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In an ongoing effort to support the missions of the Up with People International Alumni Association and Up with People, we will once again be presenting items for silent auction bidding during Annual Alumni Week (AAW), and prize draws before and during AAW in Limerick. 

Silent Auction

Funds raised will benefit the UWPIAA to support our new initiatives and affiliates.

Bidding will happen online and onsite in Limerick.

If you have something to donate, Brenda Moran (’77C) and Pat Berry-Glassner (’69B) are coordinating, please contact them at

Prize Draw #1 Winners 
Barbara Goodman: Prize #1:  One adult registration and a gift card* (estimated value: €750)
Christine McCafferty: Prize #2:  One adult registration and a gift card* (estimated value: €600)
Mark Clemente: Prize #3:  Two night hotel stay in the Limerick area (estimated value: €400)

Winners were notified on Thursday, February 1st, 2024 and announced on social media and our website and will be in the next edition of UpBeat.  

Prize Draw #2 Winners 
Kimberly Anderson: Paul Colwell Experience
Steffanie Persons: Whiskey Tasting Tour OR Afternoon Tea for 6 people in Ireland. 
Jenny Belk: Two tickets to Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. 

*Gift cards are ones that can be used globally like Visa or American Express.

All who registered in the first 72 hours of registration being open (through December 26th, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time) were entered into a draw for a complimentary day trip add-on of their choice.

Congratulations to our winners!
Rich Matteson, ‘87-’89E
Ruthie Shimabukuro, ‘77B
Kieren Humke, ‘14 & ’15A
Alexandra Romeyke, ‘98D & ‘99E|
Scott Sughrue, ‘89E & ‘91B
Gary Frost, ‘83A
Nicole Verschooten, ‘84A
*Gary Frost, ‘83A
Doris Quaderer, ‘99D
Karen Lyons, ‘84C

* The luck of the Irish must have been on Gary’s side! He’s one of about 10 early registrants whose name was entered several times because he paid for multiple registrations.

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