of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING
Monday, Nov. 9th at 5:00
Come get the details about our upcoming
Social; learn how you can help WIL with our "Forget About Finals" Raffle;
help us brainstorm about next semester's alumnae/i fundraiser/reception;
get an update from WBAI Student Board members about upcoming activities,
including the WBAI new member welcome reception; learn about the CBA Dear
Santa program; sign up for WIL outlines; and much more!
New/Student Member Reception
Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) is hosting a reception for new and
student members on November 9, 1998 at Kiki's Bistro from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Kiki's is located at 900 North Franklin Street in Chicago. Current
WBAI student members may attend free of charge. Students who are
not yet WBAI student members can register for membership at the door for
$15.00; their admission to the reception will then be free. For all
other non-members or older WBAI members, the fee is $20.00. All individuals
who wish to attend should call Sandra Opyt at 312/341-8530 so they can
gauge how many will be in attendance. (Several WIL Executive Board
members will be taking cabs after the General Meeting...if you'd like to
join us, please come to the meeting and we'll leave immediately after.)
Social Scheduled For Friday, November 13th
Come relax with your fellow WIL members at this
informal gathering! (Many say its the most fun they've had all semester!)
Hosted in the home of our very own Kim DeMarino, we'll have food &
drinks for everyone. We'll probably hang out together at Kim's for
awhile (eating!) and then move on to a local establishment. (Kim's
address is 2115 N. California, 2nd Floor. Take the Blue line to the
California stop. Turn left out of the station. Walk about 1 1/2 blocks
down. It's a big red 2 story house with an iron gate.) Should
you have any questions, please e-mail us.
About Finals" Raffle Coming Soon!
We are happy to announce that we will start to
sell raffle tickets for our "Forget About Finals" on November 16th.
Tickets will be available from WIL members and from a table in the Spak
during lunch and dinner times through December 3rd. Tickets will
be $1 for 1; $5 for 6; or $10 for 15. All proceeds will go towards
our summer fellowship fund. Prizes include t-shirts; a great grey Chicago-Kent
sweatshirt; gift certificates from Marshall Fields, Stress Solutions (massages!),
Starbucks coffee, Einstein Bagels, and Blockbuster Video; tickets to Second
City, restaurant certificates, and much more! Watch next
week for a full listing of prizes.
KJF Gather Toiletries for Local Women's Shelters!
Justice Foundation (KJF) has started its annual toiletries drive.
Please drop off your items in the box near the security desk on the first
floor. Please donate items such as: soap, shampoo, razors,
toilet paper, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. These are much-needed
items that people often forget to donate. KJF will take the
donated items to local women's shelters. Remember that any items
at all that you are able to donate will be very appreciated by the shelters
and the women!
Santa For a Needy Child!
Every year, the Chicago
Bar Association Young Lawyers Section works with the U.S. Post Office
to hand out letters from needy children to individuals or offices who want
to play "Santa" by purchasing, wrapping and sending a gift. For each
"Dear Santa" letter that it receives, the Post Office checks to ensure
that it comes from a needy area. The CBA/YLS picks up thousands of
these letters, reads them, sorts them, and distributes them to individuals
willing to play "Santa" to a needy child or family. Please consider
playing "Santa" to one family...it's a very simple way to do something
nice for a child or for several children during the holidays. Here's
what is involved...
1. Pick up a request form for a letter (you can
specify how many children) from the CBA bulletin board on the Concourse.
The form can either be faxed directly to the CBA or you can drop it off
in the CBA mailbox on the 2nd floor and we will make sure it gets sent
to the CBA. Letters will be available starting in mid-November.
2. Read the letter to get ideas for gifts.
3. Purchase a gift for each child (like every
child, these children have dreams. They might ask for Michael Jordan shoes
or Super Nintendo, but obviously you don't need to spend any more than
$20 per child. Besides, what better excuse to go play in Toys-R-Us!).
4. Wrap each gift (add a tag or card with the
child's name from Santa).
5. Put the gift(s) in a box.
6. Send the box to the family (by mail or delivery
with the return address:
CBA/YLS, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
60604--so any undeliverable items can be given to another child).
That's it! The CBA gets many thank you letters--the
gifts are truly appreciated! If you have any questions or would like
a letter, please contact Stacy Feldman Freel at firstname.lastname@example.org or
at 312-627-4157 with any questions.
Outlines Now Available!
WIL has compiled and up-to-date list
of all outlines currently available to members on disk and in hard
copy form. If you didn't get a chance to sign up at our General Meetings
last week, please e-mail Sita Balthazar-Thomas, our Secretary, at email@example.com
with your request.
you paid your membership dues yet?
Please remember to pay your dues for the 1998-'99
year. A $10.00 check made payable to Women in Law can be left in
the WIL mailbox on the 2nd Floor. Payment of dues allows you to participate
in elections and mentorship programs, receive discounts on WIL merchandise,
and makes you eligle for our fellowships! Dues are used to fund programs
and social events throughout the year, as well as fellowships we give to
students over the summer to help pay for expenses when they volunteer with
a public service agency. Thank you!
If you have any questions about WIL
membership, check out our webpage at http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/wil/
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN IN LAW EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Charis Runnels, President
Abigail Kell, Vice President
Stephanie Benway, Vice President
Kimberly DeMarino, Treasurer
Sita Balthazar-Thomas, Secretary
Heather Fritch, Mentorship Coordinator
Faye Hizon, 1L Day Division Representative
Sonia Kosar, 1L Evening Division Representative
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