Archive for October 15th, 2010

Miss Universe New Zealand 2010 Ria Van Dyke visiting the US

15 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

This rainy Thursday New Zealand Embassy was brightened by visit of Ria Van Dyke, Mis Universe New Zealand 2010. She arrived to the US as a member of judge panel for beauty pageant “Miss Sinergy 2011” which is being held at House of Sweden this Saturday. Apart from this duty, Ria has very busy schedule and visiting motherland embassy was one of the first tasks on the list. In honor of her “homecoming” there was very warm and hospitable tea party organized by embassy staff (great thanks to Michelle Parish). Miss NZ gave a speech, answered the questions, paid a visit to Ambassador himself, had a tour in the Embassy and had her pictures taken with all who desired, and guess who did not! It is, truly, full time job (and a hard one!) to be Miss Beauty Queen.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday in the House of Sweden!

Ria Van Dyke in the Embassy of New Zealand

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Love yogurt? Donate without spending any extra!

15 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

October is National breast cancer awareness month. You can help and support not only by attending/volunteering/donating, you may also eat your favorite yogurt and part of the sum will be transferred to breast cancer organizations.

Dannon “gives hope with every cup” (c) – buy the product, enter special code provided on the membrane, lid or package, and 10 cents will be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Yoplait “saves lids to save lives” (c) – collect the lids, rinse them and send in by December, 31, 2010, and each lid will add 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Enjoy your favorites while supporting great cause.

P.S. Please provide the information if you know more of such campaigns, and let’s spread the word!

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