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|THIS MONTH'S EVENT: "ONE HOT HAVANA NIGHT!" TWM SUMMER FUNDRAISER
339 East 10th Street
Between Avenue A & B
July 13th 2005
Have a few mojitos and dance the night away to a live Cuban salsa band at our sizzling summer fundraiser blowout! Tickets are tax-deductible and raise much needed funds that allow The Women's Mosaic to exist!
COST: $35 in advance; $40 at the door
CLICK HERE FOR EVITE TO ONE HOT HAVANA NIGHT!
Enrich Your World & the World Around You!
Greetings on the eve of this Independence Day
weekend! The Fourth of July holiday is one of my
personal favorites for many reasons not the least of
is for the cookouts, picnics and fireworks that
help celebrate it. The Fourth of July
holiday recognizes and
honors the daring, courageous and visionary
founders of this country who could imagine a world, a
state of being much more advanced and just than
anyone could have conceived of at the time, and
was probably considered ludicrous by many. Yet the
act of declaring one's independence and universal
to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"
simple, yet so astonishing. Perhaps it did not
technically apply to exactly what was going on at
i.e. the status of women and slavery , but the point
that they put it out there as an ideal to live up to is
what is significant.
Yes, as a country we most
certainly have had our fair share of injustice
committed by and to us both within and outside of
our borders, but the Declaration of Independence
serves as our North
Star on a personal, local and global level - it's a
concept that we often forget, ignore or simply take
for granted, and is an ideal that we should
strive to make real for ourselves and others. Why
am I talking about this in our TWM eNewsletter
Well, The Women's Mosaic seeks to build
upon this sentiment and embrace its essence
by helping to make it
tanglible to each and every one of you who are a
part of this organization. As women living in the 21st
century in the United States, we are in a position to
be the leaders for
the rest of the women of the world to carry out this
mandate of true independence, liberty and equality in
its purest form
of the essential right of every human being to
their own destiny that is fulfilling on every level.
as women are at the forefront of a movement to
make those ideals a reality - not just for women, but
for all people everywhere, and that means starting
right here. Those certain "unalienable rights"
hands - women are the force to be reckoned
at this time in history and are the key to making the
world a better place. This is why The Women's
Mosaic exists, this is what, in our own grass
way, we are helping to accelerate - that each and
every one of you are able to express your full
potential and power in the world in order to make it
should be - a peaceful, compassionate place where
unity is recognized, diversity is celebrated and
prosperity is experienced in all
areas of life.
That is why we hope that this
month you will
support us - by becoming a member, attending
fundraiser or simply making a donation in any amount
so that we can continue producing the unique
programs that allow women to grow and connect
with each other and to the world at large - and to
inspire them to make a difference in their own lives
and thus the lives of others.
Last month we again offered one such experience -
June 20th we had our Spolight on Sri Lanka:
Cuisine, Conservation & Caring! We had a great
turnout of over 30 people who enjoyed a
of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and listened to
Corea, President of the Sri Lanka Wildlife
Conservation Society, Yasoja Gunasekera,
Sectretary of the Sri Lanka Mission to the UN, and
Pauline Nguyen, Secretary of Sri Lanka Care
Foundation. Everyone got a broad perspective and
understanding of the country and enjoyed meeting
one another in the relaxed, funky setting of BOA Bar
& Restaurant. Special thanks to TWM volunteer
Zuckerberg who was instrumental in putting this
event together, to the owners of BOA, Bob and Ann
for their hospitality, and especially to Pauline who
schlepped all the way to Staten Island
to get the food for the event! TWM was able to
make a donation of $55 to Sri Lanka Care
Foundation, in addition to other donations made
directly from attendees, as a symbolic suport of their
work to help women and children affected by the
tsunami there. For a photo and
description of this and all other Past Events please
see the article link below.
As you know by now, this month is TWM's Big
Wednesday, July 13th which is going to be
HAVANA NIGHT! We're cooking up a
fabulous, fun event that we hope you will all become
down to enjoy and bring all your friends with you! We
need all the support we can get as this is our major
fundraising event of the year - so please do what
can to contribute to making TWM the organization it
is and can be. You should have already
received the invite and email about other ways to
help out but please see below for more
is our big event to
needed funds in order for The Women's Mosaic to be
able to continue bringing you the types of events
described above! Please support us as best you can!
For a full description and
listing of all Upcoming Mosaic and non-Mosaic
please see the article link below.
Regarding August, for the first time in TWM's four
half years, we will not be having a monthly event.
a look at our Past Events page and you will see that
since our first meeting in January 2001 we have not
and in fact many times have offered more than one
event per month. We've come to realize however,
that it is OK to have a break once in a while and
that we truly need time to regroup, plan, work on
several non-event tasks and yes, even relax in order
charge our batteries. So we
hope you understand, and know that even though
no events happening, that there is much behind
work going on. We are also most likely going to
together a survey to send out to you all to get
feedback on what we've been doing up until now and
use it in our future planning for the upcoming
months and years. More information on that soon...
