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New Events at the LLLI Conference

Mary Hurt
LLLI PR Associate
From: LEAVEN, Vol. 40 No. 5, October-November 2004, p. 106.

We come together at La Leche League International Conferences to learn. We come together to share. We come together to reacquaint, renew and reap all the knowledge that has been amassed since we last met. But we also come together to have fun. That is the job of the Pizzazz team. We ensure that you will bring back more than knowledge to your Groups at home. If you have never experienced a Conference La Leche League style, hold onto your socks.

Several new events will take place at the 2005 Conference. These were developed as a direct response to the last Conference’s evaluations. We believe these changes will make the flow of the Conference and sessions easier and you will have more time choices.

1. We will have one Parade of Nations. It will take place on the morning of July 2, 2005 just before the keynote speaker.

2. We are combining all Area, Department, and Division receptions into a Gala Gathering, held in the ballroom on the evening of July 4th. This means you do not have to run from one location to another to see and speak with people from all over the world. There is plenty of time planned and you can still watch the fireworks display, if you wish.

3. Instead of a formal Banquet, there will be a Fun, Frolic, and Feast event on the evening of July 5th. A delicious meal will be provided along with fine entertainment. The Founders’ Award will also be presented. The speaker will be Lu Hanessian, a regular contributor to New Beginnings, author of the new book, Let the Baby Drive, and television host to Discovery Health Channel’s show, Make Room for Baby.

4. A general session has been added on the last day so that all Conference attendees have additional time together.

More surprises are in store and more reasons to make a trip to the Conference. The more you gain, the more you have to give!

For more information on the LLLI Conference, including how to register and scheduled speakers and sessions, look in future issues of NEW BEGINNINGS and LEAVEN or go to 05conf/05conf.html.

The Pizzazz Team Would Like Your Help

We are offering several opportunities for Leaders to get involved on a short-term basis during the Conference. Pizzazz has decided to continue with the Founder escort service. You can be an escort for some or part of the time and for one or more of the LLLI Founders. This opportunity affords you a special time with a Founder while you escort them through the crowds to their assigned places in a timely manner. You can help find their table for luncheons and, if you desire, share a meal with the Founders and a new Leader or two. You can act as a link between generations.

To be part of this service corps, contact Helene Scheff at hscheff at (email). Outline any standing obligations so we can fit your assignments in with the rest of your plans during the Conference.

Helene Scheff
Chair of LLLI Pizzazz Team

We Remember

The LLLI Alumnae Association will continue the tradition as we commemorate LLL Leaders who have died. A tribute will be presented at the 2005 LLLI Conference during the Afternoon Tea. The names will also be listed on the LLLI Alumnae Web site. Please send names, city, state/province (if applicable), country where the Leader served LLL, and the year of death to:

Nancy B. Franklin
4203 Gardendale, #221C
San Antonio, TX 78229
fax: 210-593-4106
email: NBFLLL77 at
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