I'm leaving for Vienna, Austria on teh 12th and won't be returning until the 20th so I won't be here on the 18th. I didn't get a chance to tell you on Tuesday that I'm going to the United Nations Center there as I've been asked to attend a weeklong conference and training in Sustainability management practices and Sustainability reporting (Triple Bottom Line) for Medium and Small Enterprises (SMEs). The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the only UN agency which is tasked to work in developing countries for the creation and promotion of jobs in order to combat the poverty and health problems of the world. (The other agencies, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, etc. all give aid and assistance to the least developed countries.)
So hopefully I'll be able to join you at a later meeting.
I need members to RSVP for the Meetup on the 18th as soon as possible so I can make a reservation. I am looking at O'Connor's or another Worcester restaurant. Please remember to indicate if you will be having dinner so I can give an accurate count.
It's a busy month no matter what you believe so if the numbers don't go above 10 by Monday, I will probably put this one off for a month.
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