From the Chapter President:


Junior Branch Activity:

Hello all.  The school year is winding down, but you can stay right here in the Pioneer Valley & still participate in what CISV peace education has to offer!
This day will be a great opportunity to a) get a sample of CISV  b) get a CISV refresher to get you ready for the summer even if you are keeping summer local; c) introduce a friend to CISV!
So pack a lunch & join us:
Saturday June 20th 11 am to 3pm
Wilbraham United Church
500 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA  
**The day will be followed by the annual Bon Voyage potluck
The Junior Board is already hard at work planning this event, so please RSVP to Lisa Kelly at:, so we can plan accordingly.  Hope to see you there!

Where are youth from the Springfield Area heading?

Click 2015 Summer Travel Programs to find out more

We are still accepting applicants for the winter Youth Meetings.  Email Marie at: for more information.  If you need some extra motivation to apply, watch this video!


 Youth Meeting                                           Ages 14-15, and 16-18

The short regional camps feature individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The program reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement. Individual delegates travel without a leader.

Amager, Denmark(14 -15 years old) December 27, 2015, to January 3, 2016             3 boys, 3 girls, Leader

Graz, Austria (16- 18 years old)        December 27, 2015, to January 3, 2016 Individual 



Thank you to everyone that braved the cold for the

Setting the Pace for Peace 5K and Family Fun Walk.

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 A beautiful video from our friends at CISV Norway:

If you want your family to stay involved please subscribe to our email list.

 If you have given to the Annual Appeal, or the Peace of Cake Race, we thank you again.  Please know that your gifts are appreciated.  We want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to support our cornerstone program for peace education and building global friendship. All donors, in-kind, volunteer, and financial, will be recognized in our printed materials for the upcoming year.

Want to learn more or get involved? Contact the president Marie Lachenmeyer at:

We are the Greater Springfield Area chapter of Children’s International Summer Villages – USA