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The OnLLLine Chronicle: Issue #6, February 2003

The OnLLLine Chronicle: News from La Leche League International
Issue #6, February 2003
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The OnLLLine Chronicle is a free monthly e-newsletter from La Leche League International, an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. We will share updates on LLLI's activities, new products, and other breastfeeding-related news. Thank you for subscribing, and hope you enjoy our news and information!

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Sue Ann Kendall - Editor and LLLI Online Communications Manager
www.lalecheleague.org

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Featuring:

1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. Finally -- Some Good Economic News!
3. Time to Lace Up Those Walking Shoes
4. Facts about Breastfeeding Update
5. Poster Session Last Call
6. Alumnae Sponsored Events at the 2003 LLLI Conference
7. LLLI Alumnae Award
8. Leader Recognition Pins
9. Help LLL

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1. NEW ON THE LLLI WEB SITE

The La Leche League Web site brings you breastfeeding information, news from LLLI and much more -- here's what we've added in the past month or so:

*It's time to register for the 2003 LLLI Conference in San Francisco! Let's all go! Materials are in your next NEW BEGINNINGS magazine, and are also available on our Web site in PDF format.

http://www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/LLLICF_03.pdf

In addition, you may now make hotel reservations with the hotel's preferred form, linked to the main conference page.

http://www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/03conf.html

*2003 dates for our Peer Counselor training courses have been posted at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/PeerTraining.html

*Visit our Physicians' Seminar pages at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/PhysSem03.html for a link to the exhibitor prospectus.

*Our newest press releases, on winning at the weight loss game and breastfeeding and heart health are available on our 2003 Media Releases page http://www.lalecheleague.org/LLLInews03.html

*The 2003 LLLI Catalogue will be available online some time next week.

*LLLI has purchased new chat software, thanks to donations from generous readers of this newsletter. It will be uploaded and operational very soon. In the meantime, we encourage breastfeeding mothers to check out the chats we are holding now!

http://www.lalecheleague.org/chat/chat.html

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2. FINALLY -- SOME GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS!

Attending the La Leche League International Conference in San Francisco, may be cheaper than you thought.

Double rooms at the San Francisco Hilton will only be $150 -- NOT $190 as listed in the La Leche League International Registration booklet. There is a 14.05% sales charge and $20 for each additional person.

The Hilton San Francisco policy is that children stay free when occupying the same room as their parents or grandparents.

By staying at the Hilton San Francisco-you benefit from being steps away from Union Square Shopping, historic cable cars, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and world famous dining. The hotel is at a transportation hub where boats, subways, cable cars, buses, and historic trolleys can take you to such diverse destinations as Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park.

By staying at the official Conference hotel, you also benefit from around-the-clock (or at least as long as your energy prevails) networking opportunities, wonderful hotel amenities, and convenience. By staying at the official Conference hotel you also benefit La Leche League International which is given free meeting space when a certain number of hotel rooms are occupied for the Conference.

Caution needs to be taken when registering at other hotels in San Francisco since some areas of the city are safer than others.

Remember when you attend the LLLI Conference:you will feel supported in your breastfeeding and parenting;you will meet with a worldwide community committed to breastfeeding;you will learn about important new research, and, as a bonus, you will discover San Francisco, the beautiful city by the bay.

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3. Time to Lace Up Those Walking Shoes

In the midst of North America's winter it might be difficult to envision that it is time to begin plans for the World Walk for Breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7.

One way La Leche League International celebrates this week is through the World Walk for Breastfeeding. Many Walks are held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, but other Walks are held around the globe from late spring until early autumn.

La Leche League Leaders will soon be receiving the World Walk Registration post cards. If you are interested in a participating in a Walk in your area or you would like to sponsor a Walker, please email either Mary Hurt at PRAssociate at llli.org or Mary Lofton, PRManager at llli.org

La Leche League International is proud to present its 2003 World Walk Logo. To see for yourself, simply click on the following http://www.lalecheleague.org/walk.html

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4. FACTS ABOUT BREASTFEEDING UPDATE

The Center for Breastfeeding Information is working on the new 2003 "Facts about Breastfeeding." There is plenty of new research on the benefits of human milk and breastfeeding -- it's just a matter of reading through and making the best selections.

