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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.


Look soon in your mailbox for a lovely and detailed invitation to the forthcoming annual two-part BOND Book Author Event to be held on Tuesday evening including dinner, August 23, and Wednesday, August 24, morning through lunch.

Once again Chair Nettie Nabedrick and her enthusiastic literary researchers have selected five local authors with a range of interests to address BOND members and guests about their most recent works.


Book Author is BOND's major fundraising event. Here are more details:

          *Tuesday, August 23rd at  5:00 pm at Beth El Synagogue.

Tuesday authors are:

William Swanson:   Stolen from the Garden: the Kidnapping of Virginia Piper

Former Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak:  Pothole Confidential

Tuesday night is our donor event which includes a buffet dinner. Cost for this event begins at $135 and includes the Wednesday program and lunch and a guest for Tuesday night. Your invitation describes the other significant donor opportunities.

           *Wednesday, August 24th at 9:30 am at Oak Ridge Country Club, including coffee and lunch.

Wednesday authors are:

William Andrews:    Daughters of the Dragon: A Comfort Woman's Story

Brian Freeman:       The Cold Nowhere

Roxanne Battle:        Pockets of Joy

Wednesday's cost is $55, including coffee and delicious rolls followed by luncheon after the program.

Invitations will be arriving right after July 4th. If you have questions call Nettie.

Tuesday and Wednesday, representatives of Garrison Keillor's bookstore, Common Good Books, will be selling books by our guest authors, and the authors will be autographing their books.

"We welcome our members and their friends and family, says Nettie.  "Our committee is working hard to make this event the best ever!"

“I would be happy to answer any questions,” Nettie says. “Call me at 952-546-6970. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you soon.”



By Roberta Sigel, Luncheon Chairperson

The BOND Annual Spring Luncheon was held May 5th at the Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park.  After a warm welcome of members, guests and speaker, Beverly London installed the new incoming Board Members of 2016-2018.  A delicious lunch was served.

Cheri Rolnick knowledgeably substituted for her husband, Art, as our speaker on Early Childhood Development. She emphasized the research and importance of stimulation after birth to preschool. Formerly having served with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Art Rolnick is now affiliated with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota where he is working to advance multidisciplinary research on child development and social policy.

A lovely day was enjoyed by all. 

We are all now looking forward to the Book and Author Luncheon in August, and BOND'S Annual Fall Luncheon October 20th.  I wish you all a wonderful summer.

BOND Early Childhood Chair Rhoda Redleaf, Speaker Cheri Rolnick, and former BOND President Sheila Goldstein

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