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HUNTINGTON TUTORS
Jennifer Hovey, owner of Hutington Learning Center in East Boise (Bown Crossing), is interested in hiring some part-time tutors for the learning center and exam prep programs. It's part-time with a very flexible schedule and pays $11-$15 per hour.
If any of you are interested, contact Jennifer at 1 208-331-9021, or www.boise_parkcenter@huntingtonhelps.com.

REAI BOARD MEETING
All state officers, chairpersons, and unit presidents are expected to attend the annual REAI Board Meeting. This year it is being held at the AARP office, 3080 Gentry Way, Meridian 83642, and the meeting will begin promptly at 11:00. We will have pictures taken about 2:30, so bring your smiles! These pictures will be posted on the website: www.idahoretirededucators.org.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

COLLETTE TOUR, 2015

NEW REPORT FROM MARGARET
GOOD NEWS!
Margaret received information about a possible trip for 2015. It is to celebrate the 70th year of the June 6, 1944 landing on the beaches of Nomandy. It will be a 10 day trip that includes 13 meals. Departure dates are either March 12 or 19, and either April 16 or 23rd. The cost is around $3799.00, which includes airfare. Trip highlights are: Paris, Eiffel Tower Dinner, Normandy, Memorial Peace Museum, D Day Landing Beaches, Vel d' Hir Memorial, St. Mere Eglisle, Bayeux Tapestry, LeMont St. Michel, and Chartres Cathedral. For any WWII buffs, this is a dream opportunity. Do let Margaret know if you're interested!!!
Let's fill up a complete tour group!

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.

"2014 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)916-5148
Main: (800)258-7041 ext. 110
Email: susan.lowry@amba.info

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!!!