Good afternoon! If you have a passport, please bring a copy of it to the meeting on Tuesday. If you do not have one, I suggest you apply for one as quickly as possible, as things will likely be delayed due to the government shutdown.
Good evening everyone! I hope the holiday season treated you well, and 2019 is off to a great start. I'm really excited to get the group going for their trip to Germany. Here is some helpful information.
I will communicate via email, GroupMe and our Blog, which is http://www.yorktwinning.org/blog
I prefer most communication be with the Student Ambassadors. We are sending them on a trip to Germany as an Ambassador for York Twinning Association, and it's imperative they take the lead now in preparation for their trips. I do know the nature of teenagers, so I did add all parents to my email and GroupMe groups :-)
If you do not receive this exact communication via Group Me and/or email, please reach out to me privately to be set up. Remember, I am sending group emails and messages, and there may not be a need to reply all (which is automatic in the group messaging).
Travel meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month per the schedule below:
January 15th - Country Meadows, in the Chapel.
February 19th - Country Meadows, in the Chapel
March 19th - Escape Games (more information to follow)
April 16th - Country Meadows, in the Chapel
May 21st - Laser Alleys (more information to follow)
June 24th - Details to follow
Club Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of Odd numbered months
We encourage all travelers and their families to attend the general meetings. Travel meetings are mandatory. If a Student Ambassador is unable to attend, please contact me so we can make arrangements for a parent/representative to attend on their behalf
A nonrefundable deposit of $250 is due at the January meeting, and the remaining costs can be split over the next 3 months. You are welcome to pay more than the minimum each month, but no less than 1/3 of the balance due in February, March, and April. Checks can be made out to York Twinning Association
All travelers are required to be members of York Twinning Association, and if under 18, are required to join with a parent. The cost of membership for 2019 is $20. Please be prepared to pay the membership fee at the January meeting. Please bring a separate check made out to York Twinning Association for the Membership Fee (do not include it in the trip cost check)
The students who traveled in 2018 did fundraising to cover the costs of the German students that this group hosted. It is now this group's turn to fund raise for the students who will be coming in 2019. We will require $300 per student of fundraising. This can be done by
1. Car wash cards
2. Sub sales - there will be a sub sale campaign starting at each meeting, and further information will be provided at the first meeting.
3. Buy out
4. Other options discussed at the 1st meeting
I look forward to seeing all of you on the 15th. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Good Morning! I hope you all had a great summer! I looked at the power point presentation this morning in preparation for our meeting on the 27th, and no photos or captions have been added. Just a reminder to get your photos on the presentation so we can practice on the 27th and present at the general meeting in September.
Good morning! Just a quick note that we will be meeting on June 11th at 7 pm at the Meadows in Dallatown.
Address: 855 E Main St, Dallastown, PA 17313
I'll send individual e-mails throughout the next few days letting you know if anything is due at that time.
See you all there!
Good Morning! I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous day! Just a quick reminder that final trip payments are due at the Tuesday meeting, which will be held at Laser Alleys. I sent everyone an e-mail a few weeks ago with the balance. If you did not receive that e-mail please let me know so I can privately send you a balance. If final trip payments are not made in full you run the risk of losing your seat. For those of you who sold subs, they will be delivered to Laser Alleys on Tuesday as well. If you have not paid for them, please bring a check made out to JaNeene Powell, as I have to pay for them via credit card the day of delivery. For those of you who would like Rita's Cards or Car Wash cards, please have the money at the meeting on Tuesday, and we will give you the cards. Those are the last 2 fundraisers. Fundraising buyouts are due at the May meeting, and for those who have chosen to fundraise to offset the cost, I'll calculate the numbers prior to the May meeting. Have a great weekend everyone!
Good Evening - we have elected to NOT reschedule the missed March meeting. Instead, we will move the already scheduled April meeting to Laser Alleys. We will do a 30-45 minute presentation and then the travelers can break off to play laser tag while the parents and organizers handle the "business" side of things.
Please remember that final payments are due. If you do not know how much your payment amount should be, please let me know. Thanks! JaNeene
Hello! As a recap of the meeting:
We reviewed the power point presentation, which detailed Social Media Requirements; House Guest Etiquette; Currency exchange, budgeting, and travel cards; Parent Prep Packets.
Sub Sale: Orders and money is due at the next meeting, 3/20/18, at Laser Alleys. Make checks payable to JaNeene Powell, as I have to send the sub $ to R&K and the fundraising portion to YTA. Your friends and family can make checks payable to you and you can write 1 check to me, or you can have them make the checks out to me. When you submit your order forms to me, I do not need the copy that has your friends' and families' names - just provide me a summary sheet with how many of each sub you need. Subs will be delivered toward the end of our April meeting. I'll calculate the amount each student earned within 2 weeks of receiving the orders. Here's the order form
Rita's Cards: The Roberts ahve generously donated up to 300 cards to our traveling students. These can be sold at $5 each and students get credit for the entire amount. I will need to know how many cards you would like no later than March 16th so Mrs Roberts has enough time to get them to us.
Good Morning! Just a quick reminder to let me know how many BonTon books you need so we can have them for the meeting on Tuesday.
Hello! The meeting has been rescheduled for January 30th at 7 pm at Country Meadows, in the Chapel.
If you or a parent are unable to make it, please contact me as soon as possible so we can make appropriate arrangements.
Good afternoon everyone - we are having some conflicting weather reports, but it seems that the bulk of the bad weather is going to hit the York area right before our meeting and last well after our meeting would end. In the interest of keeping everyone safe, I am going to cancel tonight's meeting. We will let you know as soon as possible when it is rescheduled.