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Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

Western Mennonite School
Equipping students for a life of faith & learning


45th Annual Benefit Auction

May 6, 2017

Oregon State Fairgrounds


Click here to view whats inside the 2017 Bidder Guide!



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For a small private school with just over 200 middle and high school students our annual auction is everything except small! With over 800 people in attendance and more than 450 items in the live and silent auctions, over $100,000 is raised to support Western’s mission to Equip students for lives of faith and learning every year. The auction reflects the community that Western has built over the years. Many who attended for the first time are impressed by the organization, size, and atmosphere that they encounter at the State Fairgrounds.

This years theme: “WMS Together”

For many people this auction is so much more than just an event to place some bids and go home. It is an opportunity to reconnect with family, classmates, teachers, mentors, coaches, and friends! We want you to show up on May 7th and feel like it is a place you belong and want to be. The theme we chose this year, “Back Where We Belong,” is to remind us of our past, the great history of the auction, the many students it has helped; but most importantly, it is to remind us to continue to look to God as we remember his faithfulness and blessings over the years. We look forward to seeing you on auction day and believe you will enjoy all the great fellowship, food, and auction items for our 45th annual auction!

New this Year:


A full-service “coffee shop on wheels” using locally-roasted espresso blend. Skip your typical coffee stop and get your caffeine or other tasty treat at the auction instead!

Service includes:
Flavored Lattes & Mochas | Smoothies or Italian Sodas | Chai Tea | Gourmet Hot Chocolate | Flavored Steamers | Assorted Teas


Win $50 at Dutch Bros

Bring someone who it’s their first time at the auction and both of you will be entered to win a $50 gift card at Dutch Bros!


Check in at the Pioneer Booth to be entered into the drawing!


2017 Special Project

20 Student Computers

Each year WMS sets aside funds to purchase 20 new computers to replace older machines. Due to unforeseen costs to insure WiFi & network security, & replace servers this year, we need help so that we don’t fall behind! $12,000 will cover the cost for us to stay on track and offer quality tools & resources for our students to use on a daily basis!


Vacations, Trips, & Getaways

Sisters Oregon Getaway

Enjoy THREE nights in this lovely, newer home in Sisters, Oregon. This is a large three bedroom 2 1/2 bath home. The upstairs game room has a pool table, mini-fridge, and a large flat screen TV with lots of DVDs to choose from. Another large TV is in the downstairs great room along with a cozy fireplace. This home is within walking distance to shops & restaurants. But who wants to go to town when you can stay home and enjoy the deer in your yard?

Romantic Channel House Getaway

If you want a romantic getaway Channel House in Depot Bay is the place for you! You won’t find closer, or more beautiful, views than at this Boutique. Enjoy sitting in the private hot tub on your deck while you listen to the lapping waves of the Pacific. Enjoy 2 nights in the most expensive room at the Channel House, or you can choose a less expensive room and stay three or more nights.

Depoe Bay Condo

Enjoy 5 wonderful nights in this beautiful ocean view Depoe Bay Condo. This gorgeous home has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It sleeps 6 in beds, but you can take up to 10 if the kids don’t mind the couch or a mat on the floor. If you are in need of some down time to refresh & relax then these 5 glorious nights are just what you need. Watching the waves that just keep coming is such an awesome reminder of the greatness of God! Housekeeping not included.

Drift Creek Rejuvination

Enjoy a time of renewal and refreshment when you get back to nature with a 2 nights stay in the cozy Yamhill Cabin along Drift Creek. The Yamhill is self-contained with kitchen, bath, dining table and two sofas Heated for year-round use; Handicap accessible, 3 bunk beds, 1 queen bed, 1 queen sofa bed.

Maggie Lake Vacation

Maggie Lake is a small lake on the Tahuya Peninsula approximately 50 miles SE of Bremerton, WA. Deeper than many of her neighboring lakes, Maggie’s rainbow trout fishing runs throughout the spring and into early summer. Paul Schultz’ friend, Jeff Stokes has generously donated 2 weekend nights or 4 week-day nights to his water front ‘cabin’. The 3 bedroom cabin is capable of sleeping up to 11 people, comes with a fully equipped kitchen, fire pit, board games, puzzles, videos, paddle boat & water toys. We are located 5 miles away from one of largest ATV riding areas. Tahuya forest ATV park is 170 miles of riding for ATVer’s. Housekeeping not included.

