February 7, 2019
From our President
We are in CISV selection mode. We had a fantastic overnight last Friday (Photos here), and our village selection overnight begins at 7pm on Fri, Feb. 8. More applicants are needed so please tell every family that you know with an 11 year old. Share this short video.
The first annual “We CISV” pledge drive to support our 2019 Village will start on Feb. 10. Spread the word and share your CISV memories on social media and connect with your friends both near and far.
The Junior Branch Winter Minicamp is February 15-18 in St. Johns County. Register for JB Minicamp here. There are only a few spots available so register soon for a fun weekend about “spies” and “conflict & resolution”.
If you did not make it to the Junior Branch Cook-off on January 26th, you probably missed out on tasting a creation of a future Top Chef. Not only did the Junior Branch host a great event, they raised money for the local Chapter of Girls, Inc.
In CISV Spirit,
On Feb 15-18, the JB is hosting our winter mini-camp at the Camp St. John at Marywood Retreat Center. Camp starts at 7:00 p.m. on 2/15 and ends at 11:00 a.m. on 2/18. The cost of the camp is now $178. The fun theme of the camp is spies and serious theme is conflict and resolution.
More information here.
Space are limited so register today.
“We CISV” Pledge Drive
The week of February 10th, CISV Jacksonville volunteers will reach out to the many families that have made our chapter a vibrant success for the last 44 years.
There are many objectives to the “We CISV” Pledge Drive.
As the name suggests, it is a pledge drive and we will be asking for donations to defray the $45,000 cost of operating a Village program in 2019.
However, the pledge drive has other benefits which may be worth just as much as your financial support. With updated contact information on CISVers and their families, we can grow our CISV network, stay connected by sharing chapter news, and include alumni in important chapter events.
Through these connections, we will find many who can volunteer their talents to our very active chapter and even some former CISVers who will want their own children to become involved in local activities through the JB or future outbound programs.
Everyone we contact will know how much effort and dedication goes into a proper Village hosting experience, and they will have great memories of the delegates they have met over the years. The We CISV Pledge Drive volunteers will encourage them to post their memories to the “CISV Jax Alumni” Facebook page so you can be a part of the walk down memory lane.
Please stay connected to our primary social media channels as we will update Instagram, Facebook
World of Nations
CISV Jacksonville will once again have a booth at the City of Jacksonville’s World of Nations, which is Feb 23-24 this year. See the world in a single weekend and promote our organization too.
Help meet your annual volunteer commitment!
Upcoming CISV Selection Events!
Participants at 2019 Village Selection Overnight
The last selection event is this Friday, Feb 8 from 7pm to 8:30 am at RPDS at 880 Oak St.
All recent CISV participants are encouraged to come to the play date and help make it a fun event.
Our winter delegates have returned. Ellie was a Jr. Counselor at Barrilete Village inGuatemala. Kristin traveled halfway around the world to Chandighar, India for CHHAAP youth meeting. Ella represented the USA at a youth meeting in Austria held in an 800 year old castle. Click the links for their photo albums.
Save the Dates!
Fri, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday
Village Selection Overnight – Riverside Presbyterian Day School (830 Oak St 32205). Overnight event to select youth (age 11 or 16 and 17) for the CISV Village program. Event info here.Sun, Feb. 10 at 6 pm to 9pm
“We CISV” Pledge Drive. Event info here.Fri, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday
Winter Minicamp – this is a long weekend of CISV activities for youth age 10-18 planned by the CISV Jacksonville Junior Branch Board members, a group of teenagers that run the youth part of our chapter. More info here.
Sat, Feb. 23 and Sun, Feb. 24
Sun, March 3 at 1pm
Sun, May 5 at 4pm
June 28th to July 25th
Summer Village. We will be hosting 60+ delegates, counselors and staff. All chapter members’ assistance will be needed.
Thanks, as always, for your support.
In Peace, Your Friends at CISV Jacksonville