2013 Friendship Dinner Dance

The 9th Annual Friendship Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday January 19th at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall starting at 7pm.

2013 Friendship Dinner Dance Flyer

2013 Friendship Dinner and Dance

Matters of Community will be participating in the 2013 charity Friendship Dinner Dance to raise funds for projects it sponsors around the world. The event will be held on January 19th, 2013 at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall in Hayward.

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Pictures from 2012 Friendship Dinner and Dance

Pictures from our 2012 Friendship Dinner and Dance
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Notable Attendees included

Bill Quirk, Council Member from Hayward

Anu Natarajan, Acting Mayor from Fremont

Kansen and Daisy Chu, City Council from San Jose

2012 Charity Dinner and Dance

This year again Matters of Community is participating in the 2012 charity Friendship Dinner Dance in Fremont to raise funds for projects it sponsors around the world. The event will be held on January 21st, 2012 at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall in Hayward.

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2010 MOC Charity Dinner Dance

This year again Matters of Community is participating in a charity Friendship Dinner Dance in Fremont to raise funds for projects it sponsors around the world. The event is held on January 29th, 2011 at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall in Hayward.
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Feature on UCMerced Website

Senior Transfers Passion For Service to UC Merced

Since a young age, Neal Bharadwaj has been driven to give back to the community. He remembers his parents taking him places to volunteer when he was a child.

“My parents instilled in me a creed to help others,” said Bharadwaj, a senior bioengineering major. “Giving back was something I learned early on.” Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Friendship Dinner

MOC to partcipate in a Friendship Dinner Dance 2009 event to help raise funds for its projects.FDD09

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Blind Relief Center Update

In Auguest 2009, we visited the Blind Relief Center of Delhi again to donate $1000 towards the expansion of their music department.

Blind Relief Center, New Delhi

MOC has undertaken several projects including providing dance lessons to children, some with special needs and staging their perform at public events. This year, MOC worked with the Blind Relief Center in New Delhi (India) and organized a music performance collaborated by students from that school and one student from Irvington High School, Fremont, California. The event was organized by the Blind Relief Center honoring Lewis Brail on his birthday celebration on Jan 4, 2008. While at the center, MOC initiated discussion on how best it could support the Relief center. MOC intends to follow up with the center to help build and expand its music department and perhaps in the future organize more opportunity for children to participate together in similar celebrations.

MOC – Success Stories

MOC – Success Stories

* MOC worked with Jeena, a US non-profit resource center for disabled Indian children.
* Trained Children in ethnic dance and music performances with the help of high school volunteers
Showcased their performances at many public events.
* Received positive feedback from the children, parents, and community alike.
* Coached special needs children in a little league baseball team.
* Organized a performance for the Louis Braille Day Celebration on Jan 4, 2008 at the New Delhi School for the Blind.