Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beer & Wine Tasting 2011 - Evening Preview!

The Rebuilding Together Seattle Staff & Board is excited to see YOU on Friday, September 30th at our 2nd Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser! This special Event Preview will give you an overview of event logistics, share about our Event Sponsors, and give you a preview of incredible silent and live auction items. If you have additional questions, please call our office at 206.682.1231 or email SEE YOU SOON!


Our event will be held at the REI Flagship Store (222 Yale Ave N, Seattle). After you head up the stairs to the 2nd floor, you'll see signs and friendly volunteers directing you to our event room, located in the northwest corner. Parking is available at the REI Parking Lot (garage entrance on Yale Ave N). RTS will provide complimentary parking at REI for our guests.


Our event will start at 5:00 pm with food, tastings, and our Silent Auction. Please arrive as soon as you can guarantee your chance to win your favorite Silent Auction items! The Silent Auction will close around 7:00 pm. Following the Silent Auction, we'll kick off our Live Program, consisting of our Live Auction, Sponsor Recognition, Volunteer of the Year of Award, Guest Speakers, and more! The event will end at approximately 8:45pm. Don't forget to shop at REI beforehand! :)

RTS is thrilled to partner with Seasoned in Seattle Catering this year. Seasoned in Seattle will be providing an assortment of excellent heavy appetizers. Menu items will include: Mushroom Popovers, Homemade Bruschetta Italia, Antipasto Baskets (with fresh marinated vegetables, assorted cheese & crackers, and Italian meats), Smoked Salmon, Grilled Thai Chicken Satays with tangy peanut dipping sauce, fresh Mozzarella skewers, and more! RTS will also have a small assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.


1. Program Recipient: Debra
In 2011, Deborah and Ricky applied to Rebuilding Together Seattle after Deborah was put on disability. In addition, Ricky started chemotherapy treatments, and Deborah and Ricky took legal custody of their two grandchildren. On Sept 30th, Deborah will share about her life experiences and the transformation that occurred for her and her family following her rebuilding day project in the Spring with the RTS Youth Board.

2. Program Recipient: Alice
In 2010, Alice, a disabled veteran living in South Seattle, applied to our programs to receive help at her home. On April 30, 2011, over 50 volunteers from Intellectual Ventures and Perkins Coie worked to restore her home. Alice will share a few words about the impact volunteers made on her life.

3. Volunteer Speaker: Lisa Miner (Perkins Coie)
Lisa Miner has been volunteering with Rebuilding Together Seattle for many years. In April, Lisa worked with volunteers from her firm to restore Alice's home (Program Recipient). Lisa will share about her experiences volunteering and why she supports the RTS mission.


On Sept 30th, The RTS Board will announce the first recipient of our new Volunteer of the Year Award, and acknowledge all nominees. Stay tuned!


Our event would not be made possible without the support of our Event Sponsors. RTS sends a BIG thanks to our Underwriting Sponsor, Infiniti of Kirkland. Thank you, Infiniti!

RTS also thanks our Bronze Sponsor, Nintendo, our Venue Sponsor, REI, and our Beer and Wine Sponsors: McCarthy & Schiering, Goose Ridge Winery, Diamond Knot Brewing Company, and Fremont Brewing Company. Thank you for your support!


RTS sends a big thanks to our event Emcee, Tony Ventrella, and our live musician, Dean Backholm, for their willingness to donate their time and talents to our organization on September 30th. You guys are the best!


RTS looks forward to the support of our event Photographer, Dana Questad. Following the event, we'll send out an email with a link to a private photo album of our guests for you and your friends to share!

· RTS Board of Directors: PREMIERE WINE CELLAR

· RTS Board of Directors: "EVERY DAY WINES" CELLAR

· RTS Board of Directors: BARREL OF BEER!

· ALASKA AIRLINES & ATZ Inc: Two coach, round-trip tickets system wide + 7 day parking pass & Doug Fox Parking

· ULTIMATE SEAHAWKS PACKAGE: 2 tickets to Seahawks vs. Eagles on Dec 1st + Pregame Sideline Tour with Tony Ventrella!

· ULTIMATE MARINERS PACKAGE: Autographed Edgar Martinez Baseball + 4 Diamond Club tickets

· MARINERS GROUNDSKEEPING EXPERIENCE: Guest Groundskeeper for the Day!

