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Sunday, March 27, 2011

updates for trip 2011

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Rene, the Director of Salvaide and I have had a few interesting meetings in the past three weeks.  We met with ASCORCAN, an Ottawa-based Salvadoran group a few weeks ago.  During this meeting we have a terrific brainstorming session on the design of this year's trip.  The discussion prompted Rene to send a note to our contact Nelson in San Jose Las Flores.  The main ideas discussed at the meeting are included in the latest Compadres blog  Very important that participants for this year's trip read this blog post and send me any comments.

Rene and I also met with students from Holy Trinity and St. Francis Xavier high schools.  These students are preparing for a trip to El Salvador.  They will be working with some of the same people we will be visiting this summer.  I am hoping to publish blog posts from the student group during their visit.

A reminder to all 2011 participants - the next deposit of $500.00 is due to the Salvaide office by March 31st.

Finally, we are at four people for this sumer's trip - a good number, but I would really like to make it to five.  If anyone has had a change of heart or knows of someone who would like to come with us please send me a note!

We will also be planning a Compadres day for those who are coming down this summer.  This time, we will invite all Compadres members (you) to join us.  This will be a great way to learn much more about the entire experience.  I will send out details within the month.  I expect to hold the Compadres on a Saturday in June.

All for now, thanks for your continued interest and support!

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