Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vietnamese Dinner, Sunday, April 26, 2009

We're hosting a fundraiser Vietnamese dinner at the Bethel Park Community Center on Sunday, April 26 from 3pm-6:30pm. Tickets are $25 each and they include a dinner of pho, coconut shrimp, vegetable fried rice, spring rools, bok choy with garlic, seasonal fresh fruits, dried coconut and a hot tea with apple cider and cinnamon.

Though we missed 2008, we've held these as an annual event--and it's been very successful in the past: Great food, a wonderful cause and a lot of fun.

Tickets will be available at the door. Bethel Park Community Center is located at 5151 Park Avenue in Bethel Park, PA (15102). For more information, call 412-481-6133.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Book Event on April 15

Event: Meet & Greet Australian Photographer Roger Costello
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Location: Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Duquesne University (Forbes Ave. on the Duquesne Campus)
Time: 3pm – 6pm
As a young man in the Australian Army during the Vietnam War, Roger Costello witnessed the destruction of Vietnam. These memories drive his dedication to The Friends of Danang, a nonprofit organization of citizens and Vietnam veterans in the Pittsburgh area that raises money to fund projects that benefit the people and, more specifically, the children of the Danang area.
"Places and Faces: Vietnam" was published in Vietnam in order to benefit that country as much as possible. "It's a moral issue for a lot of us. As a young man, I helped destroy that country. It's for my own soul and to help the children of the country that I do this." Vietnam is no longer the war-ravaged country many Americans imagine. About 70 percent of the population was born after the war. "I want people to see the diversity of the country. Look at the places; look at the faces and colors. It is a country that needs to be discovered."

Monday, March 9, 2009

March 12 Meeting at Bella Notte

Our March meeting will be held just down the street from Enrico Biscotti at Bella Notte Pizza, Pasta and More. The dinner meeting starts at 7pm and Bella Notte is serving dinner (including tip) for $15 per person. Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Roger Cranville blogging from Danang

Roger Cranville of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance is blogging from Vietnam for the Pittsburgh Business Times. He is on a trade mission fact-finding trip with business and education leaders from the Pittsburgh area. His entry from Danang is here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Congratulations, Drs. Kelly and Demos!

The Allegheny County Medical Society recently honored Friends of Danang member Dr. Ed Kelly for his work as a physician volunteer. Dr. Kelly is a retired orthopedic surgeon who is the medical director of the Catholic Charities clinic in downtown Pittsburgh. Dr. Jack Demos, the founder of SurgiCorps, a group that performs free surgeries in Vietnam and other countries, was honored for his international volunteer work.You can see the photo and read about it here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Group of Pittsburgh leaders to visit Vietnam

A group of business and community leaders from Pittsburgh is headed to Vietnam in mid-February. Read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story by Ron DaParma here. WDUQ News also had the story on air this morning and has a blog post about it on their blog.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Our February Meeting

Our February meeting will take place on Thursday, February 13 at 7pm at Enrico Biscotti. Hope to see you there!