DWS goes to SOUTH for Easter: Give-aways, Mixing and Crazy Good Deals...

  • Apr 8, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Dear Strangers,

Great News, Adam from South has offered us some great deals. We'll do that give-a-way thing I was emailing you, and have a lot of fun :-)

So, again we've postponed the Anniversary Party at Monsoon, but instead have a venue for us to still party at that we love to go to, South. We have had a few excellent parties there, our first in May of 2009 in which most of the photos below are from.

South is an amazing Bar, owned by a few really cool guys, opened a few years ago right up the block from my old place in Santa Monica on Wilshire but on the border of West LA/Brentwood. They were recently refitted with many, many High Def and 3D Huge Televisions sponsored by VIZIO - It is way cool!
The first time we were there we had an interesting and sexy mixer where Katie, Nams and Vivi with help from Sheri and Randy at my place cut out many little figures, two of a kind and the idea was to find who had your match, the perverted part was the many ones I cut like the one seen here being held by Andrew.
We arrived pretty early, and really enjoyed the drink specials, as the night went on, everyone was making new friends and relationships. Here we see a pic with Hiroshi and myself, Meetup success story Sally and Wei, and my good frd Katie.
They have an outside deck, as you can see me here with some of our new DWSers and me with appears to by my own Pitcher of Sangria. The bar was giving us pitchers of Sangria and Margarita's for way cheap that year, who wants a glass when you can have a handle on your drink.
This year we are going to start the party at 6:30PM, walk towards the back glass'd in area, or ask the bouncer where we are. We'll all be wearing our DWS wristbands and eenie weeny little name circles. Nams and Vivi will be giving away raffle tickets toward the Gala. What is the Camp Gala you may ask?!


Camp del Corazon is a camp based in Catalina and organized by UCLA MD/RNs (but staffed with volunteer RNs from UCLA/Cedars and far beyond LA as well as hundreds of other non-medical staff volunteers) in its 18th year bringing kids 7-17 who have or had some kind of Heart Disease, together for a session in order to build long lasting supportive friendships.
This is a picture from last summer of my bunks counselors and myself - together the 5 of us helped integrate a bunch of kids from all walks of life, all of whom would otherwise NOT be able to go to any other camp (related to thei health history), and let them be free to do swimming, sports, games and many, many activities for 5 days.

(Pic of the volunteer medical staff for my session, all dressed up to do a show for the kids).

So the Gala, its one of the largest fund raisers for the camp, honoring Carl Schuster, CEO and President of Wolfgang Puck Catering and Co-Hosted by Tom Arnold and Joel McHale.

Click here for more detailed Info

(Pic at Camp with DWSer and camp counselor Amy)

Unfortunately, I am unable to attend the Gala, I will be out of town with family and friends back East on April 21st, so instead I want to send a couple of DWSers.

On Sunday at South, we'll be giving away 2 tickets ($500.00 from my pocket) for a lucky DWSer to go two weeks later to the Gala.

We'll also be offering to purchase $10 raffle tix towards an additional 2 tickets to the Gala. And for every 50 Gala Raffle Tickets purchased we will give away 2 tickets to the Gala. Wow. I am really hoping we can send a table full of DWSers :-)


So when you arrive on Sunday night, before you go to the bar and get a drink, find Nams and/or Vivi, they will hook you up with (1) Your DWS wristband that will give you our drink specials at the bar, (2) You tiny little round name tag, (3) Your FREE raffle ticket to the Gala, which you must fill out, in case you are not there when we do the drawing, you can still win. Winners will be announced on DWS :-) and pictures are expected, and (4) they will offer any additional Raffle tickets to you.
Adam has offered us some AMAZING Drink Specials - so call in late to work now and Pls Don't Drink and Drive!

Draft Beers $3.00
Well Drinks $5.00
DWS Special Shots $3.00
Pitchers of Beers $10.00
Pitchers of Margarita's $20.00

they also offer an excellent menu of food items - Click Here for Menu

Parking is pretty easy ay South, though don't park in the liquer store lot across the street. South also has a lot behind the venue as well as a block up.


Lastly, if you arrive early (6:30) We'll have ordered some free appetizers for our group to munch on ;-)

See you Sunday.


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  • Linda

    Thanks Kenway for another fun evening. Lots of nice people!

    April 12, 2012

  • max

    Good atmosphere, nice crowd.

    April 10, 2012

  • Eli

    I had fun!

    April 10, 2012

  • Vivi

    It was great!! Kenway always throws awesome events/parties!!

    April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meetup with DWS. I had a good time and meet many great people. Party on!

    April 9, 2012

  • Jeff J

    Worth flying 3000 miles for.

    April 9, 2012

  • stacey

    I had a great time

    April 9, 2012

  • Doug S

    Thanks to all the hosts - special thanks to Ken for all of the great ideas and good work that you. I wish everyone appreciated all that you do for these events and that people wouldn't bitch about the unimportant junk. Very generous of Ken to donate the raffle prize and having the raffle was a nice touch.

    April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another awesome party !! Did anyone win the raffle??

    April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone was really nice and it was a fun time!

    April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great!! Thank you, Ken, for organizing this event and Vivi for hosting! And I ended up winning the raffle ticket for the Gala Event on the 21st!

    April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a good time and met someone new. The function met its mission!!

    April 9, 2012

  • Mark

    pretty good for Easter Sunday ; )

    April 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vivi, I'll see you there!

    April 7, 2012

  • Linda

    Kenway -- you are the BEST ... thank you

    1 · April 7, 2012

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