2022 Convention – Convention Auctions
Gesneriads In the Pacific Gateway
July 4 to July 9, 2022
In addition to the anticipated meeting of old and new gesneriad friends at convention, our members look forward to finding new plant introductions and plant growing supplies. The auctions are the place to find these treasures.
Now is the time to sort through your grooming tools, plant supplies, books, and artistic materials. I am sure you will find duplicates or items you no longer use. Your generosity in donating can help new growers acquire items not readily available in their local shops. Also look on your plant stands and consider donating an unusual gesneriad. If you plan on buying some new plants at the plant sales area, you will need to make space for your new arrivals. Sharing is what makes The Gesneriad Society such a wonderful group of friends. The plant sales area also appreciates your donations.
The Silent Auction contains horticulturally related items such as growing containers, grooming tools, books, and artistic supplies. You may also find rhizomes, tubers, leaves or cuttings of unusual plants not offered in the sales area since they may be in limited supply from the donor. The Live Auction is composed of new introductions, rare plants, mature plants, and also some of the award-winning plants that some of our exhibitors are generously willing to donate to the auction at the close of the show. If you are not attending convention this year, please consider sending your donations with a friend. Prior to June 15th you may mail non-perishable donations to Austin Grevious, 4932 88th Ave W, University Place, WA 98467. Donation forms for those attending convention will be included in their registration confirmation mailing.
Feel free to contact Austin Grevious at <email@example.com> with any questions. Wouldn’t it be exciting if everyone attending donated at least one item for the auction!
The proceeds from both auctions this year will be going to the Elvin McDonald Research Endowment Fund.
Austin Grevious, Development Chair ~ Tom Bruning, Auction