of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year"
About Finals" Raffle Starts Monday!
We are happy to announce that raffle tickets
for our "Forget About Finals" are now available directly from WIL members
and at our table in the Spak during lunch (11am-2pm) and dinner (5-6pm)
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 free 1-yr. membership to the WBAI or CBA; a
great grey Chicago-Kent sweatshirt; gift certificates from United Airlines,
Marshall Fields, Stress Solutions (a 30 minute table massage!), Starbucks
coffee, Einstein Bagels, and Blockbuster Video; red and white wine; movie
passes, and much more!
and Notes from November General Meetings
Film Festival December 3rd
The WIL Film Festival has been scheduled for
Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. We will
be showing three movies (starting at approximately 4pm, 6pm, and 8:15pm)
and provide soda, popcorn, and pizza. Watch next week's Record for
a list of movies being considered!
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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