It is once again time to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe that the holiday’s and the New Year 2013 are just around the corner. Thank you to Stephanie Maurissen for a wonderful program at our October meeting. Unfortunately, there were only nine (9) people in attendance.

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m. by Ms. Kundana Divi, a CMU student. The program is entitled A Glimpse of India. The meeting will be at the NADA on the campus of Northwood University. The cost will be $15 for PTPI members and $17 for nonmembers. This is an increase from last month. (It was necessary since the club had to guarantee Northwood a count of 17. Since we are not necessarily able to do that, the price increase will help offset the cost of not being able to have 17 members at the dinner.) Reservations are necessary. Please call Erika Smith at 835-8055 or me at 835-2567. Those that do not care to drive at night please let me know so that arrangements can be made to provide rides.

Thank you, Jim for your assistance in preparing the membership booklets. Those in attendance at the October meeting received their booklets. Those that were not in attendance should have received their booklets in the mail. If you did not receive it, please let me know.

There will not be any meetings in January, February, and March of 2013. We will resume in April of 2013. I will be sending out a newsletter in March with the necessary information of the April meeting and the remaining meeting of 2013.

The next meeting of the Saginaw Chapter of PTPI will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012. The program will be held at the Zaul Library at 7 p.m. with refreshments to follow the program. Those interested please let me know so that I can get the details to you.

On October 1st the new book was announced for the global book club. The book chosen is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. The book is a journey into the daily life of a citizen of North Korea. The book will bring to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime in our world today. The author won the Overseas Press Club award for human rights reporting, the Asia Society’s Osborne Eliott award, and the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Award.

See you on Monday, November 5, 2012.

Deb Teot, President
Midland, Michigan Chapter of PTPI

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