Whatcom Republicans will be having our annual Lincoln Day Gala and Auction next Saturday, April 6 at Four Points by Sheraton on Lakeway in Bellingham. Here are the items that have been donated for the live auction by very generous area businesses and individuals.

1. Scholten’s Tractor or Excavator Rental – 1 Week

One-week rental.  Your choice of Kubota mini Excavator, JCB Robot Skidsteer, or Kubota backhoe, loader, tractor.   Does not include fuel or hauling. 


2. An Inn fit for a President!  – A 2 Night Stay

George Washington Inn, Port Angeles, 2 night stay in the Surveyor Retreat room. The Inn sits on a high bluff along the shores of the Strait of Jean de Fuca. The 10-acre estate offers luxurious lodging with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountains, and the lavender farm on the estate. The Inn was inspired by Mt. Vernon and built as a west coast replica of George Washington’s home in honor of his faith and legacy.  (Stay between Nov 1 – May 15.)


3. Simon Petree Live Edge Bench and Table

Simon is founder and President of Green Leaf Forest Products since 2002.  He uses wood harvested from Whatcom and Skagit County.  He has a specialty milling company that buys less uniform, unique logs and transforms them into beautiful wood products.  Bench and coffee table auctioned separately.


4. VIP Day at the Capital with Rep. Luanne VanWerven (for four)

A day in Olympia with VIP treatment!  Receive an introduction in the Republican caucus, a visit with Treasurer Duane Davidson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman, plus lunch on The Hill! Priceless.


5. Weekend Cottage Retreat in Leavenworth with a Mercedes Benz (1,000 miles)

A two-bedroom 1927 cottage, full kitchen, den, fenced back yard, two blocks from the center of Leavenworth. Donated by Bruce and Patti Lierman. Car donated by Toyota of Bellingham.


6. Elegant Dinner at Larry and Luanne Van Werven’s Home (for up to 6)

Enjoy a private evening in the lovely Lynden home of Rep. Van Werven and her husband, Larry.  Talk politics or not. Gorgeous Whatcom County setting and great company; it will be memorable.  Invite your favorite people to join you!


7. Lady of the Sea Adventures- Sunset Cruise with VIPS Sen. Ericksen and Rep. Van Werven – June 22 1:30-5:00.  For six lucky passengers!

Join VIPs Sen Ericksen and Rep. Van Werven on an Afternoon Cruise aboard the recently refitted 72-foot Motor Yacht, Lady of the Sea. Feast upon the view from the Chuckanut shoreline while being served wine, beer and hors d veurs.  We promise this will be a cruise to remember!  A $ value can’t be placed on this experience.

Other Opportunities: see Captain Jack and first mate, Kerstin at the auction table.  Lady of the Sea Adventures will donate $500 to the GOP for any of their cruises booked the night of the event *.  

You can review what’s available for purchase on their website.

* This offer is valid for the first 6 cruises booked. 


8. Tour De Whatcom Farms with Larry Helm!

City Slickers or Farm Folks Enjoy a Day in the County May 11th.

Start the day with Scottish Highlanders at Helm Beef Farm, on to tour Elenbaas Agricultural Feed store followed by the Live Auction at the Everson Auction Barn and tour.  Lunch at the Rusty Wagon joined by speaker and owner of JKTJ Courtney Farm Herefords.  Enjoy downtown Lynden then a dairy tour, and a private tour of Scholten’s Tractor Yard.  Finish the day at Appel Farm store where you’ll get to sample their finest cheeses!   8 lucky guests, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The tour will travel on County Roads through agricultural areas to view the bustle of Spring Activity!


9. Wapato Point Resort Condo – Lake Chelan, Manson WA.   June 21st– June 28th

Unit includes two full baths, full size kitchen with breakfast bar, family or sleeps 6-8 adults.  There are two ground level patios with tables and chairs and a BBQ. Lots of storage for golf clubs, bikes, kayaks and a ground level view of Lake Chelan.  Access to launch your boat and anchor by the docks for your skiing/fishing. Keyed access to private outdoor condo group pool and to a community indoor pool.

Donated by Steve and Kris Halterman


10. WORKING MAN’S MATERIALS – Auctioned Separately

15 cubic yards of color mulch – Delivered within a 15-mile radius of Perry Pallet Company – 3700 Delta Line Rd, Ferndale.

Cadman (formerly Ferndale Ready Mix & Gravel) 12 Yards of screened pit run gravel.


11. Chef Rex Dudley Dinner Party for Four!

Retired Army Lt. Colonel Dudley and world traveled chef will offer an elegant dinner party in his and wife Jo Anne’s beautiful home on Homestead Golf course.  The winner can choose their cuisine and menu for the five-course meal starting with cocktails and appetizers, salad, main dish, with a grand finale of fruit, cheese platter, dessert and “foo foo” coffee. Three wines will fit the various courses.   This will be a dinner party sure to delight!


12.Four Seahawk Tickets with Reince Priebus signed Seahawk ball cap!

Donated by National Committeeman Jeff Kent. The winner will get four charter seat tickets to the 2019 game of their choice at Century Link Field. Root for the Seahawks from Jeff Kent’s seats located on the 25-yard line and under cover!


13. Front Sight Commander Level Lifetime Membership

Professional and private firearms training, firearms purchase at cost, ammunition at 20% over cost, Firearms resort with lodging and RV space at the facility outside of Las Vegas NV, Lodging free while in a course.  Access to 50 different firearms training courses each valued from $500-$2000 each. Membership gives access to all of these courses at their world class Las Vegas facility and their Alaska Facility. Can be willed to an heir.  And many more benefits! See link below.

Membership donated by Col. A.W. Terry, USA (Ret) Transfer fee covered.  (Starting bid $1000.)

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