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2011 Outcry Auction Item Preview

Featuring amazing donations from large to small - available for bid on Saturday, November 12th

2011 Outcry Auction Item Preview

2011 Outcry Auction Items


1. Celia Hunter’s Lobben Boots

In 2010, Susan Grace and Keith Polluck donated these priceless red Lobben boots, the former property of Alaska conservation movement founder, Celia Hunter. They were purchased by Grant Matheke and returned to NAEC, thus beginning a tradition.

Donated by NAEC $100


2. The New Lodge at Black Rapids—Two Night Stay

A two night stay for two people at the NEW Lodge at Black Rapids Glacier. Includes private bath, heavenly bed, and a glorious view. A perfect and accessible getaway! Meals and alcohol not included, expires August 31, 2012.

Donated by Michael and Annie Hopper $520


3. Handmade Bowl and Plate set by Doug Sims

Large ceramic bowl and plate, handmade by local potter Doug Sims. It is great for entertaining and would make even the most meager potluck dish look like a fabulous feast!

Donated by Doug Sims $155


4. Kettlefan

What every cabin-dweller needs! The environmentally-friendly Stovemate Kettlefan creates its own power by converting heat from the wood stove into electricity, that drives the motor & turns the fan to continuously circulate air and keep you warm!

Donated by Arctic Technical Services $425


5. Stan Stephens Columbia Glacier Cruise for 2

This 7 hour journey through Prince William Sound for two features a visit to the Columbia Glacier where you can see climate change in action as the glacier retreats! Includes a light on– board meal. Valid for 2012 season only, excluding travel in July.

Donated by Stan Stephens Cruises, Inc. $240


6. Chunk of the Columbia Glacier— Still Frozen!

In case you don’t win the glacier cruise, you can still take home a 6-inch chunk of ice from the Columbia Glacier. Great for showing off, teaching science, or chilling your drinks!

Donated by Sherry Lewis $115


7. Custom Local Wood Bench

Made by local Alaskan Russ Ridlington from local wood presented as the feature piece at a local First Friday event this past May. Russ calls this a “contemplation bench.”

Donated by David van den Berg & Amy Cook $265


8. Ski Weekend for 6 at Alaska Range Cabin

Enjoy a cozy log cabin with all meals included, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Located off the Richardson Highway near the scenic Canwell Glacier. A classic winter trip hosted by dedicated NAEC members.

Donated by Mike and Ritchie Musick $600


9. Hobbyist Greenhouse

Poly-Tex Snap & grow Hobbyist Greenhouse features an innovative design that lets you build your own greenhouse quickly! Made of a 6x8 corrosion resistant aluminum frame with clear, single layer SnapGlas polycarbonate panels and adjustable roof vent.

Donated by Lissa & Ryan Hughes $800


10. Alaska Railroad Tickets for Two

Efficient travel! Two Round-trip tickets from Anchorage to Fairbanks on The Denali Star Adventure Class. Valid from 9/17/2011–9/17/2012. Reservations required for all travel. Gift pass must be redeemed for tickets prior to the date of travel.

Donated by Alaska Railroad $334


11. Spill Response Equipment

Janitor bucket and mop, just like new! With purchase, you can make millions doing important oil spill clean-up and earn your wings as a true “greenie” hero. Comes with custom letter to protect Chukchi and Beaufort Seas from offshore oil development!

Donated by David van den Berg & Amy Cook $150


Support NAEC Interns!

(support at the $250, $150, $50, or $25 level)

Interns are one of the Northern Center’s favorite things about summer. Each year, we recruit 2–4 young people from across the country (and internationally in 2011!) to work with our program staff. These young people infuse the Center with new ideas, perspectives, skills, and endless energy. They are the driving force behind summer events like the Run for the Refuge and conduct vital grassroots outreach and organizing, building campaigns that we rely on year–round. They are one of the best investments we can make as an organization—we currently have former interns on our staff and board. Please contribute generously to the continuation of this vital program.


12. Clean Queens

Four hours of the world–famous white glove cleaning service. Good for spring cleaning, winter cleaning, vacation cleaning, any kind of cleaning besides oil spills. A Northern Center auction


Donated by Lou Brown and Margaret Eagleton $250


13. Self-Guided July Raft Trip in the Brooks Range

Flights and 13–foot raft rental for July 2012 North Fork of the Koyukuk raft trip from Coldfoot. Includes one flight from Coldfoot to Koyukuk River and one flight from the Koyukuk River to Coldfoot. You can bring 1,200 lbs gear of and passengers!

Donated by Coyote Air $2,100


14. Alaska Magazine Contest-Winning Photo

Framed photo of grand prize winning photo in the 2011 Alaska Magazine Photo Contest by Douglas Yates,

Donated by Ed Davis $400


15. Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Adventure for Two

An Arctic Circle tour to the heart of Alaska’s northland. Includes a guided ground tour and air transportation for two. Meals not included. Valid mid–May 2012 to mid–September 2012.

Donated by Northern Alaska Tour Company $758


16. Dinner for 4 with Arctic Refuge “War” Stories

Enjoy a delectable, Alaska-grown meal at the home of Arctic Program Director Pam Miller. Pam’s stories from over 30 years of Arctic activism take you on a virtual tour of the Arctic, without fossil fuel emissions! “Tia Pam’s Blueberry Jam” included.

Donated by Pamela Miller $200


17. Original Blueprints for the Riverboat Nenana

Original and restoration plans for the Riverboat Nenana (located in Pioneer Park). Ed McLaughlin obtained these rare plans from the Columbia Sennenel Engineers of Seattle in 1985. Perfect for the boat enthusiast!

