AASV Foundation 2009 Fundraising Auction

For AASV's 40th (that would be "XL" in Roman numerals) Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas (where they say everything is bigger), the AASV Foundation Auction Committee is building on the success of last year's auction fundraiser and anticipating bigger and better things to come! The 2008 auction netted over $70,000, well beyond the original "Big Hairy Audacious Goal" of $50,000. Dr. Warren Wilson, president of the Foundation and chair of the 2009 AASVF Auction Committee, says he'd like to see the 2009 auction raise at least $80,000! He points out the goal is only $2000 per year of AASV's 40-year anniversary.

To reach our goal, we need your help! Your participation in the AASV Foundation Live and Silent Auctions will support the Foundation's mission to ensure the future of swine veterinary medicine by funding research, scholarships, and educational programs and materials!

Auction Date: March 9, 2009
AASV 2009 Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas

Donate an item
Once again, we're relying on contributions of auction items to make this year's auction a success. To donate an item, simply complete the Auction Item Donation Form and submit it by December 5. Donors will be recognized along with a description of the item in the auction catalog to be printed and distributed prior to the annual meeting. The information will also be posted to the online auction listing, and we'll recognize your contribution in the AASV e-Letter as well. Successful auction items in the past have included handcrafted items, hunting and fishing trips, electronics, sporting equipment, artwork, clothing, and tickets to sporting events and other activities. Be creative and have fun with your donation!

Make a financial contribution
Let us do the shopping for you. Use the Auction Item Donation Form to make a financial contribution, and we'll purchase an item for the auction and list you as the donor. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Check out the items up for bid
Take a look at the items already donated for this year's auction, and make plans to bid now! Remember, since the items have been donated, 100% of your winning bid will support the AASV Foundation! Plus, the amount of your bid over the retail value of the item is tax deductible!

Feel free to visit with one of the Auction Committee members listed below to discuss your participation. And while you're at it, be sure to thank them for their commitment to help the Foundation "Ensure our Future....Create a Legacy" for swine veterinarians!

2009 AASV Foundation Auction Committee
Warren Wilson, chair
Matt Anderson
Butch Baker
John Baker
Joe Connor
Scott Dee
Tom Gillespie
Rod Johnson
Daryl Olsen
Max Rodibaugh
Larry Rueff
Gordon Spronk
Rick Tubbs
Tom Wetzell