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    2008 Nasc Benefit Auction...starts TODAY!

    It's almost here...

    The 2008
    NASC Annual Benefit Auction!
    Saturday, June 7, 2008 through Saturday, June 21, 2008

    Hi everybody!

    Yep...it's just about that time. Many of you are familiar with the Annual NASC Auction. It is an online auction, hosted by the esteemed Andrew Beauchamp of TerraForums and FlyTrapShop.com, who’s proceeds support the functioning of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy.

    What is NASC? NASC is the North American Sarracenia Conservancy who’s mission is to serve as a living record of the taxonomic, morphological and genetic diversity of the genus Sarracenia for purposes of conservation and cultivation. With the help of the CP and conservation community, we hope to achieve a diversified Sarracenia "national collection" which will ensure that these beautiful plants will remain in their native environment and public/private collections so future generations may enjoy them as much as we do today.

    Visit our website at http://www.nasarracenia.org for more detailed information.

    The auction consists of donations of plants and other items that will be auctioned off in the NASC Benefit Auction Forum. Each donated item will consist of a topic with all bids posted in that topic. Shortly, Andrew will be opening up the Auction Forum JUST for viewing of the rules so everyone will have time to ask questions. Although most of the donations are plants, you can donate other items too (books, artwork, gardening items, etc.). The auction opens at noon, Sat. June 7th and closes at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 21st. (Opening and closing times listed are EASTERN Daylight Savings Time so adjust to your time zone accordingly.) Reading of the rules is required for participation; participation in the auction will assume understanding and acceptance of all rules.

    In addition, as we have done in the past, NASC will be sharing auction proceeds with another conservation project.

    We will be donating 50% (up to $1,500) of our proceeds
    to the Splinter Hill Bog land acquisition project
    of TNC (The Nature Conservancy)
    .

    More information on this can be found in Barry Rice’s post here:
    http://icps.proboards105.com/index.c...play&thread=33.
    It’s a worthy cause and we hope everyone will donate with enthusiasm so we can assist TNC in getting more bog land protected. The Sarracenia on this land are awesome!

    AND...NEW THIS YEAR...we will be running a membership promotion during the Auction period: free NASC memberships for the remainder of the 2008 year to anyone who donates an item to our auction. If you donate and would like to join NASC, all we need is your membership form and you will be a member for the remaining 2008 year!

    NASC has had great support in the previous years from TerraForums and others in the CP and conservation community. The proceeds fund NASC operations including the growing program, field surveys, the newsletter, web site, the location database, etc. We appreciate your dedication in funding our conservation efforts.

    And...as always, we are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks ranging from field surveys to education to web site work. We have a lot to do and need hands to do it.

    Please read the Auction rules (once Andrew opens that forum for VIEWING) and feel free to ask questions. The moderators will help with any questions you have.

    Thank you to:
    Andrew for his time and effort hosting the auction, to the moderators who will assist, to all our supporters and volunteers and to the fantastic NASC Board of Directors who put in countless hours of their personal time because of their belief and dedication to this conservation cause.

    Any questions? Just ask!

    Thank you all!

    -PAKtioneer
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    What are the advantages /benefits associated with a NASC membership ?
    Don't worry I'll get rid of umm I mean donate some typical binatas,some capensis forms and whatever else is taking over,I mean I'm propogating.

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    hello- as per the PAKtioneer's request... I have opened the NASC auction forum for viewing... so please check out the rules so you're ready to go when it opens! To get there even faster, just scroll down and click on the NASC auction banner
    Andrew
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    Owner of TerraForums, FlyTrapShop.com, and cpforums.org.
    Support FlyTrapShop, support TerraForums! www.flytrapshop.com

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    lol Easy plants are always a welcome donation for the beginners. And...who doesn't love capensis and binatas??

    Well...the biggest advantage is that you are supporting the conservation of Sarracenia. NASC's goal is to have location and/or genetic material from every population of Sarracenia so that it is a permanent record. And there are other goals as well. And we can't do that without some operation funds.

    However...we are setting up our Seed Bank and will be offering packets of LOCATION SPECIFIC Sarracenia seed to the membership only. They will be $1 per pack plus $2 shipping. You also will get the NASC newsletter, Drumondii, emailed to you.

    But really, as with all non-profit organizations, a membership is designed to benefit the organization's goals moreso than benefit the member.
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    I'll still unload alota newbie CP packages

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    Just a bump.
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    Don't worry I'll get rid of umm I mean donate some typical binatas,some capensis forms and whatever else is taking over,I mean I'm propogating.
    That's great! I've seen some questions of "What would be a good donation?"

    Since the NASC auction has such a diverse group of folks participating, a little of of everything is great! Whether it be literature, starter packs, a rare plant (carnivorous or not!) we welcome it!

    Some of my favorite wins in past auctions have been literature, actually.

    Remember to read the rules folks, and PM me, Xvart, Pak, or Ozzy if you've got questions/suggestions!
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    Hey guys. Is there any way to access last years auctions?



    Thanks.
    -Joel from Southern California


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