Live Auction Proxy Bidding

Below are the live 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.

  • 2019 Rotary Shrimp & Catfish Festival Live Auction Items - MAX BID



  • Get Ready to WINE Down with your Besties – Chase away the summertime blues with a happy hour at Yepez Winery.  David & Lena Yepez will put your group of 12 in the chill zone while tasting their delicious wines. Add the sounds of the Dueling Banjos (Jan Lammers and Rick Davis) and Elvis (alias Rotarian Ray Covey), along with appetizers from Executive Catering and you have the perfect recipe for total relaxation for you and your friends.  Donated by Yepez Winery, Executive Catering, Jan Lammers, Rick Davis, and Ray Covey.
  • A REELY Big Deal – Captain Brent Juarez, a professional fishing guide known by bay fishermen as  “the guide who helps reel in the big ones”, will take 3 avid fishermen who are ready to fill their Yetis to the gill with fresh fish caught in Trinity Bay. All you need is your fishing license and your cooler.  Donated by Jennifer Marcontell, Edward Jones Investments.
  • Home Run Special at Minute Maid – This fabulous baseball outing for 5 is a batting battle between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 p.m.  Watch it all from the best vantage point strategically seated directly behind Home Plate at Club Level.  This Ball Park outing includes $125 pre-game casual dining for the group at nearby Irma’s Southwest Grill, alcohol is not included.  Donated by John Keeler and Irma’s Southwest Grill.
  • Honda Power at Your Command!  Get the power you can trust with the Honda EU2200 Super Quiet Lightweight Generator.  This 46 lb. Generator has an 8 hour run time @ ¼ load.  It is super quiet and easy to start. This generator provides inverter power for sensitive equipment such as computers.  The winner of this unit will have Eastside Honda provide the initial service and registration.  Donated by Executive Classic Cars-Gilbert Santana and Eastside Honda.
  • Green thumbs get ready!  Add shade to your landscape and make your choice from a large selection of native trees from Tree Life Farms in Highlands, TX.  This tree package includes one 30 gallon tree, along with delivery.  Donated by Tree Life Farms.
  • You will not “STRIKE OUT” with this package – This Houston Astros package includes 4 Club Level seats behind home plate and looking right down the 3rd Base Line.  You might even catch a foul ball while you watch the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2019.  To satisfy your appetite, you also receive a $200 gift certificate for food or beverages of your choice. Then to top off your evening, after the game enjoy the magnificent Friday night fireworks display!  Parking included. Donated by Gilbert Santana, BDI Resources, Inc.
  • A Starry Night Package for Concert Lovers – Enjoy a getaway to hear the chart-topping sounds of the Backstreet Boys in concert at the Toyota Center on Saturday, August 31st, at 8 p.m. This package is sure to “set the stage” with dinner for two at Damian’s Restaurant. You will be seated at their Chef’s Table where you will enjoy the royal treatment of fine dining from a special menu.  Then travel to the Toyota Center and enjoy the Backstreet Boys, one of the highest selling music groups of all time!  After the concert, continue the evening with an overnight stay at the nearby Doubletree Downtown that includes complimentary breakfast – and, of course, warm cookies at check-in.  Donated by Sheila & Woody Crawford, Cherie & Joel Melendez, Damian’s Cucina Italiana, Doubletree Downtown, and the Rotary Club of Baytown.
  • Get the Word Out!  Let the professionals at The Baytown Sun help you with a special advertising package that includes 2 quarter-page, full-color ads and 1 Page Curl Web Ad.  Why advertise?  Because it’s proven to increase sales.  Donated by The Baytown Sun.
  • How About Some Football!  Come cheer for our Houston Texans at NRG Stadium!  Four football enthusiasts will enjoy great seats on the 4th row of Section 520 to see the Texans beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Also for you football lovers, this package includes tail-gating with Charles Priewe at The Blue Bus! A parking pass is also provided.  Donated by Steve Daniele, Seal-Pac and Charles Priewe.
  • Bring the Party to Your Place – The incredible Backseat Cookers from Crosby, Texas will provide a spectacular steak dinner for ten, grilled outside at the comfort of your home. This team’s meal will be complete with their southern style sides of green beans and potatoes!    PLUS, you and your guests will be provided wine and beer, along with scrumptious buttermilk pies.   Donated by Backseat Cookers, Ed Shackleford, AEI Engineering, Wismer Distributing Company, and Pam and Chris Warford.
  • What a SWEET Deal! The cinnamon rolls from Junior’s Smokehouse will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.  Treat yourself to a dozen of these tasty treats every month for a year.  Donated by Junior Forrest, Junior’s Smokehouse.
  • A WOW Experience – Much better than “Par for the Course”!  Seize this opportunity to play at five beautiful and challenging courses in the greater Houston area.  Package includes one round of golf for 4 at each location.  Courses include Walden on Lake Conroe, Bay Forest, Eagle Pointe, Deerwood, and Stonebridge at Newport.  Donated by the various courses.
