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Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment - Auction
Hold a service auction for your Relief Society's Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Night!
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Have the sisters donate services and items to be auctioned off. The Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Leader should know all the services a week or two in advance so she can prepare a printout of all services auctioned. This way the sisters can browse through the list before the auction begins.

Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment - Auction
Donated Services and Items:

Donated items can be any type of skill to be taught (lessons) or service to be rendered (such as a haircut) for the sisters to purchase, such as:

  • Free babysitting while sister goes out or goes to the Temple
  • Free haircut
  • Free lessons in knitting or crochet
  • Loaves of bread
  • Fresh jam that were auctioned someone offered to teach you how to
  • Flower arranging
  • Free dinner to a family
  • Baby blankets
  • Cookies
  • Computer lessons
  • Quilting lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Yard care services

Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment - Auction
How to Earn Points:

Create a list of how to earn points, a minimum of 30 ways is suggested. Have the sisters checkmark the points they have earned and then total their score. The list can include things like:

  • 20 pts if you will tell us your MOST embarrassing moment
  • 15 pts if you have been married for 25+ years
  • 15 pts if you went to the Temple in the last 3 months
  • 15 pts if you said your personal prayer this morning
  • 15 pts if you studied your scriptures today
  • 15 pts for every child/grandchild you have that is serving a mission
  • 15 pts if you've had the missionaries teach a friend in your home in the past 12 months
  • 15 pts if you have attended every Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Activity for the past 12 months
  • 15 pts if you have a years worth of food storage
  • 15 pts if you repented in the last 7 days (don't have to share what you repented of)
  • 15 pts if you have helped someone in need within the last two weeks
  • 10 pts if you have fed the missionaries in the past 30 days
  • 10 pts if you had FHE this week
  • 10 pts if you have ever owned an 8-track tape player
  • 10 pts if you play a musical instrument
  • 10 pts if you are under 25
  • 10 pts if you used cloth diapers for your baby
  • 10 pts if you have ever been nursery leader
  • 10 pts if you have ever been a seminary teacher
  • 10 pts if you have borne your testimony in the last 3 months
  • 10 pts if you served a mission
  • 10 pts if you exercised today
  • 10 pts if you said "I Love You" to someone today
  • 5 pts if you have you lived in {insert your city here} your whole life
  • 5 pts if you have ever been outside of the country
  • 5 pts if you've participated in the ward/stake choir in the last 3 months
  • 5 pts if you speak a second language (sign-language included)
  • 5 pts for every child you have
  • 2 pts for every grandchild
  • 2 pts if you brushed your teeth today

Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment - Auction
Notes:

  • It would be a good idea to have a "Point Keeper" who tallies the earned and used points.
  • You can also have a silent auction for the tangible items. For example: tables with the food, blankets, jam, etc. would be setup and each item would have an auction sheet. The sisters can then write their name and how much they bid on the item, and the highest bidder at the end of the silent auction wins the item. The points used must then be subtracted from their total.
  • You can turn this idea into a ward fund raiser for the YW/YM when they need to earn money for camp, scouts, etc. Rachel's ward does it every year, and it's a blast!
  • The Youth can also make dinner to be purchased with a prepaid ticket.
  • A pot luck dinner is another fun idea to "spice up" the auction.

Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment - Auction
Idea Submitted by Bev Qualheim,
"It was so much fun- we laughed and got to know one another. I really recommend this activity!"



 

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