Are you excited to help donate your item to a worthy cause? For the ninth year in a row, the Office of International Programs presents the Silent Auction at the APS-MSA Joint Meeting in Austin, Texas. Sunday, August 11, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m. We invite members to join us for this one-of-a-kind fundraising event. All proceeds raised from the auction will support OIP’s Global Experience Program. Since its inception, the Silent Auction has raised more than $25,500. Let’s make this year our best yet!
We are looking for:
When travelling, please keep us in mind and donate your unique, cultural souvenir to a great cause.
If you would like to participate, please download our Donation Form. Items are due July 31, 2013.
Did you know that you can contribute to the Ninth Annual Silent Auction by becoming a sponsor? If you are interested in helping this global engagement effort, please contact Annemiek Schilder, or fill out our sponsorship form. Every little bit helps!
Thank you donors, sponsors, volunteers and bidders! With your help, over $2,500 was raised during the Eighth Annual Silent Auction.
The money was raised to fund the Global Experience Program, aimed at helping APS plant pathologists work with scientists and extension personnel in developing countries in training and outreach efforts. In 2009, the first awards were given to support two workshops, “A workshop in Bolivia on statistics in plant disease epidemiology and agriculture” and “Plant parasitic nematode identification workshop,” held in Guatemala.
We saw a great turnout at this year's auction. A bidding war broke out over Norman Borlaug's signed and annotated copy of Principles of Plant Pathology by Stakman and Harrar. We had 80 items donated, and several of them had a final price of $100 or more!
Take a look a the amazing pictures we have below.