Donated by Ed & Laurel Mc Laughlin $200


18. Camp Denali Long Weekend Stay

A three-night weekend stay in the luxurious heart of Denali National Park between June 8 and July 29 for two people. Includes wholesome gourmet meals, private cabins, use of canoes, naturalist guides, biking, fishing, evening programs and more!

Donated by Camp Denali $3,162


19. Vintage Camp Denali Typewriter

This Olympia SM 9 De Luxe Portable typewriter was purchased by Camp Denali in 1958 for $125.98. It was lovingly used there by visionary conservationists and can be your newest treasure! Comes with operating instructions and original receipt.

Donated by Anne Ruggles & Don Hampton $200


20. Handmade Knife with Birch and Antler Handle

Beautiful hand-made knife crafted and tempered (in the woodstove) by David Jonas in Goldstream Valley. Handle is made of local birch bark and burl and antler. Sheath made of a moose leg, also local to Goldstream Valley.

Donated by David Jonas $150


21. Five Nights at La Cusinga Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

La Cusinga Eco Lodge is a coastal rainforest eco lodge dedicated to marine and terrestrial consrvation and environmental education. 5 nights, 6 days stay for 2 people. Airfare not included. Not available during Holidays or Dec 15–Jan 2. Expires 12/2012.

Donated by Trips4Fundraising $750


22. KUAC Personal Day Sponsorship

Six messages on your special day on KUAC FM. The perfect way to spread a message, share some love, or promote an issue to our community!

Donated by KUAC $240


NAEC Trivia Question

Winner gets a dessert for their table!


23. Skier’s Dream Adventure for Four

Dog-supported winter ski trip with dinner and breakfast included. Room for 4 skiers in winter/spring (March excluded) 2011–12. Provided by Colonel Bill Schneider, Private First-Class Forever Mary Shields, and Blackwater Contractor William Walters.

Donated by William Schneider & Mary Shields $500


24. The Valley Protects Painting by Lisa Rogers

40”x48” painting of the view looking north from Lime Village in the late 1970’s. Painted by Lisa Rogers of Tundra Walker Studio in Fairbanks.

Donated by James Kari $2,600


25. Handy Man Special

8 hours of labor from Stan and Karl on whatever project you like! These generous, strong, and able men have proven their worth time and again on the NAEC facilities committee. Karl single-handedly saved the auction by unfreezing the Connex doors!

Donated by Stan Justice & Karl Monetti $800


26. Felt X City Bicycle

One of the bikes that Karl saved from the Connex! Brand new Felt X 5 city bicycle is perfect for commuting. Biking is a cheap, easy way to stay slim, healthy, and happy while saving the planet. NAEC’s biking staff give this beautiful ride a thumbs up!

Donated by Raven Cross Country $500


27. Executive Director’s Mystery Challenge

A mysterious box full of something Executive Director Karen Max Kelly LOVES!

Donated by Karen Max Kelly $100


28. Green’s Lake Minchumina Getaway

One week for up to four guests at Tom & Penny Green’s cozy and well-stocked guest cabin in remote Lake Minchumina. Enjoy a time of retreat, relaxation, and reflection while biking, canoeing, and hiking! June 1- Sept 1, 2012 only, airfare not included.

Donated by Julie & Miki Collins and Tom & Penny Green $1,575


29. Buckeye Burl

Large sliced burl suitable for a table. Beautiful colors and patterns. Purchasing today is the perfect way to kickstart a project!

Donated by Larry Fogleson & Terry Glendinning $300


30. Walnut Burl Bowl Turned on Wood Lathe

This is “recycled” in that Ken and Mary purchased the wood at a Northern Center auction. The bowl is food friendly, very useful, and would look great with a salad in it!

Donated by Ken Whitten & Mary Zalar $175


31. Tolovana Hot Springs

$100 towards a cabin rental at the fabulous Tolovana hot springs. This item allows you to create your own adventure! Ski, snowmachine, walk or mush and end your day at the hot spring.

Donated by Tom & Ann DeLong $100


Camp Habitat Sponsorships

(support at $250, $150, $50, or $25 level)

Since 1990, NAEC has been an active sponsor of Camp Habitat Summer Camps, an outdoor nature education and ecology program for youth ages 4–11. Youth learn about the ecosystems of Interior Alaska, including the people, plants, and animals that call Alaska home through games, crafts, songs, hikes, and growing food in the Creamer’s Garden. Your bid will make YOU a sponsor of this fantastic program.


32. Wright Air Service Round Trip Ticket for Two

This certificate is good for two round trip tickets on scheduled Wright air flights, subject to seat availability. Your last chance (tonight) to get north to the places we work so hard to protect!

Donated by Wright Air Service $680


33. Ten Pound Bag of Alaska Grown Carrots

Grown on Spinach Creek Farm under the midnight sun! Winter is upon us, and this just may be your last chance to take a healthy taste of summer with you!

Donated by Spinach Creek Farm $20


34. Pint Jar of Ester Dome Honey

Back by popular demand—a pint of mostly fireweed honey, raised at the base of Ester Dome, tended and harvested by Ed Davis.

Donated by Ed Davis $20


35. NAEC’s 40th Birthday Cake!

A succulent cake fit for celebrating 40 years of the Northern Center. Baked with love by Aldona Jonaitis.

Donated by Aldona Jonaitis $50

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