2016 Auction Items

Vacation Packages

Fairmont Bermuda  4-Night Stay at The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda for 2

Imagine lush tropical gardens, shimmering pink sand beaches, azure blue seas and spectacular sunsets, and you have envisioned Bermuda.

Value:  Over $5,000 (with airfare)

Bidding starts at:  $3,500 (increments at $50)

This Experience Includes:

4-night stay in a standard Fairmont room.

Daily breakfast for 2

Winspire booking & concierge service 

The Fairmont Southampton (Hamilton, Bermuda) 

Enjoy a 4-night stay in a standard Fairmont room at The Fairmont Southampton including daily breakfast for two in the dining room. Perched royally on the island's highest point, The Fairmont Southampton overlooks lush acres of land, pink sandy beaches and bountiful gardens. Relax at the resort pool, or pull up a chaise lounge at the Private Beach Club on one of Bermuda’s finest beaches, a secluded private cove with impossibly pink sand.  Snorkel your way around the reefs or book a dive package and explore the many intact and historic wreck sites dotted along the shoreline.  Hit the links for a round of golf, grab your racket for a tennis match and enjoy award-winning cuisine at any of their eight restaurants.  

Hamilton is not only the capital of Bermuda, it’s the beating heart.  Take a walk through this historic town and take in the sea breezes, harbor views and the pastel palette of shops, galleries and restaurants. 

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service

Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Airfare: Must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks.

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Suggested retail value is calculated using rack room rates.  Ground transportation is not included.


Exotic Supercar Driving Experience

Drive Your Dream Car on a Racetrack, Renaissance Las Vegas 3-Night Stay for 2

Value: Priceless (includes airfare)

Bid starts at:$2,900 (with $50 increments)

This Experience Includes:

Exotic Supercar Driving Experience for 2 drivers

3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

Note: minimum driver age is 18.

Slip behind the wheel of the car of your dreams and experience the thrill of driving on a real racetrack.  Ferrari 458 Italia. Lamborghini Huracane.  Porsche 911 GT3. The choice is yours.  Drive your dream car the way it was meant to be driven: free from the confines of speed limits and traffic.  Experience the impressive 1.5 mile Formula-One-inspired racetrack comparable to top circuits in the world with 12 sweeping turns, 15 degree banked turns, 60 feet of total elevation change and a half mile straightaway. Your experience consists of five laps, during which you will drive a total of nine miles at SPEEDVEGAS, the new, award-winning 100-acre motorsports complex in Las Vegas.  With the new technology found in many new high performance cars, you don’t need to know how to drive a manual!

Before you put pedal to the metal, you will be briefed on driving technique and safety in a classroom session with the track driving pro. Then the Pit Crew will fit you with a helmet and help you buckle in. Your driving coach will help you get familiar with vehicle operation and will ride along to help you get the most from your driving experience. 

Guests can enjoy the views from the observations decks and café.  


Renaissance® Las Vegas Hotel

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard room at this AAA 4-Diamond Award winning hotel, located just two blocks from the legendary Las Vegas Strip. The Renaissance Las Vegas is a boutique hotel by Vegas standards and offers a relaxed non-gaming, smoke-free atmosphere.  Subject to availability and cannot be used during hotel special events.

Blackout dates:  (2016): October 30-November 3; December 30-31. (2017): TBD

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service

Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Airfare: Must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks.

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Ground transportation is not included. 


Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure

Cooking Class, Wine Train, Olive Oil Tour & Tasting, Meritage Resort and Spa 3-Night Stay for 2

Value: Priceless (includes airfare)

Bidding begins at: $3,500 (increments of $50)

The Experience Includes:

• Napa Valley cooking class and farmers market tour with “Cooking with Chef Julie” Cooking School, including a 3-course lunch with wine pairings for 2

• 3-hour gourmet dinner for 2 on the Napa Valley Wine Train

• Private tour and tasting for 2 at Talcott Olive Oil Estate in Napa

  3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley


Cooking with Chef Julie Cooking School 

You and your guest will join Julie Logue-Riordan, CCP, for an insider's look at Napa Valley's culinary scene, as she takes you on an intimate tour of local farmers markets, followed by a small group cooking class and 3-course lunch paired with Napa Valley wine. 

