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 Through Education, Service and Philanthropy,
BOND, a nonprofit organization,
offers its members opportunities for
intellectual pursuits, community service,
social interaction and philanthropy.

President's Message

By Carolyn Latz 

As this is my first letter to you, our devoted members, I can only begin with WOW!!!!

What an incredible 10 year journey this has been.  I am honored to serve as your President and looking forward to working with the new board and continuing in the success of our last ten years. We have branched out in new directions and grown.

Since I took office in May, our organization has had many fun and educational summer fund raising parties and raised a lot of money for scholarships. I want to thank all of the generous hostesses for giving of their time to put on the many varied events. Again, thank you.

Lunch with Embellishments was a success, and Rabbi Norman Cohen gave an interesting slide show of his trip to the Baltic Sea area.

The Book Author event was a huge success.  Thank you to all the committees that made it happen and our authors who donated their time to join us.

In June, BOND awarded nine scholarships for a total of $15,750. I am so proud to be an integral part of a group that can accomplish this.

Our goals include variations of familiar programs, as well as ideas for new opportunities to enhance fund raising, educational activities and a community spirit as we continue to be a vital part of our community. 

WE THOUGHT WE KNEW ....

WE THOUGHT WE KNEW……

By Sheila Goldstein, Philanthropy and Community Service

After checking out the principles of the Sojourn Program presented to us, it was decided that this was a project worthy of BOND’s support under our Community Service Mission. There were no BOND expenses, only the fee for lunch and whatever individuals decided to donate as a shower gift.

Susanna Lodge agreed to chair the project as our representative along with the Women’s Leagues of Beth El and Adath Jeshurun. After several planning meetings the day for the shower occurred on Tuesday, April 27.

The lunch was delicious and the camaraderie was wonderful. However, the highlight of the afternoon was the presentation by Laura Sisterman, along with the director of the project, Helen Chargo.

WHO KNEW…

..That the Sojourner Project Center is located in Minnetonka

..That the people were afforded so many options and resources

.. That there were no age or gender limits, so men and seniors were included

..That this non-profit is available 24/7

..That their crisis line had 2900 calls in one year

..That they have a partnership with 16 communities, police and social workers.

AND MOST OF ALL..

…THANK YOU TO SUSANNA LODGE FOR HER SUPERB LEADERSHIP AND TO OUR COMMITTEE AND ATTENDEES WHO  HAVE MADE THIS EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

..ANY INDIVIDUAL CAN VOLUNTEER THEIR HELP BY CALLING:

952 351 4062 or Laura@sojournerproject.org

NOW WE ALL KNEW, AND IT IS AN IMPORTANT AWARENESS

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