Celebrate 60: Building a Legacy
Leader CeLLLebration Day
Leader CeLLLebration Day, held on July 17, 2017, offered participants a chance to show their appreciation for someone who has helped them on their breastfeeding journey. Plus, Leaders had the opportunity to join in online sessions to discuss the Leader role and to learn from each other.
If you were not able to participate, then you can still view the sessions on the official Facebook group.
If you would like to send a special CeLLLebrate ecard as a thank you, please click here.
24-Hour Global Meeting
Another global 24-hour meeting is scheduled for September 30, 2017. Please come and share your questions and insights with families around the world, in your own language, and at a time that suits you.
Registration information will be released soon.
LLLI Articles of Incorporation
60 years ago, seven women started a revolution in support of breastfeeding worldwide. One year later, they made their first move towards realizing their goal of supporting breastfeeding families.
Click here to see the original Articles of Incorporation and view LLLI history.
60th on Facebook
Below you’ll find details on upcoming events and festivities happening throughout the 60th Anniversary year. And don't forget to Like our LLLI 60th Anniversary Page on Facebook for all the latest updates!
LLLIBy breastfeeding our children, we lay the foundations of a legacy for good health; the work we do as Leaders builds a legacy of breastfeeding knowledge in our communities and the families we work alongside; La Leche League as an organization has been building a legacy for future generations; and the Founders have built La Leche League to stand as their legacy to the world.
LLLI Photo Contest "Focus on Breastfeeding"
The LLLI "Focus on Breastfeeding" contest has come to a close. Thank you to all who have participated in this competition - photos were submitted from 12 different countries!
Manuela of Romania, over-all winner of the contest, shares her image "Love of my Life." Manuela says this image, "expresses [her] desire to raise a healthy child with life, love, and confidence through breastfeeding."
You can learn more about each photographer and their submissions in the upcoming issue of Leader Today, and view their images on our Facebook page.
Ayu and Yua, The World Travelling Dolls
Ayu is a breastfeeding doll who is traveling with her baby Paco around the world, visiting different LLL groups. Ayu's cousin, Yua, has recently joined the fun with her little Lucy. You can see their photo album on the anniversary FB page, and read about their travels in Breastfeeding Today.
Ayu, Paco, Yua, and Lucy will be traveling the globe through the end of September 2017, and will return home once the 60th Anniversary year is over. Thank you to all the lovely new friends who hosted them during their travels.
It’s not too late to order your exclusive anniversary necklace, a hand-crafted glass “milk drop” pendant made by Family Tree Glass, for the 60th anniversary. Click here to purchase your necklace. Don’t stop there! LLL entities around the world are invited to create their own beads to string with the milk drop. LLLNZ has beads for sale to add to your LLLI anniversary milk drop necklace! There are two NZ-themed beads in the shape of a kina shell (sea urchin) and a koru (spiral symbolizing life and family). You can order the beads by contacting Ngakeiha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices: white bronze $NZ45; sterling silver $NZ45 PLUS shipping. To learn more about, "How an LLL Area or Group Can Produce a Bead", click here.
Beginning on April 1, 2017, instead of giving 25% of the proceeds from each Mother’s Milk Droplet pendant sale to LLLI, we will be offering 25% off to LLL groups, to help in raising money for important local breastfeeding support efforts. See more here.
LLLI 60th Anniversary pin is here!
The LLLI 60th Anniversary pin is here! Designed and produced by the LLL Alumnae Association, as requested by La Leche League International, it has a 3 mm clear stone is imbedded in the Cloisonné pin. The pin can be mixed and matched with Leader pins that recognize years of dedicated service as a La Leche League Leader. Order these lovely recognition pins for Area Leaders or yourself at http://lllalumnae.org/
Are you a Leader?
Click here for more information on how to get involved in the 60th Anniversary celebrations.