Well, that is it for now. You'll be getting a few
reminders about One Hot Havana
Night!, so please be
sure to buy your tickets in advance. Have a
great holiday weekend and see you on the 13th!
Kristina M. Leonardi, Founder & Executive Director
LAST MONTH'S EVENT:SPOTLIGHT ON SRI LANKA: Culture, Cuisine, Conservation & Caring!
Monday, June 20th 6:30-9pm
On Monday, June 20th we focused the TWM
Spotlight on Sri Lanka:
Culture, Cuisine, Conservation & Caring
gave over 30 attendees a taste of Sri Lanka - its
and women's issues there in general - as well as
highlighting the work of Sri Lanka Care
nonprofit that formed in response to the tsunami and
is the only organization specifically targeting the
needs of women who have been affected by it.
Attendees tasted scrumptious Sri Lankan cuisine from
New Asha Sri Lankan Restaurant (which we brought
in from Staten Island!) and mingled the funky,
jungle-like East Village bar/restaurant Boa -
which was a perfect setting to hear from our
speakers Ravi Corea from the Sri Lanka Wildlife
Conservation Society, Yasoja Gunasekera from Sri
Lanka's Mission to the UN and Pauline
Nguyen of Sri Lanka Care Foundation. Everyone
enjoyed themselves and took
home an authentic Sri Lankan souvenir handicraft
brought back from there by Pauline. TWM has was
able to donate $55 to Sri Lanka Care Foundation for
their efforts on behalf of women and children, in
addition to other amounts given by some of the
attendees. For more information about Sri Lanka Care
Foundation please visit www.srilankacare
View a description and photos of this and other Past Events
*THIS MONTH'S EVENT: ONE HOT HAVANA NIGHT! TWM SUMMER FUNDRAISER*
Come on out for ONE HOT HAVANA NIGHT!
of The Women's Mosaic on Wednesday, July
Sip a mojito, dance a mambo, munch on a platano
and bid on a muchacho at this annual summer
fundraiser to make it our biggest and best party yet!
*Open Mojito Bar 7-8pm *Live Cuban salsa band
*Dance lesson *Cuban snacks *Silent Auction and
COST:$35 in advance; $40 at the door
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS,
RSVP & FOR MORE DETAILS
View All Upcoming Mosaic and Non-Mosaic Events
Help with TWM's Hot Havana Night!
Here are some ways you can help make TWM's
Summer Fundraiser ONE HOT HAVANA NIGHT
most successful it can be!
We have a committee working hard to pull this
together but wanted to invite the rest of you to
contribute as well. Following please find all the ways
in which you can participate in this important
fundraising event. Of course we hope you can come
out to enjoy the party with us, and in addition to
that or if you cannot make it, you can either offer to
donate an item or service, or purchase an ad
yourself. You can also help us sell Program Ads,
solicit Food Donations and Silent Auction items,
and/or sell Group Tickets as noted below:
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Coordinator: Tina Marie Greene email@example.com
This is one of our best opportunities to raise funds.
We are looking for solid, good, exciting items, a $50
value or higher to have as Silent Auction items.
Classic and successful items are :
Tickets to Music, Theatre or Sporting Events * Gift
Certificates to Spas, Salons* Gift Certificates to
fancy Restaurants* Nights at Hotels, Resorts*
Cruises* Airline Tickets* Gift Baskets of luxury, high-
end items* Gift certificate to a class or course or
service* Unique experiences/items, ie. things that
one could not normally buy such as a backstage
tour, prop from a TV show, movie or play, lunch with
a celebrity , walk-on part in a TV show, movie etc.*
Donors will be able to display literature/business
cards and can receive up to 2 tickets to the event.
Please make sure we get their names.
Coordinator: Lenore Holz firstname.lastname@example.org 212-
522-4563 wk 201-284-8633 cell (only until July1,
after that send to email@example.com 917-
Cuban/Latin food. Finger food is best, things that
can be served either cold, room temperature or be
delivered/picked up hot at around 6pm. We expect
around 75- 100 people but they do not have to
donate for that amount - just a tray or two would be
good. Donors will be acknowledged in our program
and can display menus, business cards to advertise
their business, as well as receive up to 2 tickets to
the event. For some of the nicer/name recognized
restaurants they may prefer to donate a gift
certificate for dinner for two for our Silent Auction.
