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Moldova trip is topic of next Monmouth Associates

Barry McNamara
Members of the Monmouth College group pose at the orphanage in Moldova.
Monmouth College students John Cayton and Mary Schuch will present the next Monmouth Associates luncheon program on Oct. 20 at noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of the college’s Stockdale Center.

The students will reflect on their “life-changing” nine-day trip to Moldova. They were part of a group of six MC students who traveled to the eastern European nation last spring.

“It was global citizenship being created at the best level,” said David Byrnes, chairman of the college’s board of trustees, who was also joined on the trip by senior development officer Mary Stahl and Polly Timmerman, wife of MC’s dean of the faculty, David Timmerman.

The program is free; a buffet lunch costs $10. Reservations can be made by calling 309-457-2316 by Oct. 18 or by e-mail at Monmouth Associates offers a $70 season pass, good for eight monthly luncheons, that can be purchased at the door or reserved by phone at 309-457-2316. The pass is transferable to others if the holder cannot attend a future meeting.

A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van will stop at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at 11:45 a.m. and at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at approximately 11:50 a.m. It will return to both locations immediately following the program. Shuttle reservations should be made by calling the above number.