By Jane Mueller, Professional Development Committee Chair
With summer quickly passing and the fall conference coming soon, the GIS/LIS Consortium is asking individuals, vendors and businesses to please consider donating an item to the silent or live auction to be held Thursday, October 11, 2007. Proceeds from the auctions will help support scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in GIS programs across Minnesota.
Items will be displayed throughout the day in the exhibit hall and conference goers can place their bids on the silent auction items from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the awarding of the bids following shortly afterwards. The live auction will take place at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening during the vendor reception.
Anyone can donate items, and, because the Consortium is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, your donation is tax deductible. Some of the items donated thus far include a custom-framed waterfowl print; a vacation package at a resort in northern Minnesota; a cozy winter’s night package; necklace and bracelet set; GIS Fundamentals textbook; lazy susan 3-CD set; and a sixpack of homebrew.