AMERICAN RED CROSS "TSUNAMI RELIEF" FUNDRAISER
AT RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB - JANUARY 26TH!

WE RAISED $4,000 -- HERE'S HOW IT HAPPENED...

LET'S RAISE $1,000 FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS'
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE FUND!

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Of course, you all know what's uppermost on my mind this week -- our January 26th American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fundraiser at The Rhythm Club. I can't believe the array of wonderful donations that have been made for our Silent Auction and Raffle. I've listed everything we have so far, so you can start planning your bidding!

Remember, whatever donation you make is tax deductible. (Don't forget to bring your checkbook.) So have fun, bid high, and help big!

OUR DONATIONS, THUS FAR!

Here's a list of our exciting raffle and silent auction items:

Lunch with Fayard Nicholas! (Value-priceless!!!)

One Pair of Aris Allen Shoes (Value approx $80)

Re-mix $100 Gift Certificate

Besame Gift Pack (Value $110.00)

Jean Veloz Personally autographed photo (Value - priceless)

Savoy Style Blyer Shoes (Value $80)

Savoy Style Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Gift Bonanza (Value $57.90)

Frankie Manning Personally signed poster (Value - priceless)

Barbie Gift Basket (donated from Janine Tuttle and Cathryn Sayre) (Value $300)

Hot Wheels Gift Basket (donated from Janine Tuttle and Cathryn Sayre) (Value $200)

Joanell Connolly Artist Gift cards

Thomas Greenlaugh Hypnosis session /

Second City Bistro (El Segundo) 4 lunchs (Value $100)

Stop Staring 2 dresses (Value $200)

Camp Hollywood Pass - (Value $180)

Balboa Rendezvouz (Value $225)

Personally Autographed cds from Star Trek's Robert Picardo (Value - priceless)

Personallly Autograph from Star Trek's George Takei (Value - priceless)

Maxwell DeMille "Maxwell DeMille's Big Show" DVD autographed to winner

Three A&E Biographies Carole Lombard/Audrey Hepburn/Mitzi Gaynor donated by Steven Smith (Value $100)

CD Bundle from Robert Vangor: Benny Goodman Rare Recordings
1935-1936 and Artie Shaw Featuring Begin The Beguine. (Value $50)

Hand-made (Dawna Davis) beach glass and silver wire wrap bracelet and matching earrings (Value $40)

Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge Drink Certificate Good for one free round of drinks for up to 10 people(value Approx. $80)

Two passes to Cafe Boogaloo, Hermosa Beach's reining Blues club. (Value $20)

Array of Vintage fruit crate labels, donated by LBS Student Fons (Value $70)

Vintage blue pillbox-like (circular) cap with white polka dots and white double woven cotton Max Mayer's gloves (Value $20), Donated by MiJin, LBS Student

Gift Certificate for dinner at Akbar (either location) (Value $40)

One set of 20" chrome wheels for GM truck/suv fitments ("Magnitude"), or 18" chrome wheels("Merced" for most pasenger car fitments. (Retail Value: 4 wheels, $1,500) Donated by Chris Webster http://motivwheels.com

A LETTER FROM RUSTY, 1-10-2005

I know many of us have been heartbroken over the events of the past weeks resulting from the Tsunami devastation. Watching the news night after night, reading the personal stories of loss... makes us wonder how to find joy in our lives amidst such world suffering.

Being so far away we often feel helpless. But we can make a difference. We can come together as a dance community and help.

We will be having a special Tsunami Relief fundraiser at our weekly Rhythm Club dance on January 26th. Our evening's theme is going to be "Collegiate"(as we have that evening on stage The Campus Five). In addition to the evening's festivities, we are going to try to raise as much money as possible for the Red Cross' International Response Fund.

We'll have taxi dancers on hand with whom you can have a lovely dance for only $2, and we'll have raffle tickets you can buy for your chance to win some great prizes. Our goal will be to raise $1,000. We've done it before! Let's see if we can do it again.

HELP US BY DONATING A RAFFLE PRIZE

We already have some great prizes on hand, but if anyone would like to donate a truly cool and special prize that we can use in the raffle, please notify us via email: info@swingshiftontap.com or by phone 310.606.5606.

MAIL IN YOUR RED CROSS DONATION GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS BY POST

If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, but would like to make a donation or buy some raffle tickets, you may do so by: Sending your check payable to:

"The American Red Cross - International Response Fund" to:

Rusty Frank
225 Whiting Street
El Segundo, CA 90245.

Enclose a note with your name, email address, and phone number, and if you would like raffle tickets, how many you would like. We will bring the raffle tickets to the Rhythm Club for you on January 26th.

Raffle/Taxi Dance tickets are $2.00 each.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Dancingly,

Rusty & Her Rhythm Pals

P.S. Red Cross donations are tax-deductible. American Red Cross Tax ID# 53-0196605

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