On September 29, 2012 we held our annual fund raising dinner. The evening included a silent auction featuring artisanal goods from Ethiopia, an auction supported by our business community in Vancouver, and a special presentation highlighting our activities and accomplishments in Ethiopia. One particular highlight of the evening was the speech made by Helen Balzer, who had visited Yerah earlier this year and spoke of her experience. The support of our Vancouver-based community has been key to the success of VCDS to date. We wish to give our heartfelt thanks for your support.