2024 Annual Conference Auction

Our Annual Conference Auction is underway. You can view our auction items and follow links to bid on them below. There are many more items and experiences on our auction site. Good luck!

Rock the Ruins Season Pass

Donated by Scott Kraege and Forty5 Present

Rock the Ruins Season Pass

Come out and enjoy the best live music Indy has to offer! Set in beautiful Holliday Park, this outdoor music series has brought such acts as: Counting Crows, Mt. Joy, Masego, Blues Traveler and many, many more!

Rock the Ruins Season Ticket Pass – 2 General Admission tickets and 1 parking pass to every show included in the Rock the Ruins 2024 series at Holiday Park. Bid Now!

5-Day Lake Michigan Cottage Rental

Donated by Chip Garver

Get away from it all with this 5-day cottage rental on beautiful Lake Michigan near Mackinac Island. The cottage sleeps four and offers access to great hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. Time will be in late summer and/or early fall depending on availability. Bid Now!


Guided Tour of Goose Pond

Donated by Kalli Dunn

A true gem of Indiana wildlife, this 8,034-acre State Fish and Wildlife Area is located just south of Linton.  Since 2005, it has grown to become one of the largest and most successful wetland restoration projects in the United States.  This huge expanse of wetlands includes over 30 miles of earthen dikes, 1,400 acres of prairie, and nearly 4,000 acres of shallow water.

Get a chance to see the property in a way that few have with a guided two hour tour by Property Manager Kalli Dunn. This tour is good for three to four people as you join Kalli in her truck and get a chance to drive where you normally couldn’t and learn from the Kalli as you go. Scheduling is flexible, though February is suggested to take advantage of visiting Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese.

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C9 Fly Fishing Rod and 5/6wt Avail Fly Reel

Donated by Walton Rods/Dripfish Coffee

The C9 is engineered from a classic blank design but with a modern taper to create a unique fly rod that feels like a fly rod should. Built as medium fast taper, it’s fast, but not too fast. What makes this fly rod unique as compared to most of today’s fly rods on the market, is that you can feel the load action of the rod in your hands. You’ll know when it’s time to pull back, the same way you’ll know when it’s time to throw forward.

Designed in Indiana and built through a Canadian partnership, this is a fly reel that will stand up to any fish, at any time, in any condition from freshwater to the salt, all over the world.

  • 5/6wt – 5.6ounce, 1.06″ spool width, 3.38″ spool diameter, 150+ yards backing space

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Two Forks Guide Service Small Mouth Bass Guided Fishing Trip

Donated by Jason DeArman (Two Forks Guide Service)

This Full Day trip will include two angers (fly fishing or spin) with Jason DeArman, Owner/Guide. You will enjoy catching the ultimate freshwater fighter the Smallmouth Bass. Deli Lunch and water is included. All you need to bring is a fishing license and some polarized sunglasses. One day on the water with Jason and you will ask yourself. “Why haven’t I done this before?”

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Fly Fishing Lesson and Trip

Donated by Dean Shadley

Get ready to hunt for smallmouth bass on the Flat Rock River with IWF supporter Dean Shadley. This package is good for two people. You will receive two fly casting lessons on separate days, and a one-day fly fishing trip. Equipment will be provided for the casting lessons, but anglers will need to provide their own gear for the one-day trip. Flies will be provided on the trip.

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2-Night Cabin Stay

Donated by Blue River Cabin Rentals

Enjoy some time along the banks of the Blue River with a two night stay from Along the Blue River Cabin Rentals. Harrison Spring Cabin is located at the mouth of Harrison Spring where it joins Blue River. Sleeping 4 people, the cabin provides the perfect setting for couples, small families, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a riverside getaway. Guests who like to wade, canoe or kayak especially appreciate private river access. Fishing is great by the cabin.

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Behind the Scenes Elephant Experience

Donated by Indianapolis Zoo

Get up close and personal with one of the largest land animals on the planet with this behind the scenes experience. You’ll meet one of the Indianapolis Zoo’s elephant herd and have a chance to speak with the keepers who care for these majestic creatures. This behind the scenes tour is good for up to six (6) people aged 6 and up.

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Biplane Ride

Donated by Trip Kelleher

Trip Kelleher was flying airplanes before he could drive. His passion led him to a career in aviation.  Currently Trip is a commercial pilot for American Airlines.  On his days off from flying passengers all over the world Trip flies his beautifully maintained, bright yellow biplane.

A ride with Trip is a journey into the past. If you’re the lucky bidder on this auction item you’ll fasten your goggles and put on your leather helmet, neck scarves are optional. You’ll be treated to a unique view of the Indianapolis area while soaring in Trip’s open cockpit beauty.

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White River Raft Tour

Donated by Friends of the White River

Take a guided tour down the White River with the Friends of the White River in one of their River rafts! Learn about ecology of the River, and the wonderful work done by the Friends of the White River and their partners to improve water quality for humans and wildlife.  8 person maximum (redeemable Wednesday/Thursday/Friday) weather and water flow dependant.

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Gettysburg Experience

Donated by Jake Boritt

Enjoy a guided tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield with local expert, and creator of best selling battlefield tour Jake Boritt as well as a registered battlefield guide. In addition you’ll receive a private tour of the “Beyond the Battlefield Museum,” recently voted the best new museum in the USA! Lastly, you will receive a free screening of the “Gettysburg Story” along with the producer Jake Boritt.

Native Garden Consultation

Donated by Tyler Gough

Looking to start your own native gardening experience or take your native garden to the next level, but not sure where to start? This lot is good for a native garden consultation with Tyler Gough. Tyler will help you get started on your native journey, or help you take your garden forward.

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Didn’t find something that interests you? There are many more items and experiences on our auction site. Get bidding before time runs out!