Longest Day

Saturday, June 22, 2019

THANK YOU for your generous support for The Longest Day 2019.  Unit 498 and Team Peninsula raised over $21,000!  Thank you to all who contributed raffle prizes, items and experiences for our silent auction, and to all who made generous donations to the Alzheimer’s Association!!

 

2019 The Longest Day Silent Auction

 

June 22, 2019

 

Category I:  Participate!

 

1 Ride and Arrive in Style!  

Your very own chauffeur for the day, Sue Papilion, will drive four bridge players to and from the San Francisco Marriott hotel during the 2019 NABC!  Note well:  parking at the Marriott is $74/day

Minimum Bid:  $30/person

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

2.  Private All Day Ski Lesson with Level 3 Certified Instructor, Libbie Sheldon at Tahoe’s beautiful Northstar Ski Resort!

Enjoy a personalized day of instruction catered specifically to you or your party, with undivided attention by one of Northstar’s most experienced instructors. Skip the lift lines and enjoy a ski experience to remember as you progress in your skill!

Donated by Janelle Van Rensselaer

Minimum Bid:  $500

Increments to Raise:  $50

 

3.  Who Doesn’t Love Homemade Bread?

Wow your family and holiday guests this year with homemade bread!  On a mutually agreeable Saturday morning this Fall, you can win a spot in a bread-making class for 8, taught by Jackie Lowenberg. Learn three easy recipes and techniques for Italian Country Bread, Braided Challah (Egg Bread) and Monkey Bread.  Then for the finale, sample the bread you’ve made with one of Jackie’s gourmet lunches.  Wine included.

Minimum Bid:  $50/person

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

4.  Weber 1200 Gas Grill

Fire it up a notch with the portable Weber® Q® 1200! Tucked inside this compact little grill is everything you need to serve some seriously big tastes. It boasts 189 square inches of cooking space, porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, and an infinite control burner valve to give you full-spectrum power in a Longest Day purple porcelain kettle.

Minimum Bid: $180

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

 

5.  Bay Cruise on the fabulous Mist for six lucky sailors! 

Hop aboard the 40 foot Beneteau sailboat and motor cruise past the city front; visit the Pier 39 sea lions and gaze up at the Golden Gate Bridge.  With every click of the shutter, you will have a photo perfect shot!  Lunch included during the five hours of enjoyment.  Date to be decided.  Donated by Janelle Van Rensselaer

Minimum bid: $500/crew

Increments to Raise:  $50

 

6.  Unit Game and Lunch at Chez Lowenberg!

Win elevated points, at a three table, Saturday morning, sanctioned Unit game, before a lunch to remember and libation to match. Director Raad Bunni will run a stratified game at Jackie’s home, and then you will celebrate your winnings at a very special lunch.  Wine included…of course.

Minimum Bid:  $900/12 guests ($75/person)

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

7.  Two Seats at the SF Giants game! 

Two vouchers for a home game played on any Monday – Thursday during the 2019 regular season, excluding Dodgers and Yankees.  Each voucher is good for 1 lower box seat, which needs to be selected online.  The price on each voucher is $49.99, which represents a 72% savings off of the regular price. Based on those numbers, the full price for each ticket equates to $178 .  Garlic fries, anyone?

Donated by Jenny Kuhn

Minimum Bid:  $90 for two vouchers

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

8.  Poolside Lunch and Bridge Game

Have a poolside bridge party with three of your friends at the glamorous Burlingame home of Bob and Sandy Johnson.  Come and enjoy a daytime getaway, playing your favorite game in an outdoor grotto with lunch and wine and our favorite host.  Or even better… put together three tables, and we will make this a sanctioned Unit game!!!

Minimum Bid:  $100 for each table of 4

 

9.  Lunch and Unit Game at the Greenfields!!!

Enjoy the warm hospitality of host and hostess at their lovely Hillsborough home! Come for lunch and stay for the three table sanctioned game, directed by popular teacher, Gary Porter.  Rack up those mp’s while overlooking the Greenfield garden!!!

Minimum Bid: $900/12 guests ($75/person)

Increments to Raise: $10

 

Category II:  Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!!!

 

10.  $125 Gift Card for Park and Howard Bistro!

The lucky winner will enjoy dinner at  Burlingame’s newest favorite hot spot!

Donated by Julia Michael-Charnes

Minimum Bid:  $100

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

11.  $50 Gift Certificate for Lucetti’s on 25th

Italian, the way we were! Guaranteed to become your favorite local go to restaurant! 

Donated by Mike Dotterweich

Minimum Bid:  $35

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

12.  $100 Gift Certificate for Honeybaked Ham!

The Honey Baked Ham Company is a food retailer that sells hams, turkey breasts and other pre-cooked entrées, side dishes, and desserts.  Great for holidays and gatherings, your guests will be thrilled!

