United Nations Day 2017 Celebration

Thursday,  Oct. 5,  9am – 1:30pm
Gainesville Women’s Club
2809 West University Ave.

The Gainesville Chapter of the United Nations Association invites you and your members and associates to join us for our annual UN Day Celebration. The theme this year is “The United Nations: My World, Your World, Our World.”

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Lauren Poe, Gainesville’s mayor, who will speak on “Global Goals, Local Leaders.” Panelists will be Lorey Campese, Past President of Santa Fe Community College’s Model UN Club and Secretary-General of GatorMUN at the University of Florida and now with the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the UN.

Also speaking is Taraz Darabi, who founded the Model UN Club at Eastside High School several years ago. The topic is “Young Professional Perspectives on the United Nations and Global Engagement.” Dr. Leonardo Villalon, Director of UF’s International Center will be the Program Chair.

The Gainesville Chapter is looking for co-sponsors of this program. Those who are interested in being co-sponsors should send a completed co-sponsor form, luncheon reservation form and $30 to Lisa Renner at PO Box 358361 in Gainesville (zip code is 32635-8361) by September 29. The forms are available at:


Program coordinators are also asking for attendees to bring any foreign money they wish to donate to “Adopt a Future,” UNA-USA’s program to raise funds and buy backpacks for children in displaced settings.

Contact Lisa Renner at ejrenner@hotmail.com for further information. 

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