March 15, 2013Rotary Dinner & Wine Auction 2013
Springfield Rotary Club ProjectsTree of Giving Project with the Child CenterGift of Literacy for Springfield first gradersDictionary project for Springfield third gradersSignature Projects • Willamalane Play Structure • “Welcome to Springfield” Sign • Helping to open a Centro Latino Americano Office in Springfield • Assisting with NEDCO’s Sprout Kitchen project • Clearing and marking the Pre Running Trail • Willamalane Lively Dog ParkWorld Community Service Project helping provide clean water in GuatemalaWorld Community Service Project improving literacy for children in ThailandWorld Community Service Project remodeling school in Tafi Abuife, GhanaPlease enjoy tonight’s auction knowing that your generous bids and purchasesare helping the Springfield Rotary Club carry on a long tradition of localcommunity support and international service.Sincerely,Nancy Bigley Doris ToweryPresident President-elect
Claude’s WalletA rotary bag full of Rotary cash. Your guess is yourbid, and the winner pledges to keep the amount secretforever!Donated by Springfield Rotarians
Classic Scandinavian Smorgasbord! This is a festive dinner for 8 people to bescheduled November –February. A lavish four- course ScandinavianDinner served leisurely withGlogg, ale, aquavit, appl e cider & coffee, including:cheeses, ham, assorted breads, fishplate, shrimp, Swedish meat balls, cucumber with dill, tiny red potatoes, sweet and sour redcabbage, stuffed roast pork, and dessert specialties. Donated by Jim and
Eat, Drink, and Solve a Mystery! It’s Back! This is a dinner and mystery (someone is guilty!) for eight (victims). Marlee andMike Fischnaller are the Hosts for a gourmet dinner, includingbeverages. Choose from a variety of fun andexciting Mystery Dinner themes. Costume suggestions will be provided for all your guests – you assign the characters once youdecide on the Mystery – we’ll do the rest! Donated by Mike and Marlee Fischnaller
Would You Like To Ride In A Beautiful Balloon?Or would you like to gift this tosomeone special? Weekdayscenic flight (or is that “float”?)for two fromNewberg, Oregon, over YamhillCounty’s beautiful wine country.This package is valid through2014, and flight season is fromApril 15 – September30, Monday, Wednesday, orFriday. After the flight, enjoy achampagne brunch in casualelegance and spend timelaughing and sharing yourexperience with the pilots andcrew. Includes souvenir wineglasses and DVD. Donated bySkip Fleek.
Black Butte RanchOne weekend for 4 at Black Butte Ranch Resort, starting on aFriday, PLUS a $100 Gift Certificate for anything at the Ranch. This is asmall intimate cabin next to an aspen grove. The cabin is 15 minutesaway from Sisters and has two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, livingroom and fireplace. Housekeeping is included when you leave. NoPets, Please. (Weekends available: May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-27 [availableall three nights on Memorial Day Weekend); May 31 – June 2, June 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30; July 12-14; Sept 6-8, 13-15, 27-29; Oct 4-6, 11-13, 18-20) Date of weekend must be chosen before April 2, 2013. Subject toavailability, expires 12/31/2013. Donated by Gary and RobertaBoedigheimer
Black Butte LuxuryFor two families or three couples(sleeps 8)! Combine your bids to enjoythree nights (does NOT have to beover a weekend) at Black Butte RanchResort in a fully furnished 3 bedroom 3bath home overlooking the 2ndfairway of the Big Meadows golfcourse. Enjoy four swimmingpools, numerous tennis courts, 18miles of bike trails, spa, and twogorgeous golf courses. Not availableMarch 23 through March 31, May 24through May 27, June 14 throughSeptember 22, or November 23through December 1. Subject toavailability. Certificate expires12/13/2013.Donated by Robert and Terry Scherer
Rotary Around The WorldNorthwestern University Rotaractors spent a spring break inPeru, where they met up with other volunteers to help PiscoSin Fronteras rebuild after the 2007 earthquake.
