“M A K I N G T H E U N I T E D N A T I O N S W O R K F O R U S”

April 28, 2010 by cgsstlouischapter

A Reminder to College Students, and high-school seniors and juniors–
Enter this contest for an all-expenses-paid trip to our annual national assembly in Washington D.C., May  19 – 22,  2 0 1 0
–VISIT  AND  LOBBY  YOUR  MEMBER  OF  CONGRESS.
–PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERACTIVE SIMULATION WHERE YOU MUST OVERCOME        REAL OBSTACLES TO CREATE A U.N. THAT ACTUALLY SOLVES OUR GLOBAL PROBLEMS.
–MEET GLOBAL ACTIVISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) of Greater St. Louis will provide transportation, registration, meals, & lodging for a college student or a high-school junior or senior to participate in the Citizens for Global Solutions national assembly in Washington DC.
The conference begins at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, so you should be able to leave St. Louis Wednesday morning.  It ends late afternoon Saturday, May 22, so you could be back that night if you wish.  If you want to do sightseeing in Washington on Sunday, we will  also provide housing for you for Saturday night (but not extra meals).  Getting to and from the St. Louis airport is your responsibility.
If you want to be a contestant for this all-expenses-paid trip, write a 3-5 page typed essay (double-spaced) consisting of two parts.  In the first part tell us why your past activities and successes show that you would be a good person for us to send to this meeting.  In the second part share with us your thinking about one or more of the problems our world community faces and how we might deal with them more effectively.
In exchange for this subsidy, CGS of St. Louis expects you to give us a brief written report about the conference & what you learned from it.   (This gets published in our local newsletter.)
Send your essay to:
Ronald J. Glossop, 8894 Berkay Avenue, Jennings, MO 63136-5004or preferably by e-mail to:  <rglossop@mindspring.com> Be  sure  to  include  your home address  and  home  telephone  number.
For more information, call (314) 869-2303 & see < http://www.globalsolutions.org >.
Deadline:  Noon April  17, 2010.  Winner(s) will  be notified by April 20, 2010.

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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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