From May through October, you will enjoy the morning at a farmers market with Julie meeting the farmers, browsing and sampling your way through the stalls. The Napa and St. Helena’s farmers markets offer the season's finest and freshest local produce, fish, meat, cheese and other artisan products.  From November through April, you will visit the Oxbow Public Market located in the "up and coming" Oxbow District of downtown Napa, perfectly situated along the Napa River and Napa River Trail. The mostly indoor 40,000-square-foot public market boasts a mix of gourmet purveyors and local eateries. You will also have time to buy some goodies to bring home or for a picnic during your stay in Napa. 

Then on to the kitchen with Julie, where you’ll don aprons and turn your bounty into a wonderful wine country feast. Learn cooking theory, technique, tips and tricks to make you a better cook.  You will enjoy a fun and relaxed experience filled with inspiration, great foods, and paired with fine wine.

Julie is a Certified Culinary Professional and has been teaching for more than 20 years. She was classically trained by some of the world's most accomplished French Masters, is a graduate of L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland, and has taken numerous classes at the CIA-Greystone as well as around the world.

NOTE: Farmers Market Tours are offered May through October on Tuesdays (Napa) and Fridays (St. Helena). From November through April, visits to Oxbow Public Market are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Hands-on participation cooking class (maximum of 9 students) and 3-course lunch are offered year-round.

Napa Valley Wine Train

Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour journey for two along the 36-mile round-trip between the historic town of Napa through one of the world's most famous wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena and back.  Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet lunch or dinner as you view the vineyards and wineries from any of the vintage 1915-1917 Pullman Dining rail cars which have been lavishly restored.  Award-winning Executive Chef, Kelly Macdonald uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients, earth friendly produce, humanely raised meats and line caught fish to prepare a meal that equals the best restaurants of Napa Valley.  During spring and summer months, the long, warm, California twilight means that the vineyard views of the Napa Valley are bathed in beautiful golden sunlight for most of your journey. Or travel during the fall or winter months, when the train departs at sunset, and experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the darkness of night. 

Talcott Olive Oil Estate, Napa

Enjoy a private tour and tasting for two with Dr. James and Patricia Talcott, as they welcome you to Talcott Carneros Olive Ranch. Begin with a flute of Prosecco before you are guided on a comprehensive tour and discussion of olive trees and oil production. Upon returning from the grove, you will be welcomed into the Talcott’s private home to experience an exclusive award winning olive oil taste sensation. The finishing touch features artisan French Vanilla Bean ice cream dressed with Talcott Olive Oil, sea salt and ground black pepper.

Nestled in the rolling hills of Napa’s Carneros region, the 3,000 olive trees on the Talcott Carneros Estate are organically farmed and include only the richest, most delightful Tuscan varietals. With just the right amount of cool breezes, Napa Valley sunshine and California rain, this year’s harvest has been recognized as one of the finest olive oils available. In 2012, Talcott Extra Virgin Olive Oil earned a Gold Medal from the California Olive Oil Council. This olive oil will delight the palate and impress the savviest of foodies.

The Meritage Resort and Spa (Napa)

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room including daily continental breakfast for two. Lavish guestrooms include features such as plush beds, marble baths, and plasma TVs.  Located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet, the Meritage Resort and Spa is situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard and offers an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts.  The resort opened an immense cave of 20,000 square feet in spring 2007, carved in the hillside under Napa’s famous Grape Crusher statue. The Estate Wine Cave features wine country’s only underground full service Spa Terra, the Trinitas Tasting Room, and the Entertainment Cave available for private dinners and weddings; all built underground with artisan stone, tile, and woodwork. The Meritage Bar features regional wine selections and signature cocktails in a setting of rich, polished wood and romantic lighting. 

