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IPBA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2011 SILENT AUCTION PRE-AUCTION CATALOGUE Kyoto International Conference Center & Westin Miyako Hotel April 22, 2011 & April 23, 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the IPBA Silent Auction Committee IPBA Scholarship Program Silent Auction Leadership Silent Auction Schedule & Venue Location of Silent Auction at Kyoto International Conference Center Location of Silent Auction at Westin Miyako Hotel Acknowledgment Silent Auction Items Art & Collectibles Destination Getaways Jewelry & Accessories Professional Services Sports Wine & Chocolates Silent Auction Rules MESSAGE FROM THE IPBA SILENT AUCTION COMMITTEE IPBA SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPANESE RED CROSS SOCIETY The Inter-Pacific Bar Association Scholarship Committee is holding a Silent Auction fundraising event at the Kyoto Conference. Although originally intended to fund scholarships for young lawyers and lawyers from developing countries to attend our Conferences, the proceeds of the Silent Auction will now be contributed, with the consent of our donors, to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist earthquake and tsunami victims following the devastating March tragedy in Northern Japan. Fabulous items have been donated by our generous members and their clients for you to bid on. We hope you will take this opportunity to bid generously and support relief efforts in Japan through our Silent Auction! 2011 Silent Auction Committee Mark Shklov, Richard Goldstein, and Varya Simpson IPBA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2011 SILENT AUCTION IPBA Silent Auction Committee Mark Shklov, Shklov & Wong LLP Richard Goldstein, Goldstein & Lee Varya Simpson, SNR Denton US LLP IPBA Silent Auction Host Committee Liaisons Mari Hiraizumi, Bayer Health Care Japan Shin Tada, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners Yurie Fujinaga, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners Silent Auction Consultant Julie Goldstein IPBA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2011 SILENT AUCTION SCHEDULE AND VENUE FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011 14:00 to 17:00 Silent Auction Items will be displayed for bidding at the entrance of Room A on the 2nd Floor of the Kyoto International Conference Center SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011 09:00 to 15:00 Silent Auction Items will be displayed for bidding at the entrance of Room A on the 2nd Floor of the Kyoto International Conference Center 17:00 to 19:00 Silent Auction Items will be displayed for bidding at the entrance of the Gala Dinner Room on the 4th Floor of the Westin Miyako Hotel. *Bidding will close promptly at 19:00 at which time all Bid Sheets will be collected and the Silent Auction Items awarded to the highest bidders* **Winning bidders will be announced during the Gala Dinner.** ***After the Gala Dinner, payment will be collected from the winning bidders and they will receive their Silent Auction Items.*** SILENT AUCTION LOCATION IN THE KYOTO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER** * * Room A SILENT AUCTION LOCATION AT THE GALA DINNER IN THE WESTIN MIYAKO HOTEL ** ** THANK YOU TO OUR SILENT AUCTION DONORS AND SPONSORS The IPBA Scholarship Committee extends its sincerest gratitude to the individual and corporate donors whose names and donations appear on the following pages, and whose enormous generosity has made this Silent Auction possible. The IBPA Scholarship Committee also sends its deepest appreciation to the respective identified IPBA Sponsors who facilitated and/or solicited the donations. SILENT AUCTION ITEMS ART & COLLECTIBLES ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DONATED BY A-1 A traditional Korean porcelain writing stand by well Sang-Kyu Rhi known Korean artist Song-Kang A-2 A personally autographed copy of The Idea of Justice by Lalit Bhasin Amartya Sen A-3 An elegant traditional Inuit "Dancing Bear" stone Stikeman Elliott LLP sculpture hand-crafted by an Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Canada A-4 Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Lithograph Guy Buffet entitled "Hawaiian Serenade", by Artist Guy Buffet and an autographed copy of the book “The World of Guy Buffet” A-5 Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Lithograph, Guy Buffet entitled "Kapiolani Park", by Artist Guy Buffet and an autographed copy of the book “The World of Guy Buffet” A-6 Aboriginal Dot Art Painting entitled “Ceremony”, by Robin J. Lonergan Artist Matt “Mullawarr” Anderson A-7 Traditional Hawaiian War Weapon Replica Manny Mattos DESTINATION GETAWAYS ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DONATED BY D-1 7-night stay at Big Mountain Estate, a secluded luxury Mark & Cheryl vacation home near the picturesque cowboy town of Shklov Whitefish, Montana D-2 Two-night stay in a “City View Suite” at The Pierre The Pierre, New New York York D-3 Two-night stay in a “Park View Suite” at the Taj Taj Boston Boston Hotel with Breakfast for Two Both Days D-4 Three-night stay in a “Junior Suite” for two (2) people Paris Marriott Rive on the “Executive Level” at the Paris Marriott Rive Guache Hotel & Guache Hotel & Conference Center Conference Center D-5 Two-night stay for two in a “Superior Room, King” at Four Seasons Hotel the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, including George V American Breakfasts D-6 Two-night stay in a “Deluxe Room” with breakfast at Westin Miyako, the Westin Miyako, Kyoto Kyoto D-7 One-night stay in a “Deluxe Room” with breakfast Ritz Carlton, Tokyo buffet for two (2) at the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo D-8 One-night accommodation in an Executive Suite with The Peninsula Tokyo breakfast for two (2) at The Peninsula Tokyo D-9 Two-night stay in a “Junior Suite” at the Hotel Seiyo Hotel Seiyo Ginza Ginza D-10 Two day all inclusive golf package for four (4) Nobuo Miyake persons (two couples) at the prestigious Katsuura Tokyu Golf Club in lovely Katsuura, including transportation to and from Tokyo, accommodations, food and golf. D-11 Two-night stay for two at the Il Palazzetto, Roma, Italy Roberto E. Wirth and Il Palazzetto D-12 Seven-night stay at the Borgo di Bastia Creti, Umbria, Wirth Family and Italy Borgo di Bastia Creti D-13 Three-night stay at the Hotel Artemis, Saas-Fee, Peter Wirth and Switzerland Hotel Artemis D-14 Three-night stay in an “Ocean View Room” at the Kyo-Ya Management Sheraton Waikiki, Waikiki, Hawaii Company, Ltd. D-15 A scenic 2 to 3 hour flight through the majestic Swiss Dr. Urs Lustenberger Alps for two (2) adults, with private chauffeured limousine from Zurich City D-16 Private tour for two (2) people of the magnificent San Varya Simpson Francisco Area, including lunch or dinner at a fine San Francisco Restaurant, hosted by Varya Simpson D-17 An exquisite Japanese cuisine dining experience for Shiro