We are looking forward to next week's Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting in Kennewick!
Below is an outline of the WAEF's anticipated days at the conference, including all the ways you can support your tree fruit industry's charity!
Rears Sprayer Raffle
This is the 22nd year that the Rears family has generously donated a Powerblast sprayer for the raffle and a flail for the silent auction. We are so appreciative of their dedication and belief in WAEF. Come see the sprayer, meet company president Mike Rear, and find out all you need to know about the raffle drawing. Our website also contains the information you need to win the sprayer here! The winner will be announced Tuesday evening during the industry awards banquet. WAEF is in booth 333 inside the Three Rivers Convention Center.
Donate A Bin
This year, Fine Americas and Wilson Irrigation joined Orchard-Rite and Wilbur Ellis in matching your $100 "bin" donations! We anticipate this being our largest bin yard ever, but we still need your support. Join tree fruit growers and make college dreams come true for hundreds of students through this fundraiser. Help us fill our bin yard. Stop by our booth to see your name on the bins! More information can be found
Live & Silent Auction
We are eager to host the live auction with auctioneer Paul Newman during the Industry Awards Banquet on Tuesday, December 5th. Below is our exciting list of live and silent auction items!
1. Wine Country Getaway for Four: Col Solare and Desert Wind
Sponsored by Yakima Pomological Club
- Col Solare's Red Mountain Estate private tour & tasting for four
- Four 750ml bottle of current vintage Col Solare wine
- One night stay, two rooms, at the Inn at Desert Wind Winery for four with in-room breakfast
- Desert Wind Winery VIP tour and tasting with one bottle of Desert Wind wine
Thank you Yakima Pomological Club, Col Solare and the Inn at Desert Wind!
2. Lew Burdette Retro Advertisement
Enhance your home or office with this Washington Apple Commission limited edition Lew Burdette advertisement! Make a statement with this 30 x 46, retro original print, circa 1956.
Thank you Crunch Pak and Washington Apple Commission!
3. One Week Compact Loader Rental
Win one week of unlimited use of a John Deere 318 Compact Loader with bucket. Complete your projects with ease and professionalism! Locations in Wenatchee, Yakima and Pasco.
Thank you Papé!
4. Cougar Football Package
- Tickets for 4 to a 2018 Cougar Football game, section 22, row 10
- One-night stay in Pullman, two rooms
- $100 dining creditto Sella's Italian
- $50 credit to Ferdinands- a true Cougar experience!
Thank you WAEF board member Darrin Belton!
5. Huskies Football Package
- Tickets for 4 to a Huskies Football game with club member access September 8th, 2018
- One-night stay at The Westin Seattle, two rooms
- $250 dining credit to The Metropolitan Grill, top Seattle steakhouse
Thank you WAEF board member Dan Plath and Patrick Smith!
6. Suncadia Resort Getaway for Two
Sponsored by AgroFresh
- $800 Suncadia Resort gift certificate
- A round of golf for a twosome at either Rope Rider or Prospector golf courses with cart.
Thank you AgroFresh and Suncadia Resort!
7. Canadian Weekend Adventure
Sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen
- Two tickets to a Vancouver Canucks home game in Vancouver, British Columbia March 17th, 2017- St. Patrick's Day! Section 303, Row 9
- Two-night stay at the downtown Executive Boutique Hotel Vancouver: March 16th-17th with parking
- Two tickets, Vancouver Trolley Co., North Shore Attractions
- $150 Visa gift card for dining
- Two bottles of wine
Thank you CliftonLarsonAllen, Vancouver Trolley Company, and Adam, James and Luke Bornn!
8. Seahawks New Year's Eve Getaway
- Two tickets to the Seahawks game on Dec.31st, 2017
- One-night accommodations for two atthe Seattle Hyatt
- $150 visa gift card for dining or other
- Bottle of Moet champagne to toast the new year!
Thank you Pace International!
