Tuesday, March 22, 2011

United Women’s Forum Minutes - March 16, 2011

Conducting: Diane Prince
Prayer: Edith Baker
Pledge: Laura Dixon

Announcements: Kris Kimball
South Davis Gang Awareness Night April 1,2011 at 7:00PM Bountiful City Hall Constitution Classes Tuesday 22nd 9:30-11:30am 187 N. 300 E. Centerville .
Raising money to add a cistern to our school in Miguneni. Purchase Sprite or Coke earrings for 10.00 to help raise money.
State School Board Meeting April 8th 8:00am 250 E. 500 S. Free Parking behind the USSB building.
The maturation program will be brought up for discussion.
UWF Library; books and DVD’s are available to loan for paid members of the UWF. Yearly membership is $10.00.
Gun Safety/Concealed Weapons Class will be scheduled soon on a Saturday with Rep. Curt Oda.
Next Meeting will be on Wednesday April 13th 10:00-12:00. Salad Assignments: Esther Anderton and Leilani Numbers. Guest Speaker is Senator Margaret Dayton.

Principle is #6 All Men are Created Equal.
Principle #25/UN Report - Principle #25 refers to avoiding entangles alliances. Many of our Founding Fathers spoke out against entangling alliances with foreign countries and the dangers it would bring. Even as recent as 1939 J. Reuben Clark spoke out against America being involved in World Wars.
He felt we should be a Nation of Neutrality, his speech is found under Principle #25.

Four of our United Women Forum Members traveled to New York earlier this month to attend the UN Conference on the Status of Women. Dalane England, Kris Kimball, Anne Marie Oborn and Janet Seamons. They each took a few minutes to share some of their experiences at the UN. Some of their report will follow.

Special Guest Rep. Jim Nielson: Jim shared some of his inside insights as a new Freshman Legislator. He also made comments on controversial bills like immigration and the GRAMA HB477. He talked about the bills that he especially found interesting to work on. He did oppose any of the bills that were going to increase the sales tax on food. He also is looking into exactly what is happening to the school trust land money. He explained the GRAMA bill and his vote for the bill. He also talked about bills that he liked and supported that got voted down. Like Carl Wimmer’s Bill to have a Super Majority approval for any tax increase of any kind, that bill never made it out of committee. It is a long 45 day Session and we appreciate the time and work Jim put into the session. Jim’s cell number is 801-425-1737 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              801-425-1737      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 801-425-1737
and his website is www.jim4utah.com

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