Monthly Newsletter February 2010www.amsoc.com.br
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A wild 2009 orAmSoc sports
Check out two pagesof recaps on all things sports forAmSoc in 2009, and see whatyou can expect from AmSocorganizers in 2010.
Get the kids into AmSocsports this month
Little League signups willbe held this month. A variety of sports are a great way for AmSockids to spend their weekends.
An estimated 1.5 milliondogs and cats are living in SaoPaulo’s streets. The overwhelmingpet population is something youcan help solve.
Have your pet spayedor neuteredArt in theunderpass
Sue Banman Sileci sharesthe details on her personalizedtour of some of Sao Paulo’s mostoriginal, creative local artwork. Ahint: Alleyways.
Carnaval 2010 in São Paulo: last-minute ideas or AmSoc amilies
ebruary in Brazil means one thingto the native population: Carnaval.Work will stop, music will blare andvacations – be they long or short – areconsidered a must. For AmSoc membersnew to the holiday, there are plenty of ways for you to experience the traditionalfun here in the city, or by taking a shortdrive across the state.Carnaval officially begins this yearon Feb. 13 and runs through Feb. 17,but celebrations and personal vacationsoften start before or last long past thoseset dates.Sao Paulo’s International NewcomersClub has put together an all-inclusiveCarnaval experience package for Saturday,Feb. 13, at R$275 per person for INCmembers and R$295 for non-members.The night would start with grouptransportation making pickups at a fewchoice spots around 8 pm that night (spotsto be determined shortly before the 13th).The INC group will enter Sao Paulo’sSambadrome together, and have escortswith them from an af
liated tourist agencyat all times to help make their way throughthe Sambadrome, and answer questionsthroughout the Carnaval parade. Drinksduring the event are included.Members of the group also do nothave to wait until the event’s end to leavetogether. Individuals or families canleave at any time, and with the help of the group’s coordinator a driver will bearranged to take them back to their homeor apartment. All the transportation willbe done by a private, secure group of drivers.Spots for the group were limited as of late January, so if interested call 2501-8038,or e-mail email@example.com as soon as possible. Payment for ticketswill need to be made immediately into theINC’s bank account.Sao Paulo’s Tourism
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The American Society of São Paulopromotes friendship by organizingsocial, cultural and athletic events forits diverse membership; encouragesintegration with the Brazilian society;and supports the American traditionsof education, philanthropy andvolunteerism.