Texas IDA Meeting a Great Success!

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Some of the Trustees of Urantia Foundation, the Executive Director, and the IUA Administrator were invited to meet with readers in Euless, Texas at a gathering of readers of The Urantia Book sponsored by The Lone Star Urantia Association in June.

The following is taken from a report given by Rick Warren from the Lone Star Association.

Estimates put attendance close to seventy at the annual Lone Star IUA meeting June 26 in Euless. Texas. A great debt of gratitude is owed the Wardfamily for hosting the event. They hustled before. during. and after so the rest us could visit and strengthen bonds in the Urantia community. We were graced with the presence of readers from all over the nation. Members from the Oklahoma reader groups were present as well as Urantia Foundation Trustees. Richard Keeler and Gard Jameson, Executive Director, Tonia Baney, and the IUA Administrator, Cathy Jones. Bruce Brown, our president, lead with an excellent presentation on the purpose and progress of the Texan Lone Star Urantia Association. Richard Keeler spoke about some of the Trustees' global adventures in relation to dissemination activities. Gard Jameson, who is new to many of us, quickly won us over with his charming warmth as he related stories of amazing service and devotion from readers of all stripes. Tonia Baney spoke passionately about the progress of the book and the opportunitiesfor service. Cathy Jones then fielded questions about the nature and purpose of the IUA.

David Linthicum, the Vice President of the Spirit of Oklahoma Urantia Association also attended and reports:

I just wanted to write this note and thank my Red River cousins for the wonderful time that was had by all of us "Okies" who visited the Texas IUA meeting in Euless, Texas this past June 26th The meeting was great and the Bar-B-Q was even better! Those Texans put on quite a spread with heaping servings of good cheer and brotherhood. Our special thanks go out to Suzanne Kelly Ward for the invitation and excellent directions to the clubhouse where the meeting was held... thanks to the Texas IUA group and their President, Bruce Brown, who put on such a fantastic event. We hope to return the favor in the near future.

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