LLLI News – 31 October 2022

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LLLI News is the online newsletter from the La Leche League International Board of Directors.

Editors: Devorah Schesch-Wernick and Shevawn O’Connor. lllinews@llli.​org

Online access: Leader username and password required. Contact ashley@llli.org​ if you have any problems.

IN THIS ISSUE…

NEWS FROM THE LLLI BOARD

  • The Art of Breastfeeding
  • End-of-Year Fundraiser
  • Leaders Handbook
  • Update to “LLLI FAQs on Language”
  • LLLI Bylaws and Policies
  • Request for Complaint Resolution Team Candidates
  • Heartbeat Keepsakes

LLLI BOARD MEETINGS


NEWS FROM THE LLLI BOARD

THE ART OF BREASTFEEDING

The Art of Breastfeeding writers are looking for stories of personal breastfeeding experiences from all over the world! The request form is in six languages, but it is possible to use any of these forms to submit stories in other languages, too.

https://bit.ly/LLLstories (English)
https://bit.ly/LLLstories_German (Deutsch)
https://bit.ly/LLLstories_Spanish (Español)
https://bit.ly/LLLstories_French (Français)
https://bit.ly/LLLstories_Japanese (日本語)
https://bit.ly/LLLstories_Chinese (中文 )

END-OF-YEAR FUNDRAISER

Once again LLLI is organizing a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign as part of the End-of-the-Year fundraising effort, from mid-November to the end of December. To participate, you create your own personalized webpage where you write why you support breastfeeding and LLLI, and share the page via social media or email. LLLI will provide easy-to-follow instructions. You can find more information here.

LEADER’S HANDBOOK

In an effort to keep the Leader’s Handbook current, the Program Services Committee will be keeping track of all suggested changes. If you believe something is missing, requires updating, or needs to be corrected in the Leader’s Handbook, please send a message to the LLLI Program Services Committee. All suggestions will be fully reviewed by LLLI before any changes are made.

UPDATE TO “LLLI FAQs ON LANGUAGE”

In April 2021, the LLLI Board posted a Frequently Asked Questions document to respond to questions about the LLL policy on Language in LLLI Publications. The FAQ document has now been updated. You can find it here.

LLLI BYLAWS AND POLICIES

Proposed Changes to LLLI Bylaws

LLLI Board has separately sent out a request for Leader input regarding proposed changes in Bylaws Article III – Organization Structure. Per LLL policy. “Proposed changes shall be shared with the Board and Leader community at least 45 days prior to a proposed Board vote for input and feedback. Leaders are invited to share their comments with the Board and Bylaws Committee.”

Newly revised policies:

LLLI Reimbursement
LLLI Complaint Resolution Process replaces the LLLI Conflict Resolution Process

REQUEST FOR COMPLAINT RESOLUTION TEAM CANDIDATES

We are seeking candidates for the newly revamped Complaint Resolution Team. Specifically, we invite therapists, mediators, Communication Skills Instructors and others with experience in addressing complaints to contact the LLLI Personnel Committee, personnelcmte@llli.org. Training will be provided. You are welcome to recommend yourself and other Leaders. You can find more information here.

HEARTBEAT KEEPSAKES

Don’t miss the new item for sale from Heartbeat Keepsakes: the LLL Suncatcher!

LLLI BOARD MEETINGS

The LLLI Board of Directors met on October 26. The Mid-Year Board Sessions will be November 1-3.