The silent auction, which will be held online, will go live October 14 and close on October 21.  The auction is for students, family, friends, and friends of friends.  

Look for something extra special that can’t be found on Amazon!

Osu Aikido Students and Friends!
It’s time to donate items for the 2022 AYANA Silent Auction!  
Last year’s Silent Auction raised $15,000 and made a big difference in supporting AYANA and keeping the Genyokan open. This year’s Silent Auction is a part of the overall plan to make sure that AYANA and the Genyokan emerge from the pandemic thriving.  
We need your help to pull off a successful and fun event!  The Silent Auction will go live Oct. 14th to Oct. 21st and we need a wide range of items to bid on, ideally by Sept. 14th. 
All members and friends are invited to donate Silent Auction Items!   These could be “themed” baskets from your region, tickets to a game or special event, or a vacation getaway at a family cabin or timeshare. Check out the Quick Guide to Donating Items for more ideas and strategies. AYANA is a 501c3 nonprofit and many businesses will donate goods or gift certificates if asked.  The Quick Guide has sample emails: Dear Ann Arbor Area Business and Dear Business Beyond Ann Arbor.
Complete the 2022 Silent Auction Item Pledge Form when you are ready – bonus points for being ready, with photos by Sept. 14th!
Help get the word out with the attached Silent Auction Flyer.  Print it and display it at your club, on community bulletin boards, or use it for Social Media posts. Consider sending it to former students who understand the value of Yoshokai Aikido and would like to help.
Feel free to ask any questions you have. You can contact me, Kristin Maier ( 651-285-0807), or the Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Julia Cumming ( or Dan Ewart (  
Thank you in advance for your participation and support.  With your help, Kushida Sensei’s beautiful Yoshokai Aikido will continue to shape our lives and the lives of others under the skillful leadership and instruction of Akira Kushida Sensei.  
Kristin Maier
For the AYANA Silent Auction Committee

Check back to this page for an update to the auction website, graphics to promote this event, and sneak peaks on what’s for sale.  Please share the information with friends, family, former students, and current students you may know.  

We can’t wait to celebrate this enduring unique organization with you in the coming months!