Spring General Meetings!
The ELS day division meeting will be held next
Tuesday, 2/2, from 12:00-12:45pm in Room
The ELS evening division meeting will be held next Wednesday, 2/3, from 3:00-4:00pm in Room
Pizza will be served!
Attend either or both (same program, more pizza . .
This is a great time to get involved in ELS.
There will be a sign-up sheet
at the meeting for Sierra Club Lobby Day (see below). It
is very important that we get an estimate of
how many people are interested. If you think you might
want to go, please sign up at the meeting or respond
to this e-mail ASAP. Thanks!
A big 'thank you' to ELS
Member Shannon Beebe, for planning this
Lobby Day with Sierra Club!
ELS is mobilizing a group of students to accompany
Sierra Club on Lobby Day. ELS members who attended Lobby Day
last year said it was a unique experience that they really
This year, Lobby Day will be
on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March
3/10: 4:00pm -7:00pm - Amtrak or drive to
3/10: 7:00pm and after - Dinner and
briefing at the hotel. Jen (the organizer) and Jack
Darin (the head of the Sierra's Chicago office and
professional lobbyist) will give a presentation on how to
lobby, brief you on 3-5 issues, and divide us into
groups of 3-4 based on constituency
3/11: 7:30am -
9:00am - Breakfast, meet
politicians, discuss bills
3/11: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Hit the floor. We
will visit the Capital and Federal Buildings, trying
to speak with congressman before lunch
3/11: 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Over 100 organizations,
including Sierra Club, will attend lunch together
3/11: 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Calling congressman
out of session to discuss bills between votes
3:00pm - 4:00pm - Final recap
ELS is working with SBA to provide funding for the event.
Depending on interest, we may also hold an ELS fundraiser to
We anticipate the cost to members will be between
$20 -$45, depending on interest and fundraising - a
bargain, when you consider the actual cost (below).
For $70, Sierra Club will offer a shared hotel room,
$115 for a single room. Dinner,
breakfast, and lunch are included. Amtrak tickets
are $18+tax each way. However, many ELS Members have offered
to car pool.
Cost/person: $70 (hotel, meals) + $40 (Amtrak - no
carpool) = $110.
2009-2010 T-Shirt Design Contest!
Submission Deadline: Noon on March 12, 2010
First Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Publican Restaurant and YOUR design on this year's shirt!
The contest is open to ALL currently-enrolled Chicago-Kent students. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your creative side and your design skills! You could even win a fabulous prize in the process!
- The fine print: The winning design will be creative, imaginative, and incorporate the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society in some way. Designers are welcome to select their own imagery. A broad color palette of shirts and ink is available for use in the design.
- The even finer print: All designs must be original. No copyrighted designs, logos, or slogans may be submitted. Team submissions are fine, but only one gift certificate will be awarded. All designs must be submitted on or before the deadline. No late submissions will be considered. The winning design will be selected by the ELS Board of Directors.
- For details on available ink/shirt colors, technical requirements for file types, and the like, please email Kate Thomas at email@example.com or www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els
If you have any questions about ELS, please feel free to email Jennifer Schaffer (ELS secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our web page at www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els/.