The “Tin Star” BBQ for 12The “Tin Star” BBQ for 12 has been enhanced! – Ronda andVonn Schleicher bring their award-winning Kansas CityStyle BBQ and Debbie Knechtel provides sides and dessertprepared onsite in her magic Dutch ovens. Beverages arealso provided – all you have to do is eat, drink and enjoyeveryone’s company. Choose two meats from PulledPork, Pork Ribs, Beef Brisket and Chicken. Donated by Debbie Knechtel and Ronda and Vonn Schleicher.
A Week in Lincoln City! Perfect for a family reunion, Girls’ Week, etc. would be 6 nights at a 3,000 sq ft home with 4 BR and 4 baths plus a large family room with wood stove. Sleeps 12. Nearby access to Devil’s Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Subject to availability. Includes four 3-day passes to the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, February 20- 24, 2014. (Must be 21 or older and have valid photo ID for the Festival). You can schedule accommodations the same weekend, or use the passes separately.Sorry, no pets. Lake home donated by Johnand Sharon Alden, festival passes donated by Tami Humphries
Fiji Vacation For Two! – Five magic nights in Fiji at Lalati Island Resort & Spa. You will spend 5 nights in an Oceanfront Villa. Includes a fresh flower lei greeting, chilled bottled Fiji water and cool minted towels upon your arrival, round trip airport/resort transfers, all meals daily (beverages are additional) the use of non-motorized water sports equipment, most resort activities and entrance into the Tabua (First Class) departure lounge featuringcomplimentary beverages, snacks & air-conditioned seating prior to your flights departure to the US! Chase the sunset, swim with seahorses. Prepare to be totally enchanted. Valid for travel through 31 March, 2014. blackout dates 10 December 2013 through 10 January 2014. Air fare to/from Fiji and travel insurance is not included. Scuba diving and spa services are available at an additional rate. Donated by Remarkable Honeymoons and Lalati Island Resort, Fiji Islands
Scholarship AppealDirect contributions to the Springfield Rotary ScholarshipFund at last year’s auction generated $9,000– I Can Do This!
Your Investment at work supportingour kids in Springfield…Composite GPA – 3.98 Honors – Awards -- ActivitiesOther comments: • ASB Student Body President “One of my greatest •2nd Place District Rotary obstacles is also one of my Club Speech 2012 greatest accomplishments” •Pole Vault Record Holder •Tennis Team Captain •Volley Ball Captain •National Honor Society •Senior Class Secretary •Math Tutors •Pep and Symphonic Band •50+ hours of college credit
Scholarship AppealDirect contributions to the SpringfieldRotary Scholarship FundCandidate: SarahField of Study: Biology – Pre-MedicineQuestion: Have there been obstacles youhad to overcome you would like to share?“My Granny passed away after teachingme my numbers, letters, and how to sewand bake. She was one of the mostsignificant people in my life. Mostimportantly she taught me that withdetermination, I can conquer any situationin my life no matter how tough”
Scholarship Appeal Direct contributions to the Springfield Rotary Scholarship Fund Candidate: Alexia Field of Study: Bio- Chemistry/Pre-Medicine Question: What are you most proud about as you look back on your High School Career?“Since 9th grade I have wanted to be a Cardiologist. I am mostproud of my unwavering dedication to my goal of joining themedical field. In addition to the most challenging course work, Ihave been volunteering at the hospital assisting in the surgicalprocedures area for nearly two years to achieve my goals”
Scholarship AppealDirect contributions to the SpringfieldRotary Scholarship FundCandidate: MicaelaField of Study: ChemistryQuestion: Have there been obstaclesyou had to overcome you would like toshare?“The spring of my freshman year of HighSchool, my mom was diagnosed withHodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. Sheunderwent chemotherapy and radiationtreatment and has thankfully beendeclared cancer free. During hertreatment the whole family had tostruggle with the thought of possiblylosing our mother”
Scholarship Appeal Candidate: ChonyiDirect contributions to the Field of Study: Actuarial ScienceSpringfield Rotary ScholarshipFund Question: Why are you seeking a higher education? “For two years I lived in India and attended an all-girls school. The academic curriculum was very rigorous. What captivated me however was how every morning I’d walk into class with half the students already there, each girl assiduously memorizing facts while shutting everything else out. In a developing country full of extreme poverty, education is viewed as a holy grail to success. I came back in 2007, feeling deeply grateful for all the opportunities often taken for granted here in the U.S., and completely motivated to take full advantage of our access to education”
“Potential resides in every person waiting to be fulfilled. For some, this potential is found artistically, mechanicall y, or scientifically. I am not one to allow my potential to be wasted so I plan to learn asCandidate: RachelField of Study: Medicine/Pediatrics much as possible from those who haveQuestion: Set forth your reasons realized their potentialfor seeking a higher education. through the teaching profession”
Pre Trail Work PartySpringfield Rotary donated funding and sweat equity to improve thehistoric Pre Trail running along the Willamette River, linking Springfield andEugene.
