Cheers to a Healthy Bay | 2019 Live Auction Catalog
Explore the premium live auction items we had at the 2019 Cheers to a Healthy Bay Dinner & Auction !
Flowers for a Year
Surprise a loved one, or just keep your home smelling and looking floral with flowers for a year! Once a month, pick up a bouquet flowers from Stadium Thriftway to have in your house all year long. The bundle also comes with a beautiful framed tulip print you can hang in your home or office to keep calm and flower on.
Thanks to: Stadium Thriftway, Christy Strand
Ride-Along with the Puget Sound Pilots
You and three friends can experience a behind-the-scenes trip with the Puget Sound Pilots. This fascinating adventure will show you the inner workings of the thrilling (and dangerous) job of these Pilots. You will visit the Pilots’ station at the end of Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, and ride with these elite mariners into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and transfer pilots to and from the oceangoing ships visiting our ports. An amazing day on the water to be sure!
Thanks to: Puget Sound Pilots
Oyster and Wine Pairing for 8
Take a group of friends to Olympia for an amazing oyster tasting at Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar! This tasting comes complete with wine pairings specifically suited to each oyster. It will be led by one of the restaurants expert staff, who will ensure the experience is tailored to you and your group’s individual preferences.
Thanks to: Chelsea Oyster Farms
Wine Cooler and Wine Collection from CHB Board
EdgeStar Wine Cooler – 13-inch-wide 21 bottle wine cooler with dual cooling zones.
Includes wine such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chateau La Rabotine, Merlot, Chardonnay, Rose, Prosecco, Chianti, and Grenache.
Includes wine from: Spain, California, Red Valley Walla Walla, Chile, BC VQA, France, and Columbia Valley.
Thanks to: CHB Board of Directors
Restrictions: Must be 21+ to purchase.
Coca-Cola Rain Barrel by Cassie Fisher
Did you know Coca-Cola repurposes their syrup ingredient drums into full-functioning rain barrels? Rain barrels help make a substantial impact in preventing stormwater runoff. Coke’s Rain Barrel Kits are used by watershed and conservation groups across the country to promote water sustainability and the importance of protecting local watersheds.
Coca-Cola has gone one step further with this rain barrel by partnering with Oregon-based artist Cassie Fisher to transform it into a gorgeous work of art!
Thanks to: George Allen & Cassie Fisher
Wine Cruise for 8
Enjoy a beautiful 3-hour smooth, silent wine boat cruise for 8 aboard the 36’ electric motor yacht, Pacific Mutsea. The spacious boat has a similar hull design to the CHB boat and is custom-designed and built for comfortable day boating! The yacht has magnificent large low windows which provide the viewer with a 360-degree view. This is a marvelous water experience. Other beverages will also be provided, such as beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Enjoy a fun 3-hour cruise any time of year!
Thanks to: Peter Altmann
Restrictions: Expires April 2020. Subject to owner’s availability.
Lunch with 6 Elected Officials
Enjoy a one-on-one lunch with six different elected officials including Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, City Council Member Anders Ibsen, City Council Member Keith Blocker, City Council Member Ryan Mello, City Council Council Member Chris Beale, and WA State Representative Laurie Jinkins.
Spend an hour getting to know our elected officials over a delicious meal in a mutually agreed upon place.
Thanks to: Mayor Victoria Woodards, Council Member Ryan Mello, WA State Representative-District 27 Laurie Jinkins, Council Member Anders Ibsen, Council Member Keith Blocker, Council Member Chris Beale.
Restrictions: Each lunch to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date and time. Expires April 21, 2020.
First Nations Raven Panel
This stunning yellow cedar panel was created by artist Harvey John, a member of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation. Learning to carve at the age of 12, Harvey has made it his life’s mission to continue his family traditions and culture through the creation of fine, hand-carved art, and includes work in various mediums, such as cedar, silver, and argillite. Harvey John’s work has been acquired by collectors from all over the world and can be found a number of fine galleries.
This yellow cedar raven panel is completely painted and carved by hand, and is 22” in diameter.
Thanks to: Kevin Rochlin and Friends of CHB.
Dinner for 10 Hosted by CHB Board Member
Enjoy a dinner hosted by CHB Board Member, Bryan Flint, and spouse, Joy Sage. This dinner for 10 will be hosted at their house in Tacoma and includes cocktails, a marvelous meal personally prepared by Joy, and willing hosts who will look out for your every dinner party need! Will cater to dietary restrictions.
Thanks to: Bryan Flint and Joy Sage
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon by Bryan Flint and winner.
Kids Invertebrate Exploration on CHB Boat
Explore the wonders of marine life on this adventurous invertebrate outing. Discover the exciting ocean invertebrates with Marine Biologist Bonnie Becker.
Go out on the CHB boat to learn about what the big deal is about invertebrates anyway. See sponges, corals, jellyfish, anemones, starfish, or octopuses. Find mollusks like squid, snails, slugs, or oysters; and crustaceans, like crabs, lobster, shrimp, and barnacles!
