Please plan to attend the regional conference in your area.
Western Region: April 9, Emmett
Eastern Region: April 10, Idaho Falls
Northern Region: April 23, Lewiston
More information will follow as soon as it's available.
EASTERN REGION CONFERENCE INFORMATION:
REGISTRATION: $25 - SEND TO DON TAYLOR, 809 SONJA AVENUE, IDAHO FALLS, ID 83402 BY MARCH 31.
CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE HOTEL ON THE FALLS, 208-523-8000 or e-mail: www.hotelonthefalls.com. ROOMS WILL BE $85 PER NIGHT, PLUS $10 FOR EXTRA PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. TELL THEM THAT YOU ARE WITH THE RETIRED TEACHERS FOR THE MEETING APRIL 10.
THERE WILL BE FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, INFORMATIONAL SPEAKERS, AND A DRAWING - WITH A HANDMADE QUILT AS THE BIGGY "PRIZE" SINCE THE THEME IS : IF LIFE GIVES YOU SCRAPS, MAKE A QUILT.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, E-MAIL MARILYN:
or call: 208-523-2630
ENJOY THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH YOUR REAI FRIENDS!
COLLETTE TOUR, 2015
NEW REPORT FROM MARGARET
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 has announced changes to benefit offerings. Several new ones are now available:
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**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."
Regional Director of Association Relations
Association Member Benefits Advisors, Ltd.
11262 Daley Circle
Parker, Colorado 8014
Main: (800)258-7041 ext. 110
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
Rep. Raul Labrador
33 E. Broadway Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642
Sen. Mike Crapo
251 E. Front St, Ste 205
Boise, ID 83702
Sen. Jim Risch
350 N. 9th St, Ste 302
Boise, ID 83702
PLEASE CONTACT ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS FOR UPCOMING LEGISLATION!!!