Kuniya four (4) in either Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe, personally hosted by Shiro Kuniya D-18 A week’s stay for two (2) at the Lanka Princess Hotel John Wilson in Kaluwamodara, Sri Lanka, with a complimentary Ayurveda wellness cure treatment JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DONATED BY J-1 Embroidered Indian Paschmina Shawl Sumeet Kachwaha J-2 Embroidered Indian Silk Shawl Kumkum Sen J-3 Pearl and Turquoise Necklace with Butterfly Pendant Louise Ing J-4 14k White Gold Aloha for Japan Pendant Philip Rickard PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DONATED BY P-1 All immigration legal services required to prepare and Goldstein & Lee file a non-immigrant U.S. visa for a qualified person to temporarily visit or work in the U.S., provided by Goldstein & Lee, P.C SPORTS ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DONATED BY S-1 Your choice of two (2) tickets to a New York Knicks Martin J. Murray game or two (2) tickets to a New York Mets game or a round of golf for (3) at the Mill River Country Club in Brookville Long Island, New York WINE & CHOCOLATE ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION DONATED BY W-1 A bottle of 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon from EOS Gerold W. Libby winery in Paso Robles, California W-2 A bottle of 2007 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon from Stephen Marsh Napa Valley, California W-3 A bottle of 2008 Kistler Les Noisetiers Sonoma Stephen Marsh Mountain Chardonnay from California W-4 A bottle of 2000 John Loxton Cabernet Sauvignon Robin J. Lonergan from the McLaren Valley, South Australia W-5 A bottle of 2006 St Henri Shiraz from South Australia Jim Fitzsimons W-6 A bottle of German red wine Eckhart Broedermann W-7 One kilo of famous La Maison du Chocolat chocolates Alexandra Neri from France W-8 One kilo of famous Pierre Marcolini Belgium Jan Peeters chocolates W-9 One kilo of famous Swiss chocolates from Teuscher Urs Lustenberger W-10 A box of Fran’s award-winning Salted Caramels Ada Ko W-11 One kilo of famous Droste Dutch chocolates Jan Kooi W-12 Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing’s Gourmet Hawaiian Alston Hunt Floyd & Selection Ing ART & COLLECTIBLES ITEM NO. A-1 PORCELAIN WRITING-BRUSH STAND DESCRIPTION: This porcelain writing-brush stand was made by Song-Kang, a well known porcelain artist. His name is shown on the bottom of the writing-brush stand. The writing-brush stand has traditionally been used by learned men in oriental countries such as China, Japan and Korea. The materials varied and included bamboo, wood or porcelain. Porcelain writing-brush stands are the most precious. The porcelain production technique in Korea, which was developed in the Koryo Dynasty, is about 1,000 years ago. ESTIMATED VALUE: $100.00 USD (¥8,100 JPY) DONATED BY: Sang-Kyu Rhi Seoul, Korea ITEM NO. A-2 AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF “THE IDEA OF JUSTICE” BY AMARTYA SEN DESCRIPTION: This is a signed copy of “The Idea of Justice” by Amartya Sen. Professor Sen was born in Santiniketan, India, and is an Indian citizen. He is a Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Among the awards he has received are the “Bharat Ratna” (the highest honour awarded by the President of India); the Senator Giovanni Agnelli International Prize in Ethics; the Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award; the Edinburgh Medal; the Brazilian Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Grã-Cruz); the Presidency of the Italian Republic Medal; the Eisenhower Medal; Honorary Companion of Honour (U.K.); The George E. Marshall Award, and the Nobel Prize in Economics. VALUE: “Incalculable” DONATED BY: Lalit Bhasin New Delhi, India ITEM NO. A-3 INUIT “DANCING BEAR” STONE SCULPTURE DESCRIPTION: This is a traditional “Dancing Bear” stone sculpture hand-crafted by an Inuit Artist from Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, Canada. This sculpture is about 6 inches in height. Certificate of Authenticity included. ESTIMATED VALUE: $500.00 CAD (¥41,400 JPY) DONATED BY: Stikeman Elliott LLP Toronto, Canada DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.stikeman.com IPBA SPONSOR: William A. Scott SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.stikeman.com ITEM NO. A-4 “HAWAIIAN SERENADE” LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH WITH REMARQUE BY GUY BUFFET DESCRIPTION: This limited edition lithograph (image size 21” x 37”) entitled “Hawaiian Serenade” by Guy Buffet is hand pulled, printed in Paris with an original watercolor Remarque by Guy Buffet. It is signed and numbered 226/300. It is accompanied with an autographed copy of the book “The World of Guy Buffett”. ESTIMATED VALUE: Lithograph - $1,200.00 USD (¥97,203 JPY) Book - $35.00 USD (¥2,835 JPY) DONATED BY: Guy Buffet Morgan Hill, California DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.guybuffet.com IPBA SPONSOR: Mark T. Shklov SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.shklovlaw.com ITEM NO. A-5 “KAPIOLANI PARK” LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH BY GUY BUFFET DESCRIPTION: This limited edition lithograph (image size 21” x 25”) entitled “Kapiolani Park” by Guy Buffet is hand pulled, printed in Paris with an original watercolor Remarque by Guy Buffet. It is signed and numbered XXXII/L. It is accompanied with an autographed copy of the book “The World of Guy Buffett”. ESTIMATED VALUE: Lithograph - $900.00 USD (¥72,903 JPY) Book - $35.00 USD (¥2,835 JPY) DONATED BY: Guy Buffet Morgan Hill, California DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.guybuffet.com IPBA SPONSOR: Mark T. Shklov SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.shklovlaw.com Guy Buffet Guy Buffet was born in Paris on January 13, 1943. His parents were involved in the restaurant business and enjoyed art. Guy learned that his neighborhood had once been the home of such famous artists as Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. “At home there was always conversation about these artists”, he says, “and I used to listen to the conversations while doing my homework at the kitchen table. I remember drawing on napkins and the linen tablecloths while my brothers were busy with kitchen preparations”. On Guy’s 12th birthday, his mother gave him his first box of paints along with needed supplies such as canvas, brushes and a wooden easel. The young Buffet was soon displaying paintings on the walls of the family restaurant. He sold his first watercolor painting to an American who was visiting the restaurant and this is where is all began. At the age of 14, Guy enrolled in the famed Beaux Arts de Toulon and later studied advanced painting in Paris. By age 18, he joined the French Navy where his artistic abilities were well recognized by the Navy as they named him their official artist. Guy was given the prestigious assignment to “paint the world”. “In the South Pacific, while I was on shore