2020 Fundraiser Moves to Online

Traditionally, the Doc Fritchey Chapter raises almost all the money we need to carry out our conservation and stewardship mission on one evening in late winter, at our annual conservation fundraising banquet. We all know how that worked out in March of 2020: We all stayed home and started to learn how to social distance and wear a mask when we went out in public.

So, because the chapter still needs to raise money to carry out an aggressive mission, we are using TU National’s newly-created online fundraising website (Eventgroove) to conduct our first online fundraiser. Based on what we have learned from the Donegal Chapter and the Cumberland Valley Chapter, we expect our members will enthusiastically bid on the items our committee has solicited from friends, vendors, members, and organizations that support our chapter’s conservation mission.

Bidding will start on November 10th and will end on November 19th (at 11:59pm).

This auction is an English-style auction, which is typical in the auction houses scattered around central Pennsylvania. We have listed an opening bid amount for each item, and we have listed the minimum amount required to increase a bid. Bidders must register and provide credit card information before starting to bid. Note: A slight delay occurs from the time you bid until your bid registers on the auction site.

If you are the winner of one of the items in either the “Fishing Trips” or “Outings/Tours” categories, we will mail your certificate to you. All other items must be picked up at Bob Pennell’s home in Harrisburg. If you are unable to pick up your item, we can arrange to have it shipped to you. You will be required to pay the actual shipping cost.

So, please mark your calendars for November 10th and please bid aggressively. Good luck, happy bidding, and we look forward to seeing you all in March of 2021 at our next live, in-person fundraising banquet at the Holiday Inn in Grantville.