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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
An Evening With Na Gone Marama Bale Roko Tui Dreketi - Invitation
Date: Saturday, 24 July 2010
Time: 16:00 - 23:00Location: Aunty Rey Loa's Residence Street: 652 Scofield Avenue Town/City: East Palo Alto, CA
Ni sa bula vinaka!
Rewa Media Committee California Branch is delighted to invite you to a Dinner and Bula Evening to raise funds for various activities and events for RMC in Fiji. RMC is headquartered in Toga, Rewa, and has hard-working professional men and women based in Suva, Nausori, Brisbane and the United States, as members.
RMC has kindly sponsored numerous activities and projects involving men, women, young people and children from a large part ofRewa Province, including social and religious, in the last two to three years. Among their major projects in recent weeks, apart from the monthly Lotu ni Yasana o Rewa, were hosting a large delegation of Adi Cakobau School Old Girls Association members in Lomanikoro to donate nearly a thousand colourful and illustrated Bibles to the children of Rewa, and also co-ordinating and sponsoring all major components of the successful Rewa Day 2010 which attracted thousands of Rewa people and their connections from all over the country in Nausori last month.
As the California-based member of RMC, I am honoured to invite you to this Dinner and Bula Evening, in which we will all come together to share news, views and typical Fijian fun, and raise funds for worthy causes and projects back home.
The event will be kindly co-hosted by Adi Cakobau School Old Girls Association, USA Branch, in the gracious presence of RoTeimumu Kepa, Na Gone Marama Bale Roko Tui Dreketi.
MENU, MUSIC AND PRIZES
We will have Lovo, Fish and Meat Dishes, Salads, Desserts and Drinks, both soft and not-so-soft (kaila).
There will also be barbecue on the side, the unmistakable FIJI Water by the packs and Yaqona by the bowls.
We will listen to old favourites and new vibes from Fiji, and also sing along with an EPA-based string band known to produce spontaneous music at such gatherings.
Please shed your boring formal clothes and come in your colourful Sulu vaka-Tonga, Fijian T-shirts, Bula Shirts, Mumu and Jamba, and Salusalu (kerekere me kua na tekiteki)
Two large bottles of one of the world's most prized spirits, the Bounty Fiji Rum from Lautoka, will go to the Best Sulu and Bula Fiji-clad Male and Female, while the Best Bula Couple will get one of Fiji's most prized mats, Ibe Kuta from Bua.
There will also be special prizes of Pure Fiji products and Fijian products for special illustrations by brave Fijians during the night.
The prizes have been kindly donated by Na Gone Marama Bale and her USA-based family members, and also by members of RMC in Nausori and Suva. They have all sent their love and best wishes for the occasion.
You are asked to pay $30 per person and donations are most welcome!
Please contact Ateca Cavu (ACSOG USA President - 650-771-0210, Mereoni Bola (ACSOG USA Vice President - 415-871-6990) or me, Vasiti Ritova (RMC California - 650-679-0169) for more information and/or directions to EPA for the event.
We invite all our families, friends, old scholar colleagues from Marist, QVS, RKS, Grammar, Ratu Sukuna, Lelean, St Joseph's, Levuka Public and St John's, Natabua, BMS etc, our colleagues, acquaintances, kei na mata veiwekani.
We will have neat fun and share many good things together as a family!
Vinaka vakalevu na loloma!
See you in East Palo Alto!
Vasiti Ritova (Rewa Media Comm - Califormia)
Please note, for further enquiries, do contact:
Ateca Cavu (ACSOG USA President - 650-771-0210,
Mereoni Bola (ACSOG USA Vice President - 415-871-6990)
Vasiti Ritova (ACSOG/RMC California - 650-679-0169)