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Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

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

Benefit Auction

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44th Annual Benefit Auction

May 7, 2016

Oregon State Fairgrounds

About the Auction

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: “Back where we belong”

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 44th annual auction!

2016 Bidder Guide

Click to download the 2016 Bidder Guide

Pioneer Run (Click for more info!)
Registration opens at 7:15am
Race starts at 8:00am.

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.

 Student Job Form

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. Register for the Pioneer Run. 2.5 mile run/walk 5 mile run & 5 mile partner relay run options.
  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. We have many great items, so we need many great people to buy them!
  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!

Special Project’s

This year’s special project is to raise money for two school needs. You’ll be able to give to these projects during the live auction.

Student Grants | As Western’s largest fundraiser, the auction plays a key role in making it possible for the school to come alongside families in need. Over 40% of the student body receives some level of financial assistance. Every gift designated to student grants changes lives one student at a time as you join families in their desire to provide a Christian education for their children.

C3 Initiative (Classroom Climate Control Initiative) | The C3 Initiative’s goal is to install heating and cooling units in all administration building classrooms. Due to aging facilities temperatures fluctuate widely on days of extreme weather. Students and teachers alike have a hard time focusing in these uncomfortable conditions. The first phase of the project has already been completed, which required $20,000 to make all the necessary electrical upgrades. 8 rooms are needing the units which coast $2,000 each, for a total of $16,000 to finish the project. The efficiency of these new units compared to the current equipment will yield an annual savings of $4,500 in energy costs! Thank you for considering giving to this special projects!

Auction PaulThe Western Mennonite School auction is always one of the greatest highlights of my year. I am always reminded that Western truly is a special place not only in my heart, but in the hearts of the faithful alumni, parents, grandparents, families, and friends that show up every year to show their support.  As Western’s largest fundraiser, months of planning go into making the auction an incredible event. Besides all the great items to bid on, the atmosphere and excitement on auction day create an environment that is fun to be a part of.  I hope you save the date, invite friends and family, and show up ready to be part of this very significant day!

~Paul Schutlz | Auctioneer

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  • Face Painting
  • Giant Bouncy House
  • Drift Trike Time Trials
    • Put your driving and pedaling skills to the test with this years brand new Drift Trike Race Course! Top ten times of the day will be placed in a drawing to take home the drift trike!




Apple Sports Watch (Men’s & Women’s)

Bose Bluetooth Speaker | The SoundLink® Color speaker suits your active, mobile lifestyle. The body is constructed of durable materials, and its rounded, compact shape fits easily into your bag or backpack.

Epson Work Force Printer


Gaming Monitor

GoPro Hero4 Silver | Donated by ThirdRiver Marketing

iPad Pro 12”

Nintendo 3DS XL

Phantom 3 Drone

Swan Digital Video Security System | Cutting-edge protection for your home or business 24/7. 4 Channel 720p Digital Video Recorder / 720p High Definition Video in Real-Time / Pre-installed 500GB HDD / 4 x 720 TVL Cameras / High Def HDMI & VGA output / Smartphone Viewing.

Lawn and Garden

Garden Arbor from Vintage Doors

Potting Bench with Wheel Barrow, garden supplies, wind chimes, bird feeder & seed

Green House

Bark Dust

Teak Dining Set


Marquis Hot Tub

Men’s & Ladies Bikes

Chicken Coop-Play House



Utility Trailer

Barrel Fire Pit


Traeger Grill

Werner Fiberglass Ladders

Pressure Washer

Greenhouse (Class of ’64)

Flowers and Plants

Marquis Spa

Backpack Blower

Shindaiwa Water Pump

Push mower

Snapper riding mower

Sandbox with cover & benches

Steel Beaver & Duck Fire Pits

Picnic Table – student project

Window box – student project

Planter boxes – student project

Char-broil smoker

Outdoor Patio Set | folding drop down table, 4 stacking arm chairs, 4 chair cushions, a table umbrella and a bottle of teak/hardwood protector.

Recreation & Vacation

Sunriver Getaway

Oxford Suites, Bend with wanderlust tour

Guided Fishing Trip for 2 with professional guide, Jim Stevenson

1 week in Lincoln City Cottage

2 nights at Channel House, Depot Bay

3 nights at Maggie Lake, Washington

3 Nights in Sister’s Home

Cabo Week

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fly Fishing Trip for 4 on lower Deschutes, gourmet lunch included

Mariner Tickets

Volcanoes Tickets


Bird Hunt

Leupold  Rifle Scope

Custom Fishing pole

Leupold Golf Range Finder

Child’s Teepee (indoor or out)



Farmhouse Dining Table

Hall Tree from Vintage Door


Entry Bench

Noritake China

Bosch Dishwasher

Super Size Bean Bag Chair

Kitchen Aid Mixer

Samsung Electric Range

Handcrafted Dinette table with 4 stools

All Season Airconditioner/heater

Coffee table – student project




Pure Maple Syrup Baskets

Professional Photo Shoots

Full Orthodontic Treatment Dr. Amborn

$500 West Salem Les Schwab Gift Certificate

Toyo Tires 205

$200 Eola Crest Cattle Gift Certificate for beef

Hand crafted metal Beaver & Duck Signs