Posted by Tiglath from ? (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 4:36AM :
Message from the AAS-A President
A Night to Remember: SF Dinner to Fund Erbil Dormitory
by Narsai M. David
To raise $100,000 for a new dormitory and youth center for Assyrian university students in Erbil, the Assyrian Aid Society of America (AAS-A) is planning a truly splendid fundraiser in San Francisco on the evening of Friday, November 15, 2002.
Our plan is to serve an elegant five-course dinner with each course pre-pared by a different chef of Middle Eastern background. Michael Mina, who has achieved great success and fame with his Aqua restaurant in San Francisco, and whose family is from Egypt, has agreed to participate. In May the James Beard Foundation recognized Mina as the Best Chef in California 2002, a most prestigious honor.
Michael Ginor, author and owner of the internationally renowned Hudson Valley Foie Gras in New York, will provide his spectacular foie gras. He was born in Israel and his company has become the largest foie gras producer in the world. The dinner will be at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton Hotel. This will be a truly elegant affair, starting with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, followed later by a silent auction and a small live auction. We are also pleased to be able to say that several wines made by Assyrians will be served.
Rommel Moshi, the President of the Assyrian Aid Society in Iraq (AAS-I), and Esam Nesan, the AAS-I Education Department Manager, will be our guests of honor. You can count on looking forward to Assyrian musical entertainment as well.
So often we hear about elegant affairs to support the arts or political causes or other local humanitarian organizations. Now it's time to support one of our own, for our own---the Assyrians. This gala event has long been on our "to do" list as AAS-A has sought to explore new fundraising sources both within and beyond the Assyrian community. How exciting it is to see this idea becoming a reality, and how satisfying it is to know the facilities it builds will be serving our young people in North Iraq for years to come.
The dinner committee is chaired by AAS-A Director Mona Malik, and she promises to produce a spectacular and successful evening.
For more information, please call (510) 527 9997, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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