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2023 Annual Auction Saturday April 22, 2023

Happy Hour with food, drinks, and Live Music will begin at 5 pm

Save the Date! The FUS Annual Auction will return with a new online bidding app

We will start with a Happy Hour event starting at 5:00 p.m. which requires a ticket. Early Bird tickets are $25 with a reduced rate of $15 for members/friends of FUS who are first-time auction attendees. Soft drinks, beer, wine, snacks and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served. We have live music for your entertainment! At-the-Door tickets cost $30 after 6 pm on April 19th. Buy early so we can plan the food and drinks! Tickets are available online at our Auctria Auction website (you must register first) or after Assembly on April 9th and 16th. When you purchase tickets online, they will go into your “cart” and you will pay later at the Happy Hour and Live Auction on Saturday, April 22nd.

What Should I Donate?

We need donations, particularly experiences, dinners, and events. Have a cabin up north? Donate it for a week or weekend! Host a dinner, a hike, a bike ride, a pizza party, a tour, a class in something you’re good at (like arts and crafts, cooking, etc.). Offer a service; help in the garden for a day, dog sitting, house sitting, computer or bike repair, raking leaves for a day in the fall (get the whole family involved!) Everyone has SOMETHING they can contribute. Starting thinking about what you might donate, so you are ready when our auction website is open.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will be online only. There will not be tables displaying items as in the past, but descriptions and photos will be available on the Auction website.

To bid on items, you must first register. Bidding opened Sunday, April 16th and will end Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm. Online bidding closes when the Live Auction begins.

Live Auction

The Live Auction will be conducted in-person only. Our auctioneer is Colonel Kurt Johnson, who has been our auctioneer for many years. The live auction begins at 6:30 and will be broadcast live. Members who will not be at the Live Auction must have friend or proxy bid using that member’s bid number.

To bid on items, you must first register on our auction website. Bidding online ends Saturday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm. If you are not attending Happy Hour or the Live Auction, you may still bid and we will arrange a time for payment and pick-up.

Our Bid-a-Need This Year is MORE!

MORE was founded in 1985 to provide assistance to the influx of new immigrants from Southeast Asia, and has grown to help “new Americans” from over 20 cultures and ethnic groups from across the globe. As a 501c3 qualified nonprofit, MORE offers assistance to several hundred people every month in two basic programs…
• Education – free English classes for adults that include digital literacy and workforce readiness, and
• Social Services/Basic Needs – free food and household goods distributions multiple times each week, including a partnership with Whole Foods
A very special assistance program is the distribution of the Personal Household Items (PHI) Kits, a large container of much needed and useful items such as shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, laundry detergent and household cleaners, and many personal hygiene items. Costing about $100 each, these are received with enormous gratitude and sometimes tears of joy. You can help make this happen for MORE families this year with your donations! Click here to visit the MORE website:

Stay tuned for more information! Contact Auction Chair Barb Lutz with questions via or phone 612-269-2178.

Our New Auction Website is Open!

Register and Bid Online at

Donate by using the links below:

Printable Donation Form


Our next auction will take place on Saturday, April 22nd both online and a live auction!

  • April 15th – Deadline for submitting donations online or using the donation pdf
  • April 16th – Online bidding opens for the Silent Auction
  • April 20th to 22nd – Deliver Silent Auction items to FUS (2-5 pm on Thurs/Friday, 2-4pm Sunday)
  • April 22nd 5:00 p.m. – Happy Hour with live music
  • April 22nd 6:30 p.m. – Online bidding for the Silent Auction ends and Live Auction begins
  • April 22nd​, 6:30 p.m. –  Live Auction in-person with Kurt Johnson; if you cannot attend, you must find a surrogate or proxy who will bid for you using your bidding number
  • April 22nd and later: Most winning bids will take their items home after checkout on Saturday. If you are not present on Saturday, we will arrange a time for item pickup

Join us

Volunteer with the Service Auction Planning Team