LAANRC Scholarship Online Auction

Tired of being locked down after a year of Covid, and ready to enjoy a relaxing week away from it all? If true, we have a real treat for you, family, and/or friends to do just that - spend a week along beautiful Lake Michigan in our state’s north country.

A club member has graciously and generously donated a week’s stay at her two-bedroom condo named “Quiet Waters” located in Harbor Village, Manistee MI for the week of June 19 – 26, 2021. Her gift is directed toward growing the Club’s endowed scholarship fund which is dedicated to assisting outstanding CANR students at MSU.  Our goal is to pass this opportunity along to you by offering the week’s stay via an online auction.  We are bringing this to you now because of the fast approaching June date.

This two-bedroom condo is on the second floor (17 Steps up) facing the harbor. It comes with all the amenities including linens, and a fully equipped kitchen for you to do your own cooking if desired – unfortunately, no chef included. It should be noted that there are no elevators available for access to the second-floor condo.

Auction Procedure for Bidding on Week’s R&R stay at ‘Quiet Waters’, Manistee, MI:

  1. Bidding process will be initiated on April 26, 2021 @ 9 a.m.  Send your bid to:
  2. There is no registration for this auction. One can just start bidding.
  3. Auction will be managed by our scholarship team. Questions of clarification will be answered by sending a note to:
  4. Initial bid amount to start the auction is One Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($ 1,400.00) or more.
  5. Each bid increment above the $1,400 must be at least One Hundred Dollars ($ 100.00) or more.
  6. Identification of each bidder during the bidding process will remain confidential and known only to managers of this online auction.
  7. First come, First served; i.e. if 2 identical bids are submitted; the first bid received will become the current bid.  The person who submitted the second identical bid will receive an e-mail response indicating that they have been ‘outbid’.  You are encouraged to bid again and again.
  8. As you bid, keep in mind the enjoyment that will be yours during this week away and the support it will provide the scholarship fund.
  9. The person having the current high bid will be notified of his/her high bid and will again be notified if they have been ‘outbid’.
  10. Daily updates on the auction bid status can be viewed by all on this website. Bidding process will be closed on May 10, 2021 @ 7 p.m.  Should more than 1 bid be submitted during the last 5 minutes, the auction process will continue for another 5 minutes until the last bid is submitted and will continue, if necessary, until all bids are exhausted.
  11. The winning bidder will be notified and should pay no later than May 20, 2021 (the winning bid amount or more if feeling generous) by writing a check to ‘Michigan State University’ with MSU account number A1004020 on the check memo line.  Please send a check to the Scholarship Chairperson whose information is located in the LAANRC Directory.

Thank you all for your support and have some fun with this bidding process and put your thinking/planning hats on as to how you might enjoy a week of real Michigan R&R at ‘Quiet Waters’.


THANK YOU for participating in our virtual auction!


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