"If you read just ONE book..." at Main in Motion

Janis Marcha and Carolee Hawkins watch the Pennies for Peace video as a young Main in Motion participant strolls by.

Altrusa's International Relations Committee hosted a special table at Main in Motion during three evenings this summer. With donations from Altrusa Club members, the committee purchased 7 copies of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin; additional copies were donated by members and by others.

Christy Biela designed a logo for our unique "lending library" with only a single book title. Diane Winger, Michelle Gottlieb, Natalie Frush, Janis Marcha, Sheryl Solow, Bonnie Eakin, Sally Senger, Carolee Hawkins, and Ginny Spaven all pitched in to talk to people who stopped by our Main in Motion booth, pass out information, show the "Pennies for Peace" video, and of course, loan out copies of Three Cups of Tea.

Ten copies of the book were borrowed. Most of the people who borrowed the book let us know that they were passing it along to several other friends before returning it to Altrusa. In addition, passers-by donated over $80 on the spot to go to Mortenson's non-profit organization, Central Asia Institute.

International Relations is currently working with the Montrose Library District to co-sponsor a 4-part series of programs all related to Three Cups of Tea. The programs will begin on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Library, and will continue for the following three Tuesday evenings as well.

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