Help the hungry and the elderly

At the CALL business meeting on February 23, the Community Service Committee will once again ask CALL members to dig deep to support two worthy local causes.  We’ll be holding a food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which supplies a network of 650 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in the Chicago area. The most needed items include beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, and tuna. We will welcome any donations of nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire. Local food pantries have been hit harder than ever by the harsh economy this winter, so our support has never been more needed.

We’ll also be soliciting cash donations for Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME), a unique program assisting low-income seniors in the Chicago area.  HOME provides housing alternatives, home upkeep, and community services to help keep seniors out of nursing homes. This year HOME is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and your support will ensure that hundreds of seniors will be able to live their autumn years with independence and dignity.

Thank you, as always, for your generosity!

~ The CALL Community Service Committee

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2012-2013 CALL Board Candidates

The slate for the 2012 CALL Board elections can be viewed here. Please note this page is password-protected. You will need to provide the CALL password to view it.
If you experience problems accessing the page, please contact Sharon Nelson or Gwen Gregory from the Internet Committee.

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Register now for the February 23 CALL Business Meeting

Please use the following link to register:

Reminder: Registration is NOT complete until you click on the Submit button

Your registration must be received by Friday, February 17, 2012.
Please contact Jill Matulionis, or Maribel Nash, m-nash@law.northwest with any questions.

Registration: 11:30 PM; Lunch: 12:00 PM
Location: Lloyd’s, 1 S. Wacker Dr.
Cost: $20

Speaker: Prof. Jerry Goldman – Creator and Director of Oyez Project
Research Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, IIT

The Community Service Committee will be holding a food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository ( and collecting donations to  benefit Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME) ( For more information, contact Joe Noel at, Jamie Sommer at, or Maribel Nash at

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Slides from ‘RDA and Your Library’ now available

The PowerPoint slides from Wednesday’s Brown Bag, RDA and Your Library, are now available as a .pdf file (4.15 MB) at .  A login & password is required to access this document.

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