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September 2016

By Judy Serrell, BOND President

This has been quite a year for us. We have had outstanding programming and wonderful partying, and as a result we have been able to donate many dollars for college and vocational scholarships (through JFCS and JFS) and camp scholarships (through the Jewish Federation of Minneapolis).

I want to thank our Board members who have worked tirelessly in planning the programs and bringing you excellent speakers, and to our members who have provided terrific summer parties and pitched in when their help was needed. Especially, I want to thank you, the members of BOND, who support our activities, including our Early Childhood Program.  It is your ideas and your dollars that make this such a great organization.

In this issue of the Compass, you will find wonderful new programming. I urge you to take advantage of these.  If a program you would like to attend has already filled up, get your name on the waiting list in case someone has to cancel.  Also, for museum tours, if enough people are interested, a second docent may be recruited for that day. or another day may be scheduled.  As always we value your input as to what kinds of programming you would like us to present for you.

Our condolences go out to those of you who have lost loved ones this year, and to those who have suffered illness and/or broken bones.  We wish you a speedy recovery.  As we approach the Jewish New Year may all of you stay well and have a happy and healthy holiday.