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items will be available for bidding from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the awards dinner.
Featured Items: Donor:
A Vietnamese Dinner for 6

Loan Huynh

Week at a Cottage in Grand Marais 
    (click for more info)

Sam and Char Myers

Week at a Condo in Aspen (click here for images)

Julie Shelton

Full Day of Cooking with Jd Fratzke, Executive Chef of The Strip
Club Meat & Fish, winner of City Pages 2013 Best Restaurant (St. Paul)
(click here for images)
Jd Fratzke and The Strip Club Meat & Fish

Guided Fly-Fishing Day on the Rush Riverincluding shore lunch
and custom split-
bamboo fly rod (click for more info)

Sam Myers and Steve Yasgur

Week at a Home on the Peloponnese in Greece (available 
September 2013 or May 2014) 
(click for more info)

Steve and Meg Swanson

Twins Box for 16 (click here for images)

Darin & Vance Opperman

Week at Casa Sirena Hotel in Mexico (click here for images)

Surface Pro 128 GB Computer Tablet with accessories & software 

Lunch with Sam & Sylvia Kaplan at their home

"Up North" weekend package including stay at Naniboujou Lodge 
(click here for images)

An Artisan Rug (click here for image)

Casa Sirena Hotel

Shepherd Data Services

Sam & Sylvia Kaplan

Kathy Lenzmeier

Cyrus Artisan Rugs

2 Tickets to "BEHOLD: A Gala Performance" at the Guthrie Theater on
June 22 (click here for images)
Kathy & Al Lenzmeier


Items: Donor:
$100 Gift Certificate America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses
Five hours of professional interpretation and five hours of training AMLA International Translations

Tanzanian Maasai jewelry and ornaments Amy Bergquist
Batik bag and cloth from Tanzania Amy Bergquist
Handmade leather box with tiger’s eye jewelry from Cameroon Amy Bergquist

Taste of Japan Amy Bergquist, Ichiban Japanese Steak House
Embroidered pillow case set Anonymous 
Purple Scarf with Pink Flowers Aviva Breen
Embroidered Elephant Tea Cozy Aviva Breen
Moroccan Ceramic Plate Aviva Breen
Wicker Bird Mask Aviva Breen
Embroidered Red Handbag (also Black, Yellow, White, Orange) Aviva Breen

Nepal Hand-Woven Handbag (Pokhara) Aviva Breen
Nepal Hand-Made “Water Pashmina” Shawl, Red Aviva Breen
Nepali Hand-Made “Water Pashmina” Shawl, Grey-Green Aviva Breen
Multicolor Scarf, Dark Colors, Coarse Aviva Breen
Shawls - Nepal (in Tan Tweed Bag) Aviva Breen
Pottery - Bulgaria (in Tan Tweed Bag) Aviva Breen
Blue, Grey, Black Advocates Tote Bag Aviva Breen
Bangle - Morocco (in Tan Tweed Bag) Aviva Breen
Moroccan bangle Aviva Breen
Light blue pashmina Aviva Breen
Bulgarian pottery set Aviva Breen
Bibelot gift card and black leather box from Morocco Bibelot, Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Bibelot gift card and red leather folio from Morocco  Bibelot, Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser 
Gift Card Black Sheep Pizza
Blue Plate Platter Blue Plate Restaurant Co. + The Lowry
Night out in Minneapolis Brave New Workshop, Hilton Minneapolis, Melting Pot
Gift Card (Breakfast, Lunch, and Bowling) Bryant Lake Bowl
One dessert from Café Latté Café Latté
$25 Gift Certificate for Custom Frame Orders Calhoun Beach Framing
Khyber Pass gift certificate Carol Beadie
Tangletown gift basket Carol Beadie
State High School Hockey Championship Tickets Carol Beadie
Ecuadorian scarf Cheryl Thomas
"Paris" painted hand bag Cindy Jackson
"Heart Games" painting Cindy Jackson
$25 Gift Certificate and T-shirt Clancey's Meats & Fish
Friday Night Basket Chelli Phillips Sorel
Voucher for (2) Tickets to "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie" Children's Theater
$50 Gift Card Christos Greek Restaurant
Gift Card Common Roots Café
$25 Gift Certificate CRAVE Restaurant
Gift Certificate – Dance With Me for 1 Private Lesson, 1
Group Ballroom Dance Class and 1 Dance Party for an Individual or a Couple
Dancer’s Studio

Queen bedspread from Delhi, India Debra Dreyer
Pink & teal Moroccan scarf Dianne Heins
Red Moroccan shawl Dianne Heins
Gift Certificate for (4) 2013 general admission tickets Elko Speedway
Italian Dinner for 8 Ellen Van Iwaarden
Dunn Bros Coffee Ellen & Jim Van Iwaarden
Fulton Brewery tour for 10 with Black Sheep Pizza Fulton Beer, Black Sheep Pizza
Gift Certificate  Gandhi Mahal 
Gift Certificate Gardens of Salonica
Gift Certificate George and the Dragon
Stackable cloth bins Global Mamas
Voucher for (2) Performance Tickets Guthrie Theater
Bacchus wine society memberships Haskell's
Registration for One Full Day - Law & Literature Continuing Legal Education program Hennepin County Bar Association

Lunch for 1 or 2 with Mary-Margaret Zindren, Executive Director of the Hennepin County Bar Association Hennepin County Bar Association

