A message from the Auction Committee

by Cayo Gamber

Do you have a favourite dish you love to prepare?

Do you have new grilling tools you have yet to try out?


Do you have card tables and games you could set up for a rousing game night?

Do you have a talent you would like to share with others?

If so, the Auction is coming up and the Auction Committee would love to offer/feature an event hosted by you!  Yes.  WES wants you!

From personal experience I can tell you that some of my favourite times have been hosting a party.  And the parties have differed – from one where I recreated the classic British curry dinner from my youth while also offering guests lessons about the history of gin, to hosting a party to celebrate Louise Penny’s mysteries and the world of the mythical/mystical village Three Pines in Quebec by cooking dishes that had been featured in Penny’s mystery stories.

What made those parties so memorable is that I was able to share something I love, and I was able to do so, more often than not, with WES members that I hadn’t yet been able to spend much time with.  At the end of every event, I knew that I had benefitted WES by offering an event that made money for the Auction, but I also knew that I had benefitted personally because a new WES member or an old WES member dined with me, for the first time, in my home.  For me, once I have fed you, once my dog (Georgie Girl) has licked you, and once my wife (Sera) has explained something I said or did that mystified you, I believe you and I are fast friends through and through.

Please consider solidifying/amplifying your friendship circle by hosting an event – between 22 October 2017 and 19 October 2018 – to be auctioned off on the 21st of October 2017 at our annual Auction Celebration.

Contact me at cayo1@gwu.edu or Sarah Morris at  se.morris@verizon.net to discuss any ideas you may have.  We would love to hear from you!