Celebrate 60: Building a Legacy
By breastfeeding our children we lay the foundations of a legacy for good health; the work we do as Leaders builds a legacy of breastfeeding knowledge in our communities and the families we work alongside; La Leche League as an organisation has been building a legacy for future generations; and the Founders have built La Leche League to stand as their legacy to the world.
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Below you’ll find details on upcoming events and festivities happening throughout the 60th Anniversary year. And don't forget to Like our LLLI 60th Anniversary Page on Facebook for all the latest updates!
Online conference information
LLLI’s very first Online International Conference: “Building a Legacy”! Presented live April 3-7, 2017, and available on demand for a month. This inaugural online conference is firmly grounded in La Leche League. A keynote will be the new LLLI DVD produced by Lisa Manning of LLLNZ, featuring LLLI Founders Marian Tompson and Mary Ann Cahill remembering the early days of LLL and pondering the future. Catch a sneak preview here (https://vimeo.com/185919991/12344bcc90). Other sessions will focus on the mission and philosophy of LLL, and the five responsibilities of Leaders. Sessions will be 20 minutes long, designed to fit into the busy schedule of mothers and LLL Leaders, and to focus on the key aspects of each speaker’s speciality. Registrations will open soon. Watch this space!
Celebrate 60: Building a Legacy
“Focus on Breastfeeding” – here is an exciting opportunity to get out your camera and capture what breastfeeding means to you, your community, LLL, and the world. This contest is open to all, and has four categories: Breastfeeding everywhere, Skin-to-skin contact, Breastfeeding and working, and Special moments. The top entries will win prizes of breastfeeding books. Contest closes 1 February 2017. Spread the word, and start clicking! Please see official guidelines here. Here is a press release that may be translated and used in your own community. (https://www.prlog.org/12597821-la-leche-league-international-holds-photo-contest-in-honor-of-60th-anniversary.html) Please see official guidelines here.
Global Online 24-Hour Meeting 22 February 2017
Another opportunity to participate in a virtual meeting with breastfeeding mothers and Leaders around the globe from your home. Join the group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLLIGlobalMeeting/ and get all the news about the next global meeting.
Over 2500 people participated in the global online meetings on 1 October. Sixty six Leaders held hour-long meetings over a 24 hour period representing 16 different countries and 15 different languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Czech, Japanese …
Here’s what some attendees said:
“What an incredible start for the 60th anniversary. Applause for
each of our wonderful Leaders who responded to questions and supported families for 24 hours!”
“The adrenaline-filled atmosphere was universal, and time for each of us literally flew. The organizers were left with the desire to organize online meetings, both to meet the needs of isolated moms (and residents abroad) and just to ride this wonderful wave…”
It’s not too late to order your exclusive anniversary necklace, a hand-crafted glass “milk drop” pendant made by Family Tree Glass especially for the 60th anniversary. Click here to purchase your necklace. Don’t stop there! LLL entities around the world are invited to create their own beads to string with the milk drop. LLLNZ has beads for sale to add to your LLLI anniversary milkdrop necklace! There are two NZ-themed beads in the shape of a kina shell (sea urchin) and a koru (spiral symbolising life and family). You can order the beads by contacting Ngakeiha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices: white bronze $NZ35; sterling silver $NZ 35 PLUS shipping. To learn more about, "How an LLL Area or Group Can Produce a Bead", click here.
LLLI 60th Anniversary pin is here!
The LLLI 60th Anniversary pin is here! Designed and produced by the LLL Alumnae Association, as requested by La Leche League International, it has a 3 mm clear stone is imbedded in the Cloisonné pin. The pin can be mixed and matched with Leader pins that recognize years of dedicated service as a La Leche League Leader. Order these lovely recognition pins for Area Leaders or yourself at http://lllalumnae.org/
Ayu, The World Travelling Doll
Ayu is a breastfeeding doll who is travelling with her baby Paco around the world, visiting different LL groups. You can see her photo album on the anniversary FB page here https://www.facebook.com/LLLI60/, and read about her travels in Breastfeeding Today here http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/ayus-postcards-6oth-anniversary-world-tour/.
Are you a Leader?
Click here for more information on how to get involved in the 60th Anniversary celebrations