leave and hitchhiking with some fellow sailors”, says Buffet, “we were picked up by a motorist who happened to be the mayor of the city. After visiting the ship and seeing some of my paintings, the mayor talked to the captain and got permission for me to put on an exhibit in town.” From this came a series of one-man exhibitions in exotic Tahiti and New Caledonia. Additionally, the French Navy helped organize his first exhibition in the Hawaiian Islands, introducing Buffet to what he calls “Paradise”. This was now 1963. Guy settled in Hawaii upon his discharge from the Navy, after the prominent Cooke family offered to provide him living and studio space on Molokai. What followed were several commissions from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, which funded major murals at public places across the state of Hawaii. Guy has traveled the world over painting not only Hawaiian themes. He has derived from his French heritage, the whimsical sommeliers, chefs and waiters in hilarious character, consistently capturing the spirit of the French and their love of fine food and wine. The Italian countryside, Amsterdam, China, Tahiti, India and other exotic locations have found their way onto the canvasses of Guy Buffet. Guy has an extremely active imagination and exposes his humor and wit in his work. Over the years Guy has been commissioned by many corporations, including Aloha Airlines, Grand Marnier, Inter- Continental Beachcomber and Westin Hotels, Champagne Perrier-Jouet, Williams Sonoma and Crystal and Princess Cruise Lines. Guy regularly makes appearances at special events, shows and fundraisers. His work appears on myriad of products such as cups, plates, ties, clothing, and calendars. Guy currently lives and works in the Monterey Bay area in California. Guy continues to travel the world to find inspiration for his works of art. He can be seen at any number of events throughout the country, hosting art shows and posing for snapshots with his delighted collectors. ITEM NO. A-6 “CEREMONY” BY MATT “MULLAWARR” ANDERSON DESCRIPTION: This Aboriginal Dot Art Painting by Matt “Mullawarr” Anderson is entitled “Ceremony”. The middle cream dots represent the current leaders of our culture, being Elders, which are surrounded by cultural knowledge. The yellow dots represent the next generation of Elder leaders for the upcoming future. The orange dots represent cultural knowledge while the white dots represent the future generation of many tribes that are learning to accept their cultural knowledge on mother earth. ESTIMATED VALUE: $300.00 AUS (¥24,514 JPY) DONATED BY: Robin J. Lonergan Brisbane Queensland, Australia DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.macrossans.com.au ITEM NO. A-7 TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN WAR WEAPON REPLICA DESCRIPTION: This replica of a traditional Hawaiian war weapon, Niho Lei-O-Mano (“Wreath of Shark’s Teeth”), is made of curly Koa wood, a native Hawaiian wood and Tiger shark teeth by Manny Mattos, a well-known Hawaii artist and Hawaiiana expert. Also included is a replica historic cooper plate engraving of various articles found on the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) by J.Webber, Atlas to Captain Cook’s Third Voyage, 1776-1779. Manny Mattos, Jr. was born and raised on Oahu and has spent more than twenty years researching ancient Hawaiian weapons and promoting the preservation of Hawaii’s endangered dry land hardwood forests. His craftsmanship is well known to collectors and his replicas are faithful and accurate reproductions of authentic ancient Hawaiian weapons found in museums in Hawaii and around the world. ESTIMATED VALUE: $200.00 USD (¥16,201 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: None DONATED BY: Manny Mattos, Jr. Honolulu, Hawaii IPBA SPONSOR: Mark T. Shklov SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.shklovlaw.com DESTINATION GETAWAYS ITEM D-1 ITEM D-1 7-DAY STAY AT BIG MOUNTAIN ESTATE LOCATED IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA DESCRIPTION: Big Mountain Estate is a large, private, luxury home located on 3 acres of secluded woodlands outside the charming cowboy town of Whitefish, Montana. This two-story home has three bedrooms, five bathrooms, two huge fire places, an entertainment room, and a billiards room. Wireless internet access is available. Wild deer wander over the private property which is located near Whitefish, Montana, a picturesque little town with cowboy bars, unique boutique stores, a local brewery, and the friendly ambiance of times long ago. Located just minutes from the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish Lake and Glacier National Park, this property is convenient year-round to all the many area attractions. Winter skiing is excellent. Summer activities include golfing, hiking, fishing, and white water rafting. After a full day of activities, relax in the outdoor hot tub, underground sauna, or in the billiards room. Fly into Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, Montana and drive 20 minutes to Whitefish. ESTIMATED VALUE: $2,625.00 USD (¥212,632 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: The winning bidder will have a three (3) year window to reserve the home, subject to availability. Reservations through Mark Shklov. ITEM WEBSITE: www.bigmountainestate.com DONATED BY: Mark T. Shklov and Cheryl Shklov Honolulu, Hawaii DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.shklovlaw.com ITEM D-2 THE PIERRE NEW YORK ITEM D-2 TWO-NIGHT STAY IN A CITY VIEW SUITE AT THE PIERRE, NEW YORK LOCATED IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a two-night stay in a City View Suite at the Pierre, New York. The Pierre, the iconic flagship of Taj Hotels on New York's Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, re-opened on June 1, 2009 following a meticulous $100 million renovation to create new guestroom and bath interiors and reconfigure first floor public areas to include London's classic brasserie, Le Caprice and Two E Bar/Lounge, the residential-style lounge by day and stylish bar by night. Even in a city where exclusive luxuries are the norm, there is one hotel that is far more rare and special than the rest. Possessing a fabled Central Park location in midtown Manhattan and legendary history, The Pierre continues to set the standard for elegance and unrivalled hospitality. The Pierre features the newest and most inviting guestrooms in the city. Staff outnumbers guests by a ratio of three to one, allowing The Pierre to focus on anticipating a guest's every need. London's classic restaurant, Le Caprice, captivates New Yorkers at The Pierre with its signature European dishes created for the American palette. ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,500.00 USD (¥121,504 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability and blackout dates. Valid between the months of April 1, 2011 through April 1, 2012. Cannot be combined with any other offer and the nights must be utilized consecutively. ITEM WEBSITE: www.tajhotels.com/pierre/ DONATED BY: The Pierre, New York DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.tajhotels.com/pierre/ IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-3 TAJ BOSTON ITEM D-3 TWO-NIGHT STAY IN A PARK VIEW SUITE AT THE TAJ BOSTON LOCATED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a two-night stay in a Park View Suite at the Taj Boston and includes breakfast for two on both days. The Crown Jewel of Boston Hotels, renowned for its cherished traditions, classic style and award-winning service, has welcomed guests from around the world since it first opened its doors in 1927. Located at the corner of the fashionable Arlington and Newbury Streets, Taj Boston overlooks the charming Public Garden acclaimed for its lagoon used for swan boat rides and ice-skating frog pond. Surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, Taj Boston is in the heart of it all. The hotel is close to the Theatre District, historic sites and shopping at Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Center. ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,500.00 USD (¥121,504 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.tajhotels.com/boston/ DONATED BY: Taj Boston DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.tajhotels.com/boston/ IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-4 PARIS MARRIOTT RIVE GAUCHE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER ITEM D-4 THREE-NIGHT STAY FOR TWO IN A JUNIOR SUITE – EXECUTIVE LEVEL AT THE PARIS MARRIOTT RIVE GAUCHE HOTEL LOCATED IN PARIS, FRANCE DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a three-night stay in a Junior Suite – Executive Level at the Paris Marriott Rive Guache Hotel & Conference Center. Situated in downtown Paris, France, with direct access to major airports, the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located by the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The metro station nearby takes you directly to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Montparnasse business district and Notre Dame in less than half an hour. All hotel rooms are entirely renovated and are larger than the average 4 star Paris hotel rooms. They feature spectacular views, Marriott's supremely comfortable bedding and upscale shower products. The 70s inspired R'Yves Great Room concept combines a European brasserie, cocktail bar and lounge as well as a take-away counter for guests to enjoy great food in a trendy atmosphere, with wireless internet access. In the central Rive Gauche vicinity of France's capital city, this Marriott hotel provides excellent services and facilities for a successful business trip, week-end visit or a holiday away in this unique European destination. ESTIMATED VALUE: 1950 EURO (¥223,583 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability. Valid till the end of December 2011. ITEM WEBSITE: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/parst-paris-marriott-rive-gauche-hotel-and-conference-center/ DONATED BY: Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/parst-paris-marriott-rive-gauche-hotel-and-conference-center/ IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-5 FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V PARIS ITEM D-5 TWO-NIGHT STAY FOR TWO IN A SUPERIOR ROOM, KING AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V LOCATED IN PARIS, FRANCE DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a two-night stay for two in a Superior Room, King at the Four Seasons Hotel George V and includes American breakfasts. The Four Seasons Hotel George V is located steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, 18th-century tapestries, lovingly restored, and a spirit that lives on in thoroughly reborn, highly advanced spaces, Four Seasons George V Paris redefines luxury service in the City of Light. ESTIMATED VALUE: 2000 EURO (¥230,342JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability and cannot be used during Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Fashion Week. Must be used before December 31, 2011. ITEM WEBSITE: www.fourseasons.com/paris/ DONATED BY: The Four Seasons Hotel George V DONOR’S WEBSITE: http://www.fourseasons.com/paris/ IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-6 The Westin Miyako, Kyoto ITEM D-6 TWO-NIGHT STAY IN A DELUXE ROOM AT THE WESTIN MIYAKO, KYOTO LOCATED IN KYOTO, JAPAN DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a two-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Westin Miyako, Kyoto with breakfast. Boasting exhilarating views, the storied Westin Miyako, Kyoto has welcomed renowned international visitors and guests for more than 120 years. A prestigious fixture in the community since its debut, the Miyako is a key social center and integral element of the captivating and well-preserved city of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient imperial capital. Surrounded by the emerald Higashiyama hills and adjacent to the subway station, the Miyako is a true urban resort. Intuitive amenities and unprompted service invite you to relax, renew, and recharge between exploring the local area’s numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and downtown Kyoto, just a short walk away. Stroll through one of its picturesque Japanese gardens and then replenish with a warm cup of tea. Invigorate your body and soul with a serene hike along a mountain trail, jog on the outdoor track, enjoy a match on the rooftop tennis court, or replenish with a swim in the indoor pool. Rejuvenate afterwards in one of the Miyako’s unique restaurants serving traditional Japanese cuisine and international fare—or unwind at its lounges and bars. ESTIMATED VALUE: ¥55,500 JPY RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1427 DONATED BY: Westin Miyako, Kyoto DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1427 IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-7 The Ritz Carlton Tokyo ITEM D-7 ONE-NIGHT STAY IN A DELUXE ROOM AT THE RITZ CARLTON, TOKYO LOCATED IN TOKYO, JAPAN DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a one-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo with breakfast for two. At The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, you can take in the international culture from high atop a dramatic skyscraper, the tallest in Tokyo. Occupying the top nine floors and the first three levels of the 53-story Midtown Tower, our luxury hotel in Tokyo features elegant rooms and suites, panoramic vistas, amazing dining options, and much more. ESTIMATED VALUE: ¥90,000 JPY RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. Valid from April 24, 2011 to October 23, 2011, except Saturdays, Eve of Holidays, and Holidays. ITEM WEBSITE: www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Tokyo/Default.htm DONATED BY: The Ritz Carlton, Tokyo DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Tokyo/Default.htm IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-8 ITEM D-8 ONE-NIGHT EXECUTIVE SUITE ACCOMMODATION AT THE PENINSULA TOKYO LOCATED IN TOKYO, JAPAN DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a one-night accommodation in an Executive Suite at The Peninsula Tokyo and breakfast for two at The Lobby Restaurant. The Peninsula Tokyo is Tokyo’s exciting new purpose-built hotel with breathtaking views towards the Imperial Palace Gardens which caused a buzz from its inception. Stylish and supremely opulent, it’s a destination in its own right. The Lobby is the beating heart of the hotel, where a warm welcome awaits everyone, whether for business, leisure, or just plain pleasure. ESTIMATED VALUE: ¥147,360 JPY RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.peninsula.com/Tokyo/en/default.aspx DONATED BY: The Peninsula Tokyo DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.peninsula.com/Tokyo/en/default.aspx IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-9 HOTEL SEIYO GINZA ITEM D-9 JUNIOR SUITE ROOM FOR TWO NIGHTS AT THE HOTEL SEIYO GINZA LOCATED IN TOKYO, JAPAN DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a two-night stay in a Junior Suite at the Hotel Seiyo Ginza. In the heart of Tokyo's vibrant Ginza District lies the Hotel Seiyo Ginza. This luxurious haven of modern comfort is an ideal destination for both business and leisure. The 77 elegant accommodations have been designed to reflect the comfort and convenience of a private residence. Each room has its own design and layout to match the discerning needs of each guest. The hotel offers the most spacious baths in Japan with separate showers, vanity areas and walk-in closets. In addition to standard services, a personal concierge and butler services are provided from check-in to check-out. ESTIMATED VALUE: ¥83,160 JPY RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.seiyo-ginza.com DONATED BY: Hotel Seiyo Ginza DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.seiyo-ginza.com IPBA SPONSOR: Richard S. Goldstein SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com ITEM D-10 KATSUURA TOKYU GOLF CLUB ITEM D-10 TWO-DAY GOLF PACKAGE FOR FOUR AT THE KATSUURA TOKYU GOLF CLUB DESCRIPTION: Two-day golf package for four (preferably two couples) at the Katsuura Tokyu Golf Club with Nobuo Miyake and Noriko Miyake as your personal hosts, and includes accommodations, food, fellowship, fun, golf and transportation to and from Tokyo. Enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of a golf weekend as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Miyake at the exclusive Katsuura Tokyu Golf Club in Chiba, Japan. Mr. Miyake’s holiday home near the Katsuura Tokyo Golf Club is the birth place of the IPBA. Mr. Miyake will tell you the story. ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,600.00 USD (¥129,604 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: NONE, but the best time to visit would be between mid-May to end of September, when the Miyake rose garden is in bloom and katsuo (skipjack tuna) and abalone are in season. ITEM WEBSITE: www.tokyu-golf-resort.com/katsuura/ DONATED BY: Nobuo Miyake and Noriko Miyake Tokyo, Japan DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.mylaw.co.jp/ ITEM D-11 IL PALAZZETTO ROMA, ITALY ITEM D-11 TWO-NIGHT STAY FOR TWO AT THE IL PALAZZETTO LOCATED IN ROMA, ITALY DESCRIPTION: This invitation is for a two-night stay for two in a double room at the Il Palazzetto in Roma, Italy and includes a daily breakfast buffet for two at the neighboring Hassler Hotel Roma. The Il Palazzetto offers four exclusively furnished boutique hotel rooms located on the 3rd and 4th floors, three of which overlook the Spanish Steps. Their simple yet luxurious beige and cream-colored hues, with accents of velvet and satin, offer guests maximum comfort along with the sensation of being in their own private residence with the added luxury of impeccable service and incomparable location. ESTIMATED VALUE: 835 EURO (¥96,167 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability. Valid for one-year from the date of the Silent Auction. Cannot be used for the last week of April, the months of May and June, the first twenty (20) days of July, the months of September and October and during Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays. ITEM WEBSITE: www.ilpalazzettoroma.com/index.htm DONATED BY: Roberto E. Wirth and Il Palazzetto Roma, Italy DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.ilpalazzettoroma.com/index.htm IPBA SPONSOR: Ken Stuart SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.beckerglynn.com ITEM D-12 BORGO DI BASTIA CRETI UMBRIA, ITALY ITEM D-12 SEVEN-NIGHT STAY IN A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT AT THE BORGO DI BASTIA CRETI LOCATED IN UMBRIA, ITALY DESCRIPTION: Come and stay with the kids or on your own at the Wirth family resort in Umbria, Italy. Mint condition country home accommodations with pool and tennis court. This gift certificate is for seven-night stay in a two bedroom apartment with living room, dining room and large kitchen. The Borgo di Bastia Creti has 360 degree views of the valley and is surrounded by woods, olive trees and great view of the Umbrian hills. ESTIMATED VALUE: 2500 EURO (¥287,928 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Valid until December 2011 upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.bastiacreti.it/ DONATED BY: Wirth Family and Borgo di Bastia Creti Umbria, Italy DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.bastiacreti.it/ IPBA SPONSOR: Ken Stuart SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.beckerglynn.com ITEM D-13 HOTEL ARTEMIS SAAS-FEE, SWITZERLAND ITEM D-13 THREE-NIGHT STAY IN A DOUBLE ROOM WITH VIEW OF THE SWISS ALPS AT THE HOTEL ARTEMIS LOCATED IN SAAS-FEE, SWITZERLAND DESCRIPTION: Come and stay at the Peter Wirth retreat in the Swiss Alps. This Bed and Breakfast is located in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The “Pearl” of the Alps, the Hotel Artemis, is located next to Zermatt surrounded by beautiful Swiss Alpine Mountains and Glaciers. The Hotel Artemis is three hours from Geneva, Zurich or Milan by train or car. This gift certificate is for a three-night stay in a double room with a view of the Swiss Alps and breakfast. The family-run Artemis B&B hotel is located in the centre of Saas Fee and offers your bright rooms with balconies and satellite TVs, a wellness area and free Wi-Fi. A sauna, a steam bath and a whirlpool invite you to relax after a day out in the mountains. A ski room located close to the ski lifts is at your disposal. The Alpin Express cable car is an 8-minute walk away from the Artemis B&B. ESTIMATED VALUE: $750.00 USD (¥60,752 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Valid until December 2011 upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.artemis-saasfee.ch/ DONATED BY: Peter Wirth and the Hotel Artemis Saas-Fee, Switzerland DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.artemis-saasfee.ch/ IPBA SPONSOR: Ken Stuart SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.beckerglynn.com ITEM D-14 SHERATON WAIKIKI WAIKIKI, HAWAII ITEM D-14 THREE-NIGHT STAY IN AN “OCEAN VIEW ROOM” AT SHERATON WAIKIKI, LOCATED IN WAIKIKI, HAWAII DESCRIPTION: Your opportunity for a lifetime of memories . . . . . Enjoy three beautiful nights in an ocean-view room at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in the heart of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Walk just a few steps from the hotel to famed Waikiki Beach. Feast in one of the many fabulous restaurants at the hotel. Or walk to any number of additional restaurants in Waikiki and enjoy the many shopping opportunities nearby. The staff at the hotel can arrange for any activity from snorkeling, diving, catamaran rides to tours to other parts of the island. When you want a tranquil moment in your hectic day, you can visit the Honolulu Academy of Arts, a fifteen-minude drive away. The Academy was founded in 1927 and houses a collection of over 20,000 works of Asian art from Japan, Korea, India, China and other Asian countries. It also houses a strong collection of European and American art including works of Van Gogh, Matisse, Monet and Picasso. It also traces the history of Hawaiian art with a collection of traditional Hawaiian art to the latest Hawaiian artists. Enjoy a refreshment at the garden cafe before returning to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. ESTIMATED VALUE: $2,070.00 USD (¥167,676 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. ITEM WEBSITE: www.sheraton-waikiki.com/ DONATED BY: Kyo-Ya Management Company, Ltd. IPBA SPONSOR: Alan S. Fujimoto SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.goodsill.com ITEM D-15 SCENIC FLIGHT THROUGH THE SWISS ALPS ITEM D-15 SCENIC FLIGHT THROUGH THE SWISS ALPS FOR TWO DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a two to three hour flight through the fascinating peaks of the Swiss Alps, and includes a privately chauffeured limousine transfer to and from any hotel in Zurich to the local airport. ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,000.00 USD (¥81,003 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: For Adults only. DONATED BY: Dr. Urs Lustenberger Zurich, Switzerland DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.lgpartner.ch ITEM D-16 TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO ITEM D-16 TOUR AND DINNER IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a full afternoon and evening on a private car tour personally hosted by IPBA member Varya Simpson and spouse exploring the cultural delights of San Francisco, including visits to several museums of your choice and stops at the most famous viewpoints of the area, including the Golden Gate Bridge, tours of Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and Nob Hill, and a ride down famous Lombard Street, around Chinatown and North Beach. Dinner will be at a top rated San Francisco restaurant (choice depending on the winner’s personal tastes and availability) followed by a night tour of the City before returning you to your hotel. See San Francisco as only locals can show you! ESTIMATED VALUE: Priceless! RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability of hosts. DONATED BY: Varya Simpson San Francisco, California DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.snrdenton.com/ ITEM D-17 THE BEST JAPANESE CUISINE ITEM D-17 INVITATION TO THE BEST JAPANESE CUISINE DESCRIPTION: Invitation for up to four people, personally escorted by Mr. Shiro Kuniya, to the restaurant of your choice in Tokyo or Osaka or Kyoto or Kobe. Cuisine will include sushi, sashimi, tempura, Japanese beef and traditional Japanese foods. Mr. Kuniya guarantees that you and your guests will enjoy the very best Japanese cuisine in the chosen restaurant. ESTIMATED VALUE: $2,000.00 USD (¥162,006 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Valid for 5 years from April 24, 2011. DONATED BY: Shiro Kuniya Osaka and Tokyo, Japan DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.ohebashi.com/index.html ITEM D-18 THE LANKA PRINCESS HOTEL SRI LANKA ITEM D-18 A WEEK’S STAY AT THE LANKA PRINCESS HOTEL IN KALUWAMODARA, SRI LANKA DESCRIPTION: This gift certificate is for a week’s stay for two (2) at the Lanka Princess Hotel, which includes a 6-night stay in a double occupancy room with all meals and one Ayurveda wellness curative treatment. The Lanka Princess hotel is under German management and the concept is an "all inclusive" service, and offers sun starved holiday-makers the comforts of a luxury hotel set on a magnificent palm fringed beach plus regenerative Ayurveda treatments. The main aim of the hotel is to offer beach holidays whilst you maintain or regain your health by regenerating and vitalizing body and soul. Ayurveda cure holidays at the Lanka Princess are set in comfortable and bright treatment rooms with high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. The management and excellent team of Ayurveda doctors supported by therapists ensure your well-being. ESTIMATED VALUE: 1034 EURO (¥120,787 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Based upon availability. Not suitable for children under 12. ITEM WEBSITE: www.lankaprincess.com DONATED BY: John Wilson Colombo, Sri Lanka DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.srilankalaw.com JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES ITEM NO. J-1 EMBROIDERED INDIAN PASCHMINA SHAWL DESCRIPTION: This 100% Paschmina Shawl from Kashmir is dark brown in colour with full hand embroidery in ivory colour thread. ESTIMATED VALUE: $500.00 USD (¥40,501 JPY) DONATED BY: Sumeet Kachwaha New Delhi, India DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.kaplegal.com ITEM NO. J-2 EMBROIDERED INDIAN SILK SHAWL DESCRIPTION: Exquisite Indian silk shawl with embroidery, perfect for a cool evening or even a fancy dress ball. ESTIMATED VALUE: To be determined DONATED BY: Kumkum Sen New Delhi, India ITEM NO. J-3 PEARL AND TURQUOISE NECKLACE WITH BUTTERFLY PENDANT DESCRIPTION: This pearl and turquoise necklace with butterfly pendant was created by Babs Miyano- Young. Born and raised in Hawaii, Babs’ interest in art began in high school, where she took every art course she could, including jewelry, ceramics, glass blowing, photography, drawing and painting. She later attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where she received her BFA in 1982. She is mainly known in Hawai’i for her work in glass and sculpture. A large free-standing outdoor sculpture can be seen at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center. Her work has been displayed in invitational shows in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tennessee, and Florida and is in many collections nationally and internationally. Many of her jewelry designs are collaborative works with her mother, Florence Miyano, who does much of the