|Dear All, |
In its effort to clear land mines around the world, the
Organization of American States (OAS) is sponsoring a
cocktail event Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
at its beautiful headquarters in Washington, D.C.
(Organization of American States Main Building; 17th
Street and Constitution Ave. N.W.; Washington, D.C.).
The event is open to the public, and a donation of $10 is
requested. Please e-mail me (email@example.com) if
anyone would like a copy of the invitation in Microsoft
The cocktail event is being held in conjunction with the
world-wide fund-raiser to clear land mines called "Night
of a Thousand Dinners." On Friday, Nov. 30, people around
the world will host and attend dinner parties to raise
funds and awareness for land mine clearing.
Croatia is one of the countries listed on the "Night of a
Thousand Dinners" Web site, http://www.1000dinners.com,
in which "land mines problems are most prevalent."
I understand that a large dinner will be held at the
Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb. President Mesic may attend that
I'm not sure if any of the money raised at the Thursday
night event in Washington will go towards clearing land
mines in Croatia, but it should be fun and worthwhile
Frank Mustac, reporter
Here's the text of the invitation:
The Secretary General of the Organization of American
States, Dr. César Gaviria, and The Permanent
Representative of Canada to the OAS, Ambassador Paul
Durand, cordially invite you to a cocktail reception
“The Night of a Thousand Dinners”
celebrating our joint efforts to rid the Americas of
landmines on Thursday, November 29, 2001, From 6:00 to
The Organization of American States
17th Street and Constitution Ave. N.W.
ABOUT THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND DINNERS
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the
Permanent Mission of Canada to the OAS are proud to be
affiliated with the Night of a Thousand Dinners, an
initiative which encourages individuals and businesses
across the world to host dinners for friends, family, and
co-workers in order to raise awareness and resources for
mine action. This initiative was launched by the Canadian
Landmine Foundation, a private sector charitable
organization dedicated to the eradication of
anti-personnel landmines throughout the world and to
ending the human and economic suffering caused by these
mines. The OAS has a particular interest in raising
awareness and funds for mine action as its Member States
have adopted the goal of the global elimination of
antipersonnel landmines and the conversion of the Western
Hemisphere into an antipersonnel-land-mine-free zone.
For the Americas to accomplish this goal, financial and
human resources are needed. Your kind contribution will
be greatly appreciated; we suggest a minimum of $10.00.
Checks may be made payable to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Please send your payments along with your ticket stubs to
the OAS Mine Action Program, Room 850-K, 1889 F Street
UPD/ AICMA Washington, DC 20006-4499.
If you have any further questions, please contact
Claudia Estrada at the OAS Mine Action Program,
202.458.3343, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Patrick Alwine at the OAS Mine Action Program,
202.458.3023, or via email at email@example.com
Frank Mustac, reporter
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