Society of Women in Law:
News & announcements for the week of
November 16, 1998

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Winner of the SBA's Award for "Outstanding Student Organization of the Year" in 1998  
"Forget 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! 

Agenda and Notes from November General Meetings 

WIL 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! 

Help KJF Gather Toiletries for Local Women's Shelters! 
The Kent 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! 

Be 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'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 or at 312-627-4157 with any questions.  

WIL 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 with your request. 

REMINDER:Have 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! 
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 
Help"stamp" out breast cancer! 
If you have any questions about WIL membership, check out our webpage at or e-mail us at 

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