- Silent Auction
Benefitting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive
The Silent Auction is an auction to raise funds for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, which has impacted the lives of Sailors and Marines for over 100 years. Music will be provided by members of the Navy Band. The NMCRS is a private, non-profit organization sponsored by the Department of the Navy with over 250 locations worldwide. In addition to offering interest-free loans, grants and scholarships, they provide visiting nurse services, “seabags” for infants, thrift shops and budget counseling and food lockers in some locations. The NMCRS office on the Washington Navy Yard is located at 1001 N Street SE, Bldg. 208, Suite 100, serving Sailors and Marines Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more about the 2011 Silent Auction in the 2011 July/August issue of Fanfare Online.
The silent auction is completely free and open to the public. Participants can bid on as many items as they choose, and group bidding is permitted for higher priced items. Winners do not have to be present to win, but payments must be made by either cash or check by the close of the auction. Prizes must be claimed within 90 days, with some exceptions. For more information, please contact MU1 Jennifer Stothoff.
Silent Auction Rules
To place a bid, clearly print your name and an office or cell phone number where you can be reached after the auction next to a preprinted bid amount.
Preprinted prices on bid sheets CANNOT be modified, crossed out, or otherwise altered.
If a bid is disqualified, the item will be offered to the next eligible bidder.
All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds permitted. Items may be gifted.
Services must be scheduled around band members’ performance schedules and national tours. Please note that some items require additional preparation time.
All services, except when noted, must be redeemed or arrangements made with the band member within 90 days and are limited to a 50 mile radius of the WNY.
In the event of a dispute, the auction coordinator, MU1 Shana Sullivan shall act as the final authority and shall determine the winning bid.
Group bidding is welcome and encouraged for larger items. One person, however, must be responsible for bidding and payment.
Payments can be made by either check or EXACT cash. Please make all checks payable to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
If a bidder wins multiple items at the auction, a total amount will be calculated for a single payment.
The closing bid, circled in red by a Navy Band representative, shall constitute the winning bid.
Tax deduction receipts will be provided for all auction winners.