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2013 Foundation Auction

Thanks for all your support!

For APME's 80th year, we had excellent online and in-person bidding for the Foundation Auction Oct. 28 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

If you wish to donate to future APME Foundation Actions, contact Bob Heisse.

We're meeting next year in Chicago, Sept. 15-17, with ASNE – a first for both groups. The Associated Press Photo Editors will be there, too!

Scroll down near the bottom for two ways to help APME help journalists – NewsTrain Ambassadors and APME80. NewsTrain and APME are celebrating mile-marker anniversaries in 2013. Donations are tax-deductible.

Just Added! The French Lick Connection: Two nights at West Baden Springs Hotel and 2 rounds of golf on the Donald Ross Course

Donated by: The French Lick Resort, where APME began in 1933!

Value: $840

Suggested Minimum Bid: $450


A half case of premium Napa Valley wines

AP President & CEO Gary Pruitt has selected six bottles of different wines all from the outstanding Napa Valley winery Cakebread: 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon; 2009 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (hard to find and excellent); 2009 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon (even rarer and better); 2011 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley); 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay; 2010 Chardonnay Reserve. (Value: $500.)

Donated by: Gary Pruitt of The Associated Press

Value: $500

Current Bid: (SJ) $525


Two nights at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and a dinner for two at The Broadmoor's Summit and Tavern restaurants.

Your stay will include dinner for two on separate evenings at The Broadmoor’s Summit and Tavern restaurants. You would have until March 1, 2014, to redeem this special auction item.

Donated by: Joe Hight of the Colorado Springs Gazette

Value: $800

Suggested Minimum Bid: $400


Travel package: Two tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, two nights hotel, two passes to tour the Hall of Fame and two tickets to the 2014 Enschrinement

Donated by: Teri Hayt of Ohio GateHouse

Value: $600

Suggested Minimum Bid: $350


110th Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson special edition leather jacket, size XL

Donated by: George Stanley of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Scott Angus of the Janesville (Wis.) Gazette

Value: $500

Current bid: (F-BH) $350


Limousine ride through the Finger Lakes (N.Y.) wine country region with primo wine tasting

Donated by: Karen Magnuson of the Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle Media Group

Value: $500

Suggested Minimum Bid: $250


"Editorial Coverage" handmade quilt made of "newspaper" fabric - 72"x48"

Donated by: Debra Adams Simmons of Plain Dealer Publishing Co.

Value: Priceless

Suggested Minimum Bid: $400


Arizona Spring Training Package: $100 ticket reimbursement and $250 hotel reimbursement

Donated by: Randy Lovely of the Arizona Republic

Value: $350

Suggested Minimum Bid: $250


Nashville Weekend Package: Two nights at the Embassy Suites Vanderbilt and a Backstage Pass that gets two into more than 30 attractions for free

Donated by: Meg Downey of The Tennessean

Value: $700

Suggested Minimum Bid: $350


Springfield, Ill., history package, including hotel stay, tickets to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and other attractions and gifts

Includes four tickets to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum; $100 at the oldest restaurant in Springfield; and Crowne Plaza lodging with full breakfast.

Donated by: Illinois Press Assoc.

Value: $350

Current bid: (GS) $200


Four tickets to the Indiana University Hoosiers basketball game Dec. 22

Donated by: Craig Klugman from Harriett Inskeep.

Value: $300

Suggested Minimum Bid: $150


At least two up-close, center-court tickets in March to the Bucks vs. Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and two-time defending world champion Miami Heat

Donated by: George Stanley of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Scott Angus of the Janesville (Mil.) Gazette

Value: $600

Suggested Minimum Bid: $300



Handmade 'Newshound' bracelet

Donated by: Kim Meader of the Arizona Republic

Value: $50

Current bid: (CB) $50



Two center-ice tickets at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, for the Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings game March 25

This seating section has access to an exclusive lounge/restaurant behind the stands.

Donated by: Alan Miller of the Columbus Dispatch

Value: $140

Suggested Minimum Bid: $70


Pendleton Woolen Mills blanket, "Joined in Discovery" No. 2. in a series in honor of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

Include with this warm snuggly, some Snake River Stampede Whisky, distributed through Portland, Ore.

Donated by: Laura Sellers and Carl Earl of EO Media Group

Value: $225

Current Bid: (BH) $110


New Jersey Shore week (Sun.-Thurs.) May, September or October 2014.

