03/11/05 - Reinhardt Student Organization Holds Silent Auction on March 17
The Model of the United Nations Reinhardt Association (MUNRA) will
host the first International Souvenir Silent Auction on Thursday, March
17, 2005, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. The auction will take
place on the third floor of the Hill Freeman Library located on
Reinhardt College's Main Campus in Waleska, Ga.
MUNRA plans to auction authentic, souvenir items from many countries
throughout the world, including Columbia, Israel, Albania and El
Salvador. The items range from hand-made bags and clothing, bracelets
and necklaces, and figurines. MUNRA's president and a Reinhardt College
senior Jose Vides invites community members to bid on the varied items.
"Everyone is welcome to come out," Vides says.
The auction will support the local MUNRA chapter's trip to the annual
national conference, to be held in New York City, New York from March
22-27, 2005. Attending the conference will cost $3500, and MUNRA's goal
is to raise $500.
"The conference is a mock example of the real United Nations. [MUNRA]
will have to attend sessions to discuss problems and then come up with
resolutions," Vides says.
Vides and other members of the group, Carlos Cadena, Carolina
Daza, and Andi Demcellari, will attend the conference with students from
both Ivy League and international schools. "By [MUNRA] attending the
conference, we are now at the same level with Harvard, Universities of
England, China, and Italy," he adds. "It's nice to see the list of
schools and then see Reinhardt's name on it, too."
MUNRA, a debating club, is a newly formed organization at
Reinhardt. Vides, along with MUNRA's vice president senior Carlos
Cadena, decided to organize a group dedicated to politics and political
science. The club encourages students to voice their opinions on
international relations, negotiation and problem solving, and making a
difference in the world. "We like politics and what's happening in the
world," Vides said.