Lafayette’s Diplomatic Cable (Vol. 1): Hello!

The Official Communiqué of the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction

January 31, 2019- High Priority

“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
– Saint Augustine

We are reaching across the globe in preparation for this year’s Spring Auction, Diplomatic Ties on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. This weekly update will bring you all the latest on special international features planned for the evening, helpful tips and reminders, polite solicitations, and more. For full event details or to purchase your tickets, please visit the auction webpage.

We Need You!

Our Lafayette community is filled with talented individuals who move mountains at home, work, and in the community. We need a wide range of skills to make this year’s auction successful and still need volunteers to help make that happen. Whether you have little time or a lot, can’t picture yourself volunteering or have been looking for just the right thing, we want you.

Please check here for slots that are still available or email us about your specific interest or skill set. Thank you in advance for being an amazing part of the auction volunteer team!

Party It Forward — Parent Parties a Lafayette Tradition!

Each year parents from across Lafayette step up to host creative parties for adults and kids to help raise funds for the school. From whiskey tasting to trips to the batting cages, guacamole making to lego birthday party the ideas and possibilities are endless. Think about how much you would love to just show up to a party someone else plans for you or your kids… and think about what type of party you might be able to host for others! The auction team needs your help, for more details or to offer up an idea!

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
– Ibn Battuta

Bon Voyage — Amazing Travel Needed

Inspired by this year’s international theme, we are seeking vacation homes, in the U.S. and abroad, airline miles, or other items that would make extraordinary auction items. Does your family head home for the summer? Would you be willing to host a family in your home country and show them the sites? From Sweden to Greece, India to Panama, Spain to South Africa help us bring the world to Lafayette and inspire Lafayette families to see the world. your ideas!

Seven Weeks to Go!

We can’t wait to see you on March 16th. So here’s a to-do list to make sure we do!

  • Secure the babysitter.
  • Break out your best traditional dress from your home country, internationally inspired outfit, or wear your best globally inspired tie or scarf.
  • Purchase your tickets.
  • Encourage your fellow parents and caregivers to buy tickets.
  • Donate your time, items, ideas to make the auction a success.
  • Come ready to celebrate and bid!