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ALA 2018 Winter Newsletter ~ ALA Today

See What’s Inside….

Letter from the President

Mid-YeaR ALA Meeting Registration Form ~ Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Description of Mid-Year Meeting Activities


New Years Resolutions and much more





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See What’s Happening…

President’s Letter

Award Program Applications

Highlights from New York, June 2017

Much More….


ALAJuly’16 Newsletter

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ALA December 2015 Newsletter ~ ALA Today

See What’s Inside:

President’s Greeting

Registration Form for the San Diego Mid-Year Meeting!!!!  Register NOW!

San Diego Events

Book Donation ~ Olive Crest






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2016 ALA Mid-Year Meeting

Dear ALA members ,

Happy New Year. I hope your holidays had lots of happiness and sparkle.

We have had busy ALA members planning our meetings and extracurricular activities in San Diego February 3 – 5. Quite a few of us are arriving early and staying on a bit to enjoy more of the sights. More of that enticing information will come from Janet Bullinger, our stalwart leader in fun and food activities.

The nitty gritty of the meeting time is as follows.

Wednesday afternoon, February 3 will be meetings of the TOY Committee (Kitty O’Reilly, Chair), the Carr Committee (Sue Bennett, Chair) and the Executive Committee (Sue Patterson, Chair). Members of those committees will receive more information about meeting places, times and agendas. If you have information or issues you would like to be considered by those committees, please send that to the Chairs.

Thursday morning, February 4 will be a business meeting followed by a luncheon honoring Janet Bullinger, ALA Outstanding Individual Volunteer Award, and Sharon Chappelear, Lifetime Achievement Award. These ladies make us proud to be part of such a terrific organization and humble us in their dedication. Join us as the ALA in recognizes them. The afternoon and evening we will continue celebrating.

Friday morning we will welcome the designated recipient of our Book Donation Program. Then we will congratulate Local and State Auxiliaries that have qualified for the ALA Auxiliary Support Awards. These are truly wonderful experiences for those attending. I must admit to having leaky eyes when hearing their stories.

I am so excited to see everyone. It is amazing how much we can work into such a short time. It is even more amazing how quickly we bond as friends. There is still time to register and make plans to attend if you have not done that. There are incredible, fun memories that can be yours for just a click of the button.

So here is to a new year, here is to friendship and here is to growth in ALA.

Sue Patterson



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September 2015 Newsletter ~ ALA Today

See what’s trending in the September edition of ALA Today!!!

President’s Message

2015 ALA Teacher of the Year Award Winners

Happy Birthdays

Highlights for the ALA Annual Meeting

And much more……..

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The AMERICAN LAWYERS ALLIANCE is proud to announce the donation of over 100 children’s books to KALEIDOSCOPE 4 KIDS!!  This presentation was made during the Annual Meeting of the ALA while in Chicago.  Kathy Grezlak, the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope 4 Kids, received the books and shared the kaleidoscope story with our members.

Kathy Grezlak, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope 4 Kids accepts books from Sue Bennett, ALA President.

Kathy Grezlak, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope 4 Kids accepts books from Sue Bennett, ALA President.

Kaleidoscope is a nonprofit, charitable organization that has served Chicago youth since 1973.  Kaleidoscope was founded on the premise that youth with emotional and behavioral challenges would be better served in their home state.  The organization was created in response to a state practice which included sending children, who were identified as difficult to serve, outside of Illinois to reside in various facilities.  The Kaleidoscope philosophy evolved, and leadership recognized the children would fare better if they were served by the community rather than institutions.  Kaleidoscope continues to serve and nurture these youth in a home environment within local neighborhoods, meanwhile ensuring safety and providing resources.  The donated books will be shared with families and children, in hopes of encouraging quiet bonding experiences.

The American Lawyers Alliance is proud to support the efforts of Kaleidoscope 4 Kids!!

Books, books and more books!!

Books, books and more books!!

ALA June 2015 Newsletter ~ ALA TODAY

Important Deadlines Inside!!

ALA Annual Meeting ~ Schedule of Events ~ Chicago, July 29 – August 1

Message from the President ~ Sue Bennett

Announcing the Teacher of the Year Award Winners ~ 2015

Thank you to Amy Dunn Taylor

News from our Affiliate Auxiliaries

Past President’s Update ~ Anne Cleary 1988 – 1989

….and much, much more.  Enjoy!!!     ALAJune2015newsletter

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This issue highlghts the 2015 Mid-Year Meeting in Houston!  A Grand Time was had by ALL!!!

You will want to read this newsletter from cover to cover!!!



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