Items for Auction at the Spring Vortex Networking & Fundraising Mixer

The following items are available for the silent auction during the Spring Vortex Networking & Fundraising Mixer.

Click the links below to go to the section of interest:

ARTS AND CRAFTS
Item: 16×20 Framed Fine Art Print
Description: Sam Li Photography
Retail Price: $250
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $40
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Item: 16×20 Framed Fine Art Print
Description: Sam Li Photography
Retail Price: $250
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $40
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Item: 16×20 Framed Fine Art Print
Description: Sam Li Photography
Retail Price: $250
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $40
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Item: Handbag
Description: Blue handbag with Middle Eastern designs on the front
Retail Price: $75
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $20
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Item: Handbag
Description: Red and black handbag with Chinese designs on the front and back
Retail Price: $40
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $15
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Item: Clutch
Description: Red clutch with Chinese designs on the front and plastic handles on top
Retail Price: $25
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $10
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Item: Scarves (multiple)
Description: Collection of artistic scarves gathered over five years. Sources include Thailand, San Francisco, various independent shops in Texas and Los Angeles.
Retail Price: $100
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $10
Item: Thai silk purse with beading
Description: Thai silk purse, silver, with beading. Shoulder bag, buttons closed with a magnet.
Retail Price: $50
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $10
Item: Thai plate and embroudered coaster set
Description: Painted thai plate and collection of 8 embroidered coasters to match.
Retail Price: $25
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $5
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Item: SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex
Description: SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex rejuvenates all skin types. This product reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as enhances skin texture and tone. Brand new.
Retail Price: $172
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $25
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Item: Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle
Description: Beauty Protector’s leave-in conditioning mist is about as versatile as they come. It conditions, shields from heat and sun damage, and–of course–detangles, among other things. Plus, it’s 100% vegan and suitable for all hair types. Brand new.
Retail Price: $20
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $3
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Item: Bare Minerals Hello Jetsetter
Description: Collection of bare minerals travel-sized beauty products plus travel bag:
Mini Purifying Facial Cleanser (2 fl. oz.)
Mini Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin (1 fl. oz.)
Mini Flawless Definition Mascara in Black (0.16 fl. oz.)
Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick (rosewood shimmer) (0.15 fl. oz.)
Retail Price: $30
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $5
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Item: Multi-Core-Flex Excel Body Gym
Description: Perfect for exercising your inner and outer thighs, your abdomen, and your quads, all the while giving you the most relaxing back massage you’ve ever had. Its comfortable rounded pads enable you to stretch your entire upper body as well as your back for total relaxation. Its head pad cradles and supports the neck for maximum comfort. Measures: 23″ x 24″ x 24″. Weighs: 17 lbs.
Retail Price: $80
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $15
  Ab Cruncher
Item: Boxing Gloves and wraps, brand new
Description: Never used boxing gloves and wraps, women’s sizing, from Academy.
Retail Price: $80
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $10
BOOKS
Item: Scientists Greater Than Einstein (Student Edition)
Description: Some of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the AWIS-GCH chapter.
Summary: Improving the human condition is one of the most sought after ideals. Suffering due to disease and malnutrition are among the most critical challenges faced by a few billion people every day. This book presents the extraordinary stories of ten scientists who saved over 1.6 billion lives (2008 year calculating). The number keeps growing by everyday. These scientists worked passionately with limited resources, under harsh conditions, facing strong opposition to make new discoveries that changed the world. Many people strive to change the world. Scientists do not strike most people as the change-makers of the society. In presenting to you these remarkable tales, we hope to inspire: those who are young and pursuing science, who are at the beginning of their scientific careers to make a mark, and students of science of all ages. We urge members of society to support and recognize the contributions of scientists. We sincerely hope that these stories cultivate the future change makers of the world who will further improve the human condition.
Price: $12
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SERVICES & GIFT CERTIFICATES
Item: Estate & Financial Planning Gift Certificate
Description: This gift certificate includes a comprehensive financial plan and a total of six hours of professional time. The purchaser is entitled to two hours of estate planning from an estate attorney. The purchaser will also receive a comprehensive financial plan and four hours of personal finance planning from Matthew Goff LCC, a Registered Investment Advisory. The Goff Financial Group
Retail Price: $1,900
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $100

ESTATE AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Item: Tax & Financial Planning Gift Certificate
Description: This gift certificate includes a comprehensive financial plan and a total of six hours of professional time. The purchaser is entitled to one hour of professional time from a CPA. The purchaser will also receive a comprehensive financial plan and four hours of personal finance planning from Matthew Goff LCC, a Registered Investment Advisory. The Goff Financial Group
Retail Price: $1,900
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $100

TAX AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Item: Financial Planning Gift Certificate
Description: The purchaser is entitled to two hours of personal finance planning from Matthew Goff LCC, a Registered Investment Advisory. Also includes a Financial Profile Report to help the purchaser achieve his or her financial goals. The Goff Financial Group
Retail Price: $600
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $50

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Item: Private photography lesson, using DSLR camera for beginnersDescription: A one hour class for those interested in starting or who have just started exploring the world of photography. I can teach them about the technology and how to use their new cameras. We can talk about composition, lighting, subject matter, framing, post processing and even selling their work. Sam Li Photography
Retail Price: $200
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $40

PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON

Item: 1 hour Career Advice Consultation with Junior Scientist
Description: One hour of career advice for a junior scientist interested in academia with Dr. Lory Santiago-Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Find out more about Dr. Santiago-Vazquez here
Retail Price: Priceless
Suggested Starting Bid Price: $10

CAREER ADVICE