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5. POSTER SESSION LAST CALL

This is the last call for Abstract Submission for the 2003 LLLI International Conference Poster Sessions. Please visit www.lalecheleague.org/03conf/poster.html or email Rebecca Magalhaes at RMagalhaes at llli.org for more information.

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6. Alumnae Sponsored LLLI Conference Activities, July 2-6, 2003, San Francisco

All LLLI Conference attendees are invited to join the Alumnae in the following:

**July 2: Viansa Winery Tour and Dinner -- a wonderful oppotunity to visit with friends and enjoy good food and good wine in a setting of ambiance at Viansa Winery and Italian Markeplace in Sonoma Valley

**July 4-6: Rejuvenation Activities -- take a short break from regular conference sessions and choose from a variety of activities intended to fill your heart, tone your body, and renew your tired spirit. Included will be early morning walks and pool aerobics, massage, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, a scrapbooking party, and more. You don't need to register for these activities in advance of the conference. Schedules of these offerings will be available at the conference.

**July 4: Afternoon Tea -- Thanks for the Memories and "We Remember" -- this magnificent musical afternoon tea will feature a walk down memory lane with the seven LLLI Founders as special guests. Concluding the program will be the highly regarded "We Remember", a visual memorial to celebrate the lives of deceased LLL Leaders. (All names for "We Remember" must be received by May 15 2003. Send to: Nancy Franklin, NBFLLL77@aol.com.)

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7. LLLI ALUMNAE AWARD -- There is still time to make a nomination!

The LLLI Alumnae Association is seeking nominations for its award to be presented at the LLLI Conference in San Francisco July, 2003. The award is given to past or present LLL Leaders who have gone on to demonstrate excellence in their professional, personal, or volunteer accomplishments, and who are recognized as leaders in their field. These accomplishments may be in any area, such as business, government, the arts, media, education, social services, sciences, health care, literary or humanitarian endeavors, etc. Nominees must be submitted by another person, with the following criteria included:

1. A description of the nominee's professional, personal, or volunteer accomplishments
2. An explanation of why this person is a recognized leader in her field of endeavor
3. Information on when and where the nominee was (or currently is) an LLL Leader
4. Contact information (mailing address, email, and phone number) for nominee (if available) and nominator.

The nomination is due on or before March 15, 2003. Send the nomination to Kathy Hays, LLLI Alumnae Web master, LLLI Alumnae Association, 806 Ruxshire Drive, Arnold, MD 21012-1355, USA or e-mail it to lllalumnae@hotmail.com. If you have questions you may contact Pam Oselka, Coordinator of the Alumnae Association, at 269-469-2706 or pamoselka@triton.net.

Past recipients:
1999 The Seven LLLI Founders
2001 Peggy O'Mara (editor, Mothering Magazine)

Please note: This award is not intended to recognize someone for good work for La Leche League, but for achievements beyond LLL work. That is not to say that the award would never be given to a great active Leader, but, the intent was to show how LLL Leaders move on to impact their world in ways beyond LLL.

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8. LEADER RECOGNITION PINS

As a way to honor LLL Leaders and their commitment to La Leche League, the Alumnae Association will have Leader Recognition pins at the LLLI Conference for all Leaders of 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and 20 years. Leaders who have been active for 25 years or more will receive special recognition at the Afternoon Tea on July 4th. These pins are generously funded by the Switzer family.

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9. LA LECHE LEAGUE HELPS YOU -- YOU CAN HELP LA LECHE LEAGUE

If you find that this newsletter is helpful to you, or if you would just like to help with the important work LLLI does in helping mothers around the world breastfeed, you can make a contribution, quickly and easily, via our Web site at: http://www.lalecheleague.org/donor.html. Another option is to become a member of La Leche League -- to learn how, go here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html

We appreciate your support, whether as a friend, a member, or a volunteer.

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SPREAD THE WORD!

If you like keeping up with LLL and want your friends to also keep up to date, please forward this message to others so they can also subscribe FREE. Or send them this link: http://www.lalecheleague.org/chronicle.html

Contributors: Carol Huotari, Mary Hurt, Sue Ann Kendall, Pam Oselka, Natalia Smith

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contents copyright 2003 La Leche League International. Permission is granted to forward this newsletter in its entirety.

La Leche League International
1400 North Meacham Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4808 USA
847-519-7730 fax: 847-519-0035 orders: 847-519-9585
llli at llli.org

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