The event was big, not just big but a huge success. Saturday, August 25th, 2012 highlighted participation of 200 supporters of dental care in Afghanistan coming from the membership of the Greater Van Nuys and Chatsworth Sunset Rotary Clubs and the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association, U.S.A.
The event was held at the estate of one of our veteran human rights activists and a dear member Barbara Pampalone. This evening was an “evening in Kabul ” where the attendees had an opportunity to learn more about Afghanistan, children and dental problems in Kabul. Our chapter along with Rotary International clubs hosted many guests and donors who all agree with Dr. Ralph’s mission.
The Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction raised much needed funds for the operation of the Afghan Dental Relief Project. The event included and Afghan menu, Paintings by Afghan artist Betsy Noorsey and well known International photographer and professor Mrs.Rita Nessian who provided photos of nature, poor children and women in traditional cloths.
Dr. Rolfe showed a video of the work that has been accomplished to bring dental health to the women and children of Afghanistan. The co-president of UNA-USA of the San Fernando Valley, Mr. David Tuckman gave a brief speech to the attendees, welcomed and thanked the attendees in this event.
–Soraya Fallah & David Tuckman