MEL Silent Auction


On Tuesday, January 29, the Merida English Library (MEL) is holding its most important event of the year – a Silent Auction – to raise funds for Phase 2 of our building expansion, which will add 2 classrooms, a cafe and 3 additional bathrooms.

This year’s auction items reflect the time and talent of MEL members and other community leaders. We have a variety of personal services, classes, day trips, artwork, and vacation stays. Below is just a sample of what you will have an opportunity to enjoy in exchange your for financial contribution.

I hope you will join us on January 29 at 7pm to help us reach our 2019 fundraising goal.
Tickets are 300 pesos and are available at MEL, Calle 53 #524 x 66 y 68, Merida Centro.

Check out for a constant update of auction items.

Lunch and massage for 2 at Rosas y Xocolate Spa
A Persian Dinner for 10 people

Sunday Brunch with Christopher Collins

Vietnamese lunch or dinner for 6 in your home

Traditional Mole dinner for 6, with a serenade by Maricarmen Perez, and dessert baked by Marianne Kehoe

Four hour cruise for 2 with lunch aboard a 41ft yacht

Day trip to Izamal with driver and lunch

Secret Cenote Day Trip

Day trip to Baca Henequen desfibrador to learn how to dye and weave

Ranch Haltun Xiki BBQ, horseback riding and tour for 4

Car and Driver for a day

One week of pet boarding plus dog grooming

Cocktail party for 30 catered in your home

Have your portrait painted

Magic Show performed at your party

Interior Design consultation services

A day of home maintenance services

Novice Sommelier course for 6

Cooking class at Hotel Boutique by the Museo

Glass Fusion Class for 4

1 month (60 hrs.) of Spanish Language Classes

Computer classes

Origami class

Pasta making class for 6

6 session course for group of 4 on light and shadow as determinants of form

Cuttlefish casting in pewter class for 4

Creative writing classes

Ek Balam tour and night at an ecolodge

1-night stay at the Pickled Onion in Santa Elena

Weekend for 6 at Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve

Weekend stay in Mexico City, including RT airfare for 2

Stay at Casa Sirena on Isla Mujeres

Weekday stay for 2 at BnB in Tepakan including breakfast and village tour

Weekend stay at house in Puerto Morelos

3-night stay in Tulum

4 night stay at Canyon Lake, TX

2-night stay in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Published by Changes in our Lives

I am originally from Canada but have lived in Mexico since 1976. My husband is from Merida, Yucatan and we raised our family here. We both worked for many years at Tecnologia Turistica Total (TTT), the tourism, language and multimedia college we founded for local and international students. Now retired, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, My other interests include reading, painting, cooking and travel.

8 thoughts on “MEL Silent Auction

      1. I wish I could have been there! Soon. Hope it was wildly successful. Or wild, at least. 🙂 I hear you about “busy”. I am just now getting to binge read your latest entries. Looks like you have been having some fun. 🙂 I’m jealous! 🙂


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