Donated by Janelle Van Rensselaer

Minimum Bid:  $75

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

13.  $200 Gift Card for Iron Gate Restaurant

Dating back as far as the 1950’s, Iron Gate is one of the Peninsula’s oldest

fine dinner establishments.  Win this prize and enjoy their French cuisine with the only flambé service in the Bay Area!!!

Donated by Marilynne Bachli

Minimum Bid:  $150

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

14.  $60 Gift Card for Pasta Moon, Half Moon Bay!

Their seasonal menu focuses on local produce at this upscale Italian eatery.

Make this Half Moon Bay eatery a destination, where the inspiration comes from local ranchers and farmers.

Donated by Marie Pattie

Minimum Bid:  $45

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

 

15.  $50 Gift Card for Bianchini's, Donated by Joy Venosa

Generations of Peninsula shoppers know Bianchini’s offers the finest in USDA choice meat, seafood & poultry. With a location on Laurel Avenue in San Carlos and another in the Ladera Shopper in Portola Valley, the best on the market will be at your fingertips.

Minimum bid: $35

Increments to Raise: $5

 

16.  Half Case of Rombauer Zinfandel:  It’s Absolutely Zinful!!!

Zinfandel is lighter in color than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. However, Zin's moderate tannin and high acidity make it taste bold.  A Rombauer is quality—the experts’ choice, both fruity and spicy.

Donated by Joy Venosa

Minimum Bid:  $150

Increments to Raise:  $15

 

17.  Half Case of 2017 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc features compelling spiced apples, almond croissant, honeyed peaches and fresh baked pear tart notions on the nose. Medium-bodied with a satiny texture, this pairs well with your summer menus.  Mangia bene!!!

Donated by Joy Venosa

Minimum Bid:  $135

Increments to Raise:  $15

 

18. 2016 Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

This 2016 Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a nose of warm red and black cherries and cranberry. Celebrated Burgundian winemaker, Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet and renowned music and media entrepreneur, Jay Boberg, lend their individual talents and shared dedication to the winery, where traditional French winemaking meets quintessential Oregon terroir. 

Donated by Sally Samuels

Minimum bid:  $35

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

19.  2017 Lambert Bridge Viognier from the Bevill Vineyard in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley

Viognier, a tropical and balanced white wine is often typified by warm fruit and a touch of oak. Aromas of ripe citrus, nectarine and passion fruit drive this style and will compliment your summer meal perfectly.

Donated by Sally Samuels

Minimum bid:  $30

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

20.  A Vertical Collection of Ravenswood Zinfandel from the Russian River, Sonoma: 2014 (no longer available elsewhere), 2015 and 2016.  This big and bold collection will surely delight your palate and compliment the perfect steak dinner, with its hints of cinnamon and berries.  Taste all three to determine the one Very special bottle in the collection.

Donated by Fred Chasalow

Minimum Bid  $50

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

 

21.  Rhys Pinot Noir

Donated by Joan Sullivan from their San Mateo county vineyard, this boutique bottle with rave reviews by the “Prince of Pinot” will complete the most special meals. Upon opening a bottle, you will be offered a seductive perfume of red berry, dark rose petal and spice. Rhys wines are considered by many critics to be in the upper echelon of California productions. The wines are highly sought after and sold by allocation through a mailing list. Visit the extremely detailed and informative website at www.rhysvineyards.com.

Minimum Bid:  $50

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

22.  Rhys Pinot Noir

Donated by Joan Sullivan from their San Mateo county vineyard, this boutique bottle with rave reviews by the “Prince of Pinot” will complete the most special meals. Upon opening a bottle, you will be offered a seductive perfume of red berry, dark rose petal and spice. Rhys wines are considered by many critics to be in the upper echelon of California productions. The wines are highly sought after and sold by allocation through a mailing list. Visit the extremely detailed and informative website at www.rhysvineyards.com.

Minimum Bid:  $50

Increments to Raise: $5

 

23.  Are You Feeling Lucky? 1995 Vintage Cuvee Dom Perignon!       

This might be the bottle of a lifetime and the bargain of all time.  Or it may be a straight donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.  So either way…a Win/Win!

Donated by Marie Horn

Minimum Bid:  $50

 

24.  Magnum of Sangre de Toro Garnacha

Enjoy this Vino Tinto from Spain, donated by Weimax Wines & Spirits on Broadway Ave in Burlingame.  Printed with a label to commemorate our fundraiser, this bottle is one of a kind, and is the bargain of the day!  Thank you Mike Dotterreich!

Minimum Bid:  $15

 

Category III:  Beautiful!

 

25.  Mabe Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Donated by Rebecca Simmons.  This gorgeous pair of pierced earrings is laden with a large Mabe pearl, surrounded by beautiful round diamonds. We have a copy of the receipt from Toppers Jewelers in San Mateo for $1000, though not returnable.  They are stunning!!!

