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COLLETTE TOUR
The May trip to NYC will have over 25 of our members participating. Final payment is due Mar 19, 2016.

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

All departure dates will be in September of 2017.

1. The Best of Eastern Canada: 8 days. Highlights: Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, 1000 Islands, Toronto, Niagara Falls. Price: $3,099 double + insurance $240.

2. British Landscapes: 10 days. Highlights: London, Oxford, North Wales, Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, York, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, Cotswolds. Price: $3,999 double + $insurance $280.

3. Spain's Classics: 11 days. Highlights: Madrid, Royal Palace, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Flamenco Show, Granada, The Alhambra, Valencia, City of Arts & Sciences, Lladro-City of Porcelain, Paella Experience, Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell. Price: $3,999 double+ insurance $280.

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

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Regional Conferences dates announced:
North Idaho, April 13, location TBA
East Idaho, April 21, Clarion Inn
Registration is $20
Agenda:
9:30 - 10:15 Opening & Welcomes
10:15 - 10:45 AMBA
10:45 - 11:45 PERSI update
Executive Secretary, Connie Bunch
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch in the Terrace Room
Entertainment by the New Horizon Snake River Band
1:15 Fraud Alert - Sheriff Nelsen & AARP
1:45 NKA & Senior Games, Marjean Waford
Roger Wheeler - Silver Sneakers
Sally McHargue - Volunteering
Collette Travel - Margaret Reimer
2:30 Peggy Garvin - Underground Railroad
3:00 Vicki Kendrick, Pinehurst Gardening Center


WEST IDAHO CONFERENCE, APRIL19
8:45 - 3:30

PORTIA CLUB
225 N 9TH ST. PAYETTE
REGISTRATION FEE: $15 (includes lunch)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1ST
SEND NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE#, AND UNIT NAME WITH CHECK TO:
RALPH ROWLEY
285 MOYER AVE.
WEISER, ID 83672

MAKE OUT CHECK TO:
LOWER SNAKE RIVER RETIRED EDUCATORS
ON MEMO LINE WRITE: WESTERN REGION CONFERENCE

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AGENDA
9:00: Welcome, State President, Flag Ceremony
9:40: State Membership Chrm, Betty Goetzinger
9:50: Abby Lee, Idaho State Senator
10:20: SHIBA representative
10:55: BKM's outstanding project
11:05: AMBA representative
11:25: Music by Crossroads (music students)
11:40: Connie Bunch, NRTA
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Miracle Field Story
1:30 Squaw Butte unit's outstanding project
1:40 AARP representative
2:00 Don Drum, PERSI Executive Director
2:30: Lower Snake's outstanding project
2:40: Silent Auction results
3:00 Adjourn
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EASTERN IDAHO
9:30-4:00
CLARION INN, POCATELLO
REGISTRATION: $20
9:30 - WELCOMES
10:15 - AMBA
10:45 - PERSI UPDATE, EXEC SEC, LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (REPRESENTATIVE ELAINE SMITH)
12:00 - 1:00: LUNCH & ENTERTAINMENT
1:15 - FRAUD ALERT - SHERIFF NELSEN & AARP
1:45 - NKA & SENIOR GAMES - MARJENE WAFORD, SILVER SNEAKERS-
ROGER WHEELER, VOLUNTEERING -
SALLY MCHARGUE, COLLETTE TRAVEL - MARGARET REIMER
2:30 - PEGGY GARVIN - UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
3:00 - VICKI KENDRICK - PINEHURST GARDENING CENTER



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!!!