Daily resort fee is included in this package. Resort fee currently includes one bottle of wine (per stay), bottled water, local calls, business center and fitness center, wireless internet, self-parking, shuttle to golf courses and evening shuttle to downtown Napa.    

NOTE:  Napa is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service

Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Airfare: Must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks.

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.


New York Long Weekend 

Choice of Broadway Show, Dinner, New York Hilton Midtown 3-Night Stay for 2

Value: $2,555 (without airfare)

Bid starts at:  $2,400 (with $50 increments)

This Experience Includes:

3-night weekend stay in a standard guest room.

2 tickets to ONE Broadway show of your choice (Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and more. Please note, Hamilton is not available as part of this package.)

$200 gift card towards dining at your choice of participating New York city restaurants (Blue Fin, Ruby Foos', Bill's Bar & Burger Rockefeller Center, Strip House Midtown, Dos Caminos)

2016 Blackout dates: December 3, 10, 31. 2017 Black out Dates: TBD

New York Hilton Midtown 

Enjoy a 3-night (Friday-Sunday) weekend stay in a standard guest room. The New York Hilton Midtown is just moments from such famous landmarks as Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Fifth Avenue shopping, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway and Times Square. 

2016 Blackout dates: December 3, 10, 31. 

2017 Blackout dates:  TBD

Broadway Tickets

Enjoy two orchestra or front mezzanine tickets to your choice of one Broadway show, subject to availability through Broadway.com. A small additional charge may apply during holidays and special performances. Shows subject to change.

NYC Dining

Enjoy a $200 gift card towards dining. Choose from a selection of the best and most iconic New York restaurants including:

Blue Fin – located in the heart of Times Square, Blue Fin is always a best bet on a theater evening, serving fresh seafood and sushi.

Ruby Foo's - a boisterous theme park of Pan Asian food - as big and bold as its Broadway neighborhood.

Bill's Bar & Burger Rockefeller Center – with 400 seats, Bill’s is the biggest standalone burger joint in the country, an instant hit since opening in 2009 with both burger junkies and locals alike.  Locations also in the Meatpacking district and downtown.

Strip House Midtown – enjoy a memorable steakhouse experience, complete with table-side carvings, decadent sides, an extensive wine list and famous 24-layer chocolate cake.

Dos Caminos – with over 100 kinds of tequila...if that doesn't sell you, there’s authentic Mexico City-style quesadillas and fresh guacamole that will make you say 'Ole!

Participating restaurants are subject to change. Gift card may be used towards food, alcohol, tax, and gratuity. 

Winspire Booking & Concierge Service:

Winspire provides a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your Winspire experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with extra hotel nights, airfare upgrades, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Suggested retail value is calculated using rack room rates.  Ground transportation is not included.

Paradise at a Great Price!

St James’s Club & Villas Antigua

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• 7 nights (double occupancy) for up to 2 rooms (valued up to $1,400 per room depending on season) are provided. 

•Nightly all-inclusive supplement of $125 per person/per night required.

•Supplement includes all dining, alcohol/beverages, resort facilities, activities, service charges, & gratuities. Gov’t tax additional. Airfare not included. Peak season charges apply 12/21-1/3 & 2/7-2/21. Exp. 12/20/18

Opening Bid: $175

Bid Increments: $25 St James’s Club & Villas Antigua

www.Stjamesclubantigua.com

• 7 nights (double occupancy) for up to 2 rooms (valued up to $1,400 per room depending on season) are provided. 



St James’s Club Morgan Bay & St. Lucia

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• 7 nights (double occupancy) for up to 2 rooms (valued up to $1,050 per room depending on season) are provided. 

•Nightly all-inclusive supplement of $115 per person/per night required.

•Supplement includes all dining, alcohol/beverages, resort facilities, activities, service charges, & gratuities. Gov’t tax additional. Airfare not included. Peak season charges apply 12/21-1/3 & 2/7-2/21. Exp. 12/20/18

Opening Bid: $175 Bid Increments: $25