Business Meeting and Program - 3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Speakers on model United Nations, world issues, poverty relief, refugees, and conflicts are featured each month.

For information, call Mel Boynton - 909-398-1124

mel@mboyntons.net

Monthly Meeting Time:
5:30 to 6:30 pm

2007 archives
2008 archives

Meeting place:
Porter Hall, 601 Mayflower, one block West of Indian Hill, at the end of 6th St. in Claremont, CA.

2009 Meeting Dates

3rd Tues each month except August

January 25 (minutes)
February 17 (minutes)
March 17 (minutes)
May 19 minutes
June 16 minutes
July 21 minutes
August (no meeting)
Sept 15 minutes
October 20 minutes
November 17 minutes
December 15

Nov 7th Annual Division Meeting 10 – 3 in Pasadena.  

news and events

2009
January 20, 2009
5:30 pm
Porter Hall - Pilgrim Place, Claremont
Monthly business meefting and program. Former PVUNA Chapter and So Cal Division President Ardi Rashidi will speak on “The Joe Biden Peace Plan, a Kurdish Perspective.”  Ardi brings experience and expertise to the questions of the Middle East.  As a Kurd, he has long advocated for an independent Kurdistan.  Ardi will also present an Iraq Peace Resolution for our consideration and possible adoption for the national meeting in March.   
January 25, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Decker Hall - Pilgrim Place, Claremont
ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK
Featuring our UNA H.S. essay contest winners and Eleanor Scott Meyers "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Our chapter officers and board for 2009 will be elected.
January 31, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SoCal Division UNA-USA Meeting
Porter Hall and lunch in Decker Hall
Includes voting on CCD Representatives, Resolutions, & Div. Budget
$15 for lunch – reserve w Richard Harris 909 621-7337
February 17, 2009
5:30 pm
Long time resident of Jerusalem Rizek Abusharr presents “The History, Geography, and People of Israel & Palestine.”
February 23, 2009
7-9:00 pm
Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley
AFTER THE INAUGURATION: THE ROAD AHEAD
Panel Members: Mel Boynton (Pres., UNA PV), Jay Jones (University of LaVerne), Jose Caleron (Pitzer College),Charles Diskow (University of LaVerne College of Law)
Unity Church, 524 E. Pasadena, Pomona
Information: Dorena A Wright - 909-593-4966 or 909-593-3511 ext. 4365
March 14, 2009
5-7:30 pm
Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley
Annual Dinner 2009
A Celebration of Women Peacemakers and A Tribute to Local Peace Activists. Speaker: Jackie Hudson
Church of the Brethren, 2425 E. St. (corner of E and Bonta), La Verne
Information: Dorena A Wright - 909-593-4966 or 909-593-3511 ext. 4365
March 17, 2009
5:30 pm
Monthly business meeting and program.
Malika Kachani, “My Morocco Project.”
March 20, 2009
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Iraq War Memorial Vigil - Arrow & Indian Hill- The war on Iraq began March 19, 2003. Six years later, we remember the many thousands who have died. Wear black to this silent vigil. Signs available. Flyer
April 21, 2009
5:30 pm
Monthly business meeting and program.
John Moore and the Cal Poly Model UN Students  
“Our NYC Model UN Experience”
May 19, 2009
5:30 pm
Monthly business meeting and program.
Jane Roberts, co-founder of  “34 Million Friends” speaking on the changing world of women’s reproductive freedoms.
June 16
5:30 pm
Decker Hall - Pilgrim Place, Claremont
Our monthly Pomona Valley UNA meeting will feature our own Bob Smith leading a discussion of “Africa in the 21st Century, Empowering Women and Reducing Poverty via the United Nations.” Besides being a Pomona Valley UNA-USA Chapter board member, Bob has lived and taught in Congo for over 25 years and currently teaches the Africa courses at the Claremont Adult School.
Monthly business meeting and program.
Light refreshments will be served
June 17
7:00 PM,
National Center For the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles
