Tuesday, July 24, 2007

LLLI Intimate Apparel Fashion Show

At the Founders' Tea, we saw the debut of the new LLLI Intimate Apparel line. Our very own Tech Room volunteer Cathy Theys and baby Al were models. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

It's what time?!!!

I just realized that it is already Sunday and I haven't posted for a while. I do have some great pictures to share as well as some wonderful things to tell you, but I don't have time right now.

The tech room is busy with Leaders learning about the new database system and claming their LLLID. We have had many indivuals posting on the community blog including moms, dads, and even some of the children!

If I don't get the photos up in the next day, I'll be working fast and furiously to get them up when I get home!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Here it is - new TSA guidelines

Done!
http://www.llli.org/Release/tsabreastmilkpolicyupdate.html

Karen Smith

Updating the website

This is Karen Smith posting (one of these days I'll get my own account hooked up. Something about the cobbler's kids not having any shoes...)

At any rate, today we got great news that the Transportation Security Administration in the United States (the governmental agency that oversees all air travel security) has changed/augmented their policies for allowing breastmilk on airplanes. At La Leche League, we often receive calls from concerned mothers who are going to be travelling with and without their breastfed babies, wondering what the U.S. policies are for travel with breastmilk. With this new information, there is better clarity to the policies. This should be great news for moms and their breastfed babies, whether they are travelling with mom or not. Of particular note is this line from the TSA's website: "Breast milk is in the same category as liquid medications."

Now I am going to our LLLI website to post a press release to this effect, and to try to update any other resources that reference this policy.

Stay tuned - the changes should be up momentarily.

Karen Smith
Tech Room Staff/Website Team

Opening Night Photos

When Deanna's not blogging, she's taking pictures:




The Parade of Nations



The Founders were in the cake!
Our keynote speaker, Michael Brandwein.


Nikki and Valen, fighting over Valen's shoe.











Our main photographer...


...is Deanna Jurkowski. She is doing a *fabulous* job capturing conference moments. She's even doing impromptu podcast interviews in the hallways! All this while mothering her adorable little Valen (18 months.)

~Shelly, so appreciative of all the Tech Room Volunteers!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Demo, Demo, Demo

Today the Tech Room opened and we had immediate interest in learning about the new LLLI Organizational Database. I sat down at the computer attached to the large screen we've got and started with the first Leader who came in, who was joined by another and another. It was fun to show the new system to this group of Leaders and new Area Data Administrators -- they were so excited to see what we can do *now*, as well as learn about what's coming. I had a lot of fun doing the demo.

Today we were only open for 3 1/2 hours, which was good, because it was kind of just a warm-up for tomorrow when we'll be open for 6 hours, and then Sunday when we'll be open for 8 hours. After 2 straight hours of doing the demos, I was *tired*! I really needed to take a short break. Then I was better. :)

~Shelly