March 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm 2 comments

On the first of March, the Jud. Covansa Red Cross hosted an appreciation dinner for its supporters. Several local businesses were represented at the dinner, as were several country-wide businesses. The President and Vice President of the Romanian Red Cross  attended as well. All representatives attending were given a ‘good man’ banner with the Red Cross logo to display in their work place or home. The purpose of this dinner was to strengthen ties between the Red Cross and its supporters, and lay the way for partnerships in the future. Below is a picture of Anne, the President, and Rosemary.

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On Friday the 8th, SG celebrated International Women’s Day. Although Women’s Day started in the the early twentieth century as a political event, today it is a time to show appreciation to women by giving them flowers and simple gifts. The Red Cross hosted a luncheon for its female volunteers, and I was honored to be in attendance. I still have a bouquet of flowers on my window sill. I smile when I see the colors.

 

I had the opportunity this week to go with a friend named Reka to Varadi Jozsef, the school where she teaches.I so enjoyed spending time with the precious class! We asked each other questions, sang our national anthems and Adelle hit songs, made crafts for Women’s Day, and played ’football’ (soccer). I liked the familiar feel of the classroom, and I was very impressed to see the children thinking creatively and resolving their own problems peacefully.
 Reka is among the first teachers in this school district to use the Step By Step teaching method. (For more information on Step By Step visit: http://www.sbsl.org/ )
I cannot wait to go back and visit again!

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Anne took Kaki, Rosemary, and I to the ancient fortified church at Prejmer this weekend. Never in my life have I seen anything like it! Perhaps I have seen pictures and read about similar structures in a history book, but to walk down the stone corridors and climb up the towers made me feel like I had slipped and fallen into a story book! I especially loved the various ports built into the battlements. This particular “castle” was founded in the 11th century. It was expanded by many different people through the years, and was restored by the Romanian government in the 1970’s. For more information (and possibly pictures!): http://www.fortified-churches.com/locations/prejmer___tartlau/89/

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  • 1. Anne Boyd  |  March 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Interesting blog, Lauren! Thanks. Anne

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  • 2. Sherrie Hammond  |  March 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Anne, you look great in the red dress! Lovely! So happy about all the good things happening in Romania with God’s Children and Red Cross. Love you bunches!

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