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January 15, 2020
 
Announcements
Pres. Russ: So far, we have Steve and Phil signed up to attend the Mid-Year Dinner at District on Jan 27th (John: cost is covered by the club.) ... District is looking for a Treasurer for 2020-2021 ... A reminder that District is hosting a workshop on Membership at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital on Feb 1st (see Tom B for details) ... His idea for the club to sponsor Knox Boxes (at $150 each) is in discussion phase with the fire department.
 
Tom B: Please check the hockey schedule for openings.
 
Andy:  South Korea presented the Ambassador of Peace award to Jud.  Congratulations.  Hope we hear more about how that was earned ... We are receiving about $75 quarterly from the Amazon Smiles program.
 
John: The International Peace and Understanding Dinner in Portland is coming up on Feb 20th.  (Editor: given the first-rate speaker, it's usually fully subscribed, so make your reservation early.)
 
Steve: Laid out discussion he's had with the Big Bean on Jenkins Court in Durham.  He covered cost to club, cost to members, breakfast arrangements available, space, and storage.  He's working on parking.  We will have our first meeting there on Jan 29th and try it out for a month ... Income from the last shipment of collected phones was $57.
 
Tom T: He's got some fundraising events in mind like a bocci ball tournament, and a paper bag parade for kids.
 
Bill: The endowment got a nice lift from the stock market this past year.  We're at $73.6K and climbing.
 
Program
 
Three students from Oyster River HS spoke to us about the Model UN.  Essentially, students are assigned a country to represent in a General Assembly or a Security Council and debate at the gathering having researched their country's position on a specified issue.  Students incur costs for registration, hotel and meals that we've assisted with in the past.
 
Megabucks: $26.50
 
Editor: Ric
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