The NCSS Grand Ball w/Sushi Reception and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, April 8 – 6:00pm – 12:00am at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20001.
Capping the Cherry Blossom Festival festivities is the selection of the 2011 U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen from the U.S. Cherry Blossom Princesses. This elegant black-tie affair begins with a sushi reception, hosted by the Washington DC Sushi Association, Mu Sake, and Sapporo Beer, along with a Silent Auction, in the Grand Foyer of the Ballroom. When the doors open, you will proceed inside the Grand Ballroom for 3-course dinner, the presentation of the Cherry Blossom Princesses, the crowning of the U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen and an evening of dancing. Valet Parking is available on the premises or lot parking across the street.
Reserved seating. $150/per person
The proceeds from the Silent Auction will support the Cherry Blossom Princess and Queen Cultural Exchange Program along with our other charitable programs. Any contributions you make are fully tax deductible. We appreciate your generosity and continued support of the National Conference of State Societies.
If you would like to attend this event, please contact GSA President Mike Blas, GSA Vice President Charlotte Harris, GSA Treasurer Maria Pangelinan or NCSS Delegate Cevina Epps. The GSA is collecting all of the fees and submitting one payment to the NCSS for the event – this will allow all of us to sit at tables designated for the Guam Society of America so we can support our 2011 Cherry Blossom Princess Christina Paige Ruff. All payments must be turned into the GSA by April 1, 2011. Don’t miss out on this great event – feedback from all attendees from previous is the $150 fee is well worth the elegant evening everyone is sure to experience and enjoy.
Mike Blas: 571.209.7185 Cevina Epps: 443.938.6262Following dinner, the Princesses are formally introduced during the Grand March to center stage, preparing them for the much anticipated crowning. One Princess will become our 2011 U.S. Queen with the ceremonial crowning of the spectacular Mikimoto Crown, a priceless Japanese work of art. (A smaller replica Crown and strand of Mikimoto pearls are presented to the U.S. Queen as a special keepsake.) The silent auction will be open the entire evening beginning at 6pm when guests arrive, closing at 11pm; with everyone having a chance to bid on all the unique items donated.