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Early Bird pricing available until October 31st!

Celebrate the 99th year of the Society with us!

We are excited to announce that we will be having our annual Holiday Celebration & Auction back to in-person programming this year so we hope you will join us!


Click Here to Register and Join Us At The Westin on November 29th!

Joining us for the online raffle and/or auction? Text JASSW to 71760 to start!

*You do NOT have to join in-person to participate in our online festivities!

 After sending your text, you will receive a link to the Text2Bid service. Please click "Request a Bidder Number"  to start the registration process. For more detailed instructions on how to use Text2Bid, please check out this document or Youtube video.


Raffles & Auctions

This year, enjoy both in-person and online raffles & auctions!

Raffle winners will be announced both on the night of the celebration (November 29th) and the following day on our website!

Raffle winners do not need to be present at The Westin to win!

Click Here to Register and Join Us At The Westin on November 29th!


Online

Online Raffle

Buy 1 ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $20!

Prize: Win two Delta Air Lines Main Cabin tickets to anywhere Delta flies in the continental U.S.!


Restrictions: No blackout dates. Certificate must be registered with Delta Air Lines. Other terms may apply.

How to Join? Use Text2Bid - Text JASSW to 71760 and follow the instructions to register! Learn further details of how to register here.

Raffle winners will be announced both on the night of the celebration (November 29th) and the following day on our website! You do not need to be present at The Westin to win the online raffle!

Text2Bid

Online Silent Auction

Auction Period:

October 10th 5 pm- November 30th 9 pm

The online auction will have a bulk of our auction items. Enjoy domestic flight tickets, exclusive club dinners, gift cards to local shops & restaurants, museum passes, frozen & canned salmon, and more!

There is an entire section dedicated to Outdoor Items, thanks to Sara Sandford, Counsel to Western Rivers Conservancy!

How to Join? Use Text2Bid - Text JASSW to 71760 and follow the instructions to register! Learn further details of how to register here.

In-Person @ The Westin

In-Person Raffle

Only 99 raffle tickets are available! $50 per ticket!

Prizes:

1. An 8th Generation Apple Watch, generously donated by Japan Airlines

2. Seafood Package, including shrimp, scallop, salmon, and black cod!

3. One-Night Stay at The Westin!

How to Join? Use Text2Bid - Text JASSW to 71760 and follow the instructions to register! Learn further details of how to register here.

Raffle winners will be announced both on the night of the celebration (November 29th) and the following day on our website! You must be present at The Westin to win the in-person raffle!

"Holiday Spirits"

In-Person Silent Auction

Auction Period: November 29th, @ The Westin from registration until 6:45 pm

The in-person silent auction consists of various wine, sake, shochu, spirits and more! Enjoy a bottle (or two!) of fabulous spirits from local artisans, wine-tasting, tours, and other alcohol-related goods!

How to Join? In-person guests only! Visit the auction room after checking into the event! Bidding will occur the old-fashioned paper way!

In-Person Live Auction

Auction Period: November 29th, @ The Westin during the Celebration

Prizes: Bid on SEVEN (7) different live auctions, which includes:

  • Two "Delta One Suite" round trip tickets from Seattle to Japan ($12,000 Value)
  • Japanese dinner for 20 at a private home in The Highlands ($10,000 Value)
  • 40 lbs of Frozen Snow Crab ($1,600 Value)
  • 4 Tickets to a Mariner's Diamond Club with unlimited meals and drinks and a signed ball from Yoshi Hirano ($1,500 Value)
  • Touring & Crabbing at Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay in Blaine, WA ($1,000 Value)
  • Japanese Winter Comforts Collection - which includes sake, oden, yokan, and Uwajimaya gift cards! ($536 Value)
  • Board of Director’s Wine Collection (Over $800 Value!)

How to Join? In-person guests only! Auctioning will take place during the dinner.

3 photo(s) Updated on: Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Japanese dinner for 20 in The Highlands
  • Delta One Suite
  • Delta One Suite

In-Person Programming at The Westin

Tuesday, November 29th

5:00 pm: Registration Opens at The Westin Seattle

  • Music by Evergreen Glee Club
  • "Holiday Spirits" Silent Auction @ Fifth-Avenue Room: Bid on Wine, Sake, Shochu, and other Spirits! (closes at 6:45 pm)
  • Raffle @Westin Tickets
  • Wine Toss Game: $10 for 3 rings


6:45 pm: Ballroom opens

  • Okinawa Kenjinkai Taiko (OKK Taiko) Performance
  • Special Greeting by the Consul General of Japan in Seattle, Hisao Inagaki
  • Heads or Tails Game
  • Live Auction
  • Raise the Paddle for Education
  • Jazz Performance
  • Raffle Drawing

8:45 pm: Adjourn


Heads or Tails Game

If there are more than 99 participants, it will be $10 to join!

