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Scholarship Committee Awards 2016 Grants to Seven Students

Scholarship Committee Awards Grants to 7 Students

by Judy Sherman, Chairman

On July 7, 2016, BOND members met with scholarship advisors Dana Rubin and Todd Sandler at the JFCS office to award our annual scholarships.  The total amount given by BOND was $13,500, divided among 7 students, in grants ranging from $750 to $3,000.

Two graduate students were in the group, one a rabbinical student training to be a chaplain, and one training to be a Jewish educator.  

The undergraduates ranged from a freshman hoping to become a lawyer to several students close to completing their undergraduate degrees in nursing, and in library science, who need help with every day expenses.  Several are single parents who are older than traditional students and are dealing with difficult family situations.  One has overcome a physical disability to study and work.

The scholarship program is one of our major activities.  We can e proud to help local students who can advance their careers and overcome difficult circumstances with our aid.

Thank You, Game Makers!

Early Childhood Education Thanks Game Makers

By Rhoda Redleaf

The Robbinsdale Parent Educators expressed profuse thanks to our gamemakers for the over 200 copies we made for them of a Bedtime Routine game they had designed and requested to use with parents during their home visits this fall.  

Beverly London and her designer tweaked it to make it more easily workable for our gamemakers and we completed the project during the summer.  We added a pencil and crayon to the kit as some children do not have writing instruments.

The game is now being given to families during the home visits and everyone seems to love it: the parent educators, the parents, and, most importantly, the children.  We hope it helps everyone develop all those important bedtime routines.  

Game Making meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the New Hope Learning Center.  Come join the fun!

Questions? Call Rhoda, 651-9005-9606.

2016 Book Author Events the Best Ever

The word is: So sorry I missed it! I heard it was fabulous! The Best Ever!

Thank you for your participation at BOND's Annual Book Author Events. I'm happy to report that they were a huge success!

Our authors, R.T. Rybak, William Swanson, Roxane Battle, William Andrews and Brian Freeman were outstanding.  Many thanks to the wonderful committee that worked through the Spring and Summer to make sure everything was done "right."

Our Ad Book, chaired by Maraline Slovut, was very popular with our members.  Please be sure to support our advertisers when you can.  Their contributions added greatly to our Scholarship Fund.

Tuesday night, at Beth El Synagogue, we feasted on a delicious buffet dinner with sweets provided by our members.  One hundred ten guests attended.  We were entertained that night by two outstanding speakers!

On Wednesday, one hundred forty five guests attended our lovely and delicious luncheon at Oak Ridge Country Club.  The speakers were very interesting and held the audience's attention.  We especially liked to see so many men attend our evening event and luncheon this year and last.  We enjoyed a question and answer time with the authors.

I would like to thank all of our DONORS who made these events so successful! Thank you's are also in order for all donations that were made by those who could not attend, to Common Good Books and to our many guests and Book Club members who attended.  We apologize if we have omitted any names from our program.

We raised over $10,500.00 for the BOND Scholarship Fund!  I am proud and honored to have been the Chairperson for these events.

By Book Author Committee Chair, Nettie Nebedrick

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