Friday, September 18, 2009

Making a tri-fold display

Yesterday I worked on making a new tri-fold display for my talk in the Twin Cities for the Twin Cities District annual business meeting. I will be speaking at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 Yes, my little doggie, Prof. Cricket, did get a walk before I started on this project.

Here is the blurb that appeared in their "Twin Cities Connection":


Naomi Yaeger, the Minnesota UMW Green Team representative, to speak on Green Team projects! Naomi lives in Duluth

and attends First United Methodist Church. She is a freelance photographer and writer and edits a community monthly

newspaper, “The Hillsider”. She started as a Green Team member while living in Grand Forks, N.D. and serving as co-

president of UMW. As a reporter in Grand Forks she covered a community fighting the relocation of a landfill near their

town. The Green Team and environmentally consciousness has changed her life. She now thinks twice when shopping for

everyday little things likes soap, clothing and food. If having a cup of coffee means using a Styrofoam cup, she goes

without. Purchases are no longer just about the product, but about how much waste will need to be disposed after the

product is brought home.

The annual meeting for the Twin Cities District, United Methodist Women, will be held at Brooklyn United Methodist

Church on Saturday, September 19.

Registration and morning coffee will open at 9 a.m., with gathering for singing in the sanctuary at 9:30. The

worship service will follow, with the Emma Norton Tea (coffee break) following. The checks and cash given

at this time help us make our goal for support of Emma Norton Services for the year, so plan to give


The business meeting will complete the rest of the morning session. Following lunch, our speaker will be

Naomi Yaeger. She will discuss with us the direction the Green Team is taking concerning global warming,

clean energy and other environmental issues of concern to all women. You won’t want to miss her.

The Resource Room and other displays will be available for your browsing during free times.

Registrations may be made with Carol Foster, either by calling her at 763-537-3678 or emailing to

Please include the following information:

Name ________________________________

Church ________________________________

Need child care? ______ If yes, name and age of child. Please bring a bag lunch for each child. Snacks will be provided.

Deadline for registering is Tuesday, September 14. Cost is $8.00, payable at the door.

Directions to Brooklyn UMC: Take 694 W to Brooklyn Blvd exit; turn right on Noble Ave. Parking lot is across street from


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Preparing for presentation

I am preparing for an UMW talk in Brooklyn Park area of the Twin Cities. Currently I am trying to preparing a nice tri-fold. I am planning to talk about the Countdown to Copenhagen and how our food choices affect our environment.

This weekend my daughter and I took a trip and along the way we purposely stopped at a natural food store and a consignment shop. We like to support these storse. I think they are gentler on the environment.

We also shopped at a farmers market. I bought some homemade laundry soap.