Lynn Haun, Marilyn Taylor, Doug Cresswell, Ed Arndt, Loretta Hanft, Bobbi Jo Anderson
State Board Meeting
August 14, 11 - 4
AARP State Office, 3080 E. Gentry Way, Suite 100, Meridian, 83642
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. The dates are May 19, 2016 to May 23; cost is $2,899 per person, double occupancy, and single is$3,749. Save $100 by reserving your space with a $250 deposit soon, with final payment due Mar 19, 2016. More details to follow.
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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**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."
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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
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!!!