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2017 Silent Auctions

Silent Auction Note

TWO silent auctions will take place during the Annual Conference. One benefitting the NC SAFEWATER ENDOWMENT and the other benefiting NC WATER FOR PEOPLE. Both silent auctions will be located close to each other and will have similar hours. When placing a bid, please take notice of the specific auction and that auction’s timeline and contacts. 

NC Safewater Endowment Fund Committee Silent Auction

Sunday, November 12th 4:00 p.m. until
Monday, November 13th 7:00 p.m.


The NC Safewater Endowment Fund Committee Silent Auction held during the Annual Conference raises money for the endowment fund. In previous years, this fun and popular event has added significant contributions to the Endowment Fund. Additions to the fund increase the number of scholarships to be given in the future, and the dollar amount of the scholarships.

Available auction items and their bid sheets will be on display Sunday and Monday near the conference registration desk. Bidding will remain open until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, with the highest bid winning.

Your Call to Action
The Endowment Committee is currently asking individuals and organizations to donate items for the Silent Auction fundraiser. Past Silent Auctions have successfully offered jewelry, sterling silver, figurines, and other collectibles. Members have also donated top quality artwork, woodwork, pottery, and art glass, as well as services, vacation spots, and dining experiences. Cash donations are also acceptable, and a representative from the Endowment Committee will shop for you and will provide a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

To donate items for the Silent Auction, contact Linnell Stanhope, Crowder Construction Company at (919) 367-2008. Your interest and participation in this event are greatly appreciated.

About the NC Safewater Endowment
The Endowment Fund is a sustainable funding source geared towards expanding NC AWWA-WEA’s support of scholarships for students attending four-year universities and community colleges. It is an opportunity for NC AWWA-WEA members and supporters to support the development of young people with an interest in the water and wastewater industry.



NC Water for People Silent Auction
Sunday, November 12th 5:00 p.m. until
Tuesday, November 14th 1:00 p.m.


The NC Water For People Committee will be holding their annual silent auction to raise funds for Water For People projects. Visit the Water For People table all day on Monday, and until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday to bid on items. Winners will be called to pick up their items after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. All proceeds from this auction will go to Water For People.


This year the NC Water For People Committee is making it easier than ever to participate in the silent auction with the auction app HandBid! Download the HandBid app on your smart phone or go to  Once the conference begins, search for “2017 NC AWWA-WEA Water For People” and start your bidding!  The auction will be open starting Sunday, November 12th at 5 pm and will close on Tuesday, November 14th at 1 pm.”


Hanging Rights to a Piece of History
Would you like to display an incredible piece of history in your office? During the Water For People silent auction we are offering hanging rights to a unique 400-year old framed print that shows a hand pump and well system designed by the renowned 17th century scientist Athanasius Kircher. Kircher was a contemporary of Descartes and Galileo and helped Bernini with his famous fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome. The item itself was printed first on a Gutenberg type press, and then to place the graphic, a wood block engraving was used for the illustration. It has been dealer verified as being printed circa 1676 and was donated by John Carman.

This one of a kind historical artifact is being offered on a lending basis. The winning bidder will own the rights to display the piece for one year and then pass it on to the winning bidder the following year.


College Flag Rivalry Competition

Keep an eye out for your favorite college team's flag in the exhibit hall!  The NC Water For People Committee will be hosting a college flag competition by hanging college flags one at a time.  Can’t stand to see your rival’s flag waving about in the exhibit hall?  Come visit the Water For People table near the escalators to make a donation and have your rivals flag replaced with your favorite.  All proceeds will go directly to Water For People.

About Water For People
Water For People is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries. By working with local governments, the private sector, and partners, Water For People ensures that everyone in a specific region has these basic needs met forever. This innovative approach reaches every family, every school, and every clinic, catalyzing transformative change for better health and economic development to occur.

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