Business Meeting and Program - 3rd Tuesday of Each Month

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

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

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

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

2007 archives
2008 archives
2009 archives

2010 Minutes  

January 19, 2010 - Minutes
January 24, 2010 - Minutes
February 16, 2010 - Minutes
March 16, 2010 - Minutes
April 20, 2010 - Minutes
May 12, 2010 - Board Retreat Minutes
May 18, 2010 - Minutes
June 15, 2010 - Minutes
July 20, 2010 - Minutes
Oct 19, 2010 - Minutes
Nov 16, 2010 - Minutes
Dec 21, 2010 - Minutes

Report from Ardi Rashidi on CCD (Council of Chapters and Divisions) planning committee/group, meeting in New York, Nov 19, which coincided with the UNA-USA annual Dinner award.


news and events

2010 Archive

Tuesday, January 19
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Pierre Englebert, Professor of Politics at Pomona College “Democratic Republic of Congo.”  Treats will be served.

Sunday, January 24 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Decker Hall, Pilgrim Place

Gala Pot Luck Dinner and Chapter Annual Meeting
Honoring our UNA-USA High School Essay winners
Special Program by Sustainable Claremont and outgoing Chapter President Mel Boynton “Sustainability at Home and Around the World”

Tuesday, February 16
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Debbie Logan, Safari and Lodge Expert from Botswana (and daughter of Freeman Allen)
“My Contemporary Experiences in Mali” Treats will be served.

Tuesday, March 16
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Karl Haushalter, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Harvey Mudd, “The Global HIV-AIDs Pandemic”
Treats will be served.

Fri, Mar 19
4:30 - 6 PM

WAR MEMORIAL VIGIL, at Arrow and Indian Hill, Claremont. The war on Iraq began March 19, 2003. Seven years later, we remember the many thousands who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. March 19 Peace Vigil Flyer

Friday, April 2
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Los Angeles

Global Health Initiative Conference - "Global Burden of Disease and its
Consequences for California"
California Endowment Center for Health Families - The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles - Contact Margaret Soderberg, M.D.- Agenda, ticket information, and map.

Saturday, April 3
noon - 3pm

General UNA-USA SoCal Division Board Meeting - Old Spaghetti Factory, 110 East Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton - All members and guests are welcome and may RSVP to Mel Boynton - $10 for admission payable to SoCal UNA-USA and food/beverage is a la carte.

Sat, April 17
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Claremont

Earth Day Celebration in Downtown Claremont - UNA Pomona Valley will have a "Sustainable Claremont" booth. This year’s event will feature vendor/exhibitor areas focused on local “green” businesses; energy efficiency companies; “green” transportation, non-profit organizations; Claremont schools; and, new this year, wellness oriented businesses that nurture our mind, body and soul. The event is a great opportunity for you to reach a wide audience that is ready to bring sustainable practices to their homes, businesses and schools. Invitation - Vendor / Exhibitor Registration

Tuesday, April 20
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Cal Poly Professor James Kim & MUN students reporting on their annual attendance at NY National Model United Nations (MUN). Treats will be served.

Tuesday, May 18
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Malika Kachani, Associate Professor at Western University of Health Sciences “Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Developing Countries”   - Treats will be served.

June 6-8
Washington DC

National UNA-USA CCD Meeting in Washington, DC - Opportunities, Advocacy, and the Way Ahead. Host hotel Palomar Hotel. The agenda includes a whole day about membership growth and making your chapter more effective. Early bird registration (just $240 plus hotel and further substantial discounts for YPIC) now open through May 6th. Information, online registration, tentative schedule:

Tuesday, June 15
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Reports by four UNA officers on the DC gathering of UNA-USA chapters. 

Tuesday, July 20
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - LaVeda Drvol will speak on the topic, “Human Trafficking, Slavery in America." - Treats will be served.

Saturday, Sept 18
9am - 12 noon
Porter Hall

Chapter Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 21
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Andrew Winnick, “Israeli/Palestinian Prospects: A Two State Solution” - Treats will be served.


Tuesday, Oct 19
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Rizek Abusharr, “A Visit to the Holy Land” - Treats will be served.

Thursday, Oct 21
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

UN Day Celebration co-sponsored by the Pomona Valley UNA-USA, Mel Boynton, President of the Southern California Division of UNA-USA, on the topic “Celebrating United Nations Day: Progress on the Millennium Development Goals” McKenna Auditorium, CMC campus (next to I-Place)  international Place website - When: Lunch from 11:45AM Program begins at 12:15PM Lunch for Community Members: $6.00 For more information:  (909) 607-4571 or e-mail

Tuesday, Nov 16
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Gloria Reynolds, Soka Gakkai International, lay Buddhist organization - Treats will be served.


Tuesday, Dec 21
5:30 PM
Porter Hall

Chapter Meeting - Michael Fay, “American Economics and Global Reform” - Treats will be served.