Schedule of Events

Tentative schedule:

5:00 p.m.~ Opening/Registration/Bank Opens- Bid numbers, entrée selections and name tags available at registration tables. Programs located at the tables. Express Pay forms are at the bank. Bidding begins on silent auction. All activities open for play, hors d’oeuvres and bars open.

5:15 p.m.~ General Announcements

5:30 p.m.~ Live music by Triple-ette of the MU School of Music

6:45 p.m.~ Little Dipper’s Silent Auction closes & bank closes – Be sure to check the tables to see if you are the lucky winner. If you are participating in Express Pay, you may pick up your items immediately once you have filled out your form with the bank. You may pay for any items won in Little Dipper’s silent auction any time after 7:30 p.m. or until the bank completes the transaction of all the bid sheets.

7:00 p.m.~ Dinner is served – Those with special dietary needs, or those who chose the vegetarian or children’s option, please place your meal card in front of you. The 50/50 drawing, wine & jewelry raffle, & Big Dipper’s silent auction will be closed to allow the volunteers to enjoy their meal.

7:30 p.m.~ Welcome/Bank Reopens – Neil Olson, DVM, PhD, dean of the College of Veterinary
Medicine

7:40 p.m.~ Recognition of distinguished guests

7:45 p.m.~ Recognition of the 2016-2017 Gentle Doctor Recipients – Presenting Pia Gomez and Becca Belter, Class of 2020

7:50 p.m.- Video by Karen Clifford

8:20 p.m.~ Big Dipper’s Silent Auction closes & bank closes – Be sure to check out the table to see if you are the lucky winner. If you are participating in Express Pay, you may pick up your items immediately once you have filled out your form with the bank. You may pay for any items won in Big Dipper’s silent auction any time after 9:15 p.m. or until the bank completes the transaction of all the bid sheets.

8:30 p.m.~ Live Auction Begins – Densil Allen, DVM, auctioneer. The 50/50 drawing and wine & jewelry raffles will still be open.

9:15 p.m.~ Bank reopens

9:30 p.m.~ Winners of the 50/50 drawing, wine raffle, and jewelry raffle (must be present to win) will be announced. You don’t want to miss this!

10:00 p.m.~ Evening concludes