MESM is taking up the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation
The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the linkages with the Millennium Development Goals. For more information:http://www.unwater.org/watercooperation2013.html
MESM invites you to participate in “The 10 days,” in collaboration with the Miami Wells Project. The Wells Project has been a student organization at Miami since 2001. It exists “to demonstrate God’s love by helping communities across the world acquire desperately needed clean water.” You are invited to participate in this fundraiser by drinking only water for 10 days and earmarking the money you would use to purchase other beverages for a water infrastructure project in Ruhango, Rwanda. Funds raised will be donated by on behalf of the entire Holy Trinity community. Email Tobie [starseedts@gmail] for more details.
Date: November 11-21, 2013
Doc Hedley, Speaker for 2013 IUEast “One Book, Many Voices” Series.
Book title: Wine to Water. A bartender from North Carolina, Hendley mobilized his network of colleagues, family, and friends and began fundraising in order to contribute aid towards this cause. He travelled to Darfur, entered some of the most dangerous areas in the region with little training or support, and started the work that led to the emergence of his non-profit organization, “Wine to Water.” The book tells the story of this journey and emphasizes how one individual, who possesses the willingness to act, can have a profound impact on the world. More information available here:http://iue.libguides.com/onebook2013
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: (Lecture) 6 p.m. (dinner to follow at local Thai restaurant)
Location: Indiana University Campus (Richmond)
Please RSVP. Rides available: pick up at Holy Trinity 5 p.m. sharp. RSVP to
Jennie Kiffmeyer 765-966-0382 (to provide count for ticket and dinner
reservations and to make ride arrangements).
Join us at the 2013 Holy Trinity Progressive Dinner, a free celebration of fellowship for students and regular parishioners featuring delicious food and engaging conversation. Dinner will progress for four courses: appetizer, opener, main and dessert. Hosts are: The Poppendecks, the Southards, The Harlans, and The Pratt & Willis Residence.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: various (maps will be provided after confirmed reservation)
Rides available to those seeking them: departure from Holy Trinity at
Please RSVP (for ride and/or for dinner) See Jennie Kiffmeyer or Tobie
Dahlman; or email email@example.com
Caroline Orr, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Artist talk: “The Water of Life: Artistic Expressions,” a free lecture. Ms. Orr, Co-president of A Drink for Tomorrow, is the keynote speaker for the 2013-14 Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) Human Rights and Social Justice programming. For more information about the artist see:http://paintingforpipeline.org/
Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
Time: (Lecture) 5 -7 p.m. (reception to follow)
Location: 212 MacMillan Hall, Oxford Campus
Cost: free and open to the public
Sumit Ganguly, Ranbindranath Tangore Professor of Indian Cultures and Civilizations, Indiana University. Presentation title: “And Unquiet Flows the Chenab: The Kashmir Dispute, Water Rights and Regional Security”. Despite the resolution of the problem of the sharing for the Punjab river waters in the Indus Waters Treaty of 1960, to which both parties (India and Pakistan) have adhered to quite scrupulously, the sharing of river waters in the disputed territory of Jammu and Shakmir has become highly contentious. Since the 1990s, India’s decision to construct a dam on the Chenab River that flows into Pakistan from Indian-controlled Kashmir has become the locus of a new dispute. At issue are the possible hydrologic consequences for Pakistan, the needs of electricity generation in an energy-deficient region, and the eventual resolution of the territorial dispute over Kashmir.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: (Lecture) 7 p.m.
Location: Shriver Center Heritage Room, Oxford Campus
Cost: free and open to the public
Monthly Community Dinner for all who are seeking a hot meal and good conversation. Community Pantry open during dinner. This meal is always free and open to the public. Please note that this dinner occurs the day before Thanksgiving this year.
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. [Set-up begins at 4:30; breakdown 6:30-7:30]
Set up and break down volunteers ALWAYS appreciated: no need to arrange ahead of time, just drop in when you can. No time to volunteer this month? No problem — just join us for fellowship and a great, home-cooked meal. Stay tuned for invitation to sign up for food preparation.
MESM Movie night! We anticipate another year of exciting new film releases for the week of Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for more information regarding this event. All are welcome and carpooling will be available.