. there will be margaritas and made-to-order tacos.
a two-night outdoor camping adventure with your kids           two-night outdoor camping adventure with your kids             School. Your hosts will lead an invigorating morning        Feel free to bring a swim suit and enjoy some merriment
the weekend of May 3-5, 2013. Your hosts will provide all      the weekend of october 4-6, 2013 at a new surprise location.   hike, complete with scintillating conversation,             in the hot tub! Date and time: Saturday, July 20, 2013
of the high-quality food and drinks you can consume            Your hosts will provide all of the high-quality food and       followed by a gourmet outdoor lunch. Date and               from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the home of the Lins. Limited
and a big bonfire (with plenty of s’mores of course!) each     drinks you can consume and a big bonfire (with plenty          time: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:00am. Limited to 18        to 40 people including spots sold online.
night - all you need to bring is your tent, sleeping bags,     of s’mores of course!) each night - all you need to bring      people including spots sold online.                         donated by: Leslie rossman nelson and Matthew
personal gear and enthusiasm for the great outdoors.           is your tent, sleeping bags, personal gear and enthusiasm      donated by: Kim duff, amy nathan,                           nelson, Jamie and albert Lin
Date and time: May 3-5, 2013. Limited to 30 people.            for the great outdoors. Date and time: october 4-6, 2013       Galia szurley, sarah Wessel
donated by: eli rotenberg, Benjamin seuss, Janice Lin,         Limited to 50 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                          412           first annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Progressive Wine Tasting
rick Jacobus, alex Busansky                                    donated by: alan chamorro, Peter Mette, Gary Bresee,
                                                               chuck Bowes
                                                                                                                              409          chili cook-off                          $40
                                                                                                                                                                                          Join us for the inaugural progressive Wine tasting at

403           lego fun                                $40                                                                                                                                 three lovely rDS host homes. this dazzling evening of
                                                                                                                              redwood Day’s First Annual chili cook-off and Beer
                                                                                                                                                                                          chardonnay to cabernet, sparkling to dessert wines,
come get your LEgo on at this fun-filled party for all
lower school kids who love to build with LEgos. Build
                                                               406           game night

                                                               Join us for a night of outrageous board game fun! Your
                                                                                                                     $50      tasting! Bring a pot of your favorite chili to share or
                                                                                                                              just come for the fun. plenty of other munchies (corn
                                                                                                                              bread, veggies) and delectable drinks will be served.
                                                                                                                                                                                          will take you on a flight across varietals, all accompanied
                                                                                                                                                                                          by delicious appetizers and delightful conversation.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Date and time: Saturday, September 7 at 5:30pm.
and test race cars, whack a pinata filled with LEgos and       team of three will rotate to three different game stations     there will be fabulous prizes, a funny hat contest, and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Limited to 30 people including spots sold online.
treats, battle with Bionicles, and see if your creations win   (taboo, charades, pictionary) to compete for the title of      special guest Middle School Director Jim rendle will be
awards like “best other-wordly flying vehicle” or “best        rDS game night champion. Enjoy a casual dinner and             in attendance. Date and time: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at     donated by: alexis and Laurence Pelosi,
rock crushing mega tank”. Snacks and treats provided.          cocktails and be prepared for some “Survivor”-like team        5:30pm. Limited to 50 people including spots sold online.   Katy and Peter Keim, Laura and taku Miyashita
Date and time: Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00pm-         challenges. Adults only, couples or singles welcome. Date      donated by: stephanie oana and Joseph osha,
3:30pm. Limited to 15 kids including spots sold online.
donated by: Liz and Bill owens
                                                               and time: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:00pm at the
                                                               home of Marcilie Smith Boyle and colin Boyle. Limited
                                                                                                                              Barbara causby and Jon stenson, Marci and roger Miller,
                                                                                                                              ellen snook and richard croghan
                                                                                                                                                                                          413           hawaiian islands dinner

                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy a gourmet, island-themed dinner featuring the