You’ll get to touch some of the invertebrates, and learn fun things like what they eat and how they socialize/live.
Thanks to: Bonnie J. Becker and Friends of CHB.
Restrictions: Expires April 2020. To be mutually agreed upon by Bonnie Becker, CHB, and winner.
Instant Party for up to 16
Anniversary? Reunion? Birthday party? Save yourself the work of planning, cooking, and clean-up! Up to 16 guests can share a Pacific Northwest cocktail hour and locavore buffet dinner party or overlooking Commencement Bay at the Tonn’s house. Seafood, vegetarian, and vegan options!
Thanks to: Sheri Tonn
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon by Sheri Tonn and winner.
Private Cruise for 6 on the “Joe” Foss Tugboat
Take a ride on the Joe – a vintage wooden tugboat built in 1942 at the Foss shipyard in Tacoma. Cruise Commencement Bay and the Narrows while being served tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine on board this beautiful piece of Tacoma history!
Thanks to: Garth & Taylor Rydell, Marshall Rydell
Seattle Date Night for 2
Enjoy a wonderfully romantic day for two with the Seattle Seaplanes and Canlis Restaurant! The Seattle Seaplanes covers many beautiful aspects of the Emerald City, including: Gasworks Park, The University of Washington, 520 Floating Bridge, Bill Gates’ Estate, Alki Waterfront, Discovery Park, The Ballard Locks, Woodland Park Zoo, Greenlake, the Space Needle, and Mt Rainier in the distance. After the scenic flight, experience one of Seattle’s finest restaurants with a romantic dinner for 2.
Thanks to: Seattle Seaplanes, Canlis Restaurant, and Friends of CHB.
Restrictions: Expires April 2020. Canlis Friday night reservations need to be made 3-4 months in advance. Canlis gift certificate is not valid on Saturdays.
Geology Tour of Mount Rainier or Mount St. Helens
Feed your fascination of the natural world and go on a one-day hike and geological exploration of either Mount St. Helens or Mount Rainier. Discover the geological origins of these famous Wonders of Washington, and see for yourself the 91,000 acres of valleys, waterfalls, meadows and forest of Mt. Rainer, or experience nature’s reclamation of Mount St. Helens. Includes a large cooler from Jerry Hallman Farmers Insurance so you’ll never run out of your favorite hiking snacks and drinks!
Thanks to: Barry Goldstein, Jerry Hallman
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon by Barry Goldstein and winner.
Holland American Cruise for 2
When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other! The successful bidder and a guest will enjoy up to a seven-day cruise in an outside cabin aboard a Holland America ship to Mexico, the Caribbean, Alaska, or Canada/New England. Holland America is the world’s highest-rated premium cruise line, featuring elegant staterooms, gourmet cuisine, spa treatments, and glittering nightlife. Your journey will include extraordinary surroundings and new discoveries – ships ahoy!
Value: Up to $4,198.00 (depending on cruise selected)
Thanks to: Holland America Line and Friends of CHB
Prosser Wine Tasting Trip for 4
Enjoy a two-night stay for 4 people at Seven Gables Pensione B&B in Prosser, Washington. Your stay includes a bountiful continental breakfast, and HH check-in at Bacchus Tasting Room.
The Desert Wind Vineyard to Glass Tour Certificate will be led by one of the vineyards wine educators, with the tour and tasting experience including a comprehensive overview of the family’s vineyard sites and the wines they produce. The tour concludes with a seated wine tasting paired with a few favorite gourmet bites. You will experience the flavor profiles of five specially selected wines and see how the chosen foods complement the characteristics of acidity, tannin, body, and fruitiness.
Item also includes a a private tour and pairing for 4 guests at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center.
Value: Up to $1,360.00
Thanks to: Seven Gables Pensione B&B, Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center,Desert Wind Winery, Friends of CHB
Restrictions: Stay at Seven Gables B&B only includes mid-week dates (expires 15 April 2020). Tastings must be booked within a year of purchase; a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to book; seated tastings are subject to availability and are generally not scheduled during major winery events.
Octopus Pendant by LeRoy Jewelers
This incredible octopus pendant, designed by Joan Joachims and crafted by LeRoy Jewelers, is made with white gold and inlaid with pearls and emeralds. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you definitely need this – there isn’t another pendant in the world that’s itentacle to this one! Yes, we know octopus have arms, not tentacles.
Thanks to: LeRoy Jewelers, Joan Joachims
Blissful Escape Along Hawaii’s Kohala Coast – Big Island, Hawaii
View the Vibrant Colors of Hawaii at Sunset on the Big Island, Hawaii for Six Days & Five Nights at the Fairmont Orchid, with airline tickets included! Vacation at the gorgeous Fairmont Orchid Resort, a Four Diamond 32-acre luxury oceanfront resort along the beautiful Kohala Coast, and enjoy a sugar-white sandy lagoon, aquamarine waters, a year-round children’s program, spa, golf, tennis, and six restaurants. You can even see the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles!