If there are less than 99 participants, it will be $20 to join!

Live Auction

Live Auction will include the "Gift Card Frenzy", 10 gift cards - 10 lucky winners! What is the value of each card? Only the MCs know! Bid on a gift card and it could be $15 or it could be $200... The only way to find out is to raise your bid cards!


Raise the Paddle

Let's Inspire the Next Generation!

"CLICK" for online donors!

"Raise the paddle" for guests at the Westin! 

Donate online here!

The tradition of “Raise the Paddle” is an opportunity for the community to come together and help fund our programs! Your donations will directly impact improvements to the Society, existing programs, and new endeavors and outreach.
One of our signature programs is Japan In the Schools (JIS), which started in 1992 as "Japan in a Suitcase Project". It influenced similar programs in other Japan-America Societies around the country and the name changed to JIS in 1994, with further expansion in 2005 with our America In the Schools (AIS) program.


Get the JIS Program Back into Classrooms

Support our staff and volunteers as we get back into schools and events, helping educate students on Japanese history and culture and giving language-learners a space to use their Japanese skills in practical contexts.

Bring the AIS Program to Okinawa

We have started a partnership with the Okinawa Board of Education and starting in 2023, we will bring our signature America In the Schools program to over 400 schools in the prefecture. We need funds to create instructional documents and materials to best prepare the teacher and craft engaging lessons for students to learn about life outside of Japan.

Invest in SDGS and Beyond

Assist the Society’s evolving mission as we launch new programs centered around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With your support, we can collaborate with local organizations and invite professionals to educate and empower the people of Washington State and Japan, on top of improving our existing presence in events such as the Japanese Speech & Skit Contest!


Training future JIS Volunteers


The First JASSW-OIST Joint Speaker Series Event


Become a Sponsor!

Early Bird pricing available until October 31st!

 Level Price  Description 
Platinum

Early Bird: $6000

After 10/31: $6500 

● Premium sponsorship level with premier center table for 8
● Prominent logo placement on all event materials and program recognition
● Recognition from the “podium” and electronic logo projection during the event
● Opportunity for presence on "stage"
● Full page color ad ($1500 value)

Diamond

Early Bird: $3700

After 10/31: $4000

● Private table of 8 with premier center seating
● Large size logo placement on all event materials and program recognition
● Recognition from the “podium” and electronic logo projection during the event
● Opportunity for presence on "stage"
● Three-Quarters page color ad ($1000 value)

Gold

Early Bird: $3000

After 10/31: $3250

● Private table of 8 with premier seating
● Medium size logo placement on all event materials and program recognition
● Recognition from the “podium” and electronic logo projection during the event
● Half page color ad ($500 value)

Silver

Early Bird: $2250

After 10/31: $2500

● Private table of 8
● Small size logo placement on all event materials and program recognition
● Recognition from the “podium” and electronic logo projection during the event

Individual Seating

Early Bird: $195

After 10/31: $215

● Includes a seat during the event, dinner, and a chance at the Live Auction
Friendship Circle Sponsor

$1500

● Includes three seats during the event, dinner and a chance at the Live Auction
● Small size logo placement on all event materials and program recognition
● Recognition from the “podium” and electronic logo projection during the event

Raise the Paddle Jump-start Sponsor

*Must register before Nov. 20

Gold: $1500

Silver: $1000

Bronze: $500

● Includes three seats for Gold, two seats for Silver and a seat for Bronze during the event, dinner, and a chance at the Live Auction

● Small size logo placement on all event materials and program recognition

● Recognition from the “podium” and electronic logo projection during the event



Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors!


Platinum


Diamond

   

Gold


   
   


 



Silver


     
   
   
     
     
     
   

The Farmers 

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Friendship Circle

Tom and Yoko Sasaki

Raise the Paddle Jump-Start Sponsor 


Gold

 

 


Silver

Your Logo!


Bronze

Sara Sandford, Masami Katayama

*Sponsors in each level are listed in order of when the sponsorship was received.

Questions? Contact Michiko Yoshino at myoshino@jassw.org or call 206-374-0180.

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