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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF 90 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. WE FEED, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER POOR CHILDREN IN POLAND. COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE FED OVER 5 MILLION HOT MEALS TO SOME OF POLAND’S MOST NEEDY CHILDREN. OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN RAISING THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

February 6, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 5

"All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."
-- Danny Thomas

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Over 80 million people are at risk of poverty in the European Union, including 20 million children.

-Warsaw Voice, February 2012.

SPEAKING OF FOOD…

One of the things I like best about my job is testing the dinner menu for our Annual Dinner Dance. And why not, when you are working with the likes of the Hilton Warsaw culinary staff? For a few hours on Friday afternoon, Virginia and I had the distinct pleasure of joining Hilton General Manager Remco Norden and his lovely wife Jenny for an enchanting excursion into the gastronomic world of Hilton’s Executive Chef Sven Thomsen to savor this year’s dinner dance menu rendition.

Scrumptious was the word that came to my mind, while my dinner partners seemed to fluctuate between words like mouthwatering, tasty, delicious, exceptional, etc. The consensus, however was that this year’s entry surpasses all previous dinner dance renditions As Remco pointed out, “any hotel chef can create a masterpiece like this for 4 guests, but it takes the magical touch of a 5-star chef like Sven to duplicate his creation 600 times over when our dinner dance guests arrive one week from today.”

Now, it is my pleasure to present this year’s dinner dance menu:

FCSR MENU 2012

Low temperature cooked Norwegian Salmon filet
with green gazpacho and artichoke

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Pink roasted Barbarie Duck breast with port wine jus, apple celery mash and grilled zucchini

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Espresso crème brulee with raspberry shot and walnut ice cream

BUSY PROMISEKIDS SINGERS AND DANCERS

This will be an extremely busy week for our 40 PromiseKids and 10 chaperones as they make final preparations for the trip of their lifetimes to Warsaw to perform before the 600 guests attending our 8th Annual Dinner Dance, “What a Wonderful World.” This will be the first time most of our travelling party have ventured outside of their small villages in northwest Poland, and the excitement level has peaked out all over the PromiseLand.

The journey by bus from Swidwin to Warsaw takes between 8-10 hours under the best of conditions, and Virginia, Stefan, Natalie and I can’t wait to see the faces of our tired travellers as they enter the splendor of the Hilton Warsaw lobby next Sunday evening.

Natalie has planned a full schedule for the kids and we would like to share it with you below:

Schedule- Dinner Dance 2012:

12th February – Sunday:

7:00 – departure from Swidwin
16:30 – arrival at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel, check-In
17:00 – 18:30 - Rehearsal with the Band 36.6.
19:00 – 20:00 – Dinner and bed time

13th February – Monday:

8:00 – breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 – Multikino – “The Muppets"
12:00/13:30 – lunch at KFC
14:30 – 16:30 - Dress Rehearsal, Hilton Grand Ballroom
18:00 – cocktails for dinner guests
19:00 – 8th Annual Dinner Dance

14th February – Tuesday:

9:00 – breakfast and check-out
10:00 - leave for PromiseLand
21:00 – arrive Swidwin

FINAL REHERSAL IN THE PROMISELAND

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 13th – 8th Annual Dinner Dance at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH THE NAMES OF YOUR TABLE GUESTS THIS WEEK!

February 13th – No newsletter this week due to Dinner Dance.

February 20th – Next newsletter

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's nobody listening, and live like it's heaven on earth."

-- William W. Purkey

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