This year will be simultaneously Quechua Benefit’s most challenging and its most rewarding. We are currently completing construction on Casa Chapi’s first phase which is capital intense and we are ramping up the staffing, stocking supplies and furnishing the various buildings. In addition we are committed to continuing our Sister Antonia Feeding program and the medical and dental missions. This will be our most demanding fund raising year ever. The good news is we have kicked 2012 off to a roaring start.
Our first big fund raiser of the year was the TNT Priority Auction which is put on by Silver Pen Sales. Debbie Harden and Brett Kaysen generously dedicated the proceeds of their Friday night sale to Quechua Benefit. Before the evening was out we raised more than $26,000.
We cannot complete Casa Chapi and fill up the cottages with small Quechua boys and girls without your support. We still need to fund a cottage, equipment, supplies and the Chapel. Please consider donating in 2012. Click the donate now button for details. We cannot do this without you.
2012 TNT Priority Auction
Silver Penn Sale
Silver Penn Sales kicked off the new year for the Alpaca Community with a “Bang”! The Priority Alpaca Auction, hosted by TnT Farms was held January 20th and 21st in Sunny Las Vegas Nevada. The Auction was one for the records, with over 90% of the lots selling! A very special “highlight” of the event was the Friday night Bid’em up and Go Bash featuring a Charity Auction with the proceeds benefitting The Quechua Benefit. The energy and atmosphere created at the Charity Auction was phenomenal! The crowd was very, very generous and supportive of the Quechua Benefit,raising over $25,000! Hats off to Tripp and Ty Forstner for shaking their money makers and bringing in $2100! A big Thank You to Mike Safley, Double O Good Alpacas, and West Penn Alpacas for all matching the money dance total!!!
Brett Kaysen and Debbie Harden of Silver Penn Sales would like to personally thank the buyers and donators for the event. We are so proud to be a part of an Industry that is so very giving! Also, would like to thank Mike Safley and Rhonda Deschner for their efforts in making the event a success. The Quechua Benefit is an amazing Charity and Silver Penn Sales is proud to raise money for them now, and in the future!Click here to view the photo gallery.
March 2, 2012
Dear Quechua Benefit Supporter
Have you ever been part of a team that enjoyed working together on projects that really made a difference? In these situations the synergy, spontaneity and creativity can become quite infectious! Around each bend there is a surprise just waiting to unfold!
This is the place and time which we find ourselves on the Quechua Benefit (QB) team. The nine member Board of Directors has updated the Strategic Plan with some BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) for the next 24 months. (We will share more about them in future issues.) Seven representatives are sending emails with ideas that mostly are out of the box on how to introduce people to QB. Businesses, individuals and service organizations are contacting us in greater numbers, wanting to be a part of “Offering Hope to the Quechua People”.
I am overwhelmed with the over $100,000 that has been gifted to QB in the first seven weeks of 2012! Our budget for Peru for 2012 is the largest yet as we finish phase 1 of Casa Chapi and are ready to hear little feet and laughter fill our cottages and halls. The Board has struggled recently with how to be able to fund all the requests we receive for assistance to the Quechua people.
As each week goes by, I am warmed by the generosity of those who want to make a difference in this world! Thank you! Thank you!
Daryl Gohl President Quechua Benefit
Quechua Benefit Board of Directors
Daryl Gohl, President Dr. Dwight Bailey, Medical Director Dr. Wayne Jarvis, Dental Director Dr. Charles Gulotta, Treasurer Ursula Munro RN, Secretary Dr. Rhonda Deschner Monica Kline, Director of Fundraising Wayne Robinson Mike Safley
2012 Snowmass Alpacas
Winner’s Circle Sale
The 2012 Snowmass Alpacas Winners’ Circle Sale was a huge success. Over 200 people attended the private production sale in sunny Phoenix, Arizona on February 24 & 25. Historically this event draws discerning alpaca breeders from across the country as well as international interest and this year was no different. Sixty-two lots were sold and the vigorous bidding reflected the high quality of the alpacas offered.
The success and excitement of the event did not end there. For the third year in a row, Quechua Benefit was the recipient of the proceeds from the sale of “Lot A” to benefit the Snowmass Community Health Center at Casa Chapi. This year Lot A was a lovely young fawn female who sold for $13,000. Don and Julie’s commitment to the Health Center began almost four years ago with an idea for a small infirmary at Casa Chapi. From lines painted in the dirt on the site in 2010 to a real structure built of brick, mortar and concrete in 2012, the idea has grown and the infirmary will be a multi purpose center serving the unmet health care needs of the poorest of the poor in the southern highlands of Peru.