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ACCJ Special Event | Charity Ball

October 2013
GOOD FUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Annual gala promises a night of fine wine, cuisine, and entertainment

By Barbara Hancock

This year’s ACCJ Charity Ball, with the theme of “New York—The Empire State,” will be an incredible evening of fabulous food, wines, dancing, and entertainment, all while raising money for charity.

The ball, always the most anticipated event of the holiday season, will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Tokyo American Club. In addition to fine wines and remarkable cuisine, a host of activities and amusements throughout the night will be sure to keep you in high spirits.

Our team is still working on the details, but we do have some information to share at this stage. We encourage you to check the website (http://accjcharityball.org/) over the coming months for updates. What’s in store for you this year:

  • A spectacular menu and wine pairing, highlighting the bounty of New York State from Hudson Valley Foie Gras to Hard Cider Martinis.
  • Great entertainment—more on the details later. To guide us through our evening will be our gracious hosts and former Tokyoites Lisle Wilkerson and auctioneer extraordinaire Jeff Shimamoto. We are thrilled this team will be in Tokyo for our event.
  • We are working to bring you a host of exceptional prizes including an array of products, hotel packages, and airline tickets for the lucky winners of the silent/live auctions and raffle draw.

Your entire Charity Ball Committee, chaired by myself and with Kevin Naylor as vice chair, is working hard to bring you a truly memorable evening. In addition to providing our membership with this festive opportunity to bring the year to a close, all of us at the ACCJ are also committed to making this a night of support for our primary charities.

Our member companies have been generous with their donations and we are proud to have the support of Aflac Incorporated and Boeing Japan as top sponsors.

We hope you will consider making even a small donation of cash, prizes, or services using any of a variety of options for giving.

All financial donations in excess of costs will be donated by the ACCJ to this year’s primary charities as well as to the ACCJ Community Service Fund and the Mike Makino Fund for the Homeless.

The pride that many ACCJ members share regarding the ACCJ’s role in the community is a big part of our reason for being members. Thank you in advance to those of you who will take advantage of this event opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you at the ACCJ Charity Ball.

Barbara Hancock is vice president of Media Sense KK, and chair of the ACCJ Charity Ball and Tokyo American Club Culture, Community, and Entertainment committees.

Barbara Hancock is vice president of Media Sense KK, and chair of the ACCJ Charity Ball and Tokyo American Club Culture, Community, and Entertainment committees.

 

The theme of the 2013 Charity Ball is “New York—The Empire State.”

The theme of the 2013 Charity Ball is “New York—The Empire State.”

 

 

Former US Ambassador John V. Roos at the 2012 Charity Ball.

Former US Ambassador John V. Roos at the 2012 Charity Ball.

 

 

Live music entertained the guests.

Live music entertained the guests.