The 2007 Annual Conference will include a silent auction, with proceeds to benefit UMOM New Day Centers. Visit www.umom.org to learn more about this worthy charitable organization that helps the underprivileged in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

For the first time, FICP is accepting donations from all who wish to contribute. Also new this year is the opportunity for FICP members and hospitality partners to bid online, starting in August. Bids will be placed according to an order number, so names of previous bidders will not be visible. Prizes may also have a “buy-out” option, allowing a person to purchase the item in return for their donation. Credit card payments will be accepted online, and there will also be an option for paying by check. The online auction will end on November 1. Any remaining prizes will be available for bids on site, with the highest online bid as the starting onsite bid. Watch the FICP Web site at www.ficpnet.com to learn more.