CISV Philly News
OUR CHAPTER WILL HOST A VILLAGE NEXT SUMMER !!!
As always, we will need your help to make the camp successful. We need host families on 2 different weekends. This is a super fun thing to do as a family and a great way to help the chapter! Please click on the link to sign up:
In December, around 30 kids and chaperones gathered for our yearly cookie-a-thon.
They had fun activities and baked cookies to donate to The Breathing Room Foundation,an organization that provides comfort to families affected by cancer.
The CISV theme for 2019 is Conflict and Resolution.
This means a lot of local activities and International Camps will have
participants work around this theme.
You can click on the link below to find great resources on the theme,
including activities that were designed by a group of international JBers.
At our January meeting, our JB board created an activity on that theme.
Hey CISV Philly!!!
“The foundation for global friendship” (age 11)
- Warsaw, Poland (7/5 to 8/1/2019) two boy & two girl delegates ($3,500 includes air)
- Campinas, Brazil (7/5 to 8/1/2019) two boy & two girl delegates ($3,500 includes air)
Contact: Kristin Lowery or Alya Sherman: email@example.com
“Building international competence” (ages 12-13)
- Denmark (July 2019) three boy & three girl delegates ($1,800 + travel)
Contact: Manuela Tapidinhas: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Building leadership skills” (age 14 and 15)
- Queretaro, Mexico (7/5 to 7/27/2019) two boy & two girl delegates age 14 ($1,800+ travel)
- Paris, France (7/6 to 7/28/2019) two boy & two girl delegates age 15 ($1,800+ travel)
Contact: Bill & Ellen Reaume: email@example.com
“Building skills in a regional context” (16-18)
- Hamburg, Germany (12/27/19 to 01/03/20) one delegate ($995+ travel)
- Barcelona, Spain (8/2 to 8/16/2019) one delegate ($1,350 + travel)
- Fortnight – Austin, Texas? (2 weeks in July, tbd) one delegate ($1,100 + travel)
Contact: Patrick O’Rourke: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Encourage and guide young minds” (age 16-17)
- Hordaland, Norway (06/28 to 07/25/2019) one delegate, female ($1,800 + travel)
Contact: Ricki Eisenstein: email@example.com
“A dialogue for global friendship” (age 17-18)
Seminar Camp applications are available on our website http://philly.cisvusa.org/ the application lists the available camps and how to apply.
($1,550 for US program, $1700 for outside of US program, + travel)
Contact: Sabine: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Encourage and guide young minds” (age 21+)
Opportunities to lead and staff different programs.
Contact: Noah Goodman: email@example.com
Look at pictures and stories from our Chapter Mini-camp!
Thank you to our awesome JB board and JB advisor for a great mini camp!
My Mini-Camp Experience
By Edel McGhee Hassrick
Chapter Mini Camp was an incredible bonding experience with the rest of my chapter. I got to see old friends, strengthen bonds with others and create bonds with new people.
The activities were eye-opening, well structured, organized and fun. My favorite activity was the Planetarium Activity and also the Casino Silent Activity. The Planetarium Activity was a three-stage activity where we had to observe, interact and assist an alien culture meet their objective so they would give us fuel so we could get back to earth. The casino silent activity was a dice game with movements depending on the group. I learned how to respond to different situations and solve problems in diverse situations with people who were different from me. Both were really well developed and expertly executed as were all of the activities we did at CMC.
Chapter mini-camp, our first CISV experience
By chaperone Alena Abrosimova, mother of Alex, 10.
Both Alex and I were impressed with the camp and what JB team was able to accomplish in a day and a half. All of our chaperons and JB advisor Fatima were absolutely great. We had many nice discussions and shared a lot of useful tips and information with each other.
September 29 News
It is time to renew your MEMBERSHIP for the year 2018-19! Just click on the button above.
OCTOBER 2: Chapter Meeting – Adults Only
OCTOBER 6-7: MINI CAMP.
Don’t miss this mini camp! Bring your friends, as this is a great opportunity to introduce them to CISV.
We will have a table to promote CISV at COMMUNITY FAIR at George Washington High School on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Philadelphia Mayor Kennedy will attend, so we expect the media to be there around 11:30am. Thanks to our JB advisor, Fatimah Mitchell, for putting this together. If you are able to attend and help Fatimah, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
JBers are getting the word out
JB leaders were at a street fair in Horsham recently and talked with 250 people about CISV!
What a great summer!
We had awesome leaders for our Village in Dallas, Interchange programs with Austria and Brazil, and for our local Step Up program here in Philadelphia.
Parents and friends pitched in to pick up Step Up participants at the airport, host the two weekends, find donations, and ensure a fun, educational and safe experience of all involved. And in 2019 we’ll have a chance to do this again when we host Village.
CISV is only possible through the outstanding efforts by both adult and JB leaders as we host programs, create selection committees, hold fundraisers, promote the program in schools, and reach out to amazing young adults who get trained as leaders and get to know our kids.
Chris and Carolyn Davis took charge as Co-Presidents for 2017-2018, and Sabine Oberach is our Chapter President for this year with support from many others.
We look forward to seeing you at these
upcoming chapter events…
SUNDAY 2/24: 3:30-5:30pm: BOWLING FUNDRAISER
ADULTS, KIDS AND FRIENDS
@ Thunderbirds Lane, 1475 West Street Rd, Warminster PA 18974
Family friendly event, fun for all ages!
TUESDAY 3/5, time: CHAPTER MEETING
ADULTS AND KIDS
@ Ellis home, 725 Spring Avenue, Elkins Park PA 19027
Adults meet in a room while kids have activities and meeting in a separate room.
March 15-17: Regional Mini Camp (RMC)
Kids and chaperones.
@Refreshing Mountain Springs, Stevens, PA 17578
Details will be announced by email.
TUESDAY 4/2, 7-9PM: CHAPTER MEETING
@ Tzabari home, 1430 Dreshertown rd, Dresher PA 19025
SATURDAY 4/6, 6:30pm-9pm: JB activity / parents night out
KIDS AND FRIENDS.
Kids will have an evening activity while parents can have dinner at a nearby restaurant. Details will be announced by email.
SUNDAY 5/5, 2-4pm, CHAPTER MEETING
ADULT AND KIDS.
This is an especially exciting meeting for JB since they will have elections for the 2019-20 JB board!
MEMORIAL WEEKEND: National Mini Camp (NMC)
ALL KIDS and CHAPERONES
Please note NMC location hasn’t been disclosed yet. If it is too far for our JBers to attend, we will have a local JB activity instead on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th. Details to be announced by email.
SUNDAY 6/2, 5-7PM: Annual Membership Dinner
ALL KIDS AND PARENTS.
Our volunteers and traveling delegates are recognized at this annual potluck dinner.