Archive for August, 2011

Delegation to Brazil/Paraguay September 16 to 30, 2012

August 18, 2011

The Chapter has set the new dates for the Brazil/ Paraguay Delegation as September 16 to 30, 2012.

First the delegation will go to the city of Sao Paolo for some important meetings in that vibrant urban setting.  We have wonderful contacts with  Human Trafficking organizations.  And Kathleen Huston will take the lead in estabilishing contacts relative to ecology and green economy initiatives.  

On the 22nd the delegation will go to Asuncion, Paraguay for 5 days of meeting hosted by Cynthia Bendlin, International Women of Courage awardee 2008.  

On the 27th the delegation will return to Brazil ending with a 2 night stay at a Coffee Plantation 180 miles outside Sao Paulo.  Here we will meet with local women from this rural setting and learn about the coffee business in Brazil.  

Robin Winter Odem will work with the coffee plantation and a Brazilian Author for our program during our 2 days at the Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza coffee plantation     

The Chapter is exploring a delegation option for 2013.  Countries under consideration include Myamar and Pakistan. 



August 13, 2011

Since our last posting there have been several important changes to our delegation.  

BRAZIL:  We have developed a number of new connections and potential meetings.  We are planning to end the delegations on a Coffee Plantation 180 miles from Brazil.  Here we will learn more about the rural and agricultural economy in Brazil.  We will also meet with local women co-ops.  See the wonderful Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza here

NEW DATE FOR THE DELEGATION:  The delegation will be re-scheduled for 2012 likely in the September 2012 timeframe.