Public TV Personality Rick Steves will present “How Travel Furthers Global Peace and Understanding” as a fundraiser for the UNA-USA SoCal Division.  $10 for UNA members and $15 for non members.  Mr. Steves will be available for book signings after the program.  RSVP to rsvp@una-socal.org or checks to UNA SoCal to PO Box 172, San Pedro CA 90733 or pay at the door.  For complete information about this event visit:   http://www.una-socal.org/rick_steves.html
July 21
5:30 pm
Decker Hall - Pilgrim Place, Claremont
Sally Seven will be discussing the timely topic of, “Prospects for Meaningful Health Reform.”  Bring your friends!
Monthly business meeting and program.
Light refreshments will be served
No August Meeting  
August 8
6-8pm
LaVerne Church of the Brethren
Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley
10th Annual Prayer Vigi: The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day
Information Flyer
September 15
5:30 pm
Decker Hall - Pilgrim Place, Claremont
Council of Chapters and Divisions National Board Member Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur will present, “Iran: History and Prospects."
Information 398-1124. Light refreshments will be served
Sept 21-26 UNA-San Diego celebrates CLIMATE WEEK IN SAN DIEGO -  Flyer
Wednesday,
September 30
between 7 & 9 PM in Pasadena
The Pasadena/Foothills Chapter is hosting a reception for UNA-USA President Thomas Miller at the Western Justice Center’s Historic Maxwell House, 55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105. There will be limited seating, so please RSVP with Sherry Simpson-Dean, 626 449-1795 sherry@unapasadena.org
Thursday, October 22
International Place of the Claremont Colleges
Paula Palmer, Director, Global Programs, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, (Celebrating United Nations Day) "Aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in Communities in India and Sri Lanka" at McKenna Auditorium, CMC campus (next to I-Place)   http://iplace.claremont.edu/iplace/main/contact.php   Lunch from 11:45AM and program begins at 12:15PM  Lunch is $6.00  For more information:  (909) 621-8344 or e-mail ipoffice@cmc.edu
Saturday, Nov 7
11 AM to 3 PM
Bistro 45
45 S. Mentor Ave Pasadena
UNA/USA Southern California Division Annual Meeting featuring Marilyn Scaff Hempel, Publisher of the Population Press, will be presenting to us on “Population Impacts On The Millennium Development Goals.” Bistro 45 is a very classy restaurant you will enjoy ("Top 100 Restaurants in Nation" Conde Nast Traveler), within easy walking distance of the Lake Ave stop on the Gold Line.  The all-inclusive cost is just $40 per person - a special discount rate just for us. Valet parking is available for $4.50 per car for the length of the meeting. Sponsor seating is available for $60 and will be seated closer to the presentation. Please make your reservation by sending your checks payable to UNA/USA So. Calif. Division to: Jim Stanbery, Division Treasurer, P.O. Box 172, San Pedro, CA 90733. We need to hear from you by October 26th so please reserve immediately.  Further information: Division Vice President, Judith Harris  judithannharris@yahoo.com    Mel will be coordinating car pooling for our chapter members and guests.  
Tuesday, Nov 17
5:30 PM
Chapter Meeting featuring, Dean McHenry, newly retired Professor of International Studies at Claremont Graduate University, speaking on “Translating ‘Passive Support’ to ‘Active Support’ for UN Actions:
The Cases of Climate Change and Landmine Remova.” 
The meeting is at Porter Hall in Pilgrim Place, 660 Avery Rd, West on 6th St from Indian Hill. The public is invited and Richard Harris will provide treats.
Wed, Dec 2
12 noon - 2:30 PM
2nd Annual West Coast Global Forum Luncheon. "HUMANITARIANS FOR CHANGE." The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. LIMITED SEATING - PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY.
Information and RSVP
Tuesday, Dec 15
5:30 PM
Chapter Meeting featuring, Lako Tongun, Associate Professor at Pitzer College speaking on  “Update on Sudan and Darfur”  The meeting is at Porter Hall in Pilgrim Place, 660 Avery Rd, West on 6th St from Indian Hill. The public is invited and Shirley Williams will provide treats.