OAA New Year Party 2024 Silent Auction

Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA)
January 2024
10:00 AM PST
January 2024
06:00 PM PST
GOAL $4,500.00
146.8% REACHED!

About Our Auction

* Bidding will begin ONLINE and TRANSITION to in-person (Please read Below & LIve Event Information for more details)
The Okinawa Association of America will ring in the new year and celebrate the year of the dragon in person at our annual New Year’s Party on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Carson Community Center. Members, dignitaries, and friends will be treated to an afternoon of Okinawan entertainment, live music, delicious food, a silent auction, raffle prizes, and fun.

We understand it may be difficult for many members, family, and friends to attend the New Year’s Party in person. Therefore, we have devised a way to enjoy a portion of the party virtually through our Silent Auction. The Silent Auction will be held both virtually and in person. Our virtual participants can place bids starting a week before the event online, and our in-person attendees can continue placing bids physically at the New Year’s Party. We hope many more people can enjoy our while helping support the OAA.

Bidding will begin ONLINE and transition to in-person-only bidding for guests in attendance at the New Year's party. ONLINE bidders must set PROXY BIDS (the maximum you are willing to spend on an item) PRIOR TO the END OF THE ONLINE BIDDING PERIOD. Once the online portion ends, the Silent Auction Committee will monitor all items during the New Year's party and place YOUR PROXY BIDS for you. At the end of the entire silent auction, the winner will be notified.

Online Bidding will begin on Sunday, January 14 at 10 am PST and will end on Saturday, January 20 at 6 pm PST.

The auction will transition from online bidding to in-person bidding at the OAA New Year's Party at the Carson Community Center. In-person bidding will open on Sunday, January 21 at 10:30 am PST and end at 2 pm PST. See LIVE EVENT INFORMATION below ***

All winners will be notified by email. In-person winners may pick up their items at the party after payment. Shipping and pickup information will be provided via email to virtual winners.

If you have any questions, please email oaa.giving@gmail.com.

About Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA)

The Okinawa Association of America, Inc. (OAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote Okinawan culture and to contribute to local and international cultural exchanges. It was formed by Okinawan immigrants 115 years ago and has since grown into a multigenerational organization that provides cultural, educational, and social programs for its members and the larger community. Although the OAA has changed its name, structure and mission to reflect the changing times, the basic goals of yuimaaru/yiimaaru (mutual aid) and retention of Okinawan identity have remained the same.

In 2023, the OAA was the recipient of a California Nonprofit of the Year Award (nominated by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, 66th District)!

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Live Event Information

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, January 21 this ONLINE auction will transition to an In-Person Auction at the OAA New Year Party in Carson Community Center.

In-person Live Auction will begin at 10:30 am and end at 2 p.m. PST. (1/21/2024)

- If you are not attending our In-Person New Year Party but wish to keep bidding, you must place your PROXY BID before 6 pm on 1/20/24.

PROXY BID - the maximum amount you are WILLING TO SPEND on an item.
PROXY BID FAQ: https://www.32auctions.com/pages/help.html#bidding_4

- During the In-Person auction, Silent Auction Committee members will be monitoring all items and placing bids for proxy bidders UP TO the amount you designate.

-Items have the possibility of being outbid. If a bidder exceeds your maximum proxy bid, you lose the item. If the amount is UNDER your proxy bid, you will only be charged the winning bid amount.

All winners will be notified by email.