Be sure to check with Lenore first to make sure we
don't duplicate asks. Silent Auction items should be
directed to Tina Marie Greene firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Kristina Leonardi email@example.com
Another way to lend your support is by purchasing or
selling a program ad, which will be given out to
approximately 100 attendees.The program will be 8
1/2 x 11 folded and printed or copied in black and
white. Deadline for payment and artwork/copy is
Thursday, July 7th
* ARTWORK is to be sent to Christina Quintero
1/4 PAGE (BUSINESS CARD) $ 25
1/2 PAGE (5.5 x 4.25) $ 50
FULL PAGE (5.5 x 8.5) $ 100
BACK PAGE (5.5 x 8.5) $ 200
Checks can be made payable to "The Women's
Mosaic" and can be mailed to The Women's Mosaic
400 East 50th Street, Suite 4H NYC 10022. Payments
can be made by credit card through the Donate Page
on our website
www.thewomensmosaic.org/donate.asp, and just be
sure to specify in the notes what the payment is for.
The ad sells are not tax-deductible, but if someone
would like to make a contribution in any amount
without an ad, then it would be fully tax- deductible.
Please send the artwork directly to
firstname.lastname@example.org with "TWM Fundraiser Ad" in the
subject line. We would most likely need an EPS
format, or very high resolution JPEG, or just the
business card itself.
PURCHASE A "GROUP" or "TABLE" / TICKETS FOR
CLIENTS OR GROUPS
Individual tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door
and a way to offer a fun nite out to someone's
clients and business contacts to either go out on the
town themselves, or to take them out and
* a "group" consists of 5 tickets and costs $160
* a "table" consists of 10 tickets and costs $300
(Please note there are no actual tables, just some
couches here and there).
All "tickets" include admission to the event - no
actual tickets will be given out - the group or table
needs to be paid by one person/company and a list
of names needs to be provided to us prior to the
The Evite for this event is at
ht Only individual tickets can by purchased by credit
card/money transfer through the Evite. To make a
credit card payment for a group or table, it can be
done via our Donate page at
www.thewomensmosaic.org/donate.asp . Individual
tickets, group or tables can also be paid for by check
made out to "The Women's Mosaic" and mail to 400
East 50th Street, Ste. 4H NYC 10022. *Please note
that payment at the door is by CASH or CHECK
*Tickets are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
*MEN are invited and most welcome!
Perhaps you or someone you know has a business
that would like exposure to young diverse
professionals, and wants to support an organization
that brings women together in positive and uplifting
ways! It's a great opportunity to expose your or
another's business while providing much need funds
that will allow TWM to continue offering our unique
programs that create experiences for women to learn
more about themselves and the world around
Become a Member of The Women's Mosaic today!
TWM Needs Your Support!
One of the best ways to show your appreciation for
what we are doing is to support The Women's
by becoming a member! We want to expand
grow our organization to become a powerful voice for
women, but we cannot do so without your help.
Besides providing general financial
support for the organization, your membership allows
us to garner funds from other sources such as
foundation and corporations; and gives you
perks like reduced admission to our events,
on various products and services, as well as other
opportunities - the more members we have the more
benefits we can offer. The bottom line is that if you
enjoy what we are doing, please show your
There are lots of exciting things
to do over the Summer and Fall, but cannot do so
without your help!
The more members we have, the more we can do for
Please join at the highest level
today! A basic Mosaic Membership is only
For a full description of Membership Benefits, please click here
INSPIRER Newsletter Online
Read all about what we've been doing the past four years!
In addition to the eNewsletters and announcements
you have been receiving, we have a printed annual
newsletter called INSPIRER that you can
to read articles and see photos of some of our past
INSPIRER Newsletter - PDF Format Link
TWM Needs YOU!
Lend your voice, passion, talent, or time to make The Women's Mosaic the best it can be!
* Want to share your culture or other passion?
a TWM event!
* Volunteer for TWM! We've got many ways
for to you
to help out depending on the skill set you have or
want to develop, and the time you can give.
*Spread the word about TWM! Forward this
email newlsetter on to friends so they can sign up
and become part of our dynamic and diverse
*Become a Member of TWM! Support an
organization that enriches your life and the lives of
others! The more members we have, the more we
can do for you as well as be a force for women both
here and abroad.
*Donate to TWM! Besides actual cash
we need in-kind donations of supplies, copying,
items to help us cut down on costs. (We are in
current need of a DIGITAL CAMERA - so if
you got a
shiny new one for the holidays and not sure what to
do with your old one - we can most certainly use it!)
We are also in need of donated OFFICE
If interested in any of the above contact us directly,
or if you just wanted to be a general volunteer you
can check off the "Volunteer" category
box through the Update Profile/Email Address
the bottom of this page. For information on
internshops we have available please click below.
Volunteer and Internship Listings
Latest news about TWM in the Media!
If you didn't happen to catch it, TWM got some
in the March 11-14 version of NY's Metro
when an editorial by TWM's founder Kristina Leonardi
was published. View a PDF version of the article by
Link to article - see PAGE 8 of this Metro edition
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