Dear Washington Chamber Execs,
Can you believe we’re a little less than 1 month out for the WCCE Annual Statewide Leadership Conference? The planning committee has done an excellent job in putting together a top-notch conference, designed to meet your professional development goals and those of your staff.
One of the highlights of the conference is the annual auction. We will have both a silent and a live auction, featuring hotel packages, golf outings, sports venues, and much, much more. The live auction on Thursday night will be called by our very own David Woolson, Chamber Exec Extraordinaire with the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thank you David!
This year the auction will provide for the ”Program and Scholarship Fund” which provides for Chamber executives and/or staff to attend valuable Chamber education venues such as the WCCE Conference. Scholarship recipients apply by answering a variety of questions regarding their goals in terms of professional development, their history of Chamber employment, and their desire to further the goals of their respective chambers.
The annual auction is the only fundraising we do to fill the scholarship and program development coffers. Your generous donations will assure the continued professional development of our members, thus strengthening our Chambers and our communities throughout the state.
Whether or not you plan to attend the conference in Tri-Cities, your donation is greatly appreciated. Items of interest are:
- Weekend packages that include golf/spa/dinner/theater
- Wine-lovers basket
- Jewelry/custom art/glass art/wearable art/folk art etc.
- Airline tickets
- Special VIP event packages: VIP passes to Hydro Races; Grand Parade; Rodeo, etc.
- Gardener’s basket: gloves/bulbs/book/trowel/etc.
- Gourmet cook basket
- I have a new grandchild basket
- Community theme basket
- Use of condo, cabin or vacation property
Use your imagination. What were the hot selling items at your own Chamber auction?
WE thank you all in advance!
You WCCE Board of Directors