Lions Pride 2018-19

Grand Beginnings

Notre Dame Academy's largest fundraising and social event of the year!  Parents and parishioners attend an adults-only evening out and enjoy entertainment, dinner, live and silent auctions, a chance to win prizes and much more.  Proceeds support the school's operating budget, meet special scholastic needs and continue to enhance Notre Dame Academy educational opportunities.                           

Estimated Volunteer Hours range from 3-60 hours. See each job description for estimated hours (noted as "Hrs.~".)

Grand Beginnings is Saturday November 17, 2018.

For questions:

Please contact the NDA office

Created by:   Lions Pride Volunteer Coordinator
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GB Live Auction Team (3)

Responsible for soliciting larger value donations and overseeing the Live Auction during the Grand Beginnings. 2 year commitment. Hrs.~40

All slots filled
Heather Peters
Jamie Martin
Jenn Swenson

GB Live Auction Team-Promotions

Create pre-event flyers and a powerpoint for the live auction.

Melissa Streit

GB Silent Auction Team (4)

Four volunteers (two teams of two) are responsible for overseeing the solicitation and entry of donated items. Members are required to organize, set-up and distribute items at the event on November 17, 2018. 2-year commitment Hrs.~40

2 of 4 slots filled
Elizabeth Martin
Ellen Brueggeman

Decorations Coordinator

Coordinate the table centerpieces and Silent Auction Decorations. We will have a team of volunteers to help you. Must be available day of event: November 17, 2018 from 11-3. Hrs.~15

Kenna Dooley

Decoration Workers - Setup (5)

Assist with table centerpieces and Silent decorations. Must be available November 17, 2018 from 11-3. Hrs.~4

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Amy McDevitt
Pam Murphy
Molly Waldeck
Sarah Schwab
Julia Johnson

Silent Display Board Coordinator

Coordinate and organize all the display boards used on Silent Auction items. Team of people available to help decorate the boards. Hrs.~25


GB Master of Ceremonies


Blake Nelson

Silent Auction Drivers (4)

Help move donation inventory to the event hotel. Once delivered, volunteers assist with general event set up. Drivers with vans or trucks desired, approximately 8am-11am on Grand Beginnings is November 17, 2018. Hrs.~2

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Marty Finke
Jennifer & Nick Czaplewski
Dustin Lafferty
Jonathan Henriksen

Silent Business Caller (2)

Make follow-up calls to local businesses who have already received the GB Solicitation letter. No cold calling is involved. Product donations may require pick-up. This is a flexible job to do at your own pace, August – October. Hrs.~10

All slots filled
Shannon Paradis
Jodie & Brian Murray

Kids Art Project Coordinator

Work with art teacher to chose, purchase, and create the grade level art projects auctioned off at the Silent Auction. Prepare master list, schedule, and deadline document for Silent Auction Team. Hrs.~15

Melissa Streit

Buy-In Coordinator

Work with the silent auction team to recruit hosts, organize dates, and coordinate schedules for the NDA class parties and other Grand Beginnings buy-in events. Hrs. ~10


Silent Wine Pull Volunteer

Supervise the "Wine Pull" during the Silent Auction. Must be available from 5:30 to 7:30 on November 17, 2018. Hrs.~2

Sheila Anderson

Women's Weekend Coordinator

Schedule and plan activities for Women's Weekend 2017. Hrs.~10

Jenn Swenson
Monica and sue are helping too

Men's Weekend Coordinator  

Schedule and plan activities for Men’s Weekend 2017. Hrs.~10

Michael Holton

Band Set-Up Helpers (4)

Assist Band Director with band and general equipment setup. Must be available from 9:00am to 12pm on November 17, 2018. Hrs.~3

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Mike Elliott
Camille Lasica
Maureen Clark
Paul Carr

Parent Security Guard (2)

Monitor the silent and live auction areas at the event hotel. First shift is 1 - 3pm and second shift is 3 - 5pm Grand Beginnings is November 17, 2018. Hrs.~2

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Eric Bale
John McMahon

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