17 September 2012 — Dance for the Children!

Dear Friends,

On Saturday evening, the 15th of September, 2012, the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley and friends danced for the children. As of this writing we have raised just short of $2,700 for The Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus. That means more than 4,000 children will receive the life-giving drops of oral polio vaccine…and we are a little closer than THIS close to eradicating polio.

Sunday evening, the 16th of September, 2012, begins the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. (For you language enthusiasts…”rosh” means “head,” “ha” is the Hebrew prefix corresponding to “the” in English, and shanah means “year.” Head of the year. New Year.

Your loyal and diligent programs chair therefore declares this a “light program weekend” due to time constraints, his being Jewish and the firm belief that his Jewish mother *will* haunt him.

So please enjoy this quick compilation of some of the fun we had at the Dance event…more to come…and THANK YOU to our friends and family for their kind and generous donations to The Rotary Foundation, and to our kind and generous corporate sponsors who make it possible for us to designate 100% of the dancer donations to PolioPlus.

 If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on YouTube.

And if you’re read this far, please understand how the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah and an old-fashioned sock-hop style dance event truly go together: it’s Rosh Ha-Sha-na-na.

3 responses to 17 September 2012 — Dance for the Children!

  1. Shout outgo Yoko for a great spread and just the right balance of food , drinks and desserts. The brownies were terrif.
    Here is wishing everyone a fantastic happy new year. May we strive for greatness and may greatness be your outcomes. La shana tovah.
    Don’t forget to vote. They are even trying to take that away. Stand up and be counted. Peace to all.

  2. Great job on the video! The event was fun and inspiring – certainly a wonderful way to support the polio initiative.

  3. What a great way to get our friends and family involved in wiping out this disease. One of my good friends spent 6 months in an Iron Lung from Polio, and I just found out that my Grandfather also had polio as a child. With our efforts, we won’t see this happening again.

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