Get Ready for the Virtual SAF Auction!

We’re excited to bring you a virtual SAF Auction this year at the 2020 national convention! 

The auction will feature a lively and intuitive bidder experience Anyone with this auction link can bid on items -- national convention attendance is not required. Bid anywhere, any time!

Items are still being accepted -- please view instructions below.

To help make the auction a success, we need your help getting the best items to entice bidders and raise money to support the Foresters’ Fund and Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund.

State societies, chapters, members, companies, organizations, businesses, and others are encouraged to donate items for this fun and important event. Here’s how this will work in our new virtual environment:

  • Donate an item that is easy to ship: artwork, clothing, hand-crafted items, specialty foods, gift baskets, gift cards – anything that will entice an online bid is welcome and encouraged. No alcohol please, as we cannot guarantee the age of the purchaser.
  • Fill out this donor form and return to Auction Chair Ron Lemin at teiron@aol.com. Key items to include:
    • High-quality photo(s): Since buyers won’t be able to see your items in person, good pictures will say a thousand words and provide a striking visual of the item.
    • Description: Just like your images, your description tells people a lot about your item. A detailed and accurate description will help showcase your items.
    • Estimated value: Include the estimated value of the item(s), including shipping cost, as well as your suggested minimum bid.
  • Volunteers will upload your items onto the virtual online auction platform and prepare them for auction.
  • Auction is promoted to all.
  • Auction goes LIVE!
  • After the auction, you will be notified of who won your item, and you will be responsible for shipping that item to them.

Download this brochure to help with your raffle request efforts.

This page will be updated with additional auction information as it becomes available.

For additional information, contact Ron Lemin.

The Foresters’ Fund promotes forestry education and the enhancement of public understanding of forest management through grants provided to state societies. The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund supports development and dissemination of scientific findings and new technology for natural resource professionals to facilitate science-informed management.