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$$$$$ for Scholarships

We are excited to announce this year’s fundraising Goal of $13,000 and extend an invitation for everyone’s participation. With your help, we can achieve this goal and help provide numerous scholarships for OAMR members! Here’s what’s happening this year and how you can help us reach our goal!

OAMR provides excellent opportunities for professional development and your generosity makes it possible for some of our other members to be able to attend training sessions.  Some of our members would never get to attend educational classes without the help of scholarships.  Here is what’s happening this year and how you can help us reach this goal.

All proceeds from our fundraising events go to the OAMR Scholarship Fund, which can benefit each of you and your cities.  Every year, numerous scholarships are awarded - maybe you have been the recipient of one of them.  Even if you can’t attend the Mid-YearAcademy or the Annual Conference, you can still donate items.  Just contact Special Projects Fundraising Chair Nicole Morris via email or your Region Director to make arrangements to get your items picked up.

Please fill out a Donation Slip with any item you have to donate and submit it with your item(s). These are used to provide you with a tax deductible receipt.

Kathy Walk

The Kathy Ishiara Scholarship walk was founded as a means to honor Medford’s City Recorder Kathy Ishiara, who passed away in 1998 after a long battle with breast cancer. This year we will be walking around the beautiful Newport Bay Estuary while weaving in and around the Newport Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the NOAA Facility. The walk is sure to leave you parched, so for an additional fee we will be hosting a beer and spirits tasting at the Rogue Brewery.

How you can help:

  • Sign up for the Kathy Walk  on your Annual Conference Registration form or sign-up when you arrive at the Conference. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure enough swag is available for all participants. The event will be $25.00
  • Participate in this event and get to know your fellow recorders in a fun new way, while helping raise money for scholarships!
Baskets

Each region will be creating a “Region Basket” this year, which will have amazing items that showcase our beautiful state.  Tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5.

Region III will be hosting the Mid-Year raffle basket. The theme for the basket is still being decided, but items will be top-notch. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Flyers and tickets will be sent out a month prior to Mid-Year so all OAMR members have the opportunity to SELL, SELL, SELL!

Six additional baskets will be raffled off at the Annual Conference. Themes and basket items are top secret and will be shared after Mid-Year.

How you can help:

  • Donate items from your region (overnight stays at area hotels/resorts/ casinos, gift certificates to local stores or restaurants, gift items made in your region or that your region is known for, etc.) and provide those items to your Region Director for your Regions Basket.
  • Buy and /or sell tickets for the raffle baskets.
Auctions

Each year, OAMR holds two Silent Auctions during the conference and one Live Auction during the Banquet.

Each year, OAMR holds two Silent Auctions during the Conference and one live Auction during the Banquet. This year the committee has some exciting fundraisers planned!

Silent auctions will be held Thursday and Friday. The first silent auction begins Thursday morning and concludes Friday afternoon. The second silent auction is set-up Friday for viewing, but bids are only accepted during the social hour prior to the banquet. The live auction occurs during the banquet and will be limited to a small number of exceptional items.

Auction items are donations from members, guests and businesses who generously donate items from our member communities.

This year’s banquet will host OAMR’s first Designer Purse Centerpiece Auction! Bring just your wallet and purchase yourself a fancy new purse to carry it home in. 

The Paddle Raise is coming back this year at the banquet. Pick your favorite character, raise them up high in the air, and help support OAMR Scholarships.

Mystery Box Auction. They say curiosity killed the cat, but we don’t think so! How bad do you want to know what’s in the box? We shall find out…get a taste of the Mystery Box at Mid-Year.

How you can help:
  • Bring at least one item to donate for the auction.  Popular items donated in the past have been anything UO Ducks or OSU Beavers, event tickets, jewelry, wine, wine glasses, more wine,  yard/garden items, home décor, art, gift cards, spa items, overnight stays at area hotels/resorts/casinos, gift certificates to local stores or restaurants, gift baskets, items that reflect your region, etc.  Better yet, do you have the item of all items to donate for the live auction?  Let us know.
  • Fill out the Silent Auction Form and bring it with your donated items.
  • Give your items and silent auction forms to Susan, Debby, Donna, Carol or Terrie or drop them off at the auction drop off station as soon as you arrive at the Conference. This will give the committee time to get things organized before the events.
  • Sign up to be on one of the silent auction teams to help organize the auctions or to help with moving auction items to the banquet area.
OAMR Affiliate Link Now Active!!

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When you shop with this link Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases back to OAMR. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. The same products, the same prices, and Amazon Prime benefits when you shop. Looking for donation items for one of the auctions? Start here! You can have items shipped directly to your Region Director. Contact your specific Region Director to arrange for delivery.

Special Projects

Every year OAMR links with a deserving organization in the host City, who asks for certain donations to assist them.

Premium Parking Passes- Long drive and you’re tired? Lots of luggage? No parking left? We have solved that problem for you. We have reserved several premium parking passes that will be auctioned off at Mid-Year for use during the Annual Conference.

Trivia Night- Do you know it all? Come test your knowledge and get to know your fellow recorders during your free evening at the conference. Participants will compete for prizes and bragging rights! More information to follow.

Mardi Gras Necklace 50/50 Fundraiser- Heads or Tails?? A toss of a coin determines your fate. This event was such a hit last year that we will be bringing it back for another go around. This year we will be providing this entertainment at the Annual Conference Thursday Luncheon. Beads will be $3 each or 4 for $10 (12 bead maximum) and the winner takes half of the proceeds.

Pampered Chef- Either you’re a cook or you’re not. Either way Pampered Chef has great items for sale you can buy for yourself or as a donation to OAMR. Look for more information on this fundraiser coming in July.

Thank you so much OAMR for your amazing generosity toward our fundraising efforts.

I know this year is going to be amazing!

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