Weekly Newsletter | July 12, 2016

This week we will induct our first new member for the 2016-17 year. I am pleased to say that it is Ed Whipple who is in charge of Student Life at Willamette University and Jim Booth will do the honors of introducing him to our club.
It is great that we are off to such a quick start and that so many club members have shared with me they are taking this challenge seriously. So, just make it happen; what an interesting and diverse club we will build if successful. So don’t wait, go for the membership goal-line. I will do all that I can to be supporting of your good energy here.
So please work with Steve Nass and the Membership Team and continue the good work in this area that is now clearly underway.

This week’s program: Cyprus Friendship Program
Tammy Haas and two teenagers will join us to discuss the Cyprus Friendship Program (CFP). The CFP brings together teenagers from the Greek-speaking Cypriot and Turkish-speaking Cypriot communities together to promote peaceful interaction and understanding between the two groups.
CFP is a year-long peace-building and leadership training program in Cyprus, with a four-week cultural exchange component in the United States in the summer. By developing cross-cultural friendship, the teens build mutual respect for each other, breaking down the historical stereotypes and mistrust that exist.
Upon return to Cyprus, the teens are in a position to share the message with family and friends of their own communities that Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking Cypriots can live together peacefully. Indeed, many of the students who have participated in the program are doing just that — working together for peace.
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