Tawakoni, your regional camp and conference center, serves more than 300 campers and staff each summer. Additionally, Tawakoni hosts Disciples men, women, and youth retreats; weddings; family reunions and more.
Proceeds from this auction will support operational facilities cost, capital projects and raise money for camp scholarships. This year’s focus capital improvement project is a new camp security gate and monitors. The overall fundraising goal for this year’s event is $25,000
To learn more about Tawakoni and the ministry opportunities we serve, check out our About Us page.
This event is a fundraiser to benefit our camp, conference, and event facilities at Tawakoni so we ask individual churches, pastors, and church leaders to help promote the event in their communities. Download and share any of the promotional materials below as appropriate.
- Gala Event Flyer (8.5″x11″) and Event Poster (8.5″x14″)
- Gala Donation Flyer
- Gala Donation Suggestions
- Gala Invitation Letter
Register for a Bidder ID:
Register online here or through your ENGAGE account. You chose how you want to participate — in-person, virtually, or both. Download a registration form here and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office.
NOTE: Virtual auction registration closes 4 PM on Friday, Oct. 29.
Online and Walk-in registration for all in-person events are still accepted.
COVID Protocol: Hand sanitizer stations will be set up in both Leadership Lodge and the Dining Hall. Social distancing will be highly recomended throughout the event. Masks will be encouraged when not eating or drinking. A limited supply of masks will be available at the registration table for those who feel the need.
Virtual participants will receive an email with bidder ID and a temporary password one week prior to the event. Online bidders will need to log-in and change their password before being able to bid on virtual auction items. In-person participants will need to check-in at the registration table to receive bid number.
Virtual Auction Registration Between at 9 a.m. (cst) and 9 p.m. on Friday, November 5, click the button below to enter the Gala Online Auction Site, register for your bid number, and bid on your favorite items.
When the auction closes, auction winners will receive an automated message with the items won and payment instructions. Winners will also have the option to pick up items at the in-person event on Saturday, November 6, or arrange for pick-up, delivery, or shipping from any regional office. Winners are responsible for any shipping costs.
NOTE: Any virtual auction items that do not meet the minimum bid threshold on Friday will automatically roll over into the silent auction on Saturday morning.