January 22, 2009 by cgsstlouischapter



   Our local organization, Citizens for Global Solutions of Greater St. Louis (which includes all of the state of Missouri and southern Illinois from Springfield south) is a chapter of the national organization, Citizens for Global Solutions, whose website is <>.  Individuals join the national organization ($25 a year), and those who live in the appropriate ZIP-code areas automatically are also members of our chapter.

   But there is also an international organization for world federalists, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP)  whose website is <> and whose headquarters is near the UN in New York City.  A second office is near the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.  WFM-IGP is a coalition of national world federalist organizations, including Citizens for Global Solutions in this country.  That means that each of our CGS members is indirectly also supportive of WFM-IGP.

   At the same time, individuals are free to directly support WFM-IGP if they would like to do that.  Financial contributions can be sent to WFM-IGP, 708 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York NY 10017.  Contributors will receive the newsletter WORLD FEDERALIST NEWS once or twice a year.

   WFM-IGP is also the coordinator of various international projects such as the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) <> and the Responsibility to Protect: Engaging Civil Society (R2P-CS) whose website is <>.  Consequently, financial contributions to those particular projects can also be sent to the WFM-IGP office in New York.  All such contributions are tax-deductible because WFM-IGP is not politically active in the United States.  (Citizens for Global Solutions is politically active in the U.S., but tax-deductible contributions can be made to the non-political CGS Education Fund, 418 Seventh St. SE, Washington DC 20003.)


Coming Events

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. - WILPF Fundraiser at The Chapel Sanctuary for the Arts, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis MO 63105 (one block south of Wydown just west of Skinker Boulevard). The main stage entertainment will be Mississippi Crossing, a blues/jazz folk band which includes Dan Hellinger and Joann Eng-Hellinger. There will be a silent auction with many artistic offerings and the opportunity to have artists paint a significant design on any woven material (not knit) you want painted such as a jacket or pillow.

Saturday, May 12, 10:15 a.m. - CGS/STL Board of Officers & Directors meets at World Community Center, 438 No. Skinner Boulevard, 63130. The meeting is open to all. Note that the meeting date is back to the second Saturday of the month in accord with the usual schedule of the second Saturdays of odd-numbered months. Sunday, May 20, 3:00 p.m. - CGS/STL Annual meeting at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117. David Gallup, President and Chief Counsel of the World Service Authority, will be speaking on “What Are the Two Most Important Questions of the 21st Century?” The annual business meeting will include the election of officers and board members for the coming year and will be followed by the usual optional buffet turkey or vegetarian dinner.

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