Meeting Notes from The mandatory Madrid meeting.

JIll Goldsmith’s bullet points from Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Financial Assistance.  The deadline is November 1 for financial assistance (up to 50% of the trip costs).  Forms are available on the Apoyemos Website:  Please send your questions to Jennifer Briglia, the Apoyemos Board President, at  Jennifer has recruited a confidential volunteer who will be processing the applications.  This person has a financial background and is unaffiliated with our class.  This person will be reviewing all the applications for financial assistance and making recommendations to the Apoyemos Board by indicating scholarship recipients by a number and an amount of recommended assistance.  This process will be held confidential and the recipients of the scholarships will remain anonymous.  The Apoyemos Board will review the recommended amounts and if accepted, write a lump sum check to ANDEO on behalf of the scholarship recipients.  Scholarship recipients will be notified individually of the results.
  • Chaperones.  The deadline to apply to be a chaperone is November 1.  The form is a questionnaire & is available on the Apoyemos website.  Chaperones will be selected by an interview panel made up of former chaperones who have gone on the trip (who will be recruited by the Apoyemos Board).  Marla McLeod-Ali is the Apoyemos contact.(
  • Commitment to go on the trip.  The application for your child to go on the trip, along with the $500 deposit & behavior agreement is due by October 15.  The trip application form is on the Apoyemos web site,  No applications will be accepted after October 15, 2013.
  • Future Meetings.  In the spring, we will have a full day orientation for students to discuss the trip and to run through scenarios on things that might happen and how to handle them.  In addition, in May or June, we will have a meeting  coordinated by the chaperones to assign kids to a particular chaperone group.

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