Frequently Asked Questions - Answered!
Can I still donate an item to the auction?
It's too late for this event, but we will happily save your contribution for a future event. Just visit the "Donate Auction Items" page of this website to enter the information about your donation. Thank you!
Can I still get a ticket to attend this event?
Tickets have sold out! You can still make a regrets donation on the "SUPPORT!" page of this event website.
What does it mean to be a "table captain" for this event?
Check out the Table Captain Guidance page of this site for the scoop on this.
What's for dinner?
The meal for this event will be served buffet style and will include prime rib, roast turkey, and (for the vegetarians and vegans) vegetable gratin entrees. Multiple side dishes will be served, along with salad and dinner rolls. Water, coffee, and tea will be served. If you are a carnivore, omnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, you are already covered! If you have other dietary needs or food allergies, please email KIAC volunteer Airen at email@example.com so that we can be sure you will be happily fed.
Will alcohol be served?
Yes! You will be treated to wine from a local winery. Additionally, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase at a bar operated by the venue. Cash, credit cards, and debit cards will be accepted at the bar.
What is the venue? How accessible is it?
The venue for this event is Kitsap Golf and Country Club, located at 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Road, Bremerton, WA 98312.
Our event will be on the second floor of the club. The second floor is accessible from the parking lot in either of these ways: (1) via the main/front entrance on the north side of the building and then up a flight of stairs to the second floor or (2) via a wheelchair-accessible ramp on the west side of the building.
The dining room, silent auction area, buffet line, bar, restrooms, and other areas used for our event on the second floor will all be wheelchair accessible. The restrooms on the second floor are multi-stall and gender specific (one men's room and one women's room). There is an all genders restroom on the first floor of the venue. The venue is not a scent-free space,but we will not be scenting our room with any artificial or chemical scents. Fresh seasonal flowers will be used to decorate for the event. Seats for this event are sturdy chairs without arms and with firm backs and seats; they are supportive and comfortable for a wide range of body shapes and sizes. Announcements and speeches for the event will be communicated in English (over a sound system), and all written materials (program book, bid sheets, etc.) will be in English. If you anticipate any barriers to your attendance, or if you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact KIAC volunteer Airen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you and will work with the venue to make this event as accessible as possible.
What's the program for this event? What will happen that night?
As you arrive at the 2nd Annual KIAC Dinner and Auction Event, you'll check in at our front table, where you'll receive your program book and all-important bid number. Your bid number is what you'll use throughout the evening any time to you want to bid on or purchase anything at all. The only time you won't use your bid number is at the venue bar, where you pay with cash or credit/debit card. Upon arrival at the event, when you check in, you may also "pre-swipe" your credit card, if you wish. By doing so, you avoid having to wait in line to check out at the end of the night; your credit card will not be charged at all unless you make purchases (winning bids, donations, raffle tickets, etc.) throughout the night.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, during which you will be able to browse/bid on the silent auction, purchase raffle tickets from our youth volunteers, and buy drinks from the venue bar. At the close of the silent auction, we'll take our seats to enjoy dinner and then to hear from honored guest speakers: Jorge Barón, Executive Director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Crisobal Funes Lopez and Serapio Hernández, KIAC clients and local immigrants. Then, get ready to raise your bid cards for exciting live auction items and a delicious dessert dash. We'll top out the night with our special raffle drawing.
Speaker Jorge Barón has been the Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project since 2008, having previously worked as a NWIRP staff attorney, representing immigrants detained and facing deportation at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization dedicated solely to advancing and defending the rights of low-income immigrants and refugees. During Jorge Barón’s time of leadership, NWIRP has grown dramatically, now serving 10,000 immigrants from over 150 countries a year through its four offices across the State; it is now the largest nonprofit immigration legal services organization in the country. Jorge Barón’s passion to advocate on behalf of immigrants began with his own experience of immigrating to the United States from Bogota, Colombia, at the age of thirteen. He went on to graduate from Duke University, receive his law degree from Yale Law School, serve as a law clerk for Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle, and become an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow at New Haven Legal Assistance Association in Connecticut, all before moving back to the Pacific Northwest and starting his position at NWIRP.
About this event: Airen at email@example.com
KIAC Family Services: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-440-2376
KIAC Immigration Legal Services: email@example.com, 360-616-0479