• Marcia Green

Autumn Brunch With Auction

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Novi Oaks' 15th Annual Autumn Brunch With Auction on September 21, 2019

The Novi Oaks 15th Annual Autumn Brunch With Auction, was held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. In 2018, the auction raised just under $12,000 for scholarships and member education. In 2019, we raised just over $10,000. This one major fundraiser has grown since the first event held in 2005, where we offered 26 baskets for auction.

With the continued generosity and support of area business people, our members, and our friends, Novi Oaks now offers from 200 to 300 items each year, and we have raised over $10,000 per year since 2013.

The 2020 Autumn Brunch With Auction had to be postponed until 2021. We wish our business donors well in these tough times due to the pandemic.

In 2021, as always, our members and guest hostesses will be creating fantastic table decorations, which add to the fun for this morning event. With the silent and live auctions, there will be plenty of great decorations, gift certificates and gift cards, toys, jewelry pieces, household items, art, and accessories. And don't forget the food and wine! Our 2021 date will be announced at a later time.

At our auctions, we always accept credit cards - which should help in your shopping efforts. Our beautiful, new items are gift-worthy, and you will definitely find some great deals! Don't forget - there are no friends at an auction - but go ahead and invite your friends for an awesome morning. You will be helping us help women - one woman at a time.

Proceeds are used to fund the $1,000 Bettie Archer Johnson Scholarship at Madonna University and to fund scholarships and grants through the ABWA Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). In 2020, we awarded two $2,000 scholarships through the SBMEF.

Pictures from the 2018 auction are below. Pictures from the 2019 auction can be seen in the September 2019 newsletter - download on the Home Page or the Scholarships and Education page. Our Auctioneer, Coy Dockery (pictured below with Karen Kolc), helped us every year for 14 years! Miss Wayne County 2018 Shelby McPherson also helped.

Auctioneer Coy Dockery and VP Karen Kolc during the live auction.

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