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Thank You Presentation
Honoring Connie Bunch for her years of service.

Barbara Blasch, Connie Bunch, Mona Alfrey, Ed Arndt



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NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Barbara Blasch
4561 W Farm View Dr
Boise, ID 83714
208-229-4561

COLLETTE TRIP for 2019
Join other members on this trip: MARITIMES COASTAL WONDERS, Sept 9 - 19, 2019!
Cost: Double $4,199; Single $5,199; Triple $4149. These prices include round-trip airfare, taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers.
Also 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, and lodging.
Highlights: Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Trail, and Lunenburg.
Deposit of $500 is due by March 2. The travel protection (optional) $275 is also due March 2. Final payment is due July 11, 2019.
PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED. THEY MUST NOT EXPIRE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF THE TRAVEL DATE!!!
PAYMENTS ARE PAYABLE TO : COLLETTE, 162 MIDDLE STREET, PAWTUCKET, RI 02860
This is a great opportunity, so plan to join the REA group in September!!!

Contact Margaret Reimer: reimem8@gmail.com for information about the registration form.



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**STATE CONVENTION 2019**
APRIL 11 & 12
BOISE

LOCATION: HOLIDAY INN BOISE
2970 WEST ELDER STREET
Off Vista below the airport
BOISE, IDAHO 83705
208-344-7444
FAX: 208-344-7446
A block of rooms is being held for us. Be sure to mention Retired Educators, Charlotte Moore.
Plan to attend!
Total registration includes 1 lunch, 2 dinners, trip to World Center Birds of Prey all for $100.
Unit presidents have registration forms, or contact Charlotte Moore, chmoore42@gmail.com or 208-362-2133.
Presentations include: Idaho History Museum, AMBA, AARP, SHIBA, PERSI.
Regions will meet with their coordinators to select new coordinators.
Don't miss out on opportunities to meet new people, connect with friends, and find out what's going on around the state.
We will honor deceased members from the past two years; present Hall of Fame awards to members of our units; acknowledge community service work; and recognize all units for their work.
There will be door prizes, silent auction items, AND a cowboy poet!!!
Charlotte has worked hard to put together a great agenda and we'd love to see you in Boise to join other SUPER HEROS!!!

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

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****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 Robert Lee, Robert.lee@amba.info

"2018 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:
Robert.lee@amba.info

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COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT:
Dennis Orhtman 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. Russ Fulcher

202.225.6611

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!!!