Five-night stay at Concord Suites, Avalon, NJ, one block from the beach. One bedroom, sleeps up to six. Buyer must contact Bob Heisse in January to schedule as reservations are booked on availability

Donated by: Bob Heisse, The State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL

Value: $500

Suggested Minimum Bid: $250


Become an APME NewsTrain Ambassador

This is the year to give back to NewsTrain, and we hope that you'll help in the 2013 NewsTrain Ambassador Campaign. Make a donation of $100 or more and become a NewsTrain Ambassador. You'll be recognized online and in the APME News magazine, as well as the national conference Oct. 28-30 in Indianapolis. If you can't give that level, consider a gift of $10 or more in this 10th anniversary year. All donations are appreciated. APME is a nonprofit, so gifts are tax-deductible.


Donate $80 for APME's 80th year!

APME first met as a group in French Lick, IN, in 1933. Eighty years later we’ll return to Indiana. The Associated Press Media Editors meet in conference Oct. 28-30 in Indianapolis.

A lot has changed over those 80 years, but our organization remains strong. We sport a new name that brings print, digitaland broadcast together, and we’re proud to tout a NewsTrain program that’s in its 10thyear and effective as ever in helping journalists.

How can you help this great organization stay strong?

Donate $80 in this 80th year and receive a special gift of an APME80 Everest mug. Only 80 of the mugs are available – first come, first serve.


Here's a running list of other items for the live, silent and daily auctions at the conference:

Gift and Food Baskets

• Texas Super Snack Basket
• Taste of Ohio's Amish Country gift basket
• Collection of Oregon goodies
• Taste of Illinois regional gift
• Taste of St. Louis regional gift
• Coffee basket
• Wisconsin foods basket
• New Jersey Shore regional foods
• Memphis BBQ basket from the world-famous Rendezvous Barbecue restaurant
• Florida/Miami food basket
• Nashville Gift Basket
• "Best of the Quad Cities" basket
• LL Bean tote filled with Maine food
• Seattle food and dining package
• St. Louis Cardinals fan basket

Other Treasures

• First Amendment framed print
• Lefthanders gift - shirt, pen, notebook
• $200 in StubHub gift certificates
• Tour of United Nations, lunch at the UN Delegates Dining Room
• Framed AP photo from Hurricane Sandy
• Private tour of Archives and Library and a "Show and tell" of AP's founding documents. Visit includes lunch at one of Valerie Komor's favorite 10th Ave restaurants
• Marine sea glass & silver bracelet
• Eiteljorg Museum gift bag and admission passes, next to Indiana State Museum
• Handmade jewelry
• Signed photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin
• Framed poster of James Dean, Indiana native
• A Steuben liquor basket with items from Satek Winery, Briali Winery and Chapman Brewing Co. of Indiana
• Two Signe Wilkinson cartoons, matted
• Shopping advice/excursion from AP's Samantha Critchell

Books and more

• "Lincoln: His Illinois book"
• Rockford Register Star books
• Super Storm Sandy books
• "The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country - And Why It Can Again," and lunch with AP Managing Editor Mike Oreskes
• Signed copy of two cookbooks by AP's Jason Hirsch. Will pick a favorite recipe and provide the ingredients and wine to go along with it. Plus, 15-minute recipe makeover.
• Signed copy of AP's Beth Harpaz's book "13 Is the New 18: And Other Things My Children Taught Me While I was Having a Nervous Breakdown Being Their Mother". Basket of goodies sure to please a teenage boy included.
• "Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan" by AP's John Roderick
• Signed copies of AP's Paul Haven's two children's books paired with T-shirts
• Signed copy of book "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America" by AP's Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman
• Signed copy of book "Tough as Nails: the Life and Films of Richard Brooks" by AP's Doug Daniels plus DVDs of some films
• Two books "Fight Town: Las Vegas - The Boxing Capital of the World" "America's Girl: The Incredible Story of How Swimmer Gertrude Ederle Changed the Nation" by AP's Tim Dahlberg, also available for 30-minute phone chat or lunch if winner is in Las Vegas
• "Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press"
• 10-user site license for AP Stylebook online
• AP Style Quizzes for 10 online users
• "Vietnam: the Real War" by AP photographers. Signed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nick Ut

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