                                                               to 18 people including spots sold online.
                                                                                                                                                                                          finest in pan pacific and Hawaiian cuisine. prepared by
404           kids’ geocaching Party

geocaching scavenger hunt through the claremont/
                                                      $25      donated by: Marcilie smith Boyle and
                                                               colin Boyle, sonda and nicholas Mayer,                         410          bocce tournament                        $60    iron chefs-in-the-making Al Johnson and taku Miyashita,
                                                                                                                                                                                          guests will savor more than a dozen dishes using local
                                                               Jessie nakamura and edward Mitoma                                                                                          produce and island fish, including: Miso-glazed Butterfish,
                                                                                                                              please come and enjoy one of italy’s favorite pastimes
Elmwood neighborhood. teams will use a map and                                                                                                                                            Ahi tuna poke, Kalua pig, north Shore garlic Shrimp, and
                                                                                                                              with a lovely afternoon of italian food, drink and Bocce
their wits to find hidden treasures in the nooks and
crannies of this neighborhood. You will log each find
in your notebook and photograph your adventure with
                                                               407           Poker night and bourbon tasting $75              Ball situated on the hills of the roth Family garden in
                                                                                                                              picturesque Lafayette. From beginner to pro, everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                          Huli Huli chicken. And what is a Hawaiian dinner without
                                                                                                                                                                                          cocktails to match? Libations will flow from the tiki Bar
                                                               Join us for the start of a new tradition, the First Annual     is guaranteed ‘una giornata splendida’! rules and           while guests dine on buffet dishes made famous by Ha-
your team. Afterwards enjoy snacks and refreshments            Bourbon tasting & poker night. Lively gaming, tasty                                                                        waiian chefs Alan Wong and roy Yamaguchi. So transport
                                                                                                                              instructions are all provided, so don’t worry if you
and share your discoveries. Date and time: Saturday,           bites and the smoothest bourbon you will find west                                                                         yourself to a night in the islands. relax, and enjoy a taste
                                                                                                                              don’t know how to play. We will teach you everything
September 28, 2013 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Limited to 15           of the Mississippi. chips only; no cash. Date and time:                                                                    of Hawaii with your rDS friends. Date and time: Saturday,
                                                                                                                              you need to know! Date and time: Saturday, June 8,
kids (3rd-5th grade) including spots sold online.              Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8:00pm-11:00pm. Limited                                                                        September 21, 2013 at 6:30pm. Limited to 20 people.
                                                                                                                              2013 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Limited to 16 people.
donated by: Kate stechschulte and david cost,                  to 8 people.
                                                                                                                              donated by: andrea and anthony roth,                        donated by: Laura and taku Miyashita,
Karen and sean van der Linden, sarah and scott Wessel          donated by: Pam Pacchetti and christy silva                                                                                dana Wiltsek and al Johnson
                                                                                                                              Karina Lawrence - Bredikhina and Bruce Lawrence,
                                                                                                                              rebecca and Preston thomas
                                                                                                                                      faculty/Staff and hoSted eventS calendaR by date
cocktail auction
hoSted PaRtieS                                                                                                               event day         calendar date        time             name

                                                                                                                             thursday          april 4, 2013        3:30pm-5:00pm    Marshmallow Building
                                                                                                                             Friday            april 19, 2013       6:00pm-9:00pm    Finding nemo party

414           farewell RdS,
              hello high School
                                                                 416          haitian dinner                        $90      saturday
                                                                                                                                               april 20, 2013
                                                                                                                                               april 21, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                     car Wash
                                                                                                                                                                                     paintball party
Join the fun with your other rDS class of 2013 parents           need a vacation? Don’t have the time to go to the           Friday            april 26, 2013       4:00pm-6:00pm    ponyo p.J. party
at a fall gathering with some good food, beer, wine and          caribbean? Join ike and Yvy Eze at their beautiful home     Friday            april 26, 2013       3:30pm-5:30pm    Milkshakes & Frog park
great company to share stories of the summer and the             and celebrate the culture and food of Haiti. Dine on        saturday          april 27, 2013       6:00pm           game night
transition to high school for our soon-to-be 9th grade           delicious Haitian foods such as Lambi a la creole, tassot   thursday          May 2, 2013          3:30pm-5:45pm    Afternoon at the Movies
kids. Super casual but guaranteed to be a good time              and riz national, the most popular rice dish. Dance to
                                                                                                                             Friday - sunday   May 3-5, 2013                         Spring campout With Your Kids
with probably some good laughs and, most likely,                 kompa and souk music, catch up with old friends
                                                                                                                             Friday            May 10, 2013         6:00pm-8:30pm    the Best of Junie B.
wistfulness. Bring a sweater as we’ll be outside on the          and meet new ones. the mood will be complemented by
                                                                                                                             saturday          May 11, 2013         9:00am-12:00pm   Saturday Morning Breakfast and Kick-Back
Lins’ deck overlooking the SF Bay and the city. Date and         flower arrangements by redwood Day’s very own
time: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 6:00pm-9:00pm            Valerie Wong. Date and time: Saturday, october 12,          Friday            May 17, 2013         10:00am          Spring Hike
Adults only. Limited to 40 people including spots sold online.   2013 from 6:00pm-10:00pm Limited to 25 people including     saturday          May 18, 2013         5:30pm           chili cook-off