Value: Up to $7,500.00
Thanks to: Hawaii Airlines and Friends of CHB.
Fly Anywhere, Anytime, on Alaska Airlines
Fly anywhere Alaska or Horizon Air flies with a roundtrip ticket gift certificate valued at $500. The voucher is unrestricted, with no blackout dates, so you can choose to fly whenever and wherever you want! You could find yourself on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, having breakfast with Mickey Mouse in Orlando, Florida, or visiting the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Allow two weeks from the time of reservation and your flight. Only the original vouchers can be redeemed.
Thank you: Alaska Airlines
Cajun Dinner for up to 30
You provide the location, plates, bowels, utensils, and beverages, and John Jolibois will provide the rest. This Cajun dinner for 30 is a great way to celebrate a family or work function at a location of your choice. The dinner includes an appetizer course of crawfish cakes and Boudin Balls, a main course of jambalaya with sausage, chicken, and shrimp, all rounded off with a king cake for dessert.
Thanks to: John Jolibois, local resident and CHB supporter
Restrictions: Expires April 2020. Day and time to be agreed on by the winner and John Jolibois.
Birding and Winery Tour of Eastern Washington for 8
Enjoy a predatory birding tour in Benton County (Tri-cities Area), Eastern Washington with birding enthusiast and CHB Executive Director, Melissa Malott. This package includes two camping spots for 8 people for 2 nights at Benton County’s Horn Rapids Park Campgrounds. Premier natural and ‘Important Birding’ area. Even better, once you’ve finished bird watching for the day, you can head over to either the Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain or the Airfield Estates on whichever day you choose and get a private tasting and tour for up to 8 people!
Thanks to: Horn Rapids Park – Benton County, Hedges Family Estate, Airfield Estate, Melissa Malott
Restrictions: Experience is optimal in Fall or Spring for Predatory Birding; Vouchers expire April 2020. Winte Tasting to be arranged at a mutually agreeable date.
Private Sailing Cruise Aboard the HOBBES
Set sail on the Sound and enjoy a truly unique cruise on the 42ft Catalina sailboat, HOBBES. Cruise between islands, or dock at your favorite restaurant for lunch – the entire experience is up to you!
Thanks to: Cruise Hobbes
Behind-The-Scenes Tour of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Photo courtesy of the Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Treat the animal lover in you and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium led by the park’s head veterinarians. Visit the Healthcare Facility (closed to the public), learn how the animals are taken care of on a daily basis, and see your favorite animals up close! Tour includes up to 6 guests.
Thanks to: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Dr. Karen Wolf, Dr. Kelly McCord
Mushroom Cooking Class & Foraging Tour
Go in with your foraging friends on this everything mushroom package! Master a variety of mushroom dishes with Diane from Diane’s Market Kitchen, and learn how to forage for mushrooms from local mushroom farmer Adam DeLeo so you’ll never run out tasty toadstools ever again!
Diane’s Mostly Mushrooms Cooking Class will include a variety of meals learned and prepared, which include things such as:
- Onion and Mushroom Filling (can be used for almost anything from a tart, to omelet, to phyllo)
- Mushroom bolognese – Mushroom pasta
- Mushroom Duxelle (an essential in my frozen pantry for Mushroom Risotto)
This package also includes an educational mushroom foraging tour with local mushroom farmer Adam DeLeo. Spend 2 hours learning about local mushrooms and harvesting on a privately-owned estate on the Key Peninsula. You can find Adam DeLeo at the local Farmer’s Market in Tacoma and is well known for his proficiency with mushrooms!
Thanks to: Diane’s Market Kitchen, Adam DeLeo, Friends of CHB.
Restrictions: Cooking code expires on 3/13/2020. Mushroom tour is for a mutually agreed upon date; Best suited for Fall months (Oct-Nov).
Fish Finders Private Charter for 2
Get ready to catch some salmon off the shores of Seattle on this saltwater fishing tour! You’ll be fishing for delicious Pacific salmon, as well as tasty bottom fish on this trip for 2! (Equipment included, season-dependent.)
Thanks to: Carl Nyman at Fish Finders Private Charters
Restrictions: Subject to availability, expires April 13, 2020.
Date Night in Tacoma
Enjoy a night’s stay in Hotel Murano, dinner for 2 at the Lobster Shop, and a Tacoma Arts Live sponsored event!
- One-night stay for 2 in a king deluxe room
- $50 ticket voucher to be used towards a Tacoma Arts Live sponsored event
- $150 gift certificate to the Lobster Shop on Ruston Way
Thanks to: Hotel Murano, Tacoma Arts Live, and the Lobster Shop
Restrictions: Vouchers expire April 2020. Subject to availability.