· SHERATON HOTEL: Night for 2 at the Sheraton downtown

· WINE: Leonetti Cabernet Reserve

· PAN PACIFIC EXPERIENCE: One Night Stay at Pan Pacific Hotel + Tutta Bella gift card + Town car

· WINE: Grand vin de bordeaux, Chateau Meyney, Saint Estephe, 2005 France, Magnum 1500 ML

· BRIAN CARTER CELLARS: 2 bottles of wine + Tasting for 4

· HEATHMAN HOTEL: 1 night stay + Dinner at Trellis and Bar

· INN AT THE MARKET: One night stay in City View room with valet parking included

· ALASKA AIRLINES: 20,000 Alaska Airline Miles

· WHISKEY TASTING WITH SMOKED SALMON: Private, in-home cocktail tasting for 4-6 people with smoked salmon delivery from Patti Shanks-Dizard

· HOTEL 1000: gift certificate for a “Spaahh Treatment and $25.00 Credit in BOKA Kitchen and Bar”

· ARGOSY CRUISES: 2 tickets for Harbor Cruise

· TENNIS LESSONS: 2 hrs free tennis lessons from WA State Open Doubles partner, Justin Bower

· CANYON RIVER RANCH: 1 night stay for two

· O-S WINERY: Winemaker's Private Wine Tasting for 8-10 people @ O-S Winery

· BIG PICTURE CINEMA: Movie Passes (Admit Two)

· 5th AVENUE THEATRE: 2 tickets and VIP club access to opening night of Saving Aimee

· HANDYMAN SERVICES: 4 hours of handyman/contracting services by Jody Rogers of Vertical Grain Construction +

· $100 Gift Certificate from City Hardware for materials

· EVERGREEN ESCAPES: Mt. Rainier Snowshoeing for two Available 1 November 2011 to 1 May 2012

· KANGAROO & KIWI PUB: Keg Party for 80!

· AGUA VERDE PADDLE CLUB: 2 hour Kayaking Package for up to two people + $30 CafĂ© Voucher

· BAYVIEW LIMOUSINE: 2hrs consecutive in 6 person limo

· INTERBAY GOLF CENTER:9 Hole Round of Golf for 4 players

· SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: 2 tickets for one performance of Midsummer Night's Dream (10/23-11/11) x2

· PARADISE PET LODGE: 2 days FREE Boarding for Pet!

· REI Camping Stove!

· BODYCENTER STUDIOS: Two (2) Private Pilates Sessions

· SEATTLE ART MUSEUM: 2 admission tickets

· GARAGE BILLIARDS: Night out for two (four course meal and two hours of bowling or billiards)

· DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY: Admission Covers for two

· JAK’S GRILL: $100 gift card

· THE VILLAGE THEATER: 2 tickets to a show of choice in 2011-2012

· SEATTLE THEATER GROUP: 2 VIP Paramount Club Seats for Kathy Griffin

· WOODLAND PARK ZOO FAMILY PACKAGE: 2 Adults + 2 Kids tickets


· 2 HUSKY BASKETBALL TICKETS to the 2011-2012 Season

· Painting by Debbie Bianchi

· GONZAGA’S BATTLE IN SEATTLE: 2 tickets to the alumni suite, 2 t shirts, 2 free entry to pregame social

· Seahawks/Mariners custom Corn-hole game

· SAIL CRUISE: 3 hour sailing cruise on Catalina 36 for four

· CALIFORNIA TRAVELS: 2 round trip airline tickets to any city in California from Tangerine Travel

· LANDSCAPING: 5 hours of consultation from landscape architect, Lisa Pfeiffer

· SHEARER PAINTING: 20 hours of interior or exterior painting + $150 of Benjamin Moore paint

· SEATTLE AQUARIUM: 4 guest passes

· RTS BOARD & STAFF HOME INVASION: 5 hours of house and yard work by the RTS Board and Staff!

· MEDI SPA BASKET (c/o Virginia Mason Medical Center)

· PADDLE BOARDING: 1 hour of Paddle boarding lessons for two

· Wine tasting for 8 at the Colombia Winery!

· NAN B PHOTOGRAPHY: free family photo session

· PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER: 4 exhibits only passes

· SWEETLINES: 2 hour Mountain Bike Lesson

*Please note: not all auction items are included on this list. Some of the above items may be packaged together on September 30th!

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