9. Guided Pheasant Hunt for Four
Rustic, comfortable and convenient, each lodge provides individual privacy with all the amenities one could possibly need to have a memorable time at Miller Ranch including a fully equipped kitchen, barbeque and hot tub.
- A 12-pheasant guided hunt for four people
- One-night accommodations in one of the lodges on the ranch.
Thank you Wilbur-Ellis Company and Miller Ranch!
10. Seahawk's Tickets for Four
- Four tickets to the December 31st, 2017 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Charter section 106, Row L.
Thank you Bryan Jennings and Jetstream Freight Forwarding!
Thank you to the following donors for the wonderful prizes!
Inspirations, Wenatchee: Ceramic painting, candle making and more!
Sidecar lounge: Cocktails and Appetizers for Two
Deedol Collection Gift Basket: Deedol Treats Basket
Kibble & Prentic: eGolf for three with Mark Esteb at the Broadmoor Golf Club
Dow AgroSciences: Golf Rangefinder
Dow AgroSciences: Bose Headphones
Culinary AppleCulinary Apple Gift Basket
The Butchart Gardens: The Butchart Gardens Admission Tickets
Icicle Outfitters: Icicle Outfitters Winter Sleigh Ride for 2!
Visconti's Italian Restaurant: $150 to Visconti's Italian Restaurant
Twin Peaks Cider House & Distillery: Phillippi Snow Dance Ciders (Two 750ml)
Beach Haven Resort: Beach Haven Resort Getaway: Eastsound, WA
Gesa Carousel of Dreams: Gesa Carousel of Dreams (40 Free Rides)
Tri-City Court Club: Tri-City Court Club: 3 Month Family Membership
Wenatchee Golf and Country Club: 4 Rounds of golf with lunch
Washington State University Athletics: WSU Men's Basketball Game, two tickets
Wenatchee Wild: Wenatchee Wild Jersey
Valley Tractor: Stihl MS 170 Chainsaw
Washington Apple Commission: Washington Apple Commission 1957 Original Print
L'Ecole Nº 41: L'Ecole No 41, 2008 Perigee Magnum
L'Ecole Nº 41: L'Ecole No 41, 2014 Perigee Magnum
L'Ecole Nº 41: L'Ecole No 41 Wine & Tour
WAEF: Year of the Apple Artwork
WAEF: Year of the Apple Artwork
Burrows Tractor: Husqvarna Chainsaw
Mission Ridge Ski ResortMission Ridge Skiing Day Pass for Two
Bellamia MassageBellamia Massage, 1 hr
Inklings Book Store: Mug and Wall Décor
Costco Wenatchee: Costco Gift Card, $25
Bleyl Co-op: Handyman Bucket!
Saddlerock Brewery, Columbia Valley Brewing: Gift Cards
Jones of Washington: Jones of Washington Case of Wine
CliftonLarsonAllen: Winter Family Fun Gift Basket-Sled!
Wenatchee Grocery Outlet: Wine Cellar Stock- 12 Bottles
Gilbert Cellars: Gilbert Summer Concert Series: Two Season Passes
Rears Manufacturing: OMF Orchard Flail
Numerica PAC: Tickets for two to Apple Blossom Musical
Tallman Ladders: 10' Tallman Aluminum Tripod Ladder
Washington State University, President's Office: WSU gift basket
VanWell Nursery: Gift Basket of assorted goodies!
Seasons Music Hall: Private salsa class for 12
Seasons Music Hall: Two tickets to The Seasons, event of your choice
Seasons Music Hall: Two VIP tickets to the Festival of Ales!
Washington State University: Bottle of 2015 Crimson Cougar Merlot from Bergevin Lane Vineyards
Pace International, LLC: Gift Basket of assorted goodies!
Culinary Apple: Custom Made Golf Putter
Washington Apple Commission: Retro Washington Apples 1957 Advertisement
Washington Apple Commission: Assorted WAC logo items!
Town Toyota Center: Tickets for four to Cirque Holidaze at the Town Toyota Center
We look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting!