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SATURDAY, MARCH 29 • GALA 7PM LOUISE S. MCGEHEE SCHOOL 2343 PRYTANIA STREET


The Louise S. McGehee Parents’ League welcomes you to....

Live Auction

9:00 p.m. Auctioneer: Ruthie Winston ’79

Event Chairs

Madhavi King Mary Hassinger Schmidt ’88

Patron Chairs

Chrissy Carmody Megan Layman

Auction Chair Tara Weiss

Decorations Chair Nissa Teissier

Parents’ League President Elizabeth Williams


Thank You

Many thanks to the following people and companies for their generosity in helping make this fundraiser a great success.... RZI Lighting, Inc Elio’s Wine Warehouse New Orleans Party Rentals Waiters Inc. Chez Nous Catering Creole Creamery Print-All, Inc. direct mail plus MIchael Murphy and Brent Becnel Carter Jahncke perrilliat ’98 McGehee Room Parents McGehee Dads’ Club Auction Solicitation Committee And, the wonderful staff, faculty and maintenance staff for all of their hard work!

And as always special thanks to our Headmistress

Eileen Powers for all her support

Our Generous Patrons Versailles

Cathy and Morris Bart Mary Hassinger ’88 and Justin Schmidt

Le Petit Trianon

Kerry and Chris Bruno Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin ’50 Kim and Dale Benoit The Carmody and Layman Families Janine and Paul Dunn Patti and Tommy Jahncke


Our Generous Patrons Le Petit Trianon cont’d.

The King And Williams Families Carter Jahncke ’98 and William Perrilliat Joy and John Stockmeyer

Le Jardin des Tuileries

Wayne Amedee Carol and Al Bienvenu Lynn and Scott Brown Classic Cupboards, Inc. Ellen and Grant Coleman Tina Dang and Hai Nguyen Kathleen and Patrick Dennis Cathy Hassinger ’87 and Douglas Drennan Whitney and George Drennan Kristen Martty ‘79 and Gene Dry Sweet and Ben Dupuy Anne Chaffe ’85 and Ted EIchin Marsha Ferguson Martha and Dudley Flanders Holly and JOhn Gordon Neely and Steve Griffith Yasmin and Edward Guth Tara and D’Juan Hernandez Lauren Hotard and Kenneth Flower Renee and Peter Laborde Crickett Borgman ’83 and Andrew Lapeyre Katie and Wendell LeGardeur Anne and Paul Long Ansley and Carter Marshall Lynne and Rick McMillan Lise and Dick Montgomery Mary Ann and Peter Moss Jill and Morgan Nalty Betsy and David Pavlovich Jill and Lee Plotkin Mary Grace and Perrin Rome Marlene and Ernest Santalla Cathy and John Schieffelin Melissa Douglass ’80 and Jerry Steiner Margetta and Wayne Stoddard Ebie and Berney Strauss Tim Trapolin Catherine Burns Tremaine ’42 SArah and Tom Usdin Mary and Roland von kurnatowski Mollie and George Williamson Donna and Les Young Sarah and George Young Camille and Scott Zander


General Notice

1. All items are offered “as is”; no item is exchangeable or refundable for cash or other merchandise. Some items have restrictions for use or expiration dates. All auction sales are final. 2. All bidders receive their paddle number at check- in. Please use your paddle number at the live auction. 3. It is the bidder’s responsibility to read the detailed description provided for each item and observe any minimum bids and restrictions. 4. The value of all auction items are donor estimates. 5. Buyers must maintain a running tab and pay in one lump sum at the end of the evening. 6. Checkout will open at 9:30 p.m. in the Library. 7. Auction items will be released to the highest bidder upon presentation of a receipt indicating payment in full. 8. All live auction items must be picked up at the end of the evening. The purchaser of any item or service waives any claim for liability against the Louise S. McGehee School and its agents, as well as any claims against the donor of the item or service.

Checkout

Checkout will open at 9:30 p.m. in the Bradish Johnson House Library. Please do not check out earlier than 15 minutes after you have been acknowledged as the highest bidder on a live auction item. All auction items must be paid for in full, by cash, personal check or credit card. The successful bidder must pick up their item at the end of the evening. Pick up of any large item(s) must be arranged by the buyer, and should take place no more than 5 business days after the auction. Items won in the online auction will be available for pick-up Tuesday, April 6 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m in the Student Center. If you are not available to collect your items during these times other arrangements will be made. All items must be collected by Friday, April 4.


