Ikebana by Reiko Blackwell for 2017 Shinnenkai

2018 Shinnenkai – JAASC Annual Party

You’re invited!

The Japan America Association of South Carolina (JAASC) would like to welcome you to the 2018 JAASC Annual party which will be held at the Poinsett Club on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

As one of the main social events the JAASC Cultural Committee organizes annually, this is a unique opportunity to meet with the leaders of the Japanese business community. We have extended our Japanese (sushi and traditional appetizers) reception to allow more time to socialize.

Registration required. Click here to download 2018 Shinnenkai Registration packet (PDF).

We will have a chaperoned children’s room with food, TV/”G” movies, and games — provided for a nominal fee. We hope you will join us!

We would like to welcome Sponsorships and Donations. More sponsorship and donation information is below, and also in the registration packet linked above.

Everyone is invited, so please come and join us for a wonderful evening of food and drink.

Co-Chair Craig Lundgren
Cultural Chair Hiroshi Nakamichi


Detail Information

1. Date and Time

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Attendance limit: 240

2. Place

Poinsett Club (Downtown Greenville)
807 E Washington St. Greenville, SC 29601

3. Fees

Adult (16 or older): $60/person (JAASC Member)
Adult (16 or older): $70/person (JAASC Non-member)
Child under 16: $5/person

※ We are renting a room for the children. There will be pizza, complements of Papa John’s, DVD’s (G or PG rating), and games for children. Several college and high school students are scheduled to chaperone the children. Also, please inform us of any food allergies prior to the event.

4. Program

5:15 pm – 6:45pm Social Hour (Sushi, Japanese style appetizers, and cash bar)
5:15 pm – 6:40pm Silent Auction
7:00 pm – 8:30pm Dinner

※ Please note any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian) or allergies
next to your name when you RSVP.


Please complete one “2018 JAASC Annual Party Registration Form” per company or organization and e-mail by January 5, 2018. Fee (Check: Payable to JAASC) must also be mailed by January 05, 2018. Seats are limited, so please register as soon as you can.

Mail registration form and check to:
Craig Lundgren
Japan America Association of South Carolina
PO Box 1791, Greenville, SC 29602
Phone : (864) 346-8062,
E-mail : craiglundgrensc@gmail.com

6.1 Event Sponsors

As in the past, we welcome your support by being a sponsor for the party. Detail information about different levels of sponsorship is listed in the following pages.

6.2 Donations

The New Year’s party is put together using JAASC’s cultural committee budget and we would welcome any contributions in addition to above sponsorships. We truly appreciate any support you can provide.

Please send your check to the address above (in section 5) with the check. Please include the amount of donation on the registration form and indicate on the check “Donation to Annual Party”.

6.3 Silent Auction to support JAASC

The proceeds from the silent auction directly support the Greenville Saturday School for Japanese students. This school helps the Japanese students in the Upstate stay up-to-speed with their home country curriculum. We would welcome any contributions to support our silent auction. We truly appreciate any support you can provide.

Please send your items to the following address by January 12, 2018, or, for your convenience, we will be happy to come and pick them up.

Please send auction items to:
JTEKT North America Corporation
ATTN: Mr. Hiroshi Nakamichi
7 Research Drive, Greenville , SC 29607
E-mail : hiroshi.nakamichi@jtekt.com

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Lundgren: craiglundgrensc@gmail.com.

7.1 Attire

Business; semi-formal

7.2 Hotel Accommodation

The Westin Poinsett Greenville is offering the special rate of $169 per night for the night of the party. Please call 1-800-917-8461 by December 20th and ask for JAASC rate to book at this rate. Please note that there are limited availabilities.


JAASC Annual Party Sponsorship

Presenting Sponsor $1,500
 Company representative invited to give a brief presentation at the reception.
 Company logo printed on program leaflet.
 Ten complimentary tickets to the event. ($600 value).

Gold Sponsors $750
 Company logo printed on program leaflet.
 Six complimentary tickets to the event. ($360 value).

Silver Sponsors $500
 Company name printed on program leaflet.
 Four complimentary tickets to the event ($240 value).

Bronze Sponsors $300
 Three complimentary tickets to the event ($180 value).

Copper Sponsor $200
 Two complimentary tickets to the event ($120 value).

More sponsorship information in the 2018 JAASC Annual Party Registration.