Dear Friends –

Mark your calendar for the Chalice annual auction! The 2021 Auction will be virtual, with a silent online auction from May 9-22  and a virtual live auction event on May 22, from 6:30-8:00pm.  The live auction will require no special software, it will be accessible from a web browser.  Register for the live auction at

As always, we welcome items and experiences for the auction from our members, friends and supporters.  We’re looking for wonderful, creative items and experiences to tempt and delight our members and friends – all to benefit Chalice.  We are seeking donations of unique offerings and opportunities that people cannot find anywhere else, including virtual experiences offered by Chalice members and friends. Themed gift baskets are always popular!  Delivered dinners, and even meals or events to be offered for a later date after social distancing requirements.  All kinds of experiences are welcome as long as it allows for people to be safe  and comfortable knowing that they will be there when current restrictions have been lifted.

To submit auction donations please click this link:     Please use the donation site to submit all donations so that we  will have a spreadsheet with all donations in one place and can insure accuracy in the catalog.

Note : Once you click the above link, there are two submission forms: one for donors with Google accounts to which photos of a donated item can be uploaded directly. The other form is for non-Google users.  If you use this form, you can send a photo of your physical donation to Marcy Wingard by email or text it to 805-204-6052. If you want to talk to someone about possible donations, call, text or email Marcy Wingard or JoAnn Van Reenan.

Our theme this year is I Heard it Through the Grapevine!  with a nod to the great song made famous by the legendary Marvin Gaye. (We made a boo-boo! It was not Sam Cook. Thanks to our resident Rock and Roll Guru, Jill Lewis, we were set straight!!)   We encourage everyone to get into the spirit by providing the Auction committee with photos of how you have survived and thrived during the time of social distancing, for a musical photo montage of experiences of our members and friends during the Year of Covid.  Email your photos to

If you have any questions about the Auction, email

I Heard it through the Grapevine!  Be there or be square!  Invite your friends, family, and neighbors!