This year, for the first time in its twelve-year history of raising funds for Rotary International’s END POLIO NOW campaign, Rotary Club of Coronado's Auction is online. Please use a computer or tablet to view and bid; this website is not optimized for viewing on a smartphone.
The END POLIO NOW Auction features dozens of Coronado restaurants and stores – with many of the gift certificates to the establishments purchased or donated by club members. Browse the items now. The Silent Auction opens Thursday, Sept. 16, and Live Auction items will be auctioned on Sept. 25 at the “Come Away to the Paso Robles Wine Country” wine-tasting webinar. Tickets to that event are also open to the public. Ticket prices are $95 – all proceeds, which are entirely tax-deductible, go to the END POLIO NOW campaign.
Tickets are available here: End Polio Now Event Tickets
Preview these items by selecting the "Live" category above.
Champagne Brunch for Six and Hotel Del Cookbook by Beverly Bass ~ $500 Value
Prepared for you in Beverly’s home kitchen at the Coronado Landing, you will see why she was once the reigning Culinary Queen of the Hotel Del. For fifteen years, she worked closely with Del chefs to plan parties for hundreds of illustrious guests at a time. Her popular cookbook, “The Hotel del Coronado Cookbook,” is still in print after 25 years. Pay close attention to her style and grace in the kitchen as you sip your bubbly – she’s also a cooking teacher!
Baja Wine Tasting and Appetizers for Eight ~ $750 Value
While you may not be able to travel right now, you can still experience the tastes and ambiance of Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe! Join us on a delicious adventure through Baja’s rapidly growing wine country – Valle de Guadalupe – right here in Coronado! The tasting can be done in the comfort of your own home or the home of two Rotary Past Presidents -- Tami and Bill Sandke --- who are frequent travelers to the Valle and who will supply their favorite wines from the region and delicious hearty appetizers to compliment the tastings. With more than 120 wineries, Valle de Guadalupe makes up roughly 90% of all the wine that comes from Mexico. Learn about the Valle’s rich history extending back to the 1500s while you enjoy full-bodied, fruit-forward wines. Date to be mutually agreed on.
Private Wine Tasting and Appetizers for Six ~ $500 Value
Donated by Catherine Henson of Winebow (formerly The Henry Wine Group), the winner of Catherine’s Private Wine Tasting For Six auction prize will be participating in Rotary’s tireless quest to End Polio Now in the world while happily tasting and celebrating friendship and good wine. Catherine was raised in Coronado, is a CHS grad, and has worked in the wine industry for almost three decades. She asks that this prize be redeemed within one year.
You may select one of five themes for your evening: 1) A single varietal from different countries; 2) One country and its unique wines; 3) Old World vs. New World; 4) Unique wines from around the world; or 5) Blends vs. single varietals. And who isn’t ready about now for a small, safe gathering in your home, patio, or even driveway (we’re doing that now) for this truly unique evening? Catherine will include 4 – 6 bottles of wine, glassware, and specially paired appetizers, along with her vast knowledge and insights on the wines.
Paso Robles Wine Country Getaway for Two ~ $1,200 Value
Get ready for a fabulous three days in the beautiful Paso Robles Wine Country. You’ll stay right in the heart of wine country at the luxurious boutique hotel, SummerWood Inn, where you’ll enjoy a farm-fresh breakfast daily, plus afternoon wine and appetizers and evening desserts. You’ll have a complimentary wine tasting at all our featured wineries – Eberle Winery, Hope Family Wines and J Dusi Winery plus SummerWood Winery, just across the lane from your resort. You’ll have gift certificates for dining at two of Paso’s most esteemed restaurants: Thomas Hill Organics and Il Cortila Ristorante. And when the lights go down and the stars come out, you’ll have passes to the extraordinary “Fields of Lights” at Sensoria.
Two-night stay at luxurious SummerWood Inn
Winetasting at our featured wineries
Gift certificates for Thomas Hill Organics and Il Cortila Ristorante
“Field of Lights” at Sensorio
Heirloom Video ~ $2,000 Value
Family photo albums, both in book form and stored on computers, tell a portion of your family’s story. Film & Video clips add valuable motion and audio. But has anyone ever taken the time to properly edit the best of these photos and video clips, write up your family’s history, and then present your family’s story in a professionally-produced video that melts your heart? Ray Karno is a member of the Rotary Club of Coronado. In his spare time, Ray creates videos for families by utilizing their existing photos (and video clips if they have any) along with music, graphics, text, and voice-overs to create an everlasting treasure. All you have to do is send Ray your family’s favorite photos and video clips. Ray will then interview you for up to 2 hours by ZOOM to establish a storyboard for your family, and he will work with you to select the perfect style for your ultimate “Heirloom Video”. Following two rounds of fine-tuning, you will receive a professionally-produced video to share with your entire family for generations.
Thank you for your support!