March 11, 2014

Get out your dancing shoes, fancy dresses, tuxedos, party jewels and gather your friends to make

plans for the 2014 American Society GALA fundraiser on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Buffet Colonial

in Moema. Once a year, we invite all our members and friends to join us in this elegant event. You

will enjoy your evening from the moment your car is swept away by the valet, until you’ve danced

the last dance.

This event, while certainly a wonderful chance for us to all socialize, renew old friendships, and

win wonderful prizes, is also a chance for us to give back to needy children in São Paulo, Brazil.

The food, atmosphere, and service last year were terrific, and we expect more of the same in 2014.

The evening will begin with cocktails and the silent auction. Afterward, we will move into the

dining room for the live auction, a performance by the children from one of our charities, and a

buffet dinner, followed by dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

Proceeds from the live and silent auctions will go to support two of our charities- Associaão

Criana Brasil (ACB) and Lar Tia Edna (LTE). ACB, a charity that provides educational daycare &

after school programs for more than 500 children ages 6 months to 15 years, will use the proceeds

to send 2-3 teachers to a specialized training program to learn to teach art, music, and reading

to the children. LTE, a children’s home that houses 12 children ages 5 to 20 will use the

donations to improve their facilities so that they can qualify for government aid.

Gather your friends and reserve your table NOW! Tickets are on sale beginning March 6th for R$300

per person, R$2400 for a table that seats 8. After April 1, the price will increase to R$375 per

person. We expect the event to sell out at 320 guests, so don’t delay. Woody Dunstan will be

back as our favorite auctioneer, and Jason Bermingham has graciously agreed to be our Master of

Ceremonies again.

Auction items are already rolling in and will include hotel stays, beautiful works by São Paulo

artists, delectable dinners, spa treatments, jewelry, and electronics. If you have an item to

donate, please contact the AMSOC office.

When: Friday May 9, 2014. 7:30 pm cocktails and silent auction. 9:30 pm dinner/live auction.

Dancing to follow

Tickets are available beginning March 6 by contacting the AMSOC office at Tickets may also be purchased at the

International Newcomers Club BAZAAR from 9-12 noon on March 12 at the Espace Escandinavo, Rua Job

Lane, 1030, Alto da Boa Vista.

Come enjoy a lively evening, and support the children of Lar Tia Edna and Associão Criana


Contact Judy Zanchi, GALA Chairman
99621-2215 or

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