2019 Live Auction Items

There will be lots of great items to bid on in the Live Auction. Here are a few. Check back for more coming soon!



Nihilani Condo on Kauai, Hawaii
Enjoy 5 nights at the award winning Nihilani Condo at Princeville Resort on Kauai’s lush North Shore. Marlene’s spacious, two bedroom (1 king, 1 queen), two bath home sleeps 6. The open floor plan includes a comfortable living room with a large flat-screen TV, wifi, Apple tv, queen size sleeper sofa, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a spacious dining room and a lanai surrounded by lush landscaping. You’ll be close to the lovely pool that includes a jacuzzi and large covered BBQ area, and a shallow kiddie area.

Nihilani is near the Makai Golf Course and Princeville Tennis Club, and within walking distance of the famous Queen’s Bath and elegant St. Regis Hotel, with restaurants, shops and public beach. Other nearby attractions include the quaint “old Hawaii” town of Hanalei, and gorgeous Hanalei Bay, a 2-mile long sandy beach. Nearby activities include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, shopping, tennis and golf. An assortment of outdoor gear is available for your pleasure, including a kayak, surfboard, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, boogey boards, and bicycle. Dates to be mutually agreed upon. This is not a timeshare!

Deschutes River Lodge RetreatWe are pleased to offer you a 5-night stay for up to 6 people from September 1, 2019 – June 15, 2020 at an award winning architecturally designed Sunriver home nestled on the banks of the spectacular Deschutes River in Central Oregon. This comfortable, quiet and elegant home has 3 master suites, outdoor hot tub family space, an additional private studio suite, majestic views of the Deschutes National Forest and world class backyard fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking and biking just out the back door.

Nearby Mt. Bachelor offers cross country and down hill skiing and the Sunriver resort offers multiple golf and tennis courts and year-round swimming and workout facility at the spectacular Sharc recreation Center. Non-smokers only, holidays excluded. No pets. Dates to be mutually agreed upon.

Casa Tortuga Luna
Escape to the House of the Moon Turtle for 7 nights. Located on the Sea of Cortez, Baja, Mexico, near the town of Los Barriles (full service town), 40 miles north of Los Cabos International Airport. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is footsteps to a lovely (generally isolated) beach for swimming or fishing, and has a grand view of ocean sunrises and nighttime stargazing.

A perfect location for all water sports, depending on the season, and various hiking adventures, or just for relaxing.  A rental car is required.  Check out website at http://casatortuga.wordpress.com.

Celebrity Dinners….

Dinner with Floyd Prozanski
Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski will prepare an authentic Tex-Mex dinner with Cervezas (beer) for up to 6 people at your home.  Floyd’s San Antonio roots run deep.  Date to be mutually agreed upon.

Paella with Val
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Val Hoyle will create a pleasing paella for up to 8 people at a location of your choice. Val’s a versatile cook who will make the dish with protein of your choice. Her crowd-pleasing salmon and roasted red pepper paella is pictured here.  Date to be mutually agreed upon, witty banter included free of charge.

Falling Sky with TBI President
Join Jeff & Jody Kirtner for a fun and lively dinner at Falling Sky Delicatessen on a yet-to-be-decided date. For up to 10 people. $36 each. (If you don’t want to hear Jeff’s jokes, price is higher.)

Birding and brunching at Eugene’s finest spots on May 5th
Enjoy a lovely Sunday morning in May by going on a bird walk with TBI member (and long-time birder) Margie Paris and eleven other bird enthusiasts. The outing will feature a mile-long walk at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area, to and from an observation platform. Target species will include American Bittern, Virginia Rail, ducks and geese of various sorts, shorebirds, American White Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, and Great Egrets. The outing will conclude with delicious meal at one of Eugene’s finest brunch spots. There are twelve spots available, at $36 each.

Raft the McKenzie River
What could be better than a summer afternoon rafting trip down the beautiful McKenzie River?    Just show up with a bathing suit, sunglasses and a hat. Lunch included, life jackets and river boots provided. Gary Marcus, TBI member and River Guide Extraordinaire will meet your group at the Vida store around 11am, put in at Finn Rock, lunch on a beach half way down the river, take out around 5pm at Helfrich Landing. Your car will be at the take out. You can be back in Eugene by 6pm – or indulge in pizza and broasted chicken at Ike’s Pizza, an iconic downhome restaurant on the McKenzie Hwy. Mutually convenient day to be arranged between June 15 and August 15, 2019. Up to 4 people. Lunch included. All equipment provided.

Duck Tickets….

Great seat at Autzen for:
UO v. Nevada on Sept. 7
UO v. Montana on Sept. 14
UO v. Washington State on October 26th


There will be additional getaways, dinners, jewelry, restaurants, activities, and more!