Rock the Boat - SEAL the Deal!

AASV Foundation Live & Silent Fundraising Auctions
Monday, March 5, 2018
AASV 2018 Annual Meeting
San Diego, California

San Diego – the site of the upcoming AASV Annual Meeting - is known for its marvelous year-round climate. There is no better place to escape the late winter doldrums. It is a great place to visit, relax, and enjoy activities with family, friends, and colleagues.

We hope that one of the most enjoyable activities during the meeting next March will be the AASV Foundation’s annual fundraising auction. We are looking forward to your support and participation in the auction to help ensure the future of your profession. The Auction Committee has lofty goals and we can only achieve them with your help!

Since the 1920’s, the San Diego Harbor area has been the home of the US Navy, Airforce, Marines, and Coast Guard stations. The well-known and elite Navy SEALS train and deploy from there. San Diego is home to the largest naval fleet in the world and has the only submarine and ship building yard on the West Coast. With this in mind, the committee has chosen “Rock the Boat – SEAL the Deal” as our 2018 auction theme.

The Navy SEALs are known for their slogan, Have a Shared Sense of Purpose. Please remember our shared sense of purpose as we strive to make the AASV Foundation’s endowed funds self-sustainable, ensuring our future effectiveness.  

Donate an Auction Item

Your 2018 auction committee is actively soliciting donations for both the live and silent auctions. Please be generous investing in the future of the foundation, and make your commitments as soon as possible. Our success depends on you, the membership, so help us put together another fun-filled auction night at our annual meeting. We are confident of our endeavor and the commitment of AASV members. Remember that the value of the auction items will determine the live and silent auction tiers: Your generosity counts!

If you have questions or just want to discuss possibilities, please contact any of the committee members. Download the donation form at and submit a description and image of your item(s) by December 1. Your contribution will be recognized in the printed auction catalog as well as on the auction website, and your name will appear in the JSHAP full-page spread recognizing all of our auction item donors. If that’s not enough, there’s a good chance Dr. Harry Snelson will say something witty about your donation in the AASV e-Letter, too!

The AASV Foundation is committed to ensuring the future of the swine veterinary profession. Proceeds from the auction enable funding for AASV Foundation programs, including:

  • Administering endowments for the Howard Dunne and Alex Hogg Memorial Lectures
  • Administering the Hogg Scholarship for a swine veterinarian pursuing an MS or PhD
  • Administering funding for Veterinary Student Scholarships
  • Funding scholarships for veterinarians pursuing board certification in the American College of Animal Welfare
  • Co-sponsoring travel stipends for veterinary students attending the AASV Annual Meeting
  • Providing swine externship grants to veterinary students
  • Funding swine research with direct application to the profession
  • Providing support for Heritage Videos
  • Providing tuition support for out-of-state veterinary students to attend the Swine Medicine Education Center

AASV Foundation Auction Committee

Butch Baker, chair
Natalie Baker
Laura Bruner
Dyneah Classen
Joe Connor
Jack Creel
Jer Geiger
Bill Hollis
Derald Holtkamp
Daryl Olsen
Sarah Probst Miller
Nathan Schaefer
Cameron Schmitt
Chase Stahl
Jon Van Blarcom
John Waddell

Questions? Contact committee chairman Butch Baker (515-520-1041, or the AASV office (515-465-5255,