The 2009 TIS Auction is this Saturday night! Hopefully you have your tickets in hand, babysitter lined up, outfit pressed, checkbook balanced, Visa, Mastercard AND American Express cards cleared and ready for action!

In the Silent Section, we have some hot parties you can sign up for that night as well as some really amazing trips, massages, kayak rides, movies, Thomas the Tank Engine tables with trains, dinners and wine that will set you up right for 2010, creative class baskets and art projects that are sure to start a bidding war between parents who must have those adorable hand made goodies! Too many amazing donations to mention – you must see it to believe it and bid on it to take it home! Making its return appearance is the Golden Ticket – for only $100 (only 50 are sold) you could win the chance to take one of the live items home!

In the Live Section we have: Trip to Paris, Trip to Hawaii, Trip to Sunriver, Trip to ranch in Utah, Trip to Brassada Ranch in Bend, Trip to US Open (tennis) in NY, Indian dinner prepared by a TIS parent, Alaskan fish dinner caught and cooked by a TIS parent, dinner prepared by Alfonso Orsini and his lovely wife, coveted RESERVED parking spot on the TIS campus, Class art projects from the Japanese, Chinese and Spanish tracks, Blazer tickets galore (with autographed Brandon Roy basketball…), amazing Staycation in Portland (complete with jewelry), Portland Timbers package, Choice of autographed US Open Tennis outfits from Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova, Ladies night, Cooking classes from the Japanese track teachers, the annual Chair Party and the BLT Special Appeal. Phew…better start working on those arm muscles now to keep raising those paddles.

There are a couple fun games that will be played with spectacular surprises… should be a great night. Thanks to all those who have volunteered to come help us put it on.

See you there!

Carrie, Jenn and Jennifer