SPRING GALA DINNER
The Society’s main social activity of note each year is its annual gala dinner, usually held in early October.
Venues for the dinner are centrally located in Melbourne, and are always of the highest quality.
The dinners provide individual members the opportunity to meet other members, and corporate members are provided an ideal way of entertaining their clients and customers.
Featured during the dinners are either a key-note speaker, or selected entertainment.
2019 Spring Gala Dinner Raffle Winners!
1st Major Prize Winner - Robert Lewis
2 X Return Melbourne to Tokyo Economy Class Tickets, courtesy of Japan Airlines
2nd Major Prize Winner - Simon Peake
Framed original Artwork titled Fuji Mountain by Shumei Kobayashi, donated by Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne
3rd Prize Winner - Fumi Murakami
Crown Gift Card for use at Crown hotels, spas and selected bars and restaurants in Melbourne
4th Prize Winner - Mark Wild
Peninsula Hot Springs Dine & Bathe for Two Gift Certificate
5th Prize Winner - Toru Ichikawa
Kiki's Delivery Service 30th Anniversary Ltd Edition (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo with Artbook) donated by Madman Entertainment
Congratulations and Thank you for your support of AJSV!
Past Guest Speakers and Venues
2019 His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi Ambassador of Japan to Australia/Crown Towers (River Room)
2018 Mat Bowtell Celebrated Engineer and Inventor/Crown Towers (River Room)
2017 Consul-General Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne/Crown Towers (River Room)
2016 The Hon Andrew Robb AO / Crown Towers (River Room)
2015 His Excellency Mr Sumio Kusaka / Pullman Melbourne on The Park
2014 The Hon. Bruce Billson MP & Ms Keiko Haneda / Pullman Melbourne Albert Park (Grand Ballroom)
2013 The Rt Hon. Bob Hawke AC / Crown Towers (River Room)
2012 Sir Rod Eddington AO / Crown Towers (River Room)
2011 Mr Murray McLean AO / The Langham Melbourne (Clarendon Ballroom)