The recent Southern California Division annual meeting was held November 18 with a nice crowd at El Portal restaurant in Pasadena. Here’s a few photos of our chapter leaders receiving a bit of a financial gift from the Division as well as photos of new officers including the new Young Professionals Rep Ali Amir Aksu and the new Division Secretary Crystal Martinez! Special thanks to David Tuckman for his years of service!

Chapter leaders were recognized for their chapters support of the annual West Coast Global Forum with a little $upport from the Division. From L to R: David Tuckman (SFV), Bianca Salgado (Whittier), Mel Boynton (Pomona Valley), Paige LaCombe (Pasadena), Division President Barry Simon, Estera Borsca (Inland Empire), Grady Tarplee (Orange County), Andres Arzates (Santa Barbara) and Jamee Tenzer (LA).
Thank you Programming VP Barbara Gaughen-Muller for arranging our extraordinary guest speaker Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris!
On the left is outgoing Secretary David Tuckman with President Barry Simon. David fulfilled his role providing detailed minutes for at least 10 years! Thank you David!
Left to Right: Incoming new officers: Ali Amir Aksu, Young Professionals Rep and Crystal Martinez, Secretary with Barry Simon, President.
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UNA-USA SoCal Division 2020 Calendar

January 17/18—Rotary Int’l Peace Conference, Ontario CA. Volunteers needed. (those volunteering so far: Barry, Isabel, Bianca, and Joy)

January 25 – Open Division Board Meeting – location TBD

UN Day in NYC.  Specific date TBD

March 16 – Executive Committee meeting via Zoom

April 11 – Open Division Board Meeting – location TDB

Have a nice month…take new actions to fulfill the SDGs

June 12 (tentative), UNA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

June 25-29, UN@75 events in San Francisco

July 11 or 18, Division-wide Field Trip to the US/Mexico border

Have a nice month…take new actions to fulfill the SDGs
September 12 – Open Division Board Meeting via zoom
October 14 – The 13th Annual West Coast Global Forum “The State of the World: UN@75 – What’s Next?”
November 14 – Annual Division Meeting & Holiday Brunch

Barry Simon, President
UNA-USA Southern California Division

Welcome to UNA-USA!

The primary purpose of the UNA-USA Southern California Division is to support the local UNA-USA chapters from Santa Barbara to San Diego and Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley. To that end we are thrilled to inform you of several events coming up in recognition of the UNs 74th year! All of the following events are open to members and non-members. Please respond to the RSVP info for the event you are interested in…

The United Nations Association – USA was founded in 1947 to promote stronger U.S. involvement in the United Nations. The Southern California Division is composed of a dozen local grass-roots chapters from Santa Barbara and the San Fernando Valley to San Diego and Beverly Hills to Hollywood to Pasadena and the Inland Empire.

The chapters are all engaged in holding meetings/events that focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of a strong UN-US relationship.

For more information, please read Who We Are or contact the chapter by e-mailing barrysimon@verizon.net.

FEATURED EVENTS

UPCOMING AND PAST EVENTS

Orange County
Administrator

Cultural Dinner: Ethiopia

UNA-OC cordially invites you to join us for an evening to discover the taste of Ethiopia! Wednesday, June 26th, from 7-9PMAbyssinia Restaurant2801 W. Ball RoadAnaheim,

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