Bash for Bob: Fundraiser and Silent Auction

 Friday, November 25, 2016: 5 - 8pm, Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu


Thank you to all who attended the Bash for Bob. It was a huge success, from the attendance (200 people) to the silent auction donations (40 total), the silent auction bidders and winners, food, venue, music. Best of all were the ideas discussed for the "next" events. Stay tuned!

List of silent auction donors:

Bayne Berg, Lisa Marie 

Burns, Sarah

Chesney, David J (the uncle)

Chesney, Kathy and Craig

Chesney, Phyllis

Domzalski, Katie and Bo

Erickson, Leroy

Friedrichs, Katie and Bob

Garvey, Kathy and Bob

Griffin, Ed

Gromek, Amy and Gaines

Hagen, Betsey

Heavenly Metal, Ann Arbor

Heffner, Diane

Helber, Anne and Bob

Helbling, Diann and Steve

Hoff, Sam

Jacobson, Erica

Jacobson, Karen and Jon

Jacobson, Dorothy and Ken

Marini, Janelle and Joe

Miller, Richard

Morosi, Chris and Geno

Morosi, Jon Paul

Murphy, Sharron and Bob

Nevitt, Tanya

Nichol, Cathy and Dan

Pedersen, Michelle and Chris

Scharrer, Dave

Tetreau, Michele

Vertin Gallery, Calumet

Webber, Andrea

Bob chose the following songs to be played at the Masonic Temple "Bash for Bob:"

AC/DC    Back in Black

Aerosmith    Dream On

Bad Company    Bad Company

Bad Company    Feel Like Makin' Love

Beatles    Come Together

Billy Squier    Lonely is the Night

Blue Oyster   CultBurnin' for You

Bob Seger    Turn the Page

Boston    Foreplay / Long Time

Eagles    Hotel California

Eagles    One of These Nights

Elton John    Bennie and the Jets

Elton John    Rocket Man

Fleetwood Mac    Go Your Own Way

Fleetwood Mac    The Chain

Foreigner    Hot Blooded

Jackson Brown    Running On Empty

Joe Walsh    Life's Been Good 

Joe Walsh    Rocky Mountain Way

Journey    Don't Stop Believin'

Kansas    Carry On Wayward Son

Kid Rock    All Summer Long

Kid Rock    Cowboy

Led Zeppelin    Fool In The Rain

Lynyrd Skynyrd    Sweet Home Alabama

Phil Collins    In the Air Tonight

Pink Floyd    Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)

REO Speedwagon    Roll with the Changes

Rolling Stones    Beast of Burden

Rolling Stones    Miss You

Rush    Limelight

Steve Miller Band    The Joker

Styx    Come Sail Away

Talking Heads    Burning Down the House

The Cars    Good Times Roll

The Cars    Moving in Stereo

The Clash    Rock The Casbah

Tom Petty    Free Fallin'

U2    With or Without You

Van Morrison    Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison    Moondance

Spend the evening with Bob, friends, and family!  $25 admission includes hors d'oeuvre, dessert, and free valet parking. Silent auction proceeds benefit the Friedrichs family. 

Directions to Masonic Temple can be found via the link below.

Dress code is business casual. Cash bar.

Please mail $25 check per person made payable to Karen Jacobson to: 

1790 Timber Trail, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Event details:

  • Valet parking is free at Second Avenue entrance from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

  • Upon entering the Masonic Temple, signage will direct you to the elevators which you will take to the 5th floor to the Greek Ionic Room where the Bash for Bob is located.

  • Hang up your coat, say hi to Bob, family and friends. Check out the silent auction items on display and help yourself to delicious appetizers and desserts. Cash bar.

  • Loads of silent auction items for everyone on your holiday gift list. Even for yourself! 

  • Silent auction tables will begin closing at 7:30pm. If you are a silent auction winner, please take your item at end of event; tickets and gift certificates will be at the checkout table the lobby for pick up. Pay for auction items at checkout table with personal check.

See some of the silent auction items below:

visit Facebook event page for Bash for Bob event at Masonic for more photos of auction items:

  • Zehnder's of Frankenmuth gift certificate for $150

  • Can be used at Zehnder's Restaurant, Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark, Zehnder's Marketplace, and Fortress Golf Course

  • 4 Detroit Tigers tickets directly behind home plate for the 2017 season. Game to be mutually agreed upon between bidder and donor. Section 127. Rows 1&2 or 2&3 or 6&7 depending upon the game. Access to Tiger Den and parking pass included! Extremely unique baseball experience.


  • Ninja Professional 1000 Blender (fruit not included): 1000 watts of performance, makes drinks and smoothies in seconds with crushing technology. BPA free

Auction Ninja Professional Blender 1000.jpeg

  • Bloody Mary Basket: filled with ingredients needed to make the perfect bloody mary!


  • Bosch Powerbox 360: Bluetooth connectivity for internet radio and stored music with range of up to 150-feet, 4-way speakers and a subwoofer project 360 degree sound, protective aluminum/rubber roll cage, runs on Bosch 18-Volt Lithium-Ion batteries or plugged into a 120-Volt AC outlet, 4-way power outlets

  • DEWALT DCR006 Job Site Bluetooth Speaker: 12-volt/20-volt, rugged and rechargeable speaker, designed for job site use, with Bluetooth 4.0 technology

Auction Dewalt Bluetooth Speaker.jpg

  • Makita 12-Volt Max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (2-Piece): 12-volt slide battery, ideal for working in tight spaces, includes 12-volt driver drill and impact driver


  • Black + Decker Matrix 20V Lithium Drill/Driver & Impact Kit

  • Features: Keyless Chuck, LED Light, Compact, Lightweight, Variable Speed



  • 4 Red Wings Tickets (Section 110, Row 14, Seats 10 - 13) including Olympia Room access: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. versus the New York Islanders


  • Professional Photography Session for a high school senior, family event, or sporting event (within 20 miles of New Hudson) with

  • Mantle Clock: cherry wood, classic design, perfect for bookshelf or mantle (hand crafted by David Chesney)

  • 2 Red Wings Tickets: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. versus the Arizona Coyotes. Section 122 Row 15.


  • Bob Friedrich's Special Scotch from his Private Reserve (priceless!) 

  • Plus 2 scotch glasses and granite whiskey stones in a decorative box

  • Traverse City, Michigan Private Event Space: Award-winning renovated historic barn can host up to 150 people for your private event, Friday or Saturday summer 2017 or 2018 (subject to availability)

  • Private Tour of Detroit: up to 5 people, 2 - 3 hours, check out historic and trendy sites with your own personal professional tour guide!

  • Michigan State theme basket


  • Ft. Myer's Beach, Florida Condominium March 4 - 11, 2017: beachfront on Gulf of Mexico, awesome beach, private pool, 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8


  • Upper Peninsula Basket: 2017 U.P. photo calendar, poster, pasties, thimbleberry jam, and Keweenaw Brewing Company beer!


  • University of Michigan theme basket



  • Breakfast Basket: locally sourced maple syrup, pancake mix, coffee, and more!


  • Framed Photograph by Erica Jacobson. Taken in Iceland.

  • Spa Basket: personal skin care and bath products

  • Movie Basket: movie theater snacks and other goodies!