Skip to Main Content

AMS Underwrites Local PBS Station's Auction Night

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, AMS staff, family and friends volunteered at the WSBE (Rhode Island's PBS television station) auction. The Society showed its support of PBS by underwriting the night and by providing volunteers to answer phones, act as auctioneers and bid-writers, move display tables, and handle the live telephone auction.

Training to answer phone bidsAuctioneers Mike Breen and Edward Dunne; bid-writer Raquel StortiAMS staff answering the phones

Gary Brownell, Deputy Executive Director, handed over the ceremonial check to station president Susan Farmer, and Public Awareness Officer Mike Breen and Editor Edward Dunne were on-camera auctioneers.

Staff from many departments volunteeredThe phone bank and studioTaking phone bids

The presence of AMS staff and the airing of a short spot about the AMS provided an opportunity for the Society to promote awareness of its missions and programs to PBS viewers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Taking phone bidsTaking phone bidsAt the tote board

Photographs by Natalya Pluzhnikov.