Coming in 2013 -
Sunday, February 10, 2013 Dancers' NIght at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant in San Francisco. Watch for details on our website and in upcoming newsletters.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 Dancers' Night with Al-Azifoon at El Morocco in Pleasant Hill. Watch for details on our website and in upcoming newsletters.

Please continue to send us your recommendations for dancer night venues and we'll continue to check them out. We're looking forward to hosting an event at your favorite location!. More events are already in the planning stages for 2013. So keep watching for details.

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Volunteers are still needed for this Fabulous Fall Colors Annual Festival and Fundraiser
As a volunteer you will get FREE ADMISSION to an all day show of fabulous dancers! You will also be able to get a great head start on your holiday shopping as several commercial vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of lovely belly dance related merchandise. We'll make you official with a badge!
We treasure our volunteers because you make all the difference in turning an ordinary event into an outstanding event. Come help make that difference with us.
Volunteer for at least one 2-hour shift between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to get your free admission, a badge, a bottle of water and a snack. If you are interested, please write to info@sfbamedca.org with "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Bring all your best dancing buddies with you and make this a fun, memorable experience!

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SF/BA MECDA Website Link Has Changed!

SF/BA MECDA's website has moved and now has a new temporary link sfbamecda.wordpress.com The old website, www.sfbamecda.org is frozen until further notice when the move is complete. To see our website in its new home, with the latest information about SF/BA MECDA and our events, type sfbamecda.wordpress.com into your browser's link or search box. Please update the link to our website in your records to sfbamecda.wordpress.com. The email address info@sfbamecda.org will continue to be usable for the near future. Please watch our newsletter and our Facebook Group "San / Francisco Bay Area MECDA" for the status of our website and email address as we make this transition
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Join MECDA!  We would like to invite all of you who haven't already done so to join MECDA and affiliate your membership with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Your affiliation with the SF/BA Chapter insures that a portion of your dues will be used specifically to support your Chapter's activities. By becoming a MECDA member, you will be able to nominate and vote for candidates for board officers. After you have been a member for one year, you also become eligible to run for office yourself. 

To become a MECDA member, go to sfbamecda.wordpress.com, where you can read the information on membership benefits. From there, you may click on "Join MECDA or Renew" to go to the registration page to enter your membership online. Be sure to select "Bay Area (San Francisco)" in the "Chapter Affiliation" drop-down menu. Note, do not use the downloadable membership application form. If you wish to pay your dues by check or money order, please write to info@sfbamecda.org for instructions.

Join our Facebook Group! To join our facebook group, login to Facebook and search for "San Francisco / Bay Area MECDA
”. While the guidelines for posting in this group are in the "About" tab, for your convenience they are printed below for all to read. 
This Facebook group was created primarily for posting and discussing SF/BA MECDA events and issues as well as news about SF Bay Area events, etc., that would be of interest to SF/BA MECDA members and supporters. When posting to this Facebook group, please keep in mind the following guidelines. Group membership can and will be denied or removed for individuals who do not follow these guidelines.

Acceptable: MECDA related events and issues, notices of non-MECDA belly dance and Middle Eastern culture workshops, conferences, tours and other one-time events, for example, film showings. Also first meetings of regular class series.

Unacceptable: Advertisements (dance related or not) for goods and/or services for sale.

Thank you for following these guidelines.                          

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