Vermont Vacation

Enjoy 1 night in the Beautiful Dream House Country Inn Bed and Breakfast in gorgeous Bristol, Vermont. Additional nights may be purchased at 20% off the normal rate. Also included is a classic 5-6 hour guided tour as you drive a convertible BMW following your tour guide. You will wind your way through the village of Bristol, stop at waterfalls, travel over the Appalachian Gap, lunch is included at a great Vermont General Store, head back over the Green Mountains, go through Middlebury and travel along the river back to your starting point. You will receive a history lesson on Vermont as you listen to the guide through your headsets. What an exciting opportunity!

Beautiful Guadalajra

Enjoy 4 nights in beautiful Guadalajra at the fabulous European Life Styles Hotel. Certificate is good for a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suite for up to 6 people. A breakfast buffet is included. There are many exciting things to do in this city that is considered to be the ‘Pearl of the West.’ The year round mild climate is perfect for golfers and tourists. You may even want to take in the famous El Sper Clsico soccer match.

Cabo San Lucas

Enjoy a beautiful, sun filled week in this one bedroom, two bath condo at the amazing Finisterra Resort in Cabo San Lucas. Overlooking the town of Cabo San Lucas, this hotel offers incredible views, a secluded 7-acre private beach and a critically acclaimed restaurant. Sleeps 6, two double beds in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room.

Inn at Spanish Head Romantic Escape

Nestled securely against the bluff overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean, the Inn is the perfect place for romance. Isn’t it time to plan a magical, romantic escape for yourself and a special loved one? Includes two night’s lodging for two, one candlelight dinner and one breakfast for two.


Enjoy FOUR wonderful nights in a beautiful 5 bedroom 5 bath Sunriver home. Enjoy the private hot tub, 8 bikes and 12 SHARC passes. This is a getaway the whole family will enjoy!

Disneyland Hopper Passes

If you have a trip in mind to the Happiest Place on Earth don’t let these passes get past you.  This package is good for (4) one day hopper passes, a value of over $600. Make your kids or grandkids happy with an exciting trip to Disneyland!

Coyote Hunt and Trophy Fishing Trip

All you hunters and/or fishermen put your hands in the air. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to enjoy three nights at Juniper Ranch. You will get to hunt coyotes and jack rabbits on this 10,000 acre ranch at the foot of the beautiful Steen Mountains near Crane, Oregon. Not only will you have hunting privileges on 10,000 acres of private land, you will also have access to miles of BLM land. A bunkhouse with cooking facilities will be provided for you. On arrival a ranch hand will familiarize you with the ranch and the BLM roads. You are on your own for hunting. Make sure you bring all your own supplies and throw in the fishing pole too, because Mann Lake is just a mile away. Mann Lake has recently been planted with trophy fish and this year is predicted to, once again, be a great fishing year. Our generous donors have even thrown in the use of their boat. Good for 4 people. Must be used in 2017.

Fly Fishing Trip

Enjoying a wonderful day fishing with your buddies on the lower Deschutes. The new 20′ Willie’s boat will give you relaxing trip down the river. You can choose to go Steelhead fishing this fall or Redside Trout fishing next spring. Lunch will either be rib-eye steaks or special chicken. No PB&J on this trip!

Professional Services

Complete Orthondontic Package

If your child needs braces don’t pass up this opportunity to get the needed treatment and  help Western at the same time.  Dr. Amborn has generously donated a complete orthodontic treatment plan to our auction.  That’s a $6,200 value!  Dr. Amborn is a favorite with many of our Western families!

4 Hours Electrical Work

Better to be safe than sorry! Let the professionals take care of your electrical needs. Rite Way Electric has donated 4 hours of labor to help you get the job done RITE the first time.

$500 Les Schwab Gift Certificate

This in one package that we all will need sooner or later, so why not be prepared and get it today?  This $500 gift certificate is good for any goods or services at the West Salem Les Schwab.

Home and Garden

Stihl Cultivator

All in one. One for all. The MM 55 STIHL YARD BOSS lets you take charge of your landscape with one versatile, lightweight yard tool. This multi-task machine uses a universal power train that accepts a wide range of high-performance attachments and accessories. Along with the power train you are bidding on the aggressive pick style cultivator. Also included is a wheel kit for easy mobility. You may purchase many other tools to make this truly your all in one.

Shindaiwa Backpack Blower

Shindaiwa backpack blowers are top of the line, high powered and easy to start.  They are good for so many uses such as cleaning your sidewalks, blowing your leaves, cleaning your gutters and much more. Get yours today to make spring cleaning a breeze.

Storage Shed

Is your garage overflowing?  Is it time to clear out the stuff so that your car can have its place back? Don’t delay! Buy this wonderful storage shed today.

