Bohemian National Hall hosted the Second Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner raising funds for the International University Center Haiti
07.12.2012 / 17:10
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On November 10th, 2012 the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic co-sponsored a Black Tie member in order to support Haitian recovery from 2010 destructive earthquake.
On November 10th, 2012 the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic co-sponsored the Second Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner hosted by the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Orphans International Worldwide and the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNSRC) Aux Antilles Club. Taking place in exquisite setting of the Bohemian National Hall, this successful event raised funds to help the Haitian recovery from the 2010 destructive earthquake and honored U.S. Representative Charles B. Rangel for his many contributions to Haitian people in the framework of the U.S. Congress.
Among the 250 attendees were many distinguished guests, including United Nations diplomats, prominent members of Haitian diaspora and numerous friends of the recovering Caribbean country. The president of the UNSRC Aux Antilles Club, Mrs. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, presented club’s rich history and the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Jean Wesley Cazeau, subsequently expressed his thanks for this patriotic event and praised the importance of the new International University Center, which is to be built in the city of Léogâne.
Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Haiti, H.E. Mrs. Edita Hrdá, welcomed the distinguished crowd and in her eloquent speech also expressed support of the Czech Republic to the people of Haiti. The Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, in cooperation with Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, also provided the magnificent spaces of the Grand Ball Room of the Bohemian National Hall for this event.
Also in attendance was the Minister of Women’s Affairs, H.E. Yanick Mezile, who commended the strength of women in the Aux Antilles Club in pursuance of Haiti’s cause. U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel has been subsequently awarded for his consistent work in favor of Haiti. One of the organizers, Jim Luce, stated that “Charlie is quite simply Haiti’s number one supporter in the U.S. Congress.”.
The black-tie dinner and dance was followed by the cultural performances, piano duet of Horvárth-Schauser featuring music of Mozart and Rachmaninov and finally a three-hour stage performance of Haiti’s renowned premier orchestra Tabou Combo. Stage music entertained the distinguished guests until midnight and concluded the successful fundraising event in support of the first phase of International University Center Haiti.
For more information, you can visit the following websites:
Charlie Rangel Honored at Uni Haiti Gala for his Efforts to Rebuild Haiti
Radio Solidarité on Uni Haiti Gala
Facebook Photo Album of Uni Haiti Second Annual Gala
Charlie Rangel Honored at Uni Haiti Second Annual Gala Dinner
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