Cellar Club CollectionTwo bottles Duckhorn, 2005 HowellMountain Red WineOberon, Cabernet Sauvignon HillsideReserve, 2008Robert Mondavi, CabernetSauvignon, 2009, ReserveA big expression of Californiacabernet sauvignon from threewineries.Two bottles of amazing HowellMountain fruit, a reserve from theMichael Mondavi group, and theclassic Robert Mondavi reserve fruitfrom some of Napa Valley’s mosttreasured vineyards.Big, masculine, tannic black fruitswith wet earth, cedar and vanillaaromas, a full mouth feel and a longfinish.
Top Italian WinesPrunotto, Barolo, 2008Elio Grasso, Barbera D’Alba, 2007Antinori, Marches, CCReserve, 2008Feudo Maccari, Nero D’Avola, 2010The best food wine from threedistinctive growing regions. FromPiedmont, the long lived Barolofrom the nebbiolo grape offers darkfruit flavors with lots of structuredtannins and acids. Also fromPiedmont, a meaty Barbera d’Alba.A good fruit forward wine withlayers of flavor. From Tuscany, aChianti Classico reserve wine, singlevineyard, featuring the sangiovesegrape. Mature, with earthovertones and red fruit, a realpalate pleaser. Finally, fromSicily, the Nero D’Avola grape, aninky dark fruit and spice flavors.
California Zins Saldo, 2010 Michael David Lust, 2007 Ravenswood, Big River, 2009, 2 bottlesFor true zinfandel lovers, some of the finest produced in California. TheSaldo come from 5 different counties, including Napa and Sonoma, and offers a complexity of flavors including spices and raspberry. Michael David’s Lodi fruit makes his Lust his finest zinfandel. From a variety of his best fruit from all his vineyards, this is BIG California zin, 16.9%alcohol, and huge extracted fruits. The best of Sonoma is Ravenswood single vineyard Big River, two bottles.
French Trimbach, Pinot Gris Reserve, 2004 Joseph Drouhin, Pouilly-Fusse 2009 Domaine Des Chenes Blanc, Gigondas, 2005 Chateau Durfort-Vivens, 2 grand cru classe, 2009 From the Alsace, a classic aged Pinot Gris. This wine will have tropical fruit nose followed by honeysuckle and pear tastes. From Burgundy, a 100% Chardonnay with peach and almond flavors. From the Southern Francearea, a Gigondas dominated by the redfruit of Grenache and the dark fruit of Syrah. 2005 was an exceptionalgrowing year. A stunning 2nd growth Bordeaux wine from the famous Margaux region in the Medoc, from the owners of Chateau Margaux. Always a long lived wine, thisconsistently scores over 90 points and will benefit from aging.
Champagne Schrambsberg 08 Argle 09 Brut GH Mumm Brut Stunning sparklers from threedistinctive areas. Jacob Scram wasone of the original settlers in Napa Valley. Argyle receives great acclaim internationally for their Oregon sparkling wine. Mumm is one of the famous champagne houses in France. These three wines are made in the traditional way (secondary fermentation inthe bottle) and will feature toasty noses of yeast, green apple, pear, and floral overtones.
Port Package #1 Grahams 20 year tawny port Grahams LBV 06 Grahams vintage porto 1991A great package of the finest from Graham’s. A 20 year oldtawny, aged in oak barrels offers a smooth, sweet, walnut and raisin/pear taste. A late bottled vintage is as wine, aged 5 years or more in the barrel. Flavors of plum, raisin/dried fruits, milk chocolate and fruitcake. The 1991 vintage is rated 93-94 points andoffers everything you want from an excellent port.
