Early Sunday evening seems to work best for Chapter Meetings
and Host Family Meetings this year. Families and volunteers
are busy people.
The chapter is open to activity ideas and opportunities
throughout the year. Host Families and students are
welcome to initiate parties or outings as the spirit moves.
The Pacific-Cascades Area will have a couple of optional
weekend enrichment activities: a Redwoods/Beach experience
in Brookings, OR, a white water rafting trip on the Umpqua
River in Roseburg, OR. Date TBA.
What is a Host Family Meeting?
The goal of these gatherings is to discuss and share hosting
concerns, support and fun within three separate groups:
parents, host sibs, and hosted students.
The groups meet monthly, particularly in the Fall, to ease
the adjustment period and follow a seasonally appropriate
agenda. As the year progresses, the meetings may not need
to be held as frequently. Attendance is strongly encouraged.
What is a Chapter Meeting?
These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for
Corvallis returnees and our international hosted students
to share information about their new or native homelands
with a small, but interested audience. Friends and family are
welcome. Visual aids, a game and a "tasty" sample of the
food help to enhance the presentation. Attendance is
encouraged as a part of the AFS or FLEX experience.
Lynne Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 541-752-0351 for more information