Since 1956, over 40,000 Leaders have been accredited by La Leche League International, but only 20,000 are currently in the LLLI database.

With the approaching 50th anniversary, the Alumnae Association would like to locate and contact as many of these women as possible in order to reconnect them with La Leche League International and honor them for the significant role they have played in this organization's history.

Names of "lost" Leaders are gradually being added to a "Lost Leader" list as we are made aware of them. They are listed alphabetically, with last known city/state/country or location at the time of accreditation. In some cases, the accreditation year or the decade in which they were a Leader is also included. This information can be found at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae/5000.htm.

If you have information on any of the Retired Leaders listed below (or if you find yourself on the list!), please contact Kathy Hays at FoundLeader@llli.org. You can also fill out the form at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae...undLeader.html.

If you are looking for a former Leader/friend, you can post it on the Alum Page Bulletin Board at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae/BulletinBoard.htm or write the AAR for the appropriate Area. AARs can be found at http://www.lalecheleague.org/Alumnae/AARs.htm.

If you have experience in searching for people via the Internet, have an interest in searching for people in your town, region, state or country, or would like to help with this project in any other way, please contact Kathy Hays at FoundLeader@llli.org.



"Don't buy flowers" this year! Instead, celebrate motherhood and honor a special woman in your life during the LLLI 2006 Mother's Day Appeal. To simplify your gift-giving, go to http://www.llli.org/donor.html and make your donation today. La Leche League International depends on the generosity of those who know that contributions are essential to ensure that we can offer programs and services to mothers and babies around the world this year and in the years to come.



For the first time in 2006 La Leche League International has posted on internet an electronic version of the Spring Appeal Letter in Spanish. The slogan for the Spring Appeal is: “Bebe feliz, familia feliz: La diada madre-hijo, que se establece y refuerza con la lactancia, necesita del APOYO de la familia, así como también de la comunidad” (Happy Babies, Happy Families: the mother-baby union which is established through breastfeeding, needs the family’s SUPPORT as well as the support from the community). LLLI has become increasingly aware of the need to provide breastfeeding services that are culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of pregnant and breastfeeding Hispanic women.

If you would like to collaborate with the LLLI programs and services that benefit the Hispanic community, please visit this link: http://www.lalecheleague.org/Lang/20...ter_spring.pdf



Now you can raise money for La Leche League International just by searching the Internet at GoodSearch.com. It's simple. You use GoodSearch.com like any other search engine — the site is powered by Yahoo! — but each time you do, money is generated for our organization to support more mothers and babies. Here's how it works:

1. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com
2. Type La Leche League International into the "I support" box and click on "verify"
3. Search the Internet just like you would with any search engine
4. Since GoodSearch shares its advertising revenue with charities and schools, every time you search the Internet at GoodSearch, you’ll be earning money for us.

GoodSearch also has a toolbar you can download from the homepage so that you can search right from the top of your browser.

Last year, search engines generated close to $6 billion in revenue from advertisers. When you switch to GoodSearch, part of this advertising revenue will now be directed to La Leche League International.

We hope that not only will you use GoodSearch as your main search engine from here on out, but will also pass this message on to your friends and family. The more people who use this tool, the more money will go to supporting mothers and babies around the world.



May makes many of us think of mothers. So what better time to have a House Party than May! And if you schedule your House Party on May 7th, you can participate in a conference call with founder Mary Ann Cahill. The 30 minute call will take place at (all times US):

5 pm Eastern DST
4 pm Central DST
3 pm Mountain DST
2 pm Pacific DST

Register your party at the 50th Anniversary Fund Party Central at: http://www.partyhostcenter.com/lalecheleague/

We'll make certain that you have information on La Leche League for your guests and will send you complete directions on how to participate in our call.

And to make things easy on all mothers (or fathers or LLL friends!) consider having your House Party "off-site." Many small coffee shops or local restaurants would be thrilled to offer you a seating section or room for your party. You can often negotiate a group price for simple refreshments, or have the owner keep track of guests' spending during the party and then settle the bill at its conclusion (or the owners may even donate refreshment costs as their contribution to the event!). Local religious facilities or community centers often have gathering spaces that they are willing to share.

Consider a "come as you are potluck" where guests are encouraged to keep things simple! Just show up as you are dressed and bring a simple snack to share. The hostess provides the party space and everyone else helps with refreshments!

Aren't sure who to invite? What about an "everyone invites one" party? Each invited guest is instructed to bring a "surprise" guest with them -- you can suggest that it be a health care provider, retired Leader, or just someone who should learn more about LLLI and its mission! You can even make special "goodie bags" for the surprise guests containing LLLI and breastfeeding related information and items.

If you need more ideas or help planning your party, please contact Meg Sondey, House Party Coordinator, at lllmeg@yahoo.com.



If you find that this newsletter is helpful to you, or if you would just like to help with the important work LLLI does in helping mothers around the world breastfeed, you can make a contribution, quickly and easily, via our Web site at: http://www.lalecheleague.org/donor.html.

Another option is to become a member of La Leche League--to learn how, go here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/membership.html

We appreciate your support, whether as a friend, a member, or a volunteer. You can make a difference for mothers and babies everywhere!



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Contributors: Mary Hurt, Janet Jendron, Sue Ann Kendall, Rebecca Magalhães, Maria del Mar Mazza, Pam Oselka, Meg Sondey, Jane Tuttle, Stephanie Weishaar, and Diana West

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