01.28.09 Photography

Thirst Relief Auction 2009

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

As many veteran WPPI attendees are aware, a group of photographers auction off their time to mentor other photographers as a way to raise money for Thirst Relief, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to those in need around the world. Last year, I was stoked to be part of such a worthy cause (you can CLICK HERE to read about it) and I'm happy be a part of the auction again this year! Hollllla!


Here's the deets:
What: Thirst Relief Mentor Action at WPPI 2009
Who: You...Me...and some Iced Tea!
When: Anytime you're in Las Vegas...I'll try hard to accommodate your schedule and even cover lunch if you'd like to meet in the afternoon!
Where: MGM Grand. We can meet anywhere in the hotel or at the Thirst Relief Booth on the tradeshow floor...or we can meet for lunch. Geesh, I sound like such a heifer with all this food talk, eh?
Why: Because providing clean water is something we can all work hard to do. And we can eat lunch together. Because, apparently, it sounds like I can't ever get enough food!

**THE AUCTION BEGINS TOMORROW, Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 6pm EST and ends on Sunday, February 1, 2009 at midnight!!**

Along with the one-hour mentor session, the lucky winner will receive...
*Lunch with yours truly!
*A lifetime membership to Showit Sites!
*$100 Gift Certificate to the Kevin Kubota Action Store for some of my favorite actions!
*An autographed picture of my dog, Polo! ;)


The auction site will be live tomorrow at 6pm EST, but you can CLICK HERE to see the details.

Happy Bidding!
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Ian - Wish I could have made it!  01.30.09 - 9:33am
Priscilla Gragg - that's awesome!  01.30.09 - 8:47am
Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) - If I was going to be in Vegas I'd be all over it. What a great auction and a great cause!   01.30.09 - 7:37am
Feuza - I checked out the auction last night, way cool. For the free session with you, does it have to be at the WPPI because I will not be there. Thanks  01.30.09 - 5:39am
brandi - I am so jealous!! I would do anything for this great opportunity. unfortunately i know that this will go high quick and i won't be able to afford it. maybe when i make it big as a photographer like you i will be able to. =)  01.29.09 - 1:57pm
Rick Fernandez - Ok, wait a minute...guys aren't supposed to cry right?! It's not like I'm crying or anything, it's just that I wanted to make sure. All I can say is you hit this one outta the park Jasmine, way out. I pray that my kids will say the same about me one day.   01.29.09 - 12:58pm
Kristin Mizo - :-( <------ That's my big sad face that this economy sucks and I can't afford to bid on this. BOO! One day...  01.29.09 - 10:58am
Jasmine* - @Velia: The auction site isn't live just yet, so it may a little confusing right now...at 6pm EST TONIGHT, the auction site goes live and then everything will be self-explanatory! :) @Joan: The 90-minute session doesn't have to be in Las Vegas...we can do it over the phone too! :) @JohnP: Yes, we can arrange a phone conversation as well! :)  01.29.09 - 5:58am
Velia - Jasmine I went to the site but I'm unsure on how it works? This sounds like a great cause.  01.29.09 - 3:42am
Jenny Sun - Kudos to you Jasmine for helping others :) Love your giving attitude! I bet you will command a very high bidding war indeed! Just like last year! :)  01.28.09 - 9:51pm
Karen - "An autographed picture of my dog, Polo! ;)" Haha, so cute. XD  01.28.09 - 9:01pm
Brittney Hale - This is why I adore you to pieces (as does the rest of the world) you have such a big heart!!! You are always one step ahead on the "awesome" scale. Way to give back :)  01.28.09 - 8:08pm
Christi - Girl, you are a bloggin' fool lately! Every time I check, there's a new one and I LOVE it! Wedding season is for the customers and off-season is for your adoring fans! lol. Wish I was going so I could bid!  01.28.09 - 4:52pm
Katherine Bowman - What a great deal! Like meeting with you isn't enough already, and then you add in showit sites, kubota actions and BEST OF ALL... an autographed pic of Polo! :)  01.28.09 - 4:48pm
Joan Solitario - HI JASMINE! Is the 90 min session also open to those not going to WPPI? :) I can't go because Feb & Mar is devoted for a special church event. :)  01.28.09 - 4:26pm
Lydia - You + SIS + Kubota actions + Polo pictures = awesome deal!!! I'm already jealous of the winner!  01.28.09 - 3:11pm
Seini - You are incredible! Can't wait for the games tomorrow:)  01.28.09 - 2:17pm
Alicia - I'd do it for Polo's autograph! Too bad wedding expenses trump crazy photog trips in Vego. Whoever wins is in for sumpin' fabulous!  01.28.09 - 1:28pm
The Last Forty Percent Photography - Great cause. Great that you're giving a photo of Polo autographed too!  01.28.09 - 1:27pm