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Click here to see this online
 
 
 
December 2019 Newsletter
What are you looking forward to in the New Year?
 
From the Desk of the President
 
 
Erica Hanson, President

May the blessing of friends and family be seated at your table this holiday season! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

 
Career Connections Calendar
Illinois Human Resources gave a presentation during the November Luncheon
 

MEMBERS ONLY-Wednesday, December 18 Career Connections Luncheon will be at the President's House, on Florida Avenue, Urbana.  Space is limited.  No cost for lunch, the meal is provided by the President's House.  We recommend carpooling since the parking is limited.

Doors open at 11:45 am;  Program will begin around 12:10 pm
with every attempt to end by 12:55 pm

Please RSVP at https://go.my.illinois.edu/IAPMembersOnlyDecember2019  by Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

Reservations will NOT be accepted past the deadline date.  Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.  Please note: Be sure to finish the registration form to ensure your lunch ordered correctly.  

In case you did not make it to the November luncheon or needed to review the information, please click on the link to see the presentation from IHR in November.  https://emails.illinois.edu/files/246873/iapfall2019final.pdf

 
Annoucements
 
From The Philanthropy Committee

Backpack Project 2019 was a success! We are still working to assemble the backpacks and anticipate having 6 to 7 complete backpacks, each full of these items:

Backpacks
Toiletries
Cold weather items (hats, scarves, gloves, socks, sweatshirts, long underwear, and regular underwear)
Cough drops
Books
Decks of cards
Small fleece blankets
Candy, Gum and small food items

These backpacks will be delivered to the Soup Kitchen on Tuesday, December 3. Your donations made this possible and we cannot THANK YOU enough!!!!

 
 
 
Adopt-A-Family

The Philanthropy Committee has the opportunity to assist a family in need this Holiday Season through the Faculty Staff Assistance Services at the University of Illinois.  Our family includes a grandmother who has recently became a foster parent to her two young grandchildren a 6 year old granddaughter (Size 6 slim) and a 2 year old grandson (Size 3 toddler).  We would like to provide them a joyous holiday by providing clothing, toys and essential needs.  We would also like to provide the grandmother with a few gifts as well. 

If you would like to donate (monetary or other) please bring to Jane Baumgartner, 317 Swanlund, Deb Flessner, 303 Coble Hall, Jen Sans, 206 Engineering Hall or Jill Odom, 349 Henry Admin.

We thank you for your continued generosity!!
The Philanthropy Committee

 
 
 
The Gift of Time...Sometimes One of the Most Treasured

On Wednesday, December 18th and Thursday, December 19th we have a wonderful opportunity to volunteer our assistance at The Salvation Army Toy Shop. Join other Illinois Administrative Professional members as we assist with various tasks from restocking tables with toys, sorting toys in the receiving area, assisting recipients/clients as they pass through the Toy Shop, and restock & cleanup/prep for the next day. Our volunteer hours are from 1:00pm until 4:30pm (approx.) on Wed the 18th and from 12:30pm to 4:30pm (approx.) on Thu the 19th. Your assistance any portion of the afternoon or the entire afternoon is greatly appreciated. Please contact Jill Odom at jillodom@uillinois.edu or 333-8065 if you are interested or need additional information.

Another opportunity to volunteer is at the Angel Tree at Market Place Mall. The Angel Tree is in need of volunteers to work 1hr, 2hr, 4hr... any time slot beginning Friday, November 29th through Saturday, December 14th. Volunteers will need to sign up in advance and commit to attending to the booth. Children are permitted to assist but an adult must be present the entire time period. Please contact Judy Norwood at 217-778-2947 if you are interested or need additional information for yourself or a particular group.

 
Birthdays and Anniversaries

December Birthdays:

  • Jill Ouellette--December 2
  • Jessica Dalhaus--December 6
  • Carolyn Hughes--December 10
  • Cindy Smith--December 15
  • Laura Lotzgesell--December 29

December Anniversaries:

  • Tenea Harris--8 years
  • Jill Odom--17 years
  • Deb McCall--34 years