The Imara International Board of Directors cordially invites you to
Cornerstones of the Future
2016 Imara International Gala
Sunday, November 6, 2016
5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Rush Creek Golf Club
7801 County Road 101 N
Maple Grove, MN 55311

Valet parking provided

Ticket price $60 per guest
(includes $30 donation)
$400 for a table of 8 guests

RSVP by October 28th, 2016

If you are ordering for a table of eight, please send an email to with the names and entree choices of each of your guests. Thank you.

Raffle Catalog

Samsung 32” LED TV—Series 4000

Donated by Midwest Immunology Clinic

samsungtvExperience a wider range of color in clear HD720p for a truly enriched home entertainment experience. Enjoy your favorite movies, TV and games with enhanced color and brightness in a slimmer profile thanks to the J4000’s Slim FLED backlighting technology.

  • See every image as the director intended with enriched colors- even with older, non-HD content
  • Delivers a clear moving picture resolution at Motion Rate 60 with amazing refresh rate, processing speed and backlight technology
  • Plug your favorite entertainment and media into your TV—watch videos, play music, or view photos through a USB connection (Internet connection required)
  • Enjoy higher quality audio and video with an HDMI connection that transmits both signals over a single cable

This package is valued at $180

R.F. Moeller Jeweler

50th and France, Edina; 952-926-6166;

rfmoellerR. F Moeller is a family owned jeweler helping people say “I love you” since 1951. They have three locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Edina. This raffle item is for 2 gift cards for $250 each and can be used separately or together. Upgrade your diamond, buy a new stylish watch or give your someone special an unexpected gift.

Choose a Forevermark diamond, responsibly source from a handful of carefully selected mines that benefit the people, community and country where they are located. Or, choose the Lazare diamond which is cut for beauty, not weight.

Christmas, Valentine’s Day and that special birthday are all around the corner.

This package is valued at $500

Hand Painted 2’ x 2’ Barn Quilt

Donated by Sally Yokiel

quiltSally Yokiel is a local artist who has graciously donated her work in the past. This is an amazing addition to any home or cabin interior or exterior. It will be a hot raffle item.

The very first barn quilts were painted directly on the surface of the barn. Local artists were employed in painting the blocks, but the process was time consuming. Soon the method was changed, and painters began creating quilt blocks on wood, which was then mounted on the barns. A full-sized barn quilt is eight-by-eight feet, which requires two full sheets of plywood, mounted side by side. This version is a 2 foot x 2 foot blocked barn quilt.

This package is valued at $priceless$

City Bike Package

Donated by Grand Performance Cycles
1938 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 651.699.2640;

bianchibikeA sleek new Bianchi Isao City Bike and Giro helmet donated by Grand Performance cycles, (named one of the Twin Cities’ ten best bike shops by City Pages). The winner of this bike can take it home as is, or bring it back to Grand Performance and apply the value of the donated bike and helmet for another bike of their choosing.

An old-fashioned bike shop near St. Thomas University and Macalester College, just a few blocks from East River Road, Grand Performance appeals to the Twin Cities’ high-end roadie crowd. If you walk into GP in the evening, it’s likely you’ll enter a post-race celebration. The shop stocks Bianchi, Basso, Colnago, and Pinarello brands, among others, but stresses that names don’t make a bike special. It’s the “fit, performance, and quality. That’s why we’re a dealer for an almost endless list of bike companies,” they state via their website.

The bike retails for $600, helmet retails for $100

Classic Ski Package

Donated by Gear West
1786 Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake; 952-473-0377;
And Three Rivers Park District—Complimentary Activity Pass

skipackageA set of Atomic skis, Fisher ski poles and Salomon boots and bindings are included in this package which would retail for $500. Keep the skis and boots included here, or bring them back to Gear West and apply the value to another set of your choosing. Gear West will fit the bindings onto the skis for you as part of this package.

Three Rivers Park District has donated a Complimentary Activity Pass for the season of your choice. A $65 value. Bjorn Carlson, the assistant Nordic ski coach at St. Paul Academy for ten years and former collegiate skier for Northern Michigan University (certified coach) has offered a three hour Nordic ski lesson for the winner of this raffle. A $300 value.

Gear West is one of Minnesota’s premier independently owned specialty sports businesses. Their 15,000 square foot main store, Gear West Cross Country Ski and Run, offers the largest selection of cross country skis and equipment in the United States.

This package is valued at $865

Tickets sell for $10 each or 3 for $25. Buy your raffle tickets at the gala or in advance from Kris Epland, email:, telephone: +1 612-414-9181