Wonderful Washington State Wine PackageDusted Valley Stained Tooth Syrah 2010Spring Valley Vineyard 09 Merlot Mule skinner Woodward Canyon Columbia Valley (no year) Amavi Cellars 2009 Walla Walla CabWashington State has the perfectclimate for hot weather grapes. TheMuleskinner, is 100% merlot andprovides raspberry fruits, wheat andherb, spices and earth on the palatewith a long mouth feel. Dusted ValleySyrah is a big, dark and fruit extractedwine that is sold at the winery with atoothbrush! Woodward Canyon sellsthis wine only at the winery, a fieldblend of merlot, cabernetfranc, cabernet sauvignon, petit verdotand syrah, a great food wine. Amavi ispredominately cabernet sauvignon withthree other grapes for complexity, ahighly rated wine with blackberry, earthand spice flavors.
Port #2Grahams 20 year tawny port Grahams LBV 06The House of Sandeman, 10 year Tawny Port, with 2 Porto glassesSee above. Plus the 10 year old Tawny with Sandemanglasses. A great comparison with the 20 year old taw
California Big BoysClos du Val, 1995, Napa ValleyCabernet SauvignonHall, 2007, Napa Valley CabernetGroth, Cabernet Sauvignon2009, OakvilleConn Creek, 2008 CabernetSauvignon, NapaA chance to sample an 18 year oldCalifornia Cabernet just released fromthe winery, a fruit forward and highlyrated Hall winery, with a 2007cabernet, an Oakville grown and longlived Groth, and a highly rated ConnCreek. With the exception of the Closdu Val, all could be aged for severalmore years. These wines featureleather, mocha and coffeearomas, with a hint of vanilla and afull finish on the palate.
Barbeque, Brew and BluesThis is a barbeque for 20-25 thirsty and hungry people featuringPitmaster Rick Bailor from Long’s Meat Market. Rick will custombarbeque pulled pork, beef brisket or chicken for your event. HopValley is offering a keg of beer of your choice. But wait – there’smore! Music is also featured with a blues band to be customized forthis event. Event must be scheduled by September 30, 2013, andexpires December 31, 2013.Donated by Mark Johnson, Long’s Meat Market, Hop Valley Beer
Florence Beach BungalowThree nights in a delightful andfunky 1950s vintage beachbungalow across the streetfrom Driftwood Shores andHeceta Beach. A perfectgetaway for two or for twocouples or for afamily, includes $100 giftcertificate to the DriftwoodShores Restaurant. Easy beachaccess, large wooded backyardwith fire pit, wind-protecteddeck with ocean views. Alsoincludes four 3-day passes tothe Newport Seafood & WineFestival Feb 20-23, 2014 (Mustbe 21 or older and have validphoto ID for the Festival). Youcan schedule the bungalow thesame weekend, or use thepasses separately.Bungalow donated by DanHurley, Festival passes donatedby Tami Humphries
Great Rotary Duck Springfield’s First Dog Youth PlaygroundRace Park Structure Springfield Rotary Club Springfield Rotary is nearing completion of yet another successful year. We can all take pride in the enormous contribution our Rotary Club and its individual members continue to make every year to our community and internationally. Fund raising efforts like this annual charity auction make this possible. Thank you for your generosity!
Beach House in Yachats Yachats for Four –Two nights in Yachats at a 2 BR 2 Bath oceanfront home, includes a $100 giftcertificate for dining at The Adobe. Donated by Randy Lodge
Willamalane Park and RecreationFour-hour Lively Park Shelter Rental and 50 passes to Splash!One month membership to the Fitness CenterFour one time passes to Splash!, the Fitness Center and Camp PuttDonated by Willamalane Park and Recreation
Life’s finer things –Dinner, Scotch, and Cigars! An evening for eight good friends to enjoy a barbecued chickendinner followed by a blind tasting of 10 different scotches. Also a (closely measured) sample of a $250 bottle of Dalmore. Quality cigars to accompany the quality beverages; there will be other beverages available but why buy this package if you don’t like scotch?Sponsored by John Alden with minor assistance from Tom Draggoo
Leave the Driving to LTD!Your choice: either a Christmas light tour around theSpringfield/Eugene metro area OR a Lane County WineryTour. Must be scheduled with Mark Johnson at least twoweeks prior to the tour date.Donated by Mark Johnson and Lane Transit District
Rotary’s Four Way TestOf the things we say, thinkand do:First…Is it the Truth?Second…Is it Fair to all concerned?Third…Will it build Goodwill andbetter Friendships?Fourth…Will it be Beneficial to allconcerned?
