Silent and Live Auction Proxy Bidding

Below are the live auction and a selection of silent auction items on which you can submit a proxy bid, which will be collected by the auction organizers and a designated person on the auction team will bid for you during the auction, up until your proxy bid amount. The proxy bid you enter in the form is the maximum you are willing to pay for the item. It does not mean you will actually bid this much. If you proxy bid $1,000 on an item, but bidding stops at $800 and you are the high bidder, $800 is what you will pay. Only one person will see your proxy bid amount and under no circumstances will the auctioneer see the proxy bids.

  • 2017 Rotary Shrimp & Catfish Festival Live Auction Items

  • 2017 Rotary Shrimp & Catfish Festival Silent Auction Items (Four Items Available for Proxy Bidding)



  • It’s High Tea at Highlands, Texas. Lunch for 8 awaits at Highland’s historic Teapot Depot. Delicious food, quaint ambiance, and down-right decadent desserts tempt the palate at this charming little tearoom cafe. Check out the gift shop and boutique, too. Donated by Teapot Depot.
  • Flip for this, Coin Collectors. Add an 1886P AU Morgan Silver Dollar to your collection. Suitable for framing or jewelry design, this beautiful coin is certain to find its place in the discriminating collector’s treasure chest. Donated by Rotary District 5890 Asst. Governor Derrill Painter.
  • Theater Lovers Evening at the Houston Hobby Center. The curtain rises at 8 pm on Friday, May 19, for Fun Home, a true story that became a Tony-winning best musical. Fun Home is about a family that is ‘nothing like yours…yet exactly like yours.” This package includes 4 premium seats on the 10th row of the theater’s center orchestra section. And before the show, let Act I include fine dining for 4 at Artista’s with breathtaking views of Houston’s skyline to set the scene for your perfect theatrical experience. (Complementary parking for your convenience also included.) Donated by Cherie & Joel Melendez.
  • Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder. Behold this artisan-designed jewelry collection made from natural stone set in sterling silver. This stunning Lapis and crystal jewelry ensemble includes a hand-set ring, necklace, and earrings that are perfect together or separately for day to evening adornment. Donated by Sharon Rogers, Shay’s Jewelry & Fine Gifts.
  • Feel the Thrill of Disney World. Put on your Mickey Mouse ears and vacation like you mean it with your family of 4 at Walt Disney’s spectacular theme park in sunny Orlando. Donated by Distant Travel, this Disney dream package includes 3 nights at a value resort and day base tickets (for 4) to Disney World for 4 days.
  • Baytown Little Theater Presents “The Little Mermaid.” Mermaids don’t do dishes, so this package must include dinner, drinks and a fun night for you and 40 of your closest friends at Baytown Little Theater’s Production of “The Little Mermaid.” Before going “Under the Sea,” start the evening with a wine tasting reception hosted by Roger & Kim Elswick in the Lee College Art wing of the Performing Arts Center. Then progress to a delicious dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse. Donated by Roger & Kim Elswick, the Baytown Little Theater, Lee College, and Texas Roadhouse.
  • Batter Up at Minute Maid Park. This fabulous baseball outing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 for 5 is a slugfest between two Texas rivals, the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. And watch it all from the best vantage point, strategically seated directly behind Home Plate. This evening at the Ball Park includes pre-game casual dining for the gang at nearby Irma’s Southwest Grill. Donated by John Keeler.
  • Are you a Vintage Slot Machine Collector? Whether you are a collector or just want a great addition to your game room, these two table-top skill stop slot machines will fill the bill. Machine #1 is a Pulsar Big Chance Skill Stop Machine. Machine #2 is a Luster Dream J Rush Skill Stop Machine. Donated by Sheila & Woody Crawford.
  • Plane Trip with R.D. “Crash” Burnside! Are you a thrill seeker? Wanna take a walk on the wild side? Then this is the package for you! Our own R.D. “Crash” Burnside will load you and 3 of your besties on his very own private plane, and fly you to New Braunfels, TX (we hope) where (assuming you make it), you will enjoy a wine tasting at one of the famous Hill Country wineries in the area, and shopping afterwards in beautiful historic New Braunfels. “Crash” has promised to limit his wine consumption to 3 bottles. Assuming you are willing to get back on the plane, “Crash” will return you to Baytown that evening, no worse for the wear.
  • It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere. Chase away the summertime blues with a Friday after-work happy hour.  David & Lena Yepez will put your group of 12 besties in the chill zone while tasting their delicious wines at Yepez Winery. Add the smooth sounds of Bob Curry’s keyboard and sax with heavy hors d’oevres from Lunas, and you have the total recipe for relaxation for you and your friends. Donated by Yepez Winery, Luna’s and Bob Curry.
