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COLLETTE TOUR, 2015
REPORT FROM MARGARET
GOOD NEWS!
REAI's 2015 trip is: Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris with Optional 3-Night Unescorted London Post Tour Extension, March 19-28
Cost: $3,899, Double
$4,149, Single

These prices are good until September 19, 2014. Rates are then: $4,149 Double, & $4,799 Single.
Price includes: Round Trip Air from Boise Municipal Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers. Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $230 per person.
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All Rates are per person and are subject to change (until full payment is made).
Price also includes: 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners
Also Available as a Pre-paid option: Versailles Palace, $105 per person

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!
CURRENTLY 13 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP. DEADLINE IS OCT. 20, SO TAKE ACTION NOW!

Collette trip, 2016
Margaret has announced the 2016 trip. Participants will travel to New York City and enjoy two Broadway shows, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island,
and a visit to the 9/11 Monument. More details to follow.

Contact: Margaret Reimer: (208) 887-6747, or reimem@juno.com

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!!!