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Event Recap: 2015 DC/SLA Kickoff Party

IMG_0488By Amber Paranick

This past Wednesday evening, current and prospective DC/SLA members attended a 2015 Kickoff Party held at the DC Public Library’s Cleveland Park branch location.

Chapter President Deena Adelman got the discussion started by introducing the Board of Directors. Adhering to this year’s theme of ‘Reflective Momentum’ and in preparation for the 75th Jubilee, Deena invited members to share memories and reflections on experiences with DC/SLA.  See members’ reflections here and submit your own reflection here.  Deena also emphasized the importance of volunteering with DC/SLA.

Processed with VSCOcam with lv03 preset Next up, Karen Reczek gave us a brief and helpful introduction to the organization in her talk: SLA 101. She wanted us to keep in mind that SLA is uniquely structured in such a way that its members come first. And just in case you missed the kickoff,  Layla Heimlich, Program Director reminded us that there’s much more excitement to be had in 2015 and gave us a rundown of what’s coming down the pike. Plans for a Jubilee Gala, a museum scavenger hunt, and a DC/SLA Past Presidents’ TED Talk Favorites presentation are all in the works.  Speaking of exciting events, Sharon Lenius, overseer of the DC/SLA 75th Anniversary Committee, caught us up on what events are taking place to celebrate the occasion.  By becoming a Jubilee VIP, SLA members will support DC/SLA programming and be invited to attend the Jubilee Gala. Read about more benefits here.  DC/SLA Leadership Summit Stipend Award recipient Kelly Knight gave us a run-down of the summit in Baltimore.  Her words of advice when attending professional SLA events: “Get out and be social!”

The main takeaway from the night was to get involved in the organization. We’ve become a dynamic and very active chapter of SLA and we’ve only been able to do this through our members and their volunteer efforts. The more we get involved, the more we will reap all the benefits of what the DC/SLA has to offer as an individual and the stronger we can grow as a chapter.

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Event Recap: 75th Birthday Dine Around at Chevy’s Pentagon City

Birthday girl Sharon Lenius, left.

Birthday girl Sharon Lenius, left.

By Jill Lynch

On a cold day in early February (and aren’t they all this year) a bunch of us gathered at Chevy’s Mexican Grill in Pentagon City for the celebration of Sharon Lenius’ 75th birthday, which coincides so nicely with the DC/SLA 75th year Jubilee.

Former President George Washington tends to be selective on which DC/SLA events he attends, and he made sure not to miss this dine around.  Most of us were motivated to wear festive birthday hats since there was a free Happy Hour drink involved in donning the pointed hats.

Half starving, we networked with our margaritas, beer and wine before menus were passed around and we started placing our orders for vegetable fajitas, shrimp tacos and smothered burritos.

Nancy Minter - former DC/SLA President talking with Anne  Caputo, former SLA President

Nancy Minter – former DC/SLA President talking with Anne Caputo, former SLA President

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Become a DC/SLA Jubilee VIP Today!

Become a DC/SLA Jubilee VIP Today!

For $75, SLA members can support DC/SLA programming and receive the following benefits:

  • Free registration at DC/SLA’s standard-priced, non-MLG programs*
  • Convenient one-time payment for the whole year’s events
  • One discounted guest ticket for the Jubilee Gala
  • Your name listed as a Jubilee VIP on the DC/SLA website
  • Recognition as a Jubilee VIP at the 75th Jubilee Gala
  • The opportunity to celebrate DC/SLA’s 75th anniversary by giving back to the chapter
  • Additional benefits to be announced

Interested? To receive full benefits, sign up here before March 31! 

*Standard priced programs are those $20 or under, which are the majority of DC/SLA programs. Military Librarians Group (MLG) programs are excluded from the Jubilee VIP offer. Programs may be found on the DC SLA calendar. Please note that programs may be subject to change.

** Jubilee VIP status does not affect SLA membership fees.

Is your company or organization interested in becoming a Jubilee Sponsor? Get more information at:http://dc.sla.org/sponsors/

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