July 18, 2003
I'll stand in the rain,
I¹ll stand in the rain.
WELCOME NEW EMAIL CORRESPONDENTS:
HOST HOTEL INFORMATION: Providence Westin Hotel, One West Exchange Street
Only 150 rooms have been blocked at this premiere hotel
in the heart of Providence. Within walking distance of the capitol
building (1 block!), host site of our opening reception hosted
by Attorney General Patrick Lynch on Friday night (May 21 from
7-10PM) and the "Best Practices" conference
on Sunday, May 23 from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Attached to the upscale
Mall, this hotel boasts several of the best restaurants in town, with
fantastic view of the city. 125 rooms have 2 double beds (can sleep 4 people
- so you can split the cost!), while 25 have king size beds. The regular
rate for the room would be $289 per night, but you will receive the"
Silent Witness" special rate of $189 per night by calling them directly
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Rafi at (401)847-2798 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will be available in a few weeks, and a website is being created soon.
NEWS FROM THE STATES/COUNTRIES:
We are happy to say that the candy and coffee sales have been a huge success. We have been able to continue to do projects to bring awareness to the workplace and be able to help the people in need. A project the committee are most excited about is a cookbook in memory of Domestic Violence victims and survivors. The recipes were donated by employees of Verizon and members of our Local Union 2321. We are in the process of publishing 250 books to be on sale to raise more money to support this worthy cause. I will let you know when they arrive. They will be on sale for 15.00 per book.
At the Lowell office a sincere thank you to Gwen Lay, Lori Adreani and Craig Fields for all their devotion and hard work to keep our Committee going strong. We have started "HOTDOG DAY-FRIDAY" which was a huge success on the first Friday. The response was overwhelming. We steamed hotdogs and sold them for 1.00 a piece and 50 cents for chips. Between 12 and 2PM we sold 78 hotdogs.
Also we would like to thank our friends from our Verizon Marlboro office who sent us 3 large boxes full of cell phones that were donated to the Newburyport Woman's Crisis Center. We are extremely excited that other offices are so willing to help. We love reading this newsletter because it gives us ideas on how we can help and hope our ideas can be shared as well.
*Thank you, Pat for all this fine effort. What a satisfying feeling to have already gotten so much done.
Silent Witness Initiative (SWI) volunteers have displayed
new informational posters all over Allegheny county, thanks to
one volunteer. A NCJW member, graciously donated her skill, expertise,
and resources and provided NCJW's SWI project with 2,000 newly
designed Domestic Violence Awareness Project posters. Many volunteers
have spread out over the Pittsburgh area in an effort to place
these powerful posters. Community response has been very positive
and cooperative. The posters are making a difference. Staff at
local shelters report that calls have doubled since posters have been
placed. Mazel Tov to NCJW for being the 2003 recipient
Sheila's Shawls project is underway. Many members of the community have donated yarn, so others can create masterpieces; while others have turned in completed works of art. Although the goal of the project is to provide shawls to victims' families, NCJW is also accepting scarves and lap robes to be donated to the shelter. Many abuse victims leave home in the middle of the night in just their pajamas. "Scarves and blankets will help these victims keep warm and know that people do care," said Twyla Sable, SWI chairperson.
The dedicated committee workers volunteers are: Karen Egorin, Susan Tanzer, Dena Chottiner, Joan Levy, Sheri Minkoff, Barbara Mendlowitz. Marion Damick
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