assembly work. Babs enjoys combining different elements and textures, often using contrasting bead sizes in creating one-of-a- kind necklaces. ESTIMATED VALUE: $125.00 USD (¥10,125 JPY) DONATED BY: Louise Ing Honolulu, Hawaii DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.ahfi.com/ ITEM NO. J-4 14K WHITE GOLD ALOHA FOR JAPAN PENDANT DESCRIPTION: To symbolize the special bond between Hawaii and Japan, Philip Rickard has blended his traditional Hawaiian design elements and his signature "Aloha Oe" script with the Japanese "Hinomaru" motif to create the Aloha for Japan pendant in 14K White Gold. (Dimensions: 8mm, 1" pendant) Founded in 1986 by Philip Rickard, Philip Rickard Honolulu is recognized as the world leader in the design and development of traditional and modern Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry. A true “made in Hawaii” company, Philip Rickard Honolulu designs, develops, manufactures, and markets traditional Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry as well as modern Hawaiian collections right from his factory location in beautiful Waikiki. Nicknamed Hawaii’s go-to jeweler for Hollywood, Rickard lists Gwen Stefani, Nicole Scherzinger, and Dasha Zhukova among his many celebrity clients. His pieces have graced the runways of New York Fashion Week in Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. shows as well as the silver screen in the films Princess Kaiulani, Soul Surfer, and The Descendants where his jewelry can be seen on Qorianka Kilcher, Helen Hunt, and George Clooney, respectively. ESTIMATED VALUE: $599.00 USD (¥48,521 JPY) DONATED BY: Philip Rickard Honolulu, Hawaii DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.philiprickard.com IPBA SPONSOR: Mark T. Shklov SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.shklovlaw.com PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ITEM NO. P-1 LEGAL SERVICES: U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW DESCRIPTION: All legal work required to prepare and file for adjudication an appropriate non- immigrant U.S. Visa for a qualified visa applicant seeking to temporarily visit or work temporarily in the United States. ESTIMATED VALUE: $3,000.00 USD (¥242,872 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: Valid for one year until April 2012. ITEM WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com DONATED BY: Goldstein & Lee London, U.K. and New York, U.S.A. DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.goldsteinvisa.com SPORTS ITEM NO. S-1 NEW YORK SPORTS PACKAGE NEW YORK, NEW YORK DESCRIPTION: Bidder’s Choice of either: 1. Two (2) Courtside seats behind the basket for New York Knicks basketball game; or 2. Two (2) Field seats behind home plate for New York Mets baseball game; or 3. A round of golf for three (3), with caddies, at the Mill River Country Club in Brookville Long Island, New York ESTIMATED VALUE: $500.00 USD (¥40,501 JPY) RESTRICTIONS: The winning bidder may choose only one of the above-items ITEM WEBSITE: www.nba.com/knicks/ http://newyork.mets.mlb.com www.themillriverclub.com DONATED BY: Martin J. Murray New York, New York DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.lomjm.com WINE & CHOCOLATE In addition to the wines listed on the following pages, we anticipate additional fine wines from: COUNTRY DONATED BY New Zealand Denis McNamara France Jean-Claude Beaujour ITEM NO. W-1 BOTTLE OF 1998 CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM EOS WINERY IN PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA DESCRIPTION: This is a bottle of 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon from EOS Winery in Paso Robles, California. It is a complex, layered wine in the tradition of the classic Bordeaux, the fruity aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis mingle with cedar, tobacco leaf spiciness and the anise typical of Paso Robles Cabernets. The taste has fruity flavors and a long, supple finish of chocolate and tar. Serve at cellar temperature with grilled steak or with strawberries dipped in chocolate fondue. ESTIMATED VALUE: $250.00 USD “aspirational” (¥20,251 JPY) ITEM WEBSITE: www.eosvintage.com DONATED BY: Gerald W. Libby Los Angeles, California DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.zuberlaw.com/ ITEM NO. W-2 BOTTLE OF 2007 DUCKHORN CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA DESCRIPTION: This is a bottle of 2007 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. The product of a near-perfect growing season, this is one of the most complex and mouth filling renditions of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to date. Blended to showcase the rich diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings together grapes from some of the Valley’s most acclaimed winegrowing appellations and includes a mix of mountain and valley floor fruit. Aromas of ripe currant, spearmint, marzipan and tobacco lead to intense flavors of blackberry and black cherry, all supported by a subtle framework of French oak, which adds nuance, depth and dimension to the finish. Varietal: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc ESTIMATED VALUE: “invaluable” ITEM WEBSITE: www.duckhorn.com/ DONATED BY: Stephen Marsh San Diego, California DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.luce.com/ ITEM NO. W-3 BOTTLE OF 2008 KISTLER LES NOISETIERS SONOMA MOUNTAIN CHARDONNAY FROM CALIFORNIA DESCRIPTION: This is a bottle of 2008 Kistler Les Noisetiers Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay from California. Very much in keeping with the top-quality Kistler tradition, this wine offers complex aromas of tangerine, powdered stone and green citrus. Tightly wound and bracing throughout, dominated by its mineral side. Precise and intense with uncommon energy that lifts it from the glass. Penetrating finish coats the palette with flavors of lime and chalk in the tradition of great Chablis. ESTIMATED VALUE: “invaluable” ITEM WEBSITE: www.kistlervineyards.com/ DONATED BY: Stephen Marsh San Diego, California DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.luce.com/ ITEM NO. W-4 BOTTLE OF 2000 JOHN LOXTON CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM MCLAREN VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA DESCRIPTION: This is a bottle of 2000 John Loxton Cabernet Sauvignon from the McLaren Valley, South Australia. The tasting notes state it is a full bodied wine showing black currant fruit supported by fine grain tannins and integrated spicy oak. ESTIMATED VALUE: $50.00 USD (¥4,050 JPY) DONATED BY: Robin J. Lonergan Brisbane Queensland, Australia DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.macrossans.com.au ITEM NO. W-5 A BOTTLE OF 2006 ST HENRI SHIRAZ FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA DESCRIPTION: ST HENRI SHIRAZ - South Australia Vintage: 2006 Deeply fragrant with an alluring, floral and ethereal scent of blackberry liqueur, plums, dark cherries and musky spices with minty undertones