Sunset Wine Cruise and DinnerParty boat on Fern Ridge with “Sommelier-Class Wine” which is Frenchfor “Suitable for Al King’s wine cellar” along with a BBQ dinner as youcruise the lake and the bird sanctuary. Subject to weather conditions.Donated by Al King
Evening in Spain, OLE!You and seven of your friends canrelax poolside at John Halgren’shacienda with Sangria and otherlibations as Mark Walker and histeam of Cocineros prepare plateafter plate of tantalizing authentictapas. Enjoy some Spanishentertainment and wait for adelicious, made fromscratch, paella to be served. Endthe evening with some Spanishsweets. ¡Buen Provecho! ASunday afternoon/evening(starting around 3 pm) in July orAugust. Presented by Rotarians : Mark Walker, John Halgren, Bruce Smolnisky, Jane Falls and Nancy Bigley.
Pheasant Hunting Trip:This is a hunt for two people. Luckiamut Valley Pheasant hunting trip for two with guided host Darrall Imhoff. Includes trap shoot to warm up- great dogs to make it a very special hunt. Donated by Darrall Imhoff
Earlier Signature ProjectSpringfield Rotary donated cash and labor to installplayground equipment and helped plant shrubs andgroundcover at the Willamalane Community RecreationCenter. This facility provides early childhood recreationprograms among other services.
Dell Optiplex 760 Business PC Package● Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0 GHz● Windows 7 Professional 64-bit● 6 GB RAM● New DVD-RW (reads/writes CDs & DVDs)● New Western Digital 120 GB hard drive● New Dell keyboard & optical mouse● New Acer 20” widescreen LCD monitor● Hardware Warranty - 1 year parts/laborCompletely Reloaded & Configured● New hard drive loaded with Windows 7Professional 64-bit & allcurrent Dell hardware drivers● Complete Windows configuration with allcurrent updates, many tweaks● Installation & configuration of many freeutility & security programs● Please see full page description for a list ofexactly what is included. Donated by The IT Manager; Gary Oster
The Iron JeffsThis package is inspired by two popular Food Network shows: Chopped andIron Chef. The successful bidder will select four “Mystery Basket” ingredientsand the Iron Jeffs will prepare a four course meal for four couples. Eachcourse will contain at least two Mystery Basket ingredients and one willcontain all four. Your meal (and wine) will be planned, prepared and served byJeff5. Rae and Tony LaMarche will host the dinner in their home.Donated by Jeff Towery, Jeff Nelson, Jeff Hill, Jeff Martin, Jeff Alden, Rae andTony LaMarche
Sailing, Sailing over the bounding Fern Ridge ReservoirIn this package for 4 people –you won’t be along just for the ride!You’ll learn how to sail a 32 foot sailboat and then take your turn at thetiller – watch out, world! Includes catered lunch.Donated by Bill Guske and Dave Lanning
2010 Signature Project – Entrance Sign"Thank you again for your amazing work on Saturday morning! In the typicalRotary fashion, everyone was helpful, friendly and hard working. We not onlycompleted our project, but mulched the area around the American flag – anaddition that was not missed by our Public Works Department. They sent me anote this morning asking that I send along their thanks to our SpringfieldRotarians for a job well done. Thanks again!"Niel Laudati, Community Relations Manager
Rotary Fighting PolioRotarians have raised over $202.6 million to match $355 million receivedfrom the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of Polio eradicationactivities.
of our proud sponsors! Special thanks to someThank You for your generosity; wehope to see you again next year!