2019 OAA New Year’s Party


Photo by Itsuki Gramkow

Okinawa Association of America’s
Annual New Year’s Party 2019
Sunday, January 20 • 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Quiet Cannon

901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640
Reservation Required by January 11, 2019
Facebook Event Page

Click on a link below to learn more:


Flower arrangement by Setsuko Fujimoto; photo by Kristin Yamauchi


Each ticket includes event admission, entrée of choice, garden salad, ice cream, and souvenir. Seating will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis.

Download the Reservation Form (PDF)
Reservation REQUIRED by January 11, 2019
(additional $10/person after deadline, if space allows)

  • $50 with prime rib entrée
  • $45 with vegetarian pasta entrée
  • $35 student discount (ages 11 – 18, copy of student I.D. required)
  • $25 child’s meal (ages 3 – 10, chicken fingers with french fries)

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New Year's Party Kaimaku (Opening Classical Music)

Photo by Stuart Yamashiro


Subject to change without notice

  • Installation of OAA President, Board of Directors, and Chairpersons
  • “Look Back at 2018” photo slideshow
  • Presentation of the first-ever OAA Legacy Award
  • Sake barrel breaking ceremony (kagami biraki 鏡開き)
  • Toast for Year of the Boar celebrants

Subject to change without notice

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Raffle tickets are only $2 each and can be purchased at the event or pre-ordered through the OAA office (weekdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.): 310-532-1929, oaamensore@gmail.com

Attendance is not required to win prizes. Winners will be informed by phone or email after the event and must pick up their prize from the OAA office (weekdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

  • One (1) $500 travel voucher
    1 winner; generously donated by Uyehara Travel*
  • Two (2) $250 travel vouchers
    1 winner; generously donated by IACE Travel**
  • Four (4) passes to Disneyland
    1 winner; generously donated by the Walt Disney Company ($400+ value)
  • More prizes to be announced!

* Restrictions apply: Flights must be made through Uyehara Travel. ** Restrictions apply: Vouchers cannot be combined for one flight; flights must be made through IACE Travel.

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Photo by Itsuki Gramkow


More great prizes will be available through our on-site silent auction! Attendance is required to participate.

  • Four (4) grounds tickets to PGA Genesis Open (February 11 – 17, 2019 at the Riviera Country Club)
    Generously donated by William Martin
  • Japanese kitchen appliances from Tiger Corporation
    Generously donated by Tiger Corporation
  • Okinawa-themed gift basket
  • Vacation packages
  • More prizes to be announced!

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Photo by Itsuki Gramkow


If you are interested in giving just a few hours of your time helping at one of the OAA’s largest gatherings of the year, please fill out this online form. (Service hours are available for high school students.)

Volunteers need not work the entire day and we would be grateful if you can spare just a few hours! We are in need of volunteers to help with various tasks:

  • Saturday, 1/19 @ OAA Center: Truck-loading, starts at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, 1/20 @ Quiet Cannon:
    • Truck-unloading, stage and table set-up, starts at 8 a.m.
    • Reception, merchandise, raffle, and silent auction help, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Stage crew help, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Truck-loading after the party, from 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1/20 @ OAA Center: Truck-unloading around 4:00/4:30 p.m.

A free boxed lunch will be provided on Sunday, 1/20/2019 to volunteers (minimum of 3 work hours) who are not buying the entrée ticket (sign-up required by January 11).

We can accommodate people who are buying their luncheon tickets by assigning them to the pre-party morning shift (8 – 11 a.m.) or the post-party shift (from 3:30 p.m.) so they may enjoy the party.

A short instructional meeting may be held at the OAA Center, date to be announced.

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