Minimum Bid:  $500

Increments to Bid:  $25

 

26.  Dartington Crystal Decanter by British Wine Glass Company;

Open up your bottle and let your wine breathe in this beautiful decanter…or just display it as the beautiful object of art it is.

Donated by Pam Hakman

Minimum Bid:  $30

Increments to Bid:  $5

 

27.  Blue Swirl Glass Flute Lamp by Standard Specialty Lamp Co.

Perfect for bedside or an accent piece, this little lamp will give color and soft light to a small space.

Donated by Raad Bunni

Minimum Bid:  $ 25

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

28.  Cherub Table Lamp by Standard Specialty Lamp Co.

Use this small lamp as a night light or as an accent in the perfect spot.

Donated by Raad Bunni

Minimum Bid:  $25

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

29.  $250 Nordstrom Gift Card

Make a charitable contribution to Alzheimer’s Association and then go celebrate with your gift card.  What could be better?

Donated by Janet Allara

Minimum Bid:  $200

Increments to Raise:  $20

 

30.  Orchid Garden by Bella Fiori

Donated by Maureen Ticer

Minimum Bid:  $45

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

31.  Hand Carved Bird by Jerry Lewis of JH Lewis Designs

Stunning, delicately carved bird made of walnut with inlaid opal eyes.  The bird is set into burl wood attached to a walnut base. This bird is approximately 18” tall.

Donated by Barbara Lewis

Minimum Bid:  $135

 

Category IV:  Goin’ for the Gold!

 

32.  Play with Fred Chasalow and Marc Renson in a Two Session Swiss Event of your Choice at a Local Regional or Sectional Tournament!

It’s time to rack up the gold and learn from the best.  You and your partner will pay the table fees and spend a day with these two power players for a highlight of your bridge life.

Minimum Bid:  $200

Increments to Raise:  $25

 

33.  Play with Emerald Life Master, Ted Richmond, at a Bayshore Bridge Club Game!

Find a mutually agreeable date and rack up some points and pointers from one of the Bay Area’s icon players. Table fees waived by Patti Frederick.

Minimum Bid:  $75

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

34.  Learn from Emerald Life Master, Ted Richmond!

Four lucky students will win a two hour lesson with Ted on a mutually agreeable topic at your home.  The experience is priceless.  Don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your bridge skill and learn from a player who’s reached the pinnacle!!!

Minimum bid:  $80/table

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

35.  Bridge Lessons for four or eight with Raad Bunni!

Is there one convention that just bugs you?  Are you guilty of forgetting the response to partner’s favorite new move? Set up a table or two and have Raad Bunni teach four of you for two hours at his home. Master bridge teacher Raad is at your command!

Minimum Bid:  $80/table

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

 

36.  Win a Two hour Lesson with Mark Sorenson! 

Do you want to learn 2/1 or brush up on those pesky Cue Bids?  Here’s a chance to gather one or two tables of players at your home and pick a topic that Mark will make easy!

Minimum Bid:  $80/table

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

 

37.  Play with Jenny Kuhn at the 2019 San Francisco NABC!

Earn some gold, or maybe see red!  You’ll be driven back and forth and play with Jenny to the 2019 San Francisco NABC for a single session event!  It will be an experience to remember with our beloved Director of the Peninsula Duplicate Bridge Club.  Mutually agreeable date and time.

Minimum Bid:  $100

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

38. Bridge Lesson with Mary Bates!

It was a blast last year, and we hope to do it again.  Many of us owe our love of bridge to her…There’s something about Mary… everyone who knows her will agree.

Minimum Bid: $80/table

Increments to Raise:  $10

 

39. Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL 5 Book Bridge Series)

By ACBL and Audrey Grant, Donated by Baron Barclay

Minimum Bid:  $ 45

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

40. The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge 7th Edition

Edited by Brent Manley; Donated by Baron Barclay

This long-awaited edition is the most complete volume of bridge information and instruction ever compiled. Beautifully bound, it is a handsome gift for yourself or another bridge lover.

Minimum Bid:  $20

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

41. The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge 7th Edition

Edited by Brent Manley; Donated by Baron Barclay

This long-awaited edition is the most complete volume of bridge information and instruction ever compiled.  Beautifully bound, it will be a handsome gift for yourself or another bridge lover.

