In this edition: Check out our featured program, Muditar, and learn about our new Google Hangout schedule.
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Chapter Leader Newsletter

July Featured Program

Muditar, Myanmar

Muditar helps poor, underserved Pa-O tribal villages in Southern Shan State, Myanmar become self-sufficient, thriving communities using a collaborative model for sustainable development. This project will improve the maternal health practices of all reproductive age women in 12 Pa-O ethnic tribal villages.

The DFW grant will provide funding for Muditar to train and supervise 60 women (five per village) as Village Health Educators to facilitate a series of three safe motherhood workshops for 1,277 women to increase their knowledge and practice of healthy reproductive behavior. Curriculum topics will include family planning, prenatal and postnatal care and safe delivery options, along with better infant care such as good nutrition, breastfeeding, immunizations and monthly growth monitoring.

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See Below for Google Hangout schedule.
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NEW HANGOUT SCHEDULE: In response to members who want to watch the Google Hangouts earlier in the month, we are adjusting our schedule. Effective July 1st, Hangouts will be available for on demand viewing by the first of the month in which the program is featured. Since we found that most members watch the Hangout on demand, we will no longer publish the dates and times for the live Hangout.  Simply go to the program page on our website, starting the first of the month, to play the recorded Hangout.  This will allow more chapters and members to watch these interesting conversations with our program representatives at their convenience.
NEW!  RETURNED CHECKS POLICY: As with any organization, returned checks are costly for DFW, both in terms of staff time to reverse the funds in our systems and to try to collect the funds from the donor, but also due to additional bank charges that we incur for returned checks. In order to minimize our costs, we will be implementing a new returned checks policy, effective July 1st, which will be administered by a check collection service through our bank.  After this date, if your check is returned to us for any reason, the bank will electronically debit your account for the amount of the check PLUS a $30 processing fee. It is a requirement of our bank that we inform all donors of this policy so we are asking you to place a notice near the collection baskets at your meetings. Go to this link to print off a plaquard that you can display. Thanks in advance for your cooperation as we continually strive to keep our costs to a minimum.
The Last Word
BANNER PHOTO:  DFW’s volunteer Regional Leaders from across the country recently came together for a multi-day retreat in Greenville, SC. With DFW staff support, our Regional Leaders collaborated on ways to deepen connections with each other and with our chapters and members. They also found time to enjoy a bit of beautiful downtown Greenville!
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