Chris Blower, Doug Cresswell, JoAnne Bjerke, Elaine Klein, Ed Arndt
Bonnie Ney, Joan Dilweg
GREAT BOARD MEETING ON THE 12TH!
NEXT BOARD MEETING: CONFERENCE CALL ON MONDAY,JANUARY 24, 2:00 MST, 1:00 PST. MORE INFO IN EARLY JANUARY.
PUT THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR!
AARP LOBBY DAY
WE'RE INVITED TO JOIN AARP IDAHO ON FEBRUARY 7 IN BOISE FOR LOBBY DAY. VISIT WITH STATE LEGISLATORS, ATTEND COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT AARP'S 2017 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.
THE EVENT IS FREE, AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
TIME: 9:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Participants meet at the AARP state office at 250 South 5th St, Suite 800 in Boise and take a complimentary shuttle to the Capitol.
To register visit www.aarp.org/id or call: 208-855-4038.
TRAVEL AND TEACH OPPORTUNITY
(this is just a notification, not and endorsement)
Opportunity Education Foundation is going to India this fall and wants our members to join them. This trip offers 5 days of teaching in an Indian school, relaxing at a traditional Indian hillside resort, cruising the tropical Backwaters Canals, and visiting Hindu temples along the countryside.
Dates: October 12 - 23
Cost: from Omaha approximatley $3,450.
Check the website: http://www.opportunityeducation.org/watch/video/27.
COLLETTE TRIP, 2017
September 3 - 10
THIS LOOKS LIKE AN AMAZING TRIP AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL WITH FELLOW RETIRED EDUCATORS! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!
1. The Best of Eastern Canada: 8 days. Highlights: Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, 1000 Islands, Toronto, Niagara Falls. Price: $3,399 pp double + insurance $240.
Cost includes Roundtrip Air from Boise Municipal Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
In addition to the amazing sites on the regular tour, there are some additional options available for an extra fee: Flavors and Aromas of Old Montreal ($90 pp), Lunch and an afternoon of sightseeing ($65 pp), Cruising the Harbourfront and Dinner ($75pp)
$250 deposit by Feb 24 and final payment by July 03, 2017.
Brochures w/forms are available through the presidents of local chapters OR
Contact: Margaret Reimer: (208) 887-6747, or email@example.com
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."
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!!!