Online/Silent Auction

We hope you have had the chance to look through and bid on the online auction. As a reminder, this year the online auction is replacing the silent auction completely. This means that class items, teacher/student outings, items and gift certificates from local companies and much more are only available for bidding online. The online auction will close tomorrow, Sunday, March 30 at 9:00 p.m. Please visit the Bradish Johnson House library to see some of the items featured in the online auction. To access the online auction type: bit.ly/mcgroyal16 in your web browser.

Live Auction Rules

Bidding will take place using the paddle provided at check-in. The auctioneer will acknowledge bids by recognizing and calling out paddle numbers. Absentee bids/or minimum bids, if any, will be available as each item is called, and will be used as the starting bid for an item. Large items that require delivery shall be paid for the evening of the auction, and should be picked up no later than 5 business days after the auction. Pick up and delivery shall be the responsibility of the purchaser.


Sign-Up Boards

SB-1 Dads and Daughters Swim Party Make a splash! Sign up for a Dads and Daughters party at Camp Pleasant. Girls can swim and Dads can visit. Includes dinner and drinks. August 23, 2014. Compliments of the Dads’ Club and Carolyn and Brian Fitzpatrick. Price: $50 per family* Limited to 25 families SB-2 Couples Party at Delachaise Join other McGehee couples for food, fun and wine on Saturday, May 17 from 5-7pm at Delachaise. Donated by Trace and Evan Hayes, parents of Lulu 2027. Price: $60 per couple Limited to 25 couples SB-3 Watch the Parades on the Avenue Sign-up to watch Krewe of Iris and Krewe of Tucks on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Benjamin Hall (corner of First and St. Charles) on McGehee’s campus. This is for use of the facilities and restrooms. No parking will be available. Donated by Louise S. McGehee School. Price: $100 per family* Minimum of 10 families Maximum of 20 families SB-4 “Mom’s Night Out” at Canal Place Come enjoy a night out with the girls! Have Canal Place to yourselves and enjoy food, drink, and a private pre-screening of the new hit comedy, “Mom’s Night Out” on Thursday, May 8. Donated by Karen and George Solomon, parents of Katherine 2020 Price: $50 per person Limited to 50 people

*Immediate family members only.


Raffle

Thanks to McGehee parents Brandy and Tom Whisnant of Wellington & Company Fine Jewelry we will be raffling off a gorgeous

Sapphire & Diamond Necklace

at the start of the live auction. (Winner need not be present to win). This stunning necklace is 14 karat white gold. (Retail value of $2,250.) Brandy and Tom Whisnant are the parents of Mary Parker ’21, Addy ’26 and Ella (Violet Elephant). Raffle Tickets are $50 each, limited to 150 tickets.

Live Auction

LIVE-1 Oriental Rug

This carpet features a four panel design that is said to be adapted from the imperial gardens of Cyrus the Great, also called “Chahar Fassly” which translates to “Four Seasons”. The many borders of this intricate carpet displays the serrated branches of the Gupyrga tree, cross hatch designs along with latch-key designs on the most traditional of background colors, red-madder. Other colors include pistachio, pink, ivory, teal and navy blue. Donated by Talebloo Oriental Rugs & Antique Gallery, Naz and Lou Talebloo, parents of Jonanne ’21 and Ali (Aqua Elephant). Country of Origin: Persia (Iran) Tribal Origin: Turkoman Hatchli Size: 4.5’ x 6.9’ Hand Woven: Finely hand woven in 100% wool

Value: $2,500

Opening Bid: $850

LIVE-2 Watch The Pelicans Courtside

Two courtside tickets to the Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets for the season closer, Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm. Tickets only valid for this game. Parking passes included. Donated by Cathy and Morris Bart parents of Jennifer ’13 and Michelle ’06.

