UN Commission retreat held at the Farm
The commissioners, representing various student, academic, and civic groups in WI, united in an effort to accomplish three common goals: (1) sponsorship of statewide educational programs about the UN, (2) coordination of Wisconsin’s annual observance of United Nations Day, and (3) expression of and communication about views on issues affecting the UN. Though just recently resurrected by Gov. Jim Doyle, the commission has been in existence since 1959 when Gov. Gaylord Nelson desired to familiarize WI citizens with the UN.
Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed spending a day with the commissioners. And it seems that they enjoyed a day at the Farm as well. Commissioner John Smart of Park Falls, WI wrote:
Helen & Jim --
It's early Monday morning, and I miss my walk around The Farm, greeting the horses, the rabbits and the chickens [oh and you too, Jim!]. I miss sitting in Helen's kitchen with a cup of coffee and talking, while waiting for a terrific breakfast. I'm going to have to come back soon! I've been telling my mother all about it, and now she wants to come and visit you as well.
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. I'm sure that I speak for all of our group when I say that we had a wonderful time at your friendly farm home. You can be sure that each of us is already thinking of how we're going to get back to The Farm! And you can also be sure that we'll tell everyone we know what a great place The Farm is for a conference or meeting.
I hope to see you again soon.