So, each year the club hosts a "Burn" in which a ton of people play tennis games on the court, which is preceded by a silent auction of donations and then is followed by a fun pot-luck.
This is one of the greatest things the club does. People come up with clever and fun things for the auction. One year, one man, a true character, auctioned off a dinner with himself, a chance to pick his brain on all things he likes, hunting, NH politics and motorcycles. As a team, we made "breakfast in bed" gift baskets and our friends gave away weekends at their second home. In years past they slowly raised more than $9,000 in one weekend. And it was fun!
So, this year I offered to compile a cookbook of recipes given to me by other members. I have less than one month to pull this together, type, print and bind 10 copies and prepare them for auction. People have been great about contributing recipes. I only hope the cookbooks sell!