  • SIZZLIN’ Backyard Fun.   Entertaining friends and family outside is much better while relaxing on the picnic table made by the Lee College Huntsville Prison Program – Ellis Unit.  The picnic table is “branded” with the Astros logo. While fellowshipping, you can smell the feast that is being grilled on the gas grill!  Donated by Lee College and Gilbert Santana, BDI Resources, Inc.
  • Does your home or office need a facelift?  Add the perfect touch with the decorating expertise of Julie Foster from Heritage Interiors Designs. Julie will provide 3 hours of design consultation, provided it is within a radius of 25 miles from Baytown. Consultation hours may be used consecutively or individually, and these two fabulous bar stools are included to compliment the room of your choice! Donated by Julie Foster of Heritage Interiors Designs and David Smith, Heritage Interiors Carpet One.
  • Did someone say CAKE, COOKIES, or PASTRY ????  If you have an addiction to any of these treats, you can’t go wrong with this monthly edible treat. Whether it’s a special event, holiday gift, or just a treat for yourself, Delia’s Signature Bakery will furnish a monthly treat for a year!  Just to tickle your taste buds, the winning bidder will receive various treats such as two dozen fruit turnovers in September, two dozen Christmas cookies in December, and a vanilla cake in May 2020.   Donated by Delia’s Signature Bakery.
  • Grand Slam Package – It’s 4 tickets to watch the Astros vs. Mariners on Friday, August 2nd at 7:10 p.m. in the Insperity Club at Minute Maid Park. Stroll right in from your DIAMOND lot parking spot, then enjoy free top –level food, ice cream, and drinks with premium table service!  As an added bonus, sometimes the players even walk through to say “hello”.  Donated by Century Asphalt.
  • Everyone will want to TRAP this adventure package!  Experience the beautiful Oregon Coast for 6 days and 5 nights at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina in Newport, Oregon.  It will be an unforgettable vacation for two in a lovely townhome located in the middle of “The Oregon Trail”.  Relax in the atmosphere of this world-class resort and marina, or experience the adventures of crabbing, fishing, whale watching, sport fishing, sight seeing, boating, biking, hiking, and more!  Donated by Texas Security Shredding.
  • Barrel of Bliss – Enjoy a barrel full of premium liquor!  Host a tasting party for some of your besties or save it for yourself to sip and savor!  Complete with a wheel barrel, this liquor package is a winning combination for the discerning palate! Donated by the Rotary Club of Baytown.
  • A SHOUT OUT to all Gun Collectors!  This AR 15 Diamondback rifle is on every collector’s wish list.  Caliber is 300 Blackout, with an upgraded stock and a hand grip. This precision firearm includes a scope, lazar, and mounts. The soft caring case will provide a safe and secure environment to store or transport your new firearm.  Pig Supply in Highlands will handle the background and gun transfer. Gun donated by the Rotary Club of Baytown.
  • Don’t Wait, Pull the Trigger on this Special!   The Henry Golden Boy .22 S/L/LR is a masterpiece of fine crafted gunsmithing.  This lever action rifle shouts “Wild West”, and any shooting enthusiast who closely examines one is immediately impressed with the excellent fit, finish and overall visually elegant design.  This is definitely a beautiful, nostalgic firearm!  Pig Supply in Highlands will handle the background and gun transfer. Donated by Ainsworth and Co. and Pig Supply.
  • GRAB onto this special gun that dominates over all of the competition!  The Glock 17 outfits law enforcement officer and military personnel around the globe because of its unsurpassed reliability, optimal magazine capacity of 17 rounds in the standard magazine, and its low weight.  This Glock 17 GEN 4 comes with a 9 mm trigger system that is safe, easy, and quick-precisely what you need. PLUS, it comes with night sights!! Pig Supply in Highlands will handle the background and gun transfer.  Donated by Mary Case and Earthman Baytown Funeral Home.
  • Escape for a “DOVEly” Hunting Experience.  If Argentina dove hunting is about anything, it’s about excitement – the excitement of an overwhelming quantity of wild birds flying non-stop all day long.  This field guided trip for 4 hunters is in the Providence of Cordoba, home to over 25,000,000 doves!  You will stay at Estancia Del Pilar for three days/three nights where you will have deluxe double-occupancy accommodations and experience delicious food prepared by their own chef as well as great wines, beers, and spirits. This does not include airfare, gun rental, shotgun shells, gun import permits, hunting license, trip insurance, and gratuity. Donated by Champion Outdoor Adventures.
  • Attention All Hunters.  This Exotic Hunt with 4 Amigos Ranch offers the opportunity for two hunters to harvest one exotic ram each (Texas Dall, Black Hawaiian, Corsica or Catalina) in South Texas.  This package includes a semi-guided three day, two night hunting trip with home-cooked meals, drinks, lodging and all transportation around the ranch.  This does not include transportation to the ranch, Texas hunting license, guns, ammunition, and gratuity. The successful bidder has 5 days following the festival to add a maximum of two hunters at the price paid at the festival.  Donated by 4 Amigos Ranch.