A note from our good friends at PONCHO. These folks make the art happen.  Give ’em a hand!

Dear Friends of PONCHO:

PONCHO’s IFA Auction is taking place this October 3rd and we need volunteers! If you or anyone you know is interested in helping don’t miss an opportunity to be part of the fun, camaraderie, and excitement while making a positive impact in the local arts community at PONCHO’s 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction, October 3rd, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. This year it is more important than ever to support our local artists and arts education.  You can help make a difference.

Don’t miss the only chance to volunteer for PONCHO this year!

Register today at http://www.poncho.org/volunteering.shtml.

It has been a while since PONCHO has hosted an auction, but we are thrilled to announce that plans for PONCHO’s 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction are well underway! We are very excited about this particular event, because not only will it be PONCHO’s only auction in 2009, but it also promises to be the best art auction yet, thanks to the overwhelming response we have received from Northwest artists and collectors.

Without our volunteers, PONCHO simply could not exist. We encourage everyone to share our volunteer opportunities with friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and other acquaintances.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments at volunteer@poncho.org.

We hope to see you at the auction.


Eric Midby
Volunteer Coordinator

Information about the Volunteering for the Invitational Fine Art Auction:

LOCATION: We have moved the Fine Art Auction to the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, which is located in the heart of downtown at 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, Wash. 98101. The auction will take place in the Grand Ballroom.

REGISTRATION FEE: As a volunteer, you understand the invaluable contributions of our volunteers in helping PONCHO raise awareness and funds to support the local arts community. In light of the current economy, PONCHO has decided that this year it will not require the normal volunteer registration fee at the Fine Art Auction. Instead, we simply ask that those who can donate money to cover the cost of food and drink for the volunteers do so at their discretion.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Thursday, September 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
The training is a very important event, as we will be covering new processes as well as going over older procedures. It is crucial for new volunteers to be in attendance to get the lay of the land and learn the team assignments required in this space. We are happy to treat all registered volunteers to dinner at the training.

ATTIRE: The Fine Art Auction is corporate casual. PONCHO T-shirts will be provided at training and on auction night at check-in. We request that volunteers wear black or khaki slacks/skirts (not jeans). Again, comfortable shoes (not sneakers) are a must! There will be a volunteer coat check area for coats and bags.

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