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Chris Blower, Doug Cresswell, JoAnne Bjerke, Elaine Klein, Ed Arndt
Bonnie Ney, Joan Dilweg


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COLLETTE TRIP POSSIBILITIES FOR 2018
THESE ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE AS A RESULT OF THE VOTE AT THE CONVENTION:
!. Australia/New Zealand. $7999 (2017 prices) October, 21 days, 18 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 9 dinners.
Highlights: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Christchurch, Franz Joseph Glacier Region, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt. Cook National Park, Dine with a New Zealand Family
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2. Panama. $3,299, March or April, 9 days, 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners.
Highlights: Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Embera' Indigenous Village, Panama Canal Cruise, Panama City, Miraflores Locks, Anton Valley, Chitre', Rum Bodega, Playa Bonita.


3. Colors of New England. $3,649, October, 8 days, 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners.
Highlights: Boston, Woodstock, Quechee Gorge, Stowe, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Rocks Estate, North Conway, Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise, Kancamagus Highway, Boothbay Harbor, Lobster Dinner.


4.America's Cowboy Country. $3,199, May/June, 8 days, 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.
Highlights: Wildlife Float Trip or Whitewater Rafting on Snake Rive, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Deadwood, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park.


5. Costa Rica. $2,999, Feb/March, 8 break
fasts, 5 dinners.
Highlights: San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cooking Demonstration, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero National Theatre.


ALL PRICES INCLUDE AIRFARE FROM BOISE, LODGING AND MEALS AS LISTED.

CONTACT MARGARET REIMER, reiman8@gmail.com to state your preference. Please only vote if you're actually prepared to put money down and go on the trip.



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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 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!!!