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THE ALOHA OHANA AUCTION

A Day to Remember

Sunday, October 15th's auction and party was a resounding success! In next week's Flame, we will thank those who donated items to the auction, but this week's focus is on the staff and volunteers who made this such a great day, for it truly did take a community to make this day possible. First, we thank Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern and Rev. Laura Shennum for their leadership. Incredible staff support included Susana Bernahola, Alicia Cover, Laura Ludwig, Jonathan Silk, and Judy Strachen. It also included Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager. Sextons Thomas Brown, Francisco Castellanos, Rob Dela'o, Remigio Flood, Kelvin Jones, and Matias Pineda were amazing supporters, literally helping us “raise the roof” on the Tiki Hut.

Our fabulous auctioneer was member Gary Lorentzen and his son Peer, with support from Laura Meyer and Lucy Smith, our recorders. Thanks to Gayle Renolds and Keith Hollon for collecting paddles and leis.


Our slow-cooked, authentic Hawaiian luau was prepared by Lori Lai with assistance from Shulee Ong, professional chef Chris Magnani, caterer Stacey Coyle, and the cooking team of Suzy Bernahola, Horst Bansner, Jack Delo, Linda Harris, Jenefer Hutchins, Beverlyn Jackson, Cheryl McKinny, Ben Bear, Nancy Noah-Bear, Linda Harris, and Marty Vanderlaan. Our luau was gracefully served by: Horst Bansner, Ralph Fenn, Erica Murray, Jan and Howard Oringer, Tim Pori, Janet Scott, and Gordon Sharafinski.

Tiki Hut bartenders included Mai Tai makers Debbie Wu, Sue Anthony, and Andrew Dunbar. The Hawaiian beer selection was provided by Maric Munn. Thad Smith was our wine sommelier. Other friendly bartenders included Diane Allen, Barbara and Larry Delany, and Kathleen Quenneville.


The auction check-in crew included Lori Guidos, John Meliska, Maric Munn, Jordan Ong, and Liz Strand. Pre-auction tabling support was provided by Betsy Darr, Jack and Sherry Delo, Dee Hawkins, Jenefer Hutchins, Ann Rovere, Jordan Ong, Christine Valentine, Julia Wald, and Debbie Wu.

The auction check-in crew included Lori Guidos, John Meliska, Maric Munn, Jordan Ong, and Liz Strand. Pre-auction tabling support was provided by Betsy Darr, Jack and Sherry Delo, Dee Hawkins, Jenefer Hutchins, Ann Rovere, Jordan Ong, Christine Valentine, Julia Wald, and Debbie Wu.

And a special thanks to Ka'ala Carmack, Rosalie Alfonso, and Bill Klingelhoffer of the Grandview Aloha Band, as well as dancers Kiyomi, Miyoko, and Judy Crudo.

And finally, thank you to all our attendees. You made the Aloha-Ohana Auction an exceptional and profitable community event, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to you!


Co-Chairs Cheryl Deaner, Gino Fortunato, and Gregory Stevens

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ALOHA AUCTION

The Aloha Ohana Auction is Finally Here! After Services October 15!

After Sunday's church services, join our community for the largest community fundraising event of the year, the Aloha Ohana Auction and Party. We will be raising much-needed funds for UUSF as well as Maui Strong.


Every day now, new and wonderful items are being added to our silent auction! So bid now, before it is too late. Online bidding stops at 2:00 p.m. sharp on October 15, right before the live auction begins. New items are added to the Silent Auction catalog from time to time, so check back to discover new treasures for which you want to compete. Simply go HERE to bid online.


You can still buy tickets this week online here. It will make your entrance to the auction quicker and easier. If not, you can get tickets in the after-services ticket line outside the auction doors.

Savor the Luau! Lori Lai and crew will be making food for 3 days to ensure an authentic, slow-cooked Hawaiian feast—one well worth the price of admission!


Enjoy live entertainment! The Grandview Aloha Band, featuring Ka’ala Carmack, Rosalie Alfonso, and our own William Klingelhoffer, will delight us throughout the day. Free hula lessons will be provided.


Bring cash for the tiki bar, adult raffle, and children's raffle. (Some prizes include the most authentic Hawaiian and most creative Hawaiian outfits, three big adult raffle prizes, children's raffle prizes, and mini-prizes for the hula hoop contests in the courtyard.) IOUs will also be provided as needed.

Don't miss this a once-in-a-lifetime Auction and Party this Sunday - meet you at the Tiki Bar!

Cheryl Deaner, Gino Fortunato and Gregory Stevens, Co-Chairs.

For questions, call Cheryl at 415-282-2200 or email: cdd.mft@gmail.com

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