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Portfolio Sharing

Sun. July 5th, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Bengals Lair

Each year, at the start of the conference, we get together in an informal setting to share our portfolios. It's a great opportunity to see what your colleagues have been up to and get constructive criticism on your own work in a friendly, casual setting. All are welcome; please join us.

Annual Auction

Tues. July 7th, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Sportscenter
Auctioneer: TBD

Call for Donations!

The GNSI Auction is an annual event designed to raise funds for the Guild. It consists of a silent auction and a raucous live auction. It's a fun and relaxing evening (unless you're in a bidding war for the coveted Lizzard t-shirt). Anything and everything that might interest the illustrator or naturalist is fair game. Donations can be sent ahead of time to Joan, or you can bring them to the conference and drop them off at the registration desk. Please include the following information with the item you send or bring: your name, address, telephone number, a description of the item, suggested minimum bid for the item and, finally, whether or not you want a receipt for your donation for tax purposes. The profits from the auction are split evenly between the Education Fund and the Operating Fund. Which means, dear member, that it all comes around to benefit you in the end!

Note! You do not need to be present at the conference to donate.

Where to send your donations:

Auction items can be mailed to Joan Lee to arrive anytime in the month of June. Include a filled-out donation form in the package for each item you send. Mail donations via USPS mail, UPS, or FedEx. Be certain to write " GNSI AUCTION" visibly on the outside of the package. No COD or postage due packages will be accepted. The sender is responsible for any insurance. Mail to:

GNSI AUCTION
c/o J H LEE
247 FRANK MAC RD
ST FRANCIS ME 04774-4139

40th Annual Scientific Illustration Opening Reception

Weds. July 8th, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Adadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes

Annual Banquet

Thurs. July 9th, 6:00-9:30pm
Location: Knowland Hall
Musical Guests: Les Chanteurs Acadiens

This year's banquet will be a full service Acadian dinner served family-style. There will be plenty of choices for omnivores and herbivores, and it will feature fresh local foods (part of the greening of the campus movement at UMFK).