Yahoo! After the last gavel came down on our first YearlyKos eBay auction, we made a total of $4,379.75. Amazing!
The final results can be found here.
Thank you so much first and foremost to Hyperbolic Pants Explosion for setting up the auctions. She did a tremendous job. HPE will be overseeing the rest of the auctions (approximately one a month until the YearlyKos conference).
Thanks also to the donors to this month's auction. If you made a donation and would like to be acknowledged, please write a comment below. We want to shower you with "4"s!
If you would like to make a donation for upcoming auctions please us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, and as for all those suggestions people have come up for future auction donations, (pocket-sized Constitution signed by Senator Robert Byrd, anything by Keith Olbermann, etc) we have soliticited those items and, cross our collective fingers hope to get them donated.
Finally, a HUGE thank you to the people who purchased these auction items. You are making a big difference for YearlyKos.
What is YearlyKos?
YearlyKos is dedicated to organizing and supporting an annual meeting of progressive netroot activists. The 2006 Yearly Kos convention will be held in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel, June 8 - 11, and will provide 1500 convention attendants and tens of thousands of online participants (via webcasting and live blogging) with training sessions, panel discussions, and lectures by leading lights of the blogosphere (including activists, politicians, and technical experts).
Most importantly, it will provide the opportunity for progressive citizens to meet with each other and form connections. Our auction proceeds will go toward our effort to keep the registration cost at an affordable level and include as many people as possible in this important meeting-of-minds. Non-profit status pending in the state of Pennsylvania.
Okay, here's the YearlyKos annoucement teaser
If you've been scoring along with us, or even if you're alone, (my favorite Olbermann line from last year), you'll know the that the two teasers about the BIG annoucement are:
1) That there is an "S" involved and,
Okay, here's the third hint. This person is from west of the Mississippi.