Winter Goods & Services Auction

Chili Cook-off 2020

 “Spice up Winter” Goods and Services Auction
with the Third Annual Chili Cook-Off

 Date: January 18, 2020, 4:30 PM

An Auction of Goods, Services and
Fabulous Shared Opportunities

Raise money! Raise the temperature! Raise a ruckus!!

Whose chili is the spiciest? The beefiest? The veganist? Absolutely the yummiest?

Enter your best batch in the Cook-Off to win championship bragging rights for the coming year. Enjoy a FREE dinner of chili, salad, bread, and dessert … vote for your favorite chili … and bid on the unique (and affordable) auction items like …

  • Meals, game nights and illustrated travelogues in members’ homes
  • Hikes, kayak excursions, bike tours and other outdoor activities
  • Practical services like weeding, dog sitting, airport rides, dump runs
  • Pickles, breads, gluten-free cookies, jams and other goodies
  • And services at your favorite hair salons, restaurants, and theaters
  • More ideas below!

Items start as low as $5!

We will see you at the auction.

Do you have something to offer?
Be Creative! Make your offering fun and build community at UUS:E!

Online Donor Form

PDF Donor Form

To donate check out the newsletter, pick up a form in the lobby,  or click the PDF Donor Form button below.

If you prefer, you may include the required information (see the PDF) in an email to

Ideas for Donations:


  • Organize a progressive dinner with friends near you: guests have a great time moving from house to house for each dinner course.
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Wine tasting party
  • Homemade desserts
  • Get together with friends and throw a picnic for 50 people in the park.
  • Brunch for 6


  • Game parties: Trivia Pursuit, Scrabble, or Solve a Mystery Murder over Dinner
  • Pick your favorite show/movie/sporting event and organize a party around that theme
  • Craft parties: egg decorating, Christmas crafts, gingerbread houses, model building …
  • Give game, concert or theater tickets



Teach your hobby or share a passion
in your life with others:

  • Dance lessons, Yoga instructions, Knitting
  • Musical instrument lessons
  • Teach Orienteering and then have a competition
  • Organize a nature hike, bird watching, or  teach fly fishing.
  • Have a “build a fairy garden” party


  • Flowering shrubs, Original artwork, or Antiques


  • Landscape design, house cleaning, leaf raking,
    Rototillering, or baby sitting
  • Golf lessons
  •  hours of Piano Playing or harp music