Activities

.: Community Connections Program

Georgian Group, March 22 - April 22, 2001

OPEN was privileged to welcome 10 interns from the Republic of Georgia. A reception was hosted by OPEN at the Radisson in Newton, Iowa, USA on March 24, 2001. OPEN's relationship with IRIS continues to be positive for both organizations. As Robert Anderson, President of IRIS, stated at the reception, his organization depends heavily on volunteer organizations such as OPEN, Friendship Force, etc. These volunteer committees assisted in the hosting and internship placing of the Georgian interns from Batumi, Republic of Georgia.

Newton interns Irakli Gogichaishvili, Ketevan Oragvelidze, Archil Mamulaishvili, Irina Dolidze and Irakli Goradze receive their Certificates of Completion

Newton interns Irakli Gogichaishvili, Ketevan Oragvelidze, Archil Mamulaishvili, Irina Dolidze and Irakli Goradze receive their Certificates of Completion


Irarkli Gogichaishvili interned with Jerry Koon, C.P.A., and Town Square Travel Agency. His home stays was with Jane & Gary Johnson and Mary Janet & Archie Ergenbright. Ketevan Oragvelidze interned at Jacob North Printing and Riggs Printing. She home stayed with Cindy & Mark Hendrickson and Jane & Carl Repp. Archil Mamulaishvili interned at the Maytag Dairy Farm and Wal Mart Super Center. His home stays was with Rochelle & John Dungan and Colleen & TY Chan. Irina Dolidze interned full time with Iowa Interstate Railroad Intermodal facility here in Newton. She home stayed with Cindy & Mark Hendrickson and Jane & Carl Repp. Irakli Goradze interned at the Neal Smith Prairie Learning Center and Keystone Laboratory. His home stays were with Nancy Gilbertson, Cheryl & Fred George and Joan & Wilmer Tjossem.

Ketrin Mshvidobadze, George Lmnaishvili,  Zviod Khalvashi, Elena Martadidi, Lia Kobuladze were hosted by Friendship Force organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ketrin Mshvidobadze, George Lmnaishvili, Zviod Khalvashi, Elena Martadidi, Lia Kobuladze were hosted by Friendship Force organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception


At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception


At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception


At OPEN Welcome reception

At OPEN Welcome reception

At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception


At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception


At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception

At IRIS farewell reception


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