The OnLLLine Chronicle: Issue #7, March 2003
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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1. New on the LLLI Web Site
2. CitiPass: the New San Francisco Treat
3. Still Time to Celebrate Women's History Month by Telling Your Breastfeeding Pioneer Story
4. Obituary: Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq.
5. BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK CD-ROM and LEADER'S HANDBOOK
6. Coming from LLLI Publications
7. Volunteers Needed for LLLI Alumnae Activities at the LLLI Conference in July in San Francisco, California USA
8. Help LLL
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:
*Visit the Advocacy Pages to read about LLLI's representation at the Technical Consultation on the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, February 10-12, 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland:
*LLLI's online meetings will soon feature new and improved chat software! Look for it soon by visiting http://www.lalecheleague.org/chat/chat.html
*The 2003 LLLI Catalogue is available online now, and a new sale page will be up next week!
*The registration materials and exhibitor prospectus for the 2003 Physicians Seminar are now available: http://www.lalecheleague.org/ed/PhysSem03.html
*We have added 8 new Frequently Asked Questions files to our collection of materials in Spanish, and have reorganized the Spanish pages to make them easier to negotiate: http://www.lalecheleague.org/LangEspanol.html
*The LLLI Board pages feature a new letter about the Renewal Initiative, and the actions taken by the Board in their March 2003 meeting. http://www.lalecheleague.org/BOD/BOD.html
2. CITIPASS: THE NEW SAN FRANCISCO TREAT
If you'll be in town for the La Leche League International Conference, July 3-6, 2003, be sure to take advantage of some of the fab San Francisco attractions.
San Francisco's citipass, key to 5 San Francisco attractions including world famous cable cards, is about to go up in price from $34.75 (Adults) $25.75 (Youth) to $39 and $28 respectively. Purchase by March 31, 2003 and you get the old price which gives you a 7-day cable car passport and admission to blue and gold fleet bay cruise (Alcatraz tour can be substituted), Exploratorium, legion of honor, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and California Academy of Sciences and Steinhart Aquarium. The new price will include new attractions. You decide which is best for you. Visit www.citypass.net for money saving offer.
Some attractions feature free days-visit their websites for the latest information.
While you're in the San Francisco vicinity, another attraction worthwhile for train and history buffs is the Roaring Camp Railroad adventure. See California's towering redwood forests from two historic railoads. Travel by steam train up a narrow-gauge track through the Big Trees to Bear Mountain or by beach train down the scenic San Lorenzo River to the sunny beaches of Santa Cruz. Visit www.roaringcamp.com or call (831)335-4484.
Come to La Leche League's International Conference for the world-renowned speakers, networking opportunities, and to help create one breastfeeding world. Stay to see the beautiful city by the bay.
3. STILL TIME TO CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH BY TELLING YOUR BREASTFEEDING PIONEER STORY
La Leche League International (LLLI) is celebrating Women's History Month by sponsoring an essay contest: How the Seven Founders of La Leche League International Inspired Me to Be A Breastfeeding Pioneer. The first-place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for the purchase of items from the LLLI Catalogue.
So don't be shy -- tell us about how you are a breastfeeding pioneer. Entries must be postmarked or received via email by March 31, 2003. Email your 250 words or less essay to Mary Hurt, at PRAssociate at llli.org or mail your entry to Essay Contest, La Leche League International, 957 N. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173-5194, or fax it to Mary Lofton at 847-519-0035. Complete rules are on LLLI's Web site at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Release/essay.html Essays may be in English or Spanish.
All you breastfeeding pioneers out there, please celebrate with us by sharing your story.
4. OBITUARY: ELIZABETH BALDWIN, ESQ.
Elizabeth Baldwin, Esq., prominent Florida attorney, breastfeeding advocate and La Leche League Leader, passed away March 12 after an extended illness.
Known as the country's authority on breastfeeding and family law, Baldwin worked tirelessly to help mothers nationwide fight discrimination and solidify their right to breastfeed their babies both in public and in the workplace. She was an invaluable help to those who passed breastfeeding legislation in the United States. Ms. Baldwin also brought her expertise into the courtroom representing mothers in cases of child custody and visitation. Other attorneys in their family law cases often consulted her when breastfeeding rights were at issue.
Ms. Baldwin was often quoted in national newspapers and often made appearances on television and radio shows across the country. Her devotion to her family and the rights of breastfeeding mothers and babies was apparent as she balanced her family and professional activities. She served as the Director of the Legal Associates Program for La Leche League International.
Ms. Baldwin was scheduled to receive the La Leche League International Founders' Award in July of this year for her years of service to LLLI and mothers and babies everywhere.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Friedman and her children David and William. Ms. Baldwin will be missed by her many friends and colleagues in the breastfeeding community. More information will follow when details are available.
5. BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK CD-ROM AND LEADER'S HANDBOOK
The CD-ROM version of THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK will arrive soon. We apologize for the delay while it was converted to a digital format from a print product. The fourth edition of the LEADER'S HANDBOOK will also be available soon. If you haven't already ordered, now is the perfect time to order and receive your personal copies of both these trusted resources.
BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK, CD-ROM only, searchable and compatible with both PC (Windows 98 or newer) and Mac (OS 8.0 or newer):
No. 1277-30, $68.00
CD-ROM and hardcover book set:
No 1278-22, $110.00
Hardcover only (spiral bound book, 680 pages):
No. 1260-12, $68.00
No. 1305-12, $20.00
6. COMING FROM LLLI PUBLICATIONS
An all new book on nursing through pregnancy and tandem nursing written by author Hilary Dervin Flower, which will include a foreword written by Peggy O'Mara. The text is enriched with stories from many experienced mothers, including MOTHERING YOUR NURSING TODDLER author Norma Jane Bumgarner, her daughter, and her daughter-in-law. Look for more information soon. See a preview of the book in the upcoming May-June 2003 issue of NEW BEGINNINGS.
7. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LLLI ALUMNAE ACTIVITIES AT THE LLLI CONFERENCE IN JULY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA USA
Come join the Alumnae fun at the LLLI Conference -- volunteers are needed for:
** "Navigating the LLLI Conference " table -- multilingual volunteers especially welcomed!
** Conference Orientation Session -- multilingual volunteers especially welcomed!
** Hostesses and greeters for Alumnae Headquarters
** Assisting with the rejuvenation sessions
** Selling tickets for the "Donation Drawing"
** Setting up for the Afternoon Tea
We'd love to have you, and guarantee a great time! Any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated! Please contact Meg Sondey, 5967 Silver Court, Mentor, Ohio, USA 44060-2317, 440-257-5417, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
8. 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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Contributors: Carol Huotari, Mary Hurt, Sue Ann Kendall, Pam Oselka, Natalia Smith
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