Minimum Bid:  $20

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

42. Standard Plays of Card Combinations on Flash Cards by Alan Truscott; Donated by Baron Barclay

Minimum Bid:  $15

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

43. Bidding Flashcards:  Level 1 by Marti Ronemus;

Donated by Baron Barclay

Minimum Bid $15; Increments to Raise:  $5

 

44. Bidding Flashcards:  Level 2, Annoying the Opponents by Marti Ronemus; Donated by Baron Barclay

Minimum bid $15

Increments to Raise:  $5

 

 

45.  Tour of the Facebook Campus in Menlo Park, including Lunch!

On a mutually agreeable date, on a weekday, four of you will be taken on a walking tour of the Classic Campus (formerly Sun Microsystems), including Hacker Square.  You will visit the newest main buildings, #20 and #21, the largest open plan work space in the world, which each feature a different roof garden.  The tour will be a few hours, including lunch at a Facebook café.  Wear your walking shoes! Your docent will be Wesley May, Facebook Software Engineer and Bridge Club Director at the Menlo Park Facebook Bridge Club.

Donated by Wesley May, with permission from Facebook

 

Minimum Bid:  $50/person or $200/group of 4

 

Increments to Raise:  $5/person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to join us on our

Longest Day Team,

 

   or you’d like to donate a prize,

contact committee members :

 

      Robert Johnson, Sue Papilion or Marie Pattie:

 

      Robert: robtjohnson@comcast.net

 

    Sue:   suepapilion@icloud.com 

 (213) 407-6722

 

     Marie:  mppattie@gmail.com   

(650) 787-2215

 

A Letter from Fred Chasalow

 

I have been asked many times,

            “Why did you start to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association?”

 

Here is my answer:

 

            In December 1907, my grandfather came to the US from a village near Pinsk. I remember him showing me Pinsk on an atlas. During the Russo-Japanese war, soldiers had come to conscript him for the army. Conscripts served for 20 years, if they lived that long. He left by the back door, walked to the Netherlands and boarded a ship to the US. Once, I counted 11 languages that he spoke fluently:  English, Russian, Polish, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic and several others. When I was 5 he taught me algebra, long division and square roots. All things he knew well. He kept the books for his store and rental real estate. Despite all of these abilities, when he was 75, he was no longer able to care for himself and had to move into a nursing home. I went to visit him regularly with my Mom. After a while, he could no longer even be sure who I was. Those days must have been extremely long for him. My greatest health fear is that I may lose my mental ability, just as my grandfather did.

 

            When the Longest Day program with the ACBL started, I recognized the opportunity to raise money for Alzheimer’s syndrome and other dementia diseases.

                        

My challenge to you is:

 

 

 

$2,000 +

Venosa, Joy

 

$1,000 +

Dotterich, Mike

Lowenberg, Jackie

Hakman, Pamela

Van Rensselaer, Janelle

 

$500. +

Chasalow, Fred

Papilion, Sue

Sullivan, Joan

 

$10-$499

Allara, Janet

Bachli, Marilynne

Baines, Loretta

Baron Barclay

Bates, Mary and Jay

Battaglia, Eleanor

Bayshore Bridge Club

Bellerose, Richard

Bishop, Bruce

Brown, Dee

Bunni, Hend and Raad

Charlton, Loren

Charnes, Julia

Corsetti, Susan

Davis, Paul

Dean, Rosemarie

Dotterich, Mike

Duncan, Linda

Everett. Edward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10-$499

Faraday, Kimberly

Fattoria e Mare

Felker, Sheila

Frederick, Patti

Fregoso, Barbara

Gates, Joanne

Gennaro, Carol

Greenfield, Lorelei and Jon

Hannawalt, Linda

Heyman, Dorianne

Hornung, Ed

Hubbard, Marlene

Imaoka-Yancey, Marolyn

Ipswitch, Bob

Johnson, Bob

Kamra, Christine

Ketch Joanne Restaurant

Kipperman, Steven

Klein, Eva

Knowles, Carol

Kuhn, Jennifer

Kwong, Jeanie

Landers, Geraldine

Lee, Robyn,

Leuker, Jim

Levy, Jacki

Levy, Maria

Lewin, Joanne

Lewis, Barbara and Jerry

Linder, Marge

Luttrell, Bruce

Malouf, Al

Malouf, Alan

Mehta, Madu

 

 

$10-$499

Molumphy, Elizabeth

Ng, Robert

O’Leary, Kevin

O’Neill, Jim

Olsen, Liz

Pacchetti, Marge

Pape, Claire

Pattie, Marie

Paul, Judith

Pellegini, Donna

Porter, Gary

Richmond, Ted

Renson, Marc

Riffle, Charles

Roff, Molly

Samuels, Sally

Sanders, Prue

Schmeekle, Gretchen

Sorenson, Danna and Mark

Spaeth, Lori

Stahlman, Kay

Starz, J and P

Tamer, Rula and Ford

Tessler, Carol

TGIF Club

Tilch, Sandra

Ticer, Maureen

Tuckman, Ruth

Urich, Jeanne

Van Ness, Arline and Jim

Ventris, Andrea

Wailes, Ginny

Wanat, Camele

Williams, Jody and Richard

Zapitz, Virginia

 

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