On Friday June 28, the Assyrian Aid Society chapter of Santa Clara hosted an appreciation dinner for all volunteers that assisted with the MN 2013 event. The dinner was hosted at Bella’s restaurant and by owner Gigo Khananisho. The volunteers that attended included member of the MN choir, solo performers, behind the scenes individuals, and others who donated their time and services to make the event an absolute success. We honored all individuals with an Assyrian Aid Society pin for their dedication and hard work. Some of these individuals had spent over 100 hours rehearsing and preparing for the event. We had a beautiful middle eastern dinner with beef and chicken kabobs with all the side dishes. The best part of the dinner was not the Strawberry short cake, but rather watching a raw and unedited version of the actual concert provided by Eilbron Ghazanchian who will be editing our MN 2013 DVD. The 70+ volunteers had a wonderful time watching their own performance. Our very own Ashur Mansour was at the event as a volunteer and as a guest and managed to take beautiful pictures once again to capture the moment for us. Our sincere thank you to Bella’s restaurant for a superb evening. We look forward to another spectacular event in 2014 and we hope that these volunteers will hopefully bring someone new to next year’s program. We are growing quickly, but we will appreciate and acknowledge our volunteers every year. Without them, we would not be able to pull off events such as Mesopotamian Night. Thank you once again MN 2013 team.