  • Catch ‘O the Day! Join the professionals from Oak Island Ventures on their 24.5’ bay fishing boat for a day of serious casting. Three avid fisherman are invited to fish with a professional guide who knows all the right fishing holes than can fill those Yeti’s to the max. All you need to bring is your fishing license and an empty yeti. Donated by Jennifer & Wade Marcontell.
  • In case you lost the FIRST coin toss. Assistant District Gov. Derrill Painter has donated another valuable coin. This time you can drop some serious change in your pocket with this 1923P AU Peace Silver Dollar.
  • Get Your Name Out There! Let the professionals at the Baytown Sun help you with a special advertising package that includes 2 Quarter-page Full-color Ads and 1 Full-color Peel Back Web Ad. Why advertise? Because it’s proven to increase sales. Donated by the Baytown Sun.
  • Are You Ready for Some Football? Come watch our Houston Texans win big at NRG Stadium. Four football enthusiasts will enjoy watching the game in great seats, compliments of Steve Daniele. Like to tailgate too? Join Steve and ‘Tailgaters of the Year winners’ for pre- and post-game hospitality.
  • Spring Means Time to Plant. Green thumbs get ready. Make your selection from over 75,000 native trees from TreeLife Farms in Highlands, TX. This tree package includes two 15-gallon or one 30-gallon tree of your choice from TreeLife Farms. Delivery included. Donated by Mike Aschenbrenner, TreeLife Farms.
  • Crawfish under the Cabana. Join Sheila & Woody Crawford at their lovely home in Crosby for an afternoon of crawfish with all the fixings under their beautiful poolside cabana. Your group of 16 will enjoy the fresh country air while feasting on spicy crawfish (donated by Baytown Kroger) and perfectly prepared by professional cook Dwight Hooks. A variety of beverages and desserts also provided by Sheila & Woody Crawford. Bibs anyone?
  • It’s Game Time. Celebrate the Astros 52nd year of professional baseball in Houston with four (4) of the best seats that Minute Maid Field has to offer. Sitting on the dugout level behind home plate is just what it takes to know for sure whether it’s a ball or a strike when the Houston Astros battle it out with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Chow down before the game at nearby Kim Son. This amazing baseball and dinner combo is donated by Mike Briles (MTB Quality Consultants, Inc.).
  • Fire Pit. Entertaining friends and family is even more fun with a firepit. Made by the North Shore High School Metal Trades Program, this 36” x 36” with a swinging top firepit takes backyard fellowship to a new level. Donated by BDI Resources, Inc.
  • The Eagle Has Landed. If you missed the first two fabulous coins, get your bid in now for this 2004W AU American Eagle Silver Dollar. Donated by Rotarian Asst. District Gov. Derrill Painter.
  • Time for a Family Portrait? Do it in Style! This exclusive package includes a 20” wall portrait on canvas by World Renowned Bradford in either their New York or Palm Beach location. Portrait session includes a one night stay at either the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Westchester or the 5 Diamond, 5 Star Eau Resort in Palm Beach. Donated by Nick Woolery.
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame. This Houston Astros package includes (4) four Club Level Seats looking right down the 3rd Base Line–and you might even catch a foul ball while you watch the Houston Astros take on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Included with your tickets is a $200 gift card for pre-game dining or food at the game. Donated by BDI Resources, Gilbert Santana.
  • Drive for Show, Putt for Dough. Seize the chance for two foursomes to play these beautiful & challenging courses. Enjoy one round of golf for (4) four at Houston’s Deerwood Country Club and then another 18 holes for (4) four at Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston. Also included is a Duo Golf Cart for the golfer who likes to walk. Donated by Steve Daniele and Gilbert Santana.
  • Hill Country Retreat and Wine Tasting. Relax in country splendor at beautiful San Saba, Texas, the Pecan Capitol of the World. This exclusive package includes one night (for 4) at the historic Dofflemyer luxury boutique hotel, lunch for 4 at Oliver & Company, and two wine tasting venues with tapas (for 4) at the Wedding Oak Winery and the Old Man Scary Cellars. Donated by Mike & Kathy Clausen.
  • Sunset Cruise on Burnet Bay. Dean & Gena Hutto invite six fun-loving individuals to join them at their Bayfront home for an unforgettable evening on Burnet Bay. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the backyard before embarking on a beautiful sunset cruise aboard their spacious 42′ cruiser. Enjoy even more Hutto hospitality upon returning.  Donated by Dean & Gena Hutto and Debi Jordan.

Silent Auction

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(#1) Handmade Dr. Seuss Child’s Quilt, Stuffed Dory and Dr. Seuss Book

(#2) Spring is in the Air Decorative Package

(#3) Camo Hunting Package, Includes Camo Folding Camp Seat, Gun Case, and Arctic Jug, plus $100 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card

(#4) Serving with Style Package, Includes Carved Pedestal Base with Large Glass Dome and Decorative Table Runner