May 2013 Newsletter

shrine_incenseThe next meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the NADA Center on the campus of Northwood University. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for PTPI members and $17 for nonmembers. Reservations are a must! Please call Erika Smith at 835-8055 to make your reservation. Our speaker is Tsune Kawakita. He will give a presentation entitled “My journey with United Nations Volunteering”. Thanks to John for obtaining the speaker. Please feel free to bring a guest to this great program.

The June meeting will be our annual potluck. The potluck will be held at Marion’s church in Sanford as before. Please bring a dish to pass that will serve eight and your own table service. Coffee and tea will be provided along with the chicken. Please let me know what you are planning to bring so that there is a good variety between salad, dessert, and vegetables. We will invite the Saginaw Chapter to join us.

The Saginaw Chapter will hold their next meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the New Hope Valley Retirement Home located on Center Avenue. The dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the meal. The dinner will be followed by a presentation on Pakistan.

The Saginaw Chapter’s June meeting is a potluck that starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Anderson Enrichment Center (near the water plant). If you chose to attend please bring a dish to pass that serves eight.

Valeria  Magistrelli from People to People Milano, Italy and International Chair of Europe, is still looking for the possibility of two families hosting two girls, who are 16 years old, starting July 14, 2013 for about a week to ten days. The two girls will be hosted by a family in Lake Forest for two weeks but would like to stay longer if homestays can be found. If you know of anyone, or you wish to host, please let me know so that I can give the information to Valeria . Thank you for your consideration.

Information from Headquarters:

IMPACT: Cuba
Registration Closes April 26

This program is for PTPI members between the ages of 18-25. IMPACT: Cuba will travel to Havana and the Matanzas Province June 15-23, 2013.

Global Youth Forum (GYF)
November 6-10, 2013

Open to middle and high school students 13-18 years old, the theme for the 2013 GYF is Global Education: Providing a Vision for the Future. The early bird deadline is June 29 with registration closing August 31 or when capacity is reached.

Directors, Americas, and Trustees Meeting (DAT)
August 28-31, 2013

Join PTPI in New Orleans, Louisiana for the meetings of the Board of Directors, Americas Region, and Board of Trustees. Special guest Deo Niyozonkiza will be with us for the awards ceremony and reception. From azaleas to zydeco and everything in between, New Orleans has something for everyone.

Register now for PTPI’s “DAT” Meeting and experience it all first hand.

Global Book Club
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

This book tells the captivating true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women living in Afghanistan during the Taliban’s rise to power. This story recounts Sidiqi’s fearlessness and her efforts to save her family.

Pick up the book today and share your thoughts on the PTPI Blog.

Deb Teot, President

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