donated by: Jamie and albert Lin,                                spots sold online.                                          saturday          June 1, 2013         8:00pm-11:00pm   poker night & Bourbon tasting

noriko and Francis enderle, stephanie oana and                   donated by: ike and yvy eze, valerie Wong                   saturday          June 1, 2013         10:00am          Family Hike & picnic
Joseph osha, Lisa and david Kaplan                                                                                           sunday            June 2, 2013         9:00am-3:00pm    one Day tennis camp
                                                                                                                             Friday            June 7, 2013         12:00pm-2:00pm   Lunch and Laser tag with X-plus Staff

                                                                 417          murder on your mind Party             $40
                                                                                                                             saturday          June 8, 2013         2:00pm-5:00pm    Bocce tournament

415           tempt your taste buds                     $35
                                                                 this is a rousing hosted game of suspicion, accusation,
                                                                 denial, and yes, MurDEr! no costumes necessary.
                                                                                                                                               June 13, 2013
                                                                                                                                               July 20, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                     carnival on the Back-40
                                                                                                                                                                                     Margarita & Merriment party
Join us for a unique tasting event at Amphora nueva’s            Sangria and hors d’oeuvres provided. Date and time:         saturday          september 7, 2013    5:30pm           First Annual progessive Wine tasting
Berkeley olive oil Works and give your taste buds a real         Saturday, January 24, 2014 at 8:00pm at the home            sunday            september 8, 2013    10:00am          picnic Brunch & Dog Hike
treat. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about olive oil       of the gundermans. Limited to 16 people including
and balsamic vinegars and can taste everything they                                                                          Friday            september 13, 2013   10:00am          Fall Hike & picnic
                                                                 spots sold online.
have to offer. Have fun experimenting with italian Bal-                                                                      saturday          september 21, 2013   11:00am-3:00pm   pool party at the Hills
samic spritzers featuring flavors such as blackberry,            donated by: sharma Hendel, andrew raskopf and
                                                                                                                             saturday          september 21, 2013   6:30pm           Hawaiian islands Dinner
                                                                 david Gunderman, debbie and Braun degenshein
ginger, peach, cranberry pear, pomegranate, lavender,                                                                        sunday            september 22, 2013   1:00pm-3:30pm    LEgo Fun
and tangerine. Your hosts will round out your experience                                                                     saturday          september 28, 2013   1:00pm-5:00pm    Kids' geocaching party
with wine and a spread of fabulous food. As an extra
bonus, Amphora will donate 15% of all oil and vinegar
sales to rDS! Adults only. Date and time: october 3, 2013
                                                                 418          fall hike and Picnic                  $65      saturday

                                                                                                                                               september 28, 2013

                                                                                                                                               october 3, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                     Farewell rDS, Hello High School

