12/23/2013 - 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
The World Affairs Council of St. Louis is excited to announce that its 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Celebration will be held Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The proceeds of this, our only fundraiser, are used to sponsor our “Community Service” activities. The greater St. Louis community has come to rely upon the Council for these activities that have three things in common. One, they are free of charge to the participants; two, they are made possible by your support of this “Year of the Horse” celebration, and three, they bring international experiences and awareness to a large cross-section of people living in our area.
Our Chinese New Year celebration attracts about 275 people a year and features an exceptional Chinese banquet, interesting and varied reception activities (many are new!), impressive entertainment, multiple raffles with substantive prizes, and an oral auction conducted by a professional auctioneer. Guests, from all segments of our society, return year after year to enjoy an evening celebrating the Chinese culture. You are invited to join the celebration by sponsoring a table or by purchasing individual tickets.
Three categories of table sponsorship are available (each table seats 8 people):
Platinum – $2,800 Gold – $2,250 Silver – $1,700
(Note: All but $1,000 of each table sponsorship is tax-deductible. Individual tickets are available at $150; $25 is tax-deductible.)
2014 is the “Year of the Horse”; the Horse being one of the signs of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. Those born in the year of the horse tend to be clever, independent, kind, confident, and very skilled in communication. They demonstrate quick wit and are often recognized for their honesty and warmth. They are averse to constraints and may tend to be somewhat impatient.