Friday, August 14, 2009

Swara Sonora: Rotary Club 3400 ENDS POLIO!!

Yep, the concert was a success!! Thank God, we're really grateful.

I was surprised to see the entire 500 ballroom audience were present.... including the VIP tickets (which is not cheap). We were glad to be able to help Rotary International to raise funds to eradicate polio worldwide. Some of the audience members actually donated even more towards this cause last night.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenged Rotary Club International to raise funds up to $ 100 Million USD to eradicate polio. Then he will match that with a $ 350 million when the goal is reached. So hopefully last night's concert help towards that goal. Rotary International asks all Rotary Club worldwide to donate $ 1,000 (a minimum) each year to reach that goal for the next 3 years. I think last night we've passed that amount easily.

Fun concert: it was even recorded and broadcasted by the BALI TV. At the end we were interviewed by lovely Ibu Joyce, the Master of Ceremony who is also a well-known TV personality in Bali. We'll post this interview (along with my earlier METRO-TV interview) on youtube too!!!

This time, all THREE of us were interviewed immediately following tonight's performance.


George said...
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George said...

(I was the author who deleted my post -- it had an obvious typo...)

Congratulations on a great event! I am sure everyone had a wonderful time and you raised a lot of money for a worthy cause.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing the interviews.