Next Meeting: TUESDAY, March27, 2012.
Home of Lesliel, 7:15 PM refreshments, 7:30 PM meeting.
Please park on the street.
Highlights from our most recent meeting:
Trip to Venezuela: Bette Hoover may be organizing a trip to the Prout Institute in Venezuela in the summer or fall. If interested, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meeting will be at Leslie’s, 6336 Sandchain Road, Columbia 21045, 410 381-4899,
Dues: Dues are $15 and are voluntary.
Cuba: J. B. told us about his recent trip to Cuba at the end of January. He described visits to artists, musical events and the Martin Luther King Center. The price was $1400 for 11 days plus airfare. It was his 4th trip to Cuba. He reported that the remittances to the island have increased to $ 2 billion. There is still a two tier economy. Americans have to change their money to the convertible peso. One reason might be to keep $$ out of circulation. There has been an increase in private enterprise.
Cuban Five: The man who was released is in Miami and wants to go back to Cuba because his brother is ill. He’s a U.S. citizen and has requested permission from the authorities.