Value: $1,650

Opening Bid: $550


LIVE-3 “View of the Esk” (c. 1870) by George Paul Chambers

Oil on canvas, original plaster frame. 20.5” x 28”. George Paul Chalmers (1833–1878), a Scotsman nicknamed “The Angus Rembrandt,” was a landscape, marine, interior and portrait painter. Two of his portraits of famous artists are displayed in the National Galleries of Scotland. Chalmers focused on painting landscapes and seascapes later in his career, and “Running Water” (1875), which is similar to this painting, is considered one of his three best. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1871, but his prolific career abruptly ended when he died as a result of a violent mugging in Edinburgh. At the time of his death, he was already considered one of Scotland’s most prominent painters. His life and work have been commemorated in a book by Edward Pinnington and Chalmer’s portrait by John Pettie hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Donated by Guy Lyman Fine Art and Framing owner Guy Lyman, father of Olivia 2023 and Abigail 2020.

Value: $3,500

Opening Bid: $1,000

LIVE-4 Tomorrow’s Leaders

Give your daughter the opportunity to be Headmistress for the day!

Value: Priceless

Opening Bid: $500

LIVE-5 Bracelet by Anne Pratt Jewelry

A sterling silver and 18K gold bracelet with a garnet clasp by Anne Pratt Jewelry. Donated by Anne Pratt ‘58 in honor of Eileen Powers.

Value: $1,500

Opening Bid: $500

LIVE-6 Mardi Gras on the Avenue

Host your own private Mardi Gras parade party on St. Charles Avenue. You and your friends will be the envy of all on the McGehee Alumnae House porch! Available for Saturday, February 14, 2015 for Iris and Tucks parades.

Value: Priceless

Opening Bid: $2,500


LIVE-7 VIP Access to Tipitina’s Jazz Fest Tickets for two to Tipitina’s Jazz Fest shows. 1st weekend, April 25-27, 2014 Cowboy Mouth, The M&M’s, Galactic, Black Joe Lewis, & Greyboy Allstars 2nd weekend, May 1-4, 2014 THE funky METERS, Galactic, Anders Osborne, Maceo Parker, Trampled by Turtles, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dumpstafunk Donated by Tipitina’s Foundation, Mary and Roland von Kurnatowski, parents of Mary Grace ‘22.

Value: $950

Opening Bid: $400

LIVE-8 “Over The Moon For You” by Tim Trapolin

Ink and ink wash on larchon paper. Approximately 44” tall by 30” wide. Donated by beloved former faculty member, Tim Trapolin in honor of Eileen Powers.

Value: $3,400

Opening Bid: $1,200

LIVE-9 Odell Beckham Jr. Personalized #3 LSU Jersey Don’t miss the opportunity to get your hands on this personalized jersey. The winner will receive an authentic jersey of this famous LSU running back. #3 will even sign it to your specifications! Special thanks to Heather Van Norman and Derek Mills parents of Odell and Jazzy ‘20. Value: Priceless

Opening Bid: $500

LIVE-10 The Ultimate Voodoo Experience Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - October 31, November 1 & 2, 2014 Three days, 150 artists, 5 stages and rock star treatment. Your 2 VIP LOA Tickets grant you 3 days of access to the LOA Lounge with in/out privileges, reserved parking, access to the LOA Front Row for premium viewing at all stages, raised viewing of the main stage, private restroom, exclusive food offerings, easy access bars, complimentary massages, carnival rides and more. Music line-up will be released in June 2014 (www.worshipthemusic.com). Donated by Christine and Sig Greenebaum, parents of Amanda ’21 and Megan ’19. Value: $1350

Opening Bid: $500


LIVE-11 Sleepless in the Gymnasium One Lower School class (grades 2-4) will be the lucky winner of a fabulous sleepover in the Gym on April 4, 2014. They will be hosted by our wonderful Lower School teachers for a night they will never forget. Includes waterslide, dancing, a movie, pizza and FUN! Value: Priceless

Opening Bid: $1,500

LIVE-12 Friend & Co. Diamond Earrings These stunning antique diamond hoop earrings are 14K yellow gold. Diamond approximate total weight: 1.00 carats. Donated by Friend & Company Fine Jewelers. Value: $2,500

Opening Bid: $850

LIVE-13 Born to Be Wild 2000 Harley Davidson Sportster with helmet. Also included are the books “The HarleyDavidson Century” and “The Encyclopedia of The Harley-Davidson”. Donated by Eileen Powers, Headmistress. Value: Priceless

Opening Bid: $1,000


McGehee Gala 2014