SoCal Division Meeting - Sat, February 22
Dear Fellow SoCal UNA-USA Members,
Please join us in welcoming UNA-USA Deputy Executive Director Mary-Frances Wain and UNA-USA Council of Chapters and Regions Chair Karen Mulhauser to Southern California the weekend of February 21st and 22nd! This is your latest chance to meet and talk with our senior leaders. .
If you have not already done so, please make your plans now to join your fellow UNA-USA members and friends at
1. SoCal Division Members Reception at Acapulco Restaurant, 722 N Pacific Avenue in Glendale on Friday, February 21st (5:00 to 7:00 PM) Plenty of parking and order from the menu. Please RSVP with Judith Harris email@example.com
2. SoCal Division Board Meeting on Saturday, February 22nd (11:00 to 4:00) at Executive Conference Center of the Claremont University Consortium, 101 S. Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. All members and guests are welcome to join us over lunch and for chapter-building strategies and breakouts. The cost is just $25 ($20 for students). If you travel by rail, the Conference center is just blocks from the Claremont Station on the San Bernardino Line on Metrolink.
Our featured guest speakers are National Deputy Executive Director of UNA-USA, Mary-Frances Wain and our most senior elected UNA-USA member, UNA-USA CCR Chair Karen Mulhauser. They are joining us from Washington D.C. to get to know chapter leaders and share emerging chapter-building and advocacy strategies. Please RSVP with Mel Boynton at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may order the correct number of lunches. Board meeting flyer attached.
Our short business meeting on Saturday will include electing a Vice President for Programs, presentations by our candidates for the three CCR-SC Regional Representative positions, a report on our Post-2015 Agenda Dialogue, and updates from local chapters. . FLYER
Recent Articles by David Tuckman, San Fernando Valley Co-Chair
Read both articles on the UNA-USA San Fernando Valley Chapter website:
"Should Ratify Disabilities Treaty Immediately" by David Tuckman
"Red Cross Fundamental Principles are embraced & Shared with the world: Red Cross joins United States/United Nations Consultative Session with delegation representing America." by David Tuckman
ANNUAL MEETING of the UNA-USA Southern California Division - Save the Date!
ANNUAL MEETING - SoCal UNA-USA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
Women's City Club of Pasadena
Photos of the Annual meeting are posted on Facebook.
Many thanks to Leyth Ahmed Swidan who photographed the event.
Photo from the meeting:
from left Keynote Speaker - Mr. Stephané Dujarric,
Director, News and Media Division,
Department of Public Information, UNITED NATIONS; Mel Boynton, outgoing president; and Judith Harris, president-elect.
REVISION OF BYLAWS
The ByLaws were revised at the Annual Meeting, November 9, 2013 and are posted on this website.
Election Results from Division Annual Meeting - Nov 9, 2013
VICE PRESIDENT - COMMUNICATIONS:
VICE PRESIDENT - MEMBERSHIP AND CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT
For CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES
IKE KHAMISANI (INLAND EMPIRE)
SHEILA HARTFIELD (SAN FERNANDO VALLEY)
JOHN BEYNON, CHAIR (WHITTIER)
BARBARA GAUGHEN MULLER (SANTA BARBARA & TRI-COUNTIES)
BETTINA HAUSMANN (SAN DIEGO )
The 6th Annual West Coast Global Forum - Sept 25, 2013 - was a great success!
|The 6th Annual West Coast Global Forum - Held at the California Endowment, LA - Sept 25, 2013
|•••Photo Gallery of Event Now on View•••
Global Citizen Award Recipients
(From left to right)
Sylvia Whitlock, Mayor Bill Bogaard and Alden E Stoner on behalf of Participant Media
Article and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG
Click here to view article and photos of event
Download PDF of article
(From left to right)
UNA-USA Southern California Division President Mel Boynton, 2013 Global Citizen Award recipient Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Congressman Adam Schiff, and UNA-USA Southern California Division Vice President and event chair Barry Simon.
The sold-out 6th Annual West Coast Global Forum was a great sucess. Many thanks to Barry Simon for his amazing hard work in creating this event. The 2013 Global Citizen Award recipients were:
The Honorable Bill Bogaard
Mayor of Pasadena
Rotary International District Governor
Providing Entertainment that Inspires Social change
Peter Yeo, UN Foundation
Vice President for Public Policy
Executive Director, The Better World Campaign
Download Forum Program (PDF)
Message from the President
Welcome Message from
Southern California Division President
Welcome to your SoCal UNA-USA Website! Check out your local chapter websites and help us educate, advocate, and grow to ‘Help the UN Help the World’.
Each of your eleven local UNA-USA chapters is helping to inspire international understanding and cooperation through the United Nations. Working with you and your chapters, our division is working with local chapters to enhance support for events, education, advocacy, and growth throughout Southern California and southern Nevada.
It has been my privilege to serve as your division president since 2009, so 2013 is my final year before our new president takes the helm. I look forward seeing you at your local programs and SoCal events. For more information, visit our Calendar of Events or check back at our website often.
It is up to you and me to help make U.S. participation in the UN supportive of peace, human rights, environment, health, and women’s rights around the globe. You make a difference as an active member!
Chris Whatley announced as new UNA-USA Executive Director
Washington (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), a program of the United Nations Foundation, today announced that Chris Whatley will join the organization as Executive Director. In this role, he will lead UNA-USA's nationwide membership, educational, and human rights programs, at the heart of the movement of Americans who support the important work of the United Nations.
"Chris is joining us at a pivotal time in the history of UNA-USA and the UN Foundation, when the opportunities to actively support the UN are greater than ever," said UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin. "His years of experience in international affairs and dedication to powerful grassroots advocacy will help take UNA-USA to even higher levels of engagement and effectiveness in the years to come."
Whatley will lead UNA-USA’s national staff in Washington, D.C. and New York, and will head up the Association’s efforts to increase membership, advocate on behalf of the UN and UN causes, and educate the next generation of UN supporters in the U.S. through UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms Model UN program. He will also be responsible for the close coordination of UNA-USA with other programs, initiatives and activities of the United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Campaign.
"As someone who has experienced the critical importance of UN peacekeeping and the work of the specialized agencies firsthand, I look forward to working with UNA-USA members and staff to continue the Association’s strong legacy and further build the UNA-USA network to help ensure a positive U.S.-UN relationship for the future," said Whatley.
Before joining UNA-USA, Whatley served as Deputy Executive Director and Washington Office Director of The Council of State Governments where he served as a voice for U.S. states in Washington, D.C. and oversaw the Council’s federal advocacy and international outreach. He began his career as a field-based program officer for the International Republican Institute running democracy assistance projects in Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Whatley holds a B.A. in Government from Angelo State University and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
View Photo Gallery of the SoCal 2012 DivisionAnnual Meeting
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The 2012 UNA-USA Annual National Meeting - June 10-12 - Washington, D.C.
Dr. Margaret Soderberg and her
committee organized another very successful
Global Health Initiative Conference in
from the conference