of restrained oak and sweet leather, this is an elegant, fine-grained and richly flavoured example of the Australian 'burgundy' style, even though its label once contained the word 'claret'. It's long and brooding, with its restrained expression of pure, pristine fruit overlying a chalky backbone of kernelly tannin. Certain to flesh out magnificently (tasting notes of Jeremy Oliver). ESTIMATED VALUE: $80.00 – $90.00 USD (¥6,885 JPY) ITEM WEBSITE: www.penfolds.com.au DONATED BY: Jim Fitzsimons Sydney, Australia DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.claytonutz.com ITEM NO. W-6 A BOTTLE OF GERMAN RED WINE DESCRIPTION: A “Merlot ‘S’” 2004 of the “Weingut Bernhardt” which is a rare combination of a German wine made of French quality. The German wine producer lives at the border (200 m away from France) and produces this wine in Germany from French berries. ESTIMATED VALUE: To be determined DONATED BY: Eckhart J. Broedermann Hamburg, Germany DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.german-law.com/html/ ITEM NO. W-7 A ONE KILO BOX OF LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT CHOCOLATES DESCRIPTION: This is a one kilo box of La Maison du Chocolat chocolates. ESTIMATED VALUE: $100.00 USD (¥8,100 JPY) WEBSITE: www.lamaisonduchocolat.com/en/#/home DONATED BY: Alexandra Neri Paris, France DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.herbertsmith.com/ ITEM NO. W-8 ONE KILO BOX OF PIERRE MARCOLINI CHOCOLATES DESCRIPTION: This is a one kilo box of famous Pierre Marcolini chocolates. ESTIMATED VALUE: $75.00 USD (¥6,075 JPY) WEBSITE: www.marcolini.be/ DONATED BY: Jan Peeters Brussels, Belgium DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.stibbe.com/stibbe/global.do ITEM NO. W-9 ONE KILO BOX OF TEUSCHER CHOCOLATES DESCRIPTION: This is a box of Swiss Chocolates ESTIMATED VALUE: $60.00 USD (¥4,860 JPY) WEBSITE: www.teuscher.com/ DONATED BY: Dr. Urs Lustenberger Zurich, Switzerland DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.lgpartner.ch ITEM NO. W-10 A GRAND SIGNATURE DUO BOX OF FRAN’S CHOCOLATES DESCRIPTION: This is a Grand Signature Duo box of Fran’s Chocolates, which includes United States President Obama’s favorite caramels. ESTIMATED VALUE: $76.00 USD (¥6,156 JPY) WEBSITE: www.franschocolates.com/store/home.php DONATED BY: Ada Ko Seattle, Washington DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.lanepowell.com/ ITEM NO. W-11 ONE KILO BOX OF DROSTE DUTCH CHOCOLATES DESCRIPTION: This is a box of Droste Dutch chocolates. ESTIMATED VALUE: To be determined WEBSITE: www.droste.nl/data/content/index.html DONATED BY: Jan Kooi Wassenaar, Netherlands DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.internationalcounsel.com/ ITEM NO. W-12 ALSTON HUNT FLOYD & ING’S GOURMET HAWAIIAN SELECTIONS DESCRIPTION: The Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Gourmet Hawaiian Selections contains an assortment of tempting Hawaiian treats, such as Kona coffee, tropical tea blended in Hawai`i, macadamia chocolates and cookies. Also included are the Honolulu law firm's logo recyclable shopping bag, flashlight pen, and flash drive. ESTIMATED VALUE: $100.00 USD (¥8,100 JPY) DONATED BY: Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Honolulu, Hawaii DONOR’S WEBSITE: www.ahfi.com/ IPBA SPONSOR: Louise Ing SPONSOR’S WEBSITE: www.ahfi.com/ SILENT AUCTION RULES The IPBA Scholarship Program Silent Auction, to be held during the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference, will be under the charge and direction of the IPBA Silent Auction Committee. By participating in the IPBA Scholarship Program Silent Auction, each bidder agrees to these Auction Rules. 1. All items in the Silent Auction have bid sheets on the display table near them with a title that includes “item name and number” clearly printed at the top of each bid sheet. (Be sure to read titles prior to placing bids to ensure you are bidding on the correct item.) 2. Each Auction participant’s bid identification number is his or her IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference registration badge number which the Auction participant receives when he or she registers at the IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference. 3. When you want to bid, do so by writing your name and bid identification number on the bid sheet next to the amount of your bid. 4. Some items may have a “minimum bid” amount listed on the bid sheet. This is the lowest and beginning bid for this item. 5. Some items may have a “minimum raise” amount listed on the bid sheet. Each subsequent bid must be a higher amount than the previous bid and satisfy the minimum raise amount to be considered a “valid” bid. You may exceed the minimum raise amount. 6. Occasionally, items may be available for “Guaranteed Purchase”. If you write your name and bid identification number next to the amount labeled “Guaranteed Purchase”, you have bought the item. This will conclude the bidding on that item. 7. You may bid on as many items as you wish in the Silent Auction until the Auction has ended. 8. A Silent Auction official will circle the winning bid on each silent auction bid sheet. A copy of the Silent Auction bid sheet, with the winning bid “circled”, will be left in its place after the bidding is closed. Winning bids may also be announced at the close of the event. 9. All sales are final. There are no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. 10. All items are “as is.” The IPBA has attempted to describe items correctly based on the information provided by donors. Bidders will be expected to read bid sheets for any restrictions, exclusions, etc. 11. The value listed on the bid sheet is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless noted. 12. Payment for items purchased will be due immediately after the IPBA Gala Dinner at the Westin Miyako Hotel on April 23, 2011. Any absent winning bidders must make arrangements or appoint someone to pay for and collect items on their behalf. 13. Payment for items purchased must be made in full on the night of the Auction. We accept cash, AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, or a U.S. Dollar or Japanese Yen check payable to the IPBA. [A handling fee may be added to credit card transactions.] 14. Following payment, you may pick up your purchases in the check out area at the Auction with your paid receipt. 15. Each person bidding assumes all responsibilities related to the Auction and items obtained at the Auction and agrees to hold the IPBA harmless from any liability. 16. The bidding currency will be indicated on the bidding sheet. The currency conversion rate will be determined at the discretion of the IPBA Silent Auction Committee for all purposes. 17. These Rules are specifically applicable to the 2011 IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Kyoto/Osaka, Japan. These Rules may be revised or amended for subsequent Silent Auctions.
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