UNA-USA Coastal Carolina

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Dear Coastal Carolina UNA Members and Supporters,
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Our annual UN Day Luncheon will be on Sunday, October 23 at 1pm in UNCW’s McNeill Hall. Our guest speak-er will be Bonnie Monteleone of the Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. Her talk will focus on two of the UN’s Sustainable Devel-opment Goals: Goal 12 – “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns” and Goal 14 – “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. More information on the event, including how to RSVP, are found in this newsletter and on our website and Facebook page.

Our Chapter held our annual welcome event for new UNCW international students on Sunday, August 21. Long-time members and board members Tom and Stephanna Tewey hosted the event at their community’s pool. Over thirty students attended from over 10 countries! Many thanks to our grill master, Steve Lee, and to all of the members and supporters who came and brought food to share. Everyone had a wonderful time!

We have other wonderful events planned this fall and we encourage you to attend them. On Sunday, September 18, we will celebrate the International Day of Peace in Southport at 2pm, and we will join with Grandmothers for Peace to celebrate the day on Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm at Hugh MacRae Park, shelter 6. Looking further ahead, we will again participate in UNCW’s Intercultural Festival, which will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 4 – 8pm in UNCW’s Burney Hall. We will also have an event as part of UNCW’s Intercultural Week – “Life abroad: Stories from study abroad students” on Monday, November 14 at 6pm. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and on our web-site for event information! We are off to great start to the year and we look forward to seeing you at one or all of our upcoming events

Peacefully, Amanda Boomershine

What we do

The Coastal Carolina UNA-USA is led by a volunteer board, comprised of five officers who serve as dedicated volunteers. Board Members meet monthly from August through May.  Board members for 2016-2017 are:

President: Amanda Boomershine, boomershinea@gmail.com
Secretary: Jean Hall
Treasurer: Stephanna Tewey

Advocacy: Herb Berg

Publicity/Communications: Charles Blanton

UNA-USA Coastal Carolina Chapter was chartered in 1989. Virginia Sherman, the first president, organized the chapter with other founding members at Plantation Village, a retirement community near Wilmington, North Carolina. Coastal Carolina Chapter serves the Cape Fear area. For 25 years, under the leadership of a volunteer board, the chapter has provided ways for the local community to engage with global issues.

Coastal Carolina Chapter members are a group of students, educators and concerned citizens who have a shared vision of a world where human rights are honoured and global issues are addressed by diplomacy. The chapter sponsors programs for the general public and are advocates with Congress and other policy makers on current UN issues.

Supporting the UNCW Model UNA is a priority for the Chapter. Additional financial aid is provided to students so they can participate in conferences that simulate UN problem solving situations.  Funds are also raised for scholarships presented to UNCW students twice a year.

1989 - The Coastal Carolina UNA-USA chapter is founded by Virginia Sherman.

2005 - Stephanna Tewey takes over as president of the Coastal Carolina Chapter.

2009 - Gloria Monroe, Coastal Carolina UNA Board Member and member of the NC chapter of UN Women organizes the 1st Annual UN Women Walk in Wilmington.

2014 - The Coastal Carolina UNA celebrates its 25th anniversary as a chapter of the UNA-USA.

2016 - The chapter co-sponsors the 7th Annual UN Women Walk in Wilmington with the NC chapter of UN Women.


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