Join us at the Auction at the 98th annual meeting on the campus of Kansas State University. There will be lots of one-of-a-kind items for the bidding; no one should go away disappointed. Remember to pack light and leave room in your bags. All proceeds from the Auction go directly into the Future Mammalogists Fund to help with student funding.
Start today by gathering items to donate for the auction. Suitable items for the auction include, books, artwork, past-meeting memorabilia, t-shirts, quilts, journals, jewelry, field equipment, stuffed toys. etc. Items don’t necessarily have to be mammal-oriented but those items are usually the best sellers. If there is an interesting provenance associated with the item please include that; it may increase the bidding. The following types of items will not be included in the auction because we feel that they are counter to the mission of the American Society of Mammalogists: museum skins and items made from the skins or skeletal remains of mammals. If an auction donor has any doubts about whether their donations are acceptable, please contact Brad Blood.
If you would like to donate please bring your items to the annual meeting or mail them to: Josh Hillbrand, Meeting Planner, 1615 Anderson Avenue Suite 156, Manhattan, KS 66502. All items must be received by June 1, 2018 to ensure delivery to the meeting. An auction receipt for tax purposes may be downloaded here.
Depending on the size of the room and number of auction items, some auction items may need to be included in a silent auction to speed the process along. Although we will try to auction off all items donated, we are sometimes constrained by the time limit on the room and have to end the auction before all items are sold. Unsold items will be transferred to the Auction at the next annual meeting.