South Indian dinner for 6 Hyder Khan & Nazneen Khatoon
Gift Certificate Ichiban Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
Gift Certificate It’s Greek To Me Restaurant
10-Week Session of Beginning Belly Dance Classes at The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance. Jawaahir Dance Company and The Cassandra School

"Einstein" Limited Edition Art Print by Craden Jean Stephen Galleries
Handmade purse from Cameroon Jennifer Prestholdt 
Cooking class and a copy of Jenny Breen's "Cooking Up the Good Life" Jenny Breen

Nice Ride Membership Anonymous
Sailing Outing or lessons on Lake Minnetonka Jonathan Eisenberg
Golf outing for two at Spring Hill Golf Club Karen & Rick Evans 
Handcrafted earrings and pendant Kathleen & Robert Seestadt 
iPad mini; 32 GB Kathy & Al Lenzmeier
$100 Bachelor Farmer gift card Kathy & Al Lenzmeier
(4) VIP Guest Passes Landmark Theatres
One month Life Time Fitness membership and personal training session Life Time Fitness, Rare Steak & Sushi

Purple & Gray Scarf Linda Armstrong
Red woven table runner Marlene Kayser
Moroccan blanket & throw pillow set Marlene Kayser
Moroccan mirror set Marlene Kayser
Moroccan mirror with painted frame Marlene Kayser
Wooden tray from Morocco Marlene Kayser
Mexican bird painting with easel Marlene Kayser
Moroccan silver vase Marlene Kayser
Gifts from Burma Marlene Kayser
Four Twins box tickets gift set Marlene Kayser
Nepali scarf set Marlene Kayser
Hand-embroidered Nepali shawl Marlene Kayser
Gift Certificate Melting Pot
2 VIP Passes for Admission to Arboretum Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Timberwolves Prize Box and (2) tickets to Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks 6/28/2013  Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation

(4) Vouchers for Complimentary Entrance to Any Show MN Fringe Festival
Two tickets to Arabella Minnesota Opera
Gift Certificate for Pair of Admission Tickets MN Renaissance Festival
Pizza and photobooth party Pizzeria Lola
Large Rolling Gear Bag Polaris
$25 Gift card Poor Richard’s Commonhouse
Painting with two custom framing orders RLM Art Studio, Calhoun Beach Framing
Liberia Wood Mask (grid) Anonymous
Liberia Wood Mask (grain stalks) Anonymous
Moroccan bowl with sunrise pattern Anonymous
Moroccan bowl with dusty rose pattern Anonymous
Hand made alphabet blanket from Nepal Anonymous
Hand painted Turkish bowl Anonymous
Nepali hand puppet set Anonymous
Beaded necklace and earrings from Nepal Anonymous
Moroccan tea set Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Leather ottoman from Morocco Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Moroccan leather office set Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Twin Moroccan pillow sets Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Lapis necklace from Morocco Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Moroccan Berber necklace (Onyx) Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Moroccan Berber necklace (Carnelian) Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Silver and turquoise necklace from Morocco Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Moroccan crescent necklace Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Leather folio and box from Morocco (Black) Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Hard Rock Morocco Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
Silver necklace with big yellow beads Robin Phillips/Marlene Kayser
(2) Gift Certificates Rocco Altobelli
Inlaid Mother-of-Pearl Wood Jewelery Box from Korea Rosalyn Park
(2) Gift Cards Sakana Sushi & Asian Bistro
Two Vikings tickets Sam Myers
Sailing classes on Lake Calhoun Sam & Char Myers
South African Dinner for 6 Shereen Fakier
Gift Certificate for 4 Group Lessons Social Dance Studio
Gift Certificate Surly Brewery
Surly Sack  Surly Brewery
Framed Chinese calligraphy Stephen Mao
Cameroon Handmade Leather Box, Tiger’s Eye Necklace and Bracelet The Advocates Staff

One-night stay in a junior suite The Hilton Minneapolis
Gift Certificate The Lowry
Personal training with Brad Vajgrt at The Marsh  The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness 
Gift Letter for 2 Theater Tickets The Old Log Theater
Household Membership The Science Museum of Minnesota
Signed copy of "How to Eat Supper" with Clancey's
gift pack
The Splendid Table, Clancey's Meats & Fish

Gift Certificate for (1) 60 Minute Float The Wellness Center
Gift Basket Trader Joe's
Free Entry to Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile Race Twin Cities In Motion
“The Civil Rights Movement for Kids” University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
“Our World, Our Rights” University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
Handmade Lithuanian doll Unknown
  Vern Carver & Beard Art Galleries
(4) Admission Ppasses to Walker Art Center Galleries Walker Art Center
Gift Card Wedge Community Co-op
Gift Certificate for 3 Month, 2 Adults w/ Children Fitness Membership YWCA of Minneapolis

Gift Certificate Zelo

Great Wines Available at our Wine Pull!

Thank you to: France 44, Lake Wine & Spirits, Chris Bercaw, Aviva Breen, Eddie Bahadir-Williamson, Carolyn Chalmers, Karen Evans, Matt Forsgren, Rachel Hamlin, Marlene Kayser, Kathy Lenzmeier, Sharon Link, Sam Myers, Mary Parker, Max Schott, Kathleen Seestadt, and Jean Thomson.

The Popular Scarf Bazaar is Returning!

It will include scarves from around the world donated by The Advocates' staff and volunteers.
To make a donation to the 2013 Silent Auction, please contact Mary Scott at
[email protected] or (612) 746-4677.
The Advocates would like to thank all of the donors for their contributions to the 2013 Human Rights Awards Dinner and Silent Auction.