Hello everyone, I have had members ask for a web site. For my work with foreign exchange work this is the web site. No other exchange web sites are affiliated with this site
for those that don't know, my friend Erin Clemens is an autism advocate in PA. She is asking for volunteers to help her in any way possible. Some things you can do are getting the word out, helping her with her sites, organizing and scheduling events. I may am going hold an online volunteer orientation soon for those That what to do more
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AYUSA, the organization that sponsored our two host daughters is some kind of something. For one, the President of AYUSA, a nonprofit organization, makes $150,000 a year. And they had the gall to lay off people this year, a position that reimbursed local leaders for taking kids on educational outings. It not a charity in action. Its a business. My wife and I have decided to take a year off from hosting for other reasons, but when we decide to host again, we will not choose AYUSA, or most of these hosting organizations because the majority of them do the same things. We need a real charity hosting organization where board members are not making money at these kids expense. Kris and I have even discussed the idea of starting one ourselves. I have read the requirement for starting one. In the meantime do not promote AYUSA. Thanks
Tomorrow is actually Ah-reum's (Autumn's) last day with us. We have to take her to the airport at 3 am Wednesday morning
We are going to take a year off, and maybe host a student for the 2013/2014 school year