The World Affairs Council of St. Louis’s signature fundraising event is our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. For more than twenty years, the World Affairs Council of St. Louis has welcomed the Chinese New Year with a wide variety of reception activities, stunning entertainment, an exquisite Chinese banquet, multiple raffles with exciting prizes, and a live auction conducted by a professional auctioneer. Here’s a preview!
Live Auction items
Our premier live auction package is a long weekend at PowersBluff for a vacation close to home. Valued at $2,000 and with a starting bid of $1,250, this package includes a weekend for two families or 4 couples in a log home nestled in 400 acres of forest, with gift certificates to The Four Way and Missouri Hick BBQue, and a day or night of entertainment depending on the weekend chosen. This package is available for the 21st-24th of September, the 5th-7th of October, or the 2nd-4th of November of 2018.
Cheer on the St. Louis Blues with four Plaza center tickets to the March 15, 2018 game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Par for the Course
Enjoy lunch and an 18-hole round of golf at the Westwood Country Club for three persons plus Burt Follman.
Create some memories at the ballpark with four box tickets to the June 12 Cardinals game against the San Diego Padres, accompanied by a free one-night stay at the Hyatt Regency at The Arch.
Drink, Dine and Unwind in Clayton
Begin your evening with drinks at The Capital Grill, then enjoy an exclusive dinner for two at Southern-Italian restaurant Peno in Clayton.
Putting on the Ritz
Prepare for a memorable evening that begins with dinner for two at 801 Chophouse, followed by a performance of your choice at the St. Louis Symphony. End the night with a stay at the Ritz-Carlton, where you will enjoy a complimentary breakfast for two.
St. Alban’s Country Club
Join Dr. Greg Warner for 18 holes of golf and lunch at St. Alban’s Country Club.
Wine, Cheese, What More Do You Need?
Gather at Parker’s Table with a group to enjoy a private tasting for six, scheduled at your convenience. This package also includes a one year cheese club membership, a beautiful basket of chocolates, cheeses, cookies, fruit, and two bottles of wine.
Wellness at Wellbridge
Make a Chinese New Year’s resolution with this fitness package from Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa in Clayton. Enjoy one hour of personal training, a 35 minute massage, and two weeks of full access to Wellbridge’s expansive amenities.
Cherish these portraits for a lifetime with a family session from Westrich Photography. Robert Westrich Jr. has over 30 years of photography experience.
Fun & Games
The SLCGS Guitar Quartet- local guitarists will perform a variety of music.
Chinese Calligraphy- calligrapher Sheow-Hwey Chang will be painting personalized messages on rice paper.
Chinese Paper Cutting- a representative of Friends of Taiwan-Greater St. Louis will turn paper into art using masterful cutting techniques.
Tarot Card Reading- Visit Rev. William and Dana Simpson West to learn about messages in your tarot cards.
Blackjack, Roulette and Craps tables- Experience the fun and excitement of playing at a real casino! With the purchase of a wristband, players will be given $500 in vouchers to be played at any of the tables, at the end of your run, turn your remaining chips in. The top 5 players will win prizes.
Raffles- Raffle tickets will be available throughout the evening. The raffle prizes will include a package for a St. Louis Getaway with one night at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, a gift certificate to the Tenderloin Room, and a gift card to Lukas Liquor to stock your bar, and a 50/50 Raffle in which you will take home half of the raffle earnings.
For more details and registration, visit here.