This year, Mr. Yoshinori Maeda and staff of Halekulani Hotel welcomed JASH to its annual Christmas 5:01 and Silent Auction. The annual event is held to celebrate JASH’s accomplishments through the year, share camaraderie with other members and guests, and raise funds for JASH’s programs for the following year.
Over 200 JASH members and guests attended the event at the world famous five star resort hotel, bidding on hundreds of donated items-from fly/stay packages on neighbor islands to musical instruments (electric guitar, ukulele) and Japanese and local gifts and items.
JASH President Ed Hawkins welcomed the guests, thanking Mr. Maeda, Mr. Takashi Nakayama, Ms. Patricia Tam, and the entire Halekulani staff for generously hosting this event. This year, the event included college students from Nagaoka City who were visiting Hawaii to attend a JASH-sponsored workshop with UH students and to attend the Pearl Harbor memorial event on Dececember 7th.
JASH would like to thank the volunteers, as well as the many benefactors who donated items for the silent auction. The entire list will be included in our next JASH Newsletter, as well as listed on our website here.