14 Ton of Gravel

Spring is here and that means it’s time to get those pot holes filled in and the driveway spruced up. Viesko Gravel will deliver a 14 ton load of crushed rock to the Salem, Keizer, Gervais and Woodburn areas. Or Liberty Rock will deliver a 15 ton 12 yard load of 3/4 minus to the Sweet Home, Lebanon or Albany area. Highest bidder gets first choice of delivery location. Expires, May 6, 2018

Feathered Friends’ Package

This whimsical birdbath, baskets and feeder will look delightful in your garden. A 6th grade parent has designed the birdbath, and our 6th graders have added the accessories.

Honda 3 in 1 variable mower

Honda Self-Propelled, 3-in-1, Variable Speed Lawn Mower with Auto Choke is simple, adaptable, reliable and time saving. It comes with micro cut twin blades for finer clippings, meaning more clippings per bagful when mulching. The Best Mower money can buy. Legendary reliability from Honda.

OSU Fire Pit

OSU our hats are off to you. Let’s see which Oregon team is the favorite. Get your hands in the air and show off your Beaver pride! Ideal Steel has donated this awesome fire pit.

Oregon Fire Pit

Duck fans get your hands in the air, and show off your school pride! Here’s your chance to own an awesome fire-pit from Ideal Steel.

Wheelbarrow with Garden Supplies

Spring is in the air! Get your lawn in top shape with this wheelbarrow and goodies from the Freshman class.

Fire-pit Patio Dining Table

Take outdoor dining to a whole new level with this beautiful counter height table with four stools. Enjoy coffee and fellowship long after your meal is finished as you visit around the fire.

Chaise Lounge Set

Add style and comfort to your outdoor space with this outdoor wood chaise lounge set. The natural wood chaise stands up to the elements yet folds for easy storage or travel. The stylish curved design offers the comfort you need for relaxing poolside, on your deck, or even your patio.


Basketball Season Parking Pass

No more driving around trying to find a plarking place on game days, and no more walking through the muddy parking lot with your very own, close up parking pass!

Blazer Tickets for Two

Our Blazers are red hot & rollin’. Don’t miss out on this chance to see the Portland Trail Blazers up close & personal in your seats that are just 7 rows off the court. When the new schedule comes out, the highest bidder will get to choose a game of his choice from a selection of 6 games. A parking pass is included!

2 Oregon State Football Tickets

Here’s your chance to watch the Beavers take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in a conference game on November 18th. GO BEAVS!

4 Beaver Football Tickets

Put on your orange and come watch the Beavers take on Portland State on, hopefully, a beautiful September 2nd day. OSU our hats are off to you!

Volcanoes Skybox

Enjoy a wonderful, summer evening game of baseball with 11 of your friends in a Volcanoes skybox. Includes a $50 off food credit! Take me out to the ballgame!

Home Appliances

KitchenAid 5 Qt Mixer

Make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch with the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. This mixer also features 10 speeds to thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily. You can also purchase additional attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more. Mother’s Day is only a week away. What a great gift this would be!

GE Dryer

This GE 7.2 dryer will keep your clothes looking and feeling great every time. It has four drying cycles to properly care for a variety of fabrics. The aluminized alloy drum resists chipping, rusting and abrasion to protect your clothes. It even comes with a light so you don’t leave behind sock or other small items.

GE 4.2-cu ft High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer

This GE Washing Machine features a large dual-action agitator to help turn clothes over and a stainless steel wash basket that won’t chip, rust or snag clothing. The load size is automatically measured and adjusts settings and water levels accordingly. Deep Rinse removes any leftover soap residue. The deep fill allows you to customize your water levels with just a touch of a button. It comes with 14 cycles and even an auto soak to loosen stains for 2 hours. Get this high efficiency washer today!

Whirlpool Refrigerator

Enjoy plenty of room for your fresh and frozen favorites with the 25 cu. ft. capacity large side-by-side refrigerator. You’ll be able to cool food quickly with the Accu-Chill temperature management system. And, for easy cleanup, SpillGuard glass shelves contain spills and leaks in the side-by-side refrigerator. Plus, this large side-by-side refrigerator includes Adaptive Defrost that monitors compressor activity and defrosts only when necessary, saving you more energy.