                                                                                                                                                                                     tempt Your taste Buds
from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Limited to 40 people including spots         Another rDS auction tradition! A wonderful way to
                                                                                                                             Friday - sunday   october 4-6, 2013                     Fall campout With Your Kids
sold online.                                                     make new friends all while supporting redwood
                                                                                                                             sunday            october 6, 2013      9:00am           25-Mile Bike ride
                                                                 Day School. Your hosts will lead an invigorating morning
donated by: Laurel and stuart davis, Jody and Greg                                                                           saturday          october 12, 2013     6:00pm-10:00pm   Haitian Dinner
                                                                 hike, complete with scintillating conversation, followed
Ginsburg, nikki Maguire and alex Byron,                          by a delicious outdoor picnic catered by Stella nonna.      saturday          october 19, 2013     1:00pm-4:00pm    Dazzling Denim Making party
amphora nueva
                                                                 Date and time: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00am.       Friday            november 8, 2013     7:00pm           cooking party
                                                                 Limited to 18 people including spots sold online.
                                                                                                                             saturday          January 18, 2014     5:30pm           top chef
                                                                 donated by: Helena Weiss-duman, Margaret Gee,               saturday          January 25, 2014     8:00pm           Murder on Your Mind party
                                                                 stella nonna
                      Balloon Pop                                                                                             thank you
                                                                                      the 2013 rDSpgA Spring Auction is the culmination of hard work from an inspiring and wonderful team. the
 choose your favorite balloon for $20 and win a gift certificate from one of the     event would not have happened without the extraordinary time and effort from so many volunteers, including:
businesses listed below. Gift certificates range in value from $10-$40. Good luck!
                                                                                                                             event chairs: tonya lang, Jen vedock
                                                                                                           detailed auction Planning and tracking: angela Rundles, katie fagundes
      Acme Bread co. • Diesel, A Bookstore • oakland A’s • La Farine • Hula
                                                                                                                            venue Site coordination: Jen wineman
  golfland castro Valley • Handcrafted, homemade bars of soaps • Juan’s place                                       Jen Edmister, Katie Fagundes, cathy Johnston, tonya Lang,
                                                                                                                      Amy nathan, Angela rundles, Jen Vedock, Sarah Wachs
 La note • Mama’s royal café • Montclair Florist • Samurai Sushi • urban indigo
                                                                                      acquisitions: ralph Bailey, Kristie chamorro, camille Danzi, rena David, Laurel Davis, Kathy Durousseau, Jen Edmister,
Home of chicken and Waffles • Build-A-Bear Workshop • Lindsay Wildlife Museum            Lyn Estavillo, Yogi gamper, Sita ghate, cathy Johnston, cormac Kilgallen, tonya Lang, o.J. Leonardo, Valerie Lieu,
        Flavor Brigade • café clem • pegasus Book Store • grand Bakery                            Josh Mailman, Wendy peter, Mary Soulis, galia Szurley, Jen Vedock, Sarah Wachs, Jen Wineman

                                                                                                                  graphics, invitations and catalog: eva cohen, amy nathan
                                                                                                       Jen Edmister, Katie Fagundes, tonya Lang, Angela rundles, Jen Vedock, Sarah Wachs

                                                                                                                          decorations and Signage: amy nathan
                                                                                                       Donna cala, Meera Desai, Jen Edmister, tonya Lang, Donna Schlanker, galia Szurley

                                                                                                                        Silent auction Set-up & “night of” volunteers:
                                                                                                     regina Hawkins, george Horton, Brenda Jemmott, Valerie Lieu, Sue Vinella, Jen Wineman
                                                                                                                            live auction: Jen Edmister, rick Jacobus

                                                                                                                                  dessert auction: Julie wayman
                                                                                                           Laurel Davis, Jody ginsburg, regina Hawkins, Darren Huston, Katrina Lappin,
                                                                                                               nikki Maguire, Lanie Mette, June Miyamoto, Erin newman, Liz owens

                                                                                                                        online auction: kristie chamorro, tamara Zirkle
                                                                                                                check in: camille Danzi, Lyn Estavillo, Mary Soulis, rhonda ngom

                                                                                                                         closing team: Penny fottrell, Sean fottrell
                                                                                                            regina Hawkins, george Horton, Brenda Jemmott, Valerie Lieu, Sue Vinella

                                                                                                                   communications Support: Kristie chamorro, Sarah Wachs
                                                                                                               faculty coordination & donation logistics: Jill nesbitt, Derek clark

                                                                                          “volunteer trade” with crocker highlands auction: Kristie chamorro, penny Fottrell, tonya Lang, Jen Vedock
                                                                                                  “volunteer trade” with edna brewer auction: Kristie chamorro, tonya Lang, penny Fottrell,
                                                                                                                           Jen Vedock, Jen Wineman, tamara Zirkle
                                                                                                       Many thanks to the volunteers from crocker Highlands and Edna Brewer for helping
                                                                                                             with table closing and checkout so that we could all enjoy the evening.
                                                                                                            thank you to the volunteers who helped after the catalog went to print!

                                                                                              Special thanks to hope broderick and the grubb co. for the signature cocktail, and ces butner
                                                                                                       and horizon beverages for the beer and soft drinks donated for this evening.
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