RSVA Sagebrush on ACB radio starting today and Zoom link for Thursday auction


Today begins coverage on ACB Radio of the RSVA Sagebrush conference which goes through Thursday. The agenda is attached. You can still register to get conference Zoom info and win door prizes. Go to The auction will be on Thursday, February 18 at 4:30 pm (Eastern Time) followed by networking. The conference will be today through Thursday available on ACB Radio live event. Read to the end to get auction Zoom info and read other ways to access the conference. Please email rsva@... to register in advance for the auction to save time at the event.

Auction items: 1                Mystery gift card

2              Donation from Karen

                2 pounds of chocolate covered cherries from Watsons chocolate. A Buffalo manufacturer of chocolate for over 100 years with a $50 gift card.

                3              Gift card    RSVA

                $50.00 Target gift card & RSVA shirts.  Polo and Tshirt

                4              Cast iron pan. Tiawan. #5

                An 8 inch cast iron skillet. Taiwan made. But do not hold it against this pan. Super smooth bottom will win over any cast iron fan. A true joy to cook with. Roughly a #5 skillet. 

                5              Tote bag from Ardis

                This business-ready tote bag is light, durable, and full of convenient storage space. This bag is black with blue “Make the Impossible Possible” logo. It is 15 1/ 2" x 12" and has a zippered main compartment; simulated leather and fabric on font outside pocket. The zip down front panel conceals organizer pockets in interior compartment for documents and files with clip closure. it has an exterior phone pocket and mesh water bottle holder and comfortable shoulder strap with guard and double grab handles. In the tote bag, you will find two thumb drives, a deck of Braille/print playing cards, 2 coconut candle melt packs, 1 blueberry candle melt pack, 1 mango candle melt pack, 1 box of fruit scented tea lites, 1 wild berry jar candle, 1 strawberry jar candle, and one snowball votif holder.

                6              Gift card.  RSVA

                $50.00 Starbucks gift card & RSVA shirts.  Polo and Tshirt

                7              Donation from Karen

                2 pounds of chocolate covered raisins from Watsons, with a $50 gift card. 

                8              Colorful glass thermometer  Donated from Paul and Jan Anderson

                Colorful glass thermometer is based on Galileo’s theory developed over 400 years ago: in liquid, a body of fixed mass becomes less buoyant as the liquid temperature rises, and more buoyant as the temperature decreases—due to changes in liquid density. As temperature changes, the multi-colored balls rise and fall within the liquid-filled thermostatic tube. Lowest sphere in the top group within the instrument indicates ambient temperature.

                9              hand knitted afghan from donna

                a hand knitted afghan for the Sagebrush 2021 Auction.  It is a medium green (Christmas), approximately 65 X 45 inches.  The pattern resembles ripples and is reversable.  It can be machine washed in cold and tumble dried on low.  The perfect companion for a cold, snowy evening with or without sharing.  Of course, a cup of hot chocolate is required.

                10           Mystery gift card. Hawii

                11           Donation from Karen

                2 pound box of chocolate covered nuts, with a $50 gift card.

                12           Ring from linda

                Turquoise & Multi-Cut Gemstone 18k Gold-Plated Band Ring

                A beautiful addition to any outfit,this lovely and dainty band ring features:

                *18k gold over sterling silver Oval-cut prong-set turquoise cabochon

                *Pear-cut rhodolite.

                *Pear-cut blue topaz

                *Oval-cut rhodolite

                *Oval-cut Fire Opal

                *Ring measures 1/4”H x 3/4”L

                *Approximate gemstone weight is 1.05k. No weight is given for turquoise cabochon

                *Size 8, is fully resizable

                13           Cast iron pan. Griswald. #6

                Griswald #6 8 inch cast iron skkillet. Very smooth bottom seasoned  with 5 rounds of buzzy wax. A real treat to cook with. 

                14           Gift card. RSVA

                $50.00 Uber  gift card & RSVA shirts. Polo and Tshirt

                15           Donation from Ardis.

                Better Chef electric blender with instructions.

                16           Gift card.  RSVA

                $50.00 Starbucks gift card & RSVA shirts.  Polo and Tshirt

                17           Donation from Karen & Leslie

                a complete vending machine box. One of each item from every row in one of my vending machines. This includes 15 assorted chips, Fritos, Chito‘s etc., 12 different candy bars, eight a sorties assorted cookies crackers, five different assorted cookies and pastries.  Also a $50.00 gift card card

                18           Gift card    RSVA

                $50.00 Target gift card & RSVA shirts.  Polo and Tshirt

                19           Embroidered RSVA shirt or sweatshirt.

                1 Sagebrush   RSVA  polo or zip up sweatshirt custom embroidered.  You pick the size and color. 

                20           Cast iron pan. Wagner. #8

                Wagner 1891 10 1\2 cast iron skillet. Has been stripped to metal and has been reseasoned. A wonderful thumb rest sets this pan apart from other skillets. 

Auction and networking link for Thursday, February 18, 4:30 PM Eastern time (join a few minutes early):

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Feb 18, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: RSVA Sagebrush Virtual Auction

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +13017158592,,82706929410#  or +13126266799,,82706929410#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 827 0692 9410

We will be streaming on ACB Radio Live event. It can be accessed by:

1.            Opening a browser to

2.            Asking your Echo to “play ACB Radio Live”

3.            Dialing (518) 906-1820 and selecting the Live Event stream from the options.

4.            Play from a Humanware Victor Reader stream/trek.

5.            Use the ACB Link app on a smart phone.

Rick Morin

Technical Director, ACB Radio

+1 (617) 633-7947


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"Making the Impossible Possible"

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Buying gifts? Braille/print greeting cards, thumb drives with or without books, and large multipocketed tote bags available online or by phone (818-238-9321).