One of the highlights of each year’s conference is the ACI Auction. Not only is it a fun social activity for conference-goers, it’s an important fund-raiser, helping defray the cost of putting on the conference.
How it Works
The event includes raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. Up for grabs are all sorts of items – t-shirts, art prints, all kinds of outdoor gear and agency SWAG. The live auction offers higher-end items, like guided hunting or fishing excursions, overnight stays at state parks, etc.
Where do the items come from?
Why, YOU, of course! (Here comes the sales pitch.) The success of the ACI Auction depends on the raffle tickets you buy and, more importantly, the items you provide. We’re asking for your help in providing the types of items described above. If your agency has a citizen-support foundation, ask for their help, perhaps in underwriting the cost of a guided excursion. If you partner with an outdoor retailer, ask for merchandise. All kinds of SWAG is welcome; nothing is too small.
Here’s a sample of what will be available:
2018 ACI Auction
|Baseball Package||Throw out first pitch at Springfield Cardinals game + cool baseball items.||Springfield Cardinals|
|Compound Bow||Sole Intent Legend Series Compound Bow, great for beginners or advanced archers! Retails for $700. (more details)||Powderhook/Bear Archery|
|Georgia Welcome Basket||Georgia crafted box with Georgia-shaped cutting board and some local favorites in a picnic basket.||Georgia Tourism|
|Gift Cards||2 $50 Visa gift cards||Georgia Natural Resources Foundation|
|Camping Gear||Get a hat, camp seat, cooler, trunk organizer, and portable phone charger to take on an outdoor adventure.||Georgia DNR|
|Gun Cases||For rifle, handgun, shotgun||Georgia DNR|
|Weekend stay at a Georgia State Park||Take a Georgia adventure for a weekend camping trip! Choose almost any state park in Georgia and book your free campsite and you'll get your choice of free bike or boat rental to go along with it!||Georgia DNR|
|Alligator Tray||Pewter decorative tray with alligator print||Georgia DNR|
|Swallow-tailed Kite Bowl||Ceramic, hand-painted bowl decorated with swallow-tailed kites||Georgia DNR|
|Right Whale Sculpture||Ceramic, handmade right whale sculpture||Georgia DNR|
|Agency SWAG||Florida FWC|
|Yeti Cooler||2 up for auction||Brandt|
If you have any questions, contact ACI’s Auction Chair, Jenifer Wisniewski.