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AUGUST 12, 2016
STATE BOARD MEETING
AARP STATE OFFICE
250 S 5TH ST, SUITE 800


PROPOSED AGENDA

11:00 - 12:00: Call to order, Welcome, and Introductions
Officer reports:
Secretary, Lois Treat
Treasurer, Catherine Wilson
President-elect: Elaine Klein
Executive Secretary: Connie Bunch
President: Ed Arndt

12:00 TO 1:00: LUNCH

1:00 - 1:30: Committee Reports
Communications: Bill Kluckhohn (absent)
Web Master & PERSI
Community Service: Marjean Waford

1:30 - 1:45: PERSI Deputy Director, Mike Hampton

1:45 - 2:00: AARP Update (TBA)

2:00 - 2:15: Picture taking and Break
(Bring Your Smiles!!!)

2:15 - 2:40: Continuation of Committee Reports
Legislative: Barbara Blasch
Membership Betty Goetzinger
Insurance: Jim Coleman
Collette Travel: Margaret Reimer

2:40 - 3:00: Regional Coordinators:
West: Bonnie Ney & Linda Carpenter
East: Catherine Wilson, Marjean Waford, & Sally McHargue
North: Mona Alfrey & Joan Banne

3:00 - 3:40: Unit Presidents:
BKM
Squaw Butte
Lower Snake
Idaho Falls
SEIREA
Mini-Cassia (disbanded)
Twin Falls
RENCI
NIREA

3:40 - 4:00: Unfinished Business

4:00 - 4:30: New Business
Convention
January tele-board meeting (set date and time)
OTHER

ADJOURNMENT
THANKS FOR COMING, AND SAFE TRAVELS

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE A TIGHT SCHEDULE. WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP ON TRACK AND NOT DIGRESS!

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COLLETTE TRIP, 2017
Margaret and her committee have decided on the trip for 2017. The decision was made by the attendees at the 3 Regional Conferences to be held in April.

1. The Best of Eastern Canada: 8 days. Highlights: Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, 1000 Islands, Toronto, Niagara Falls. Price: $3,099 double + insurance $240.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AUGUST OF 2016.

Contact: Margaret Reimer: (208) 887-6747, or reimem8@gmail.com

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AMBA
AMBA has announced changes to benefit offerings. Several new ones are now available:

*myAMBAdining.com
Powered by restaurants.com,myAMBAdining offers members discounts at over 18,000 restaurants nationwide. When members use this discount they get the best deal for every meal!

**MetLife Auto & Home Owner's Insurance (Coming Soon)
Association members can benefit from group rates on auto and home owner's insurance. MetLife's discounts and features set them apart from other companies, and give association members more for their money.

****AMBA is seeking to employ retirees, and/or family members to be AMBA representatives. If you know of someone who is interested in learning more about this position, please contact Susan Lowry.

"2016 will be an interesting year on the state and national level. AMBA wants to help you grow your membership and become the leading proponent for active and retired educators in your state."

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Susan Lowry
Regional Director of Association Relations
Association Member Benefits Advisors, Ltd.
11262 Daley Circle
Parker, Colorado 8014
Direct:(303)916-5142
Main: (800)258-7041 ext. 110
Email: susan.lowry@amba.info

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COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT:
Marjene Waford, STATE COMM. SERVICE CHAIR.
Volunteer projects being carried out by our units are outstanding and so innovative! Keep up the good work!
Great news! We got a raise. The dollar value for an hour of volunteer service is now $22.14.

A worthy community service project is Idaho Food Bank's Backpack program. Every weekend, thousands of backpacks, loaded with food to supply 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 snacks, are sent home with needy kids to help them have full tummy's while they are away from school. This is done with participating parents' permission.

It costs $6.20 per child per weekend. $28.80 feeds 1 hungry child every weekend for a month; $120 pays for half of a school year; $229.40 provides 1 hungry child with food every weekend for an entire year.

Mail your backpack donations to: The Idaho Foodbank Gift Processing Department, P.O. Box 5601, Boise, ID 83705-0601 or go online to: idahofoodbank.org

***CONGRESSIONAL CONTACT INFO
Rep. Mike Simpson:
802 W. Bannock St, Ste. 325
Boise, ID 83702
208.334.1953

Rep. Raul Labrador
33 E. Broadway Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642
208.888.0894

Sen. Mike Crapo
251 E. Front St, Ste 205
Boise, ID 83702
208.334.1776

Sen. Jim Risch
350 N. 9th St, Ste 302
Boise, ID 83702
208.342.7985

PLEASE CONTACT ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS FOR UPCOMING LEGISLATION!!!