GE Stainless Steel Gas Range

This high rated gas range will be the ideal choice for your remodel, replacement or new home. This GE 30″ Freestanding Gas Range is efficient and versatile. It features an edge-to-edge cooktop that gives you extra room for pots and pans of all sizes. Cookware moves easily from burner to burner. An 18,000 BTU Power Boil burner boils water fast with intense heat and a large oval fifth burner is ideal for a griddle or odd-sized cookware. With a precise simmer burner, delicate foods wont burn with low, even heat. The 5.0 cu. ft., self-clean oven cooks more dishes at once. Heavy-cast, dishwasher-safe grates easily and safely clean in the dishwasher.

Whirlpool Dishwasher

Get clean dishes every time with this Whirlpool Top Control Dishwasher featuring soil-sensing technology. The soil sensor determines load size and how dirty the dishes are to adapt the settings throughout each wash cycle for customized cleaning. This energy-efficient dishwasher is ENERGY STAR qualified, holds up to 14 place settings, cleans quietly at 48 dBA and even remembers your last cycle so you don’t have to. Need dishes in a hurry? No problem. The 1-Hour Wash cycle cleans a lightly soiled load in just half the time.



Rustic Alder Hutch

This custom hutch will look beautiful in your kitchen or dining room. It is hand crafted from rustic alder. It can slide in as a built-in or be free standing. It measures 2′ deep x 42″ wide and 83″ high. The added lights will give it a touch of class.

Charming Night Stands

Add some charm to your bedroom, entryway or any room with one or both of these adorable nightstands made from repurposed doors. Highest bidder can take one or two, just double your bid.

Queen Size Bed

Enjoy a comfy night’s sleep on your brand new box springs and mattress from Ashley Furniture along with the delightful repurposed door headboard.

Fire-pit Patio Dining Table

Take outdoor dining to a whole new level with this beautiful counter height table with four stools. Enjoy coffee and fellowship long after your meal is finished as you visit around the fire.

Counter Height Dining Table

This table has robust character and room to welcome up to eight. The timeless Rochester, with a self-storing butterfly leaf and sturdy craftsmanship is nothing short of applause worthy.  It comes with 8 stools to seat a large group for delicious food and fellowship.

British Mantle Clock

This beautiful British mantle clock has a circa of 1935.  The lovely Westminster chimes will help keep you on time.  Enclosed in the back of the clock is the key to wind it every 8 days.

Chaise Lounge Set

Add style and comfort to your outdoor space with this outdoor wood chaise lounge set. The natural wood chaise stands up to the elements yet folds for easy storage or travel. The stylish curved design offers the comfort you need for relaxing poolside, on your deck, or even your patio.

Encore Home Furnishings

One Certificate for $100.00 for the McMinnville store.



All you can eat Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am

General Store
8:00am – 2:30pm

Silent Auction
8:00am – 12:300
Divided into four sections with various closing times

Live Auction
9:30 – 2:30pm

BBQ Chicken Lunch
11:00am – 1:30pm

When you first arrive register for your bidder number to be automatically
entered for the $100 Gift Card Door Prize! Use your number as an open tab to
place all your bids and food purchases to pay off all at once when you leave.

Donate to the Auction!

Bidder Guide Sponsorship

10 Ways You Can Help!

  1. Pray.  The greatest gift that you can give us is to pray!
  2. Bake goods. Pies (no cream or custard), or other tasty treats are needed for the Pioneer Pantry! (Free pie tins available)
  3. Donate quality item(s) to the auction. Make, purchase, or solicit a local business to donate a product or service.
  4. Be a bidder guide sponsor. Sponsors get great exposure, while helping Western keep the expenses of printing to a minimum.
  5. Find the Auction Item of the Day on facebook and share it.
  6. Eat delicious food! 
  7. Help promote the auction. We will send you material that you can distribute to businesses and contacts in your area!
  8. Come to the auction! Your presence means a lot!
  9. Invite a friend. Bring someone new by the Pioneer booth and you both will be entered into a drawing for $50 at dutch bros!
  10. Pray some more! Pray for quality items, generous hearts, and for transformed lives as we pursue our mission to equip students for lives of faith and learning!

Quality items are still needed for the Live Auction, Silent Auction, and General Store, and Pioneer Pantry!Live Auction items must be valued at least $200. Silent Auction items must be valued between $20 and $200.General Store items consist of quality new and used items.

Baked goods are needed on Auction Day!
Cookies, cakes, Fudge, Pies, etc… can be dropped off at the Pioneer Pantry on auction morning.
(Please no cream or custard)

contact Charlene Schultz
at cschultz@westernmennoniteschool.org or
503-363-2000 for more information!


Student Job Form

Are you a new WMS Parent this year? CLICK HERE to view our Auction information letter!