Photo by Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovic

Pitch-in or Purchase: Flower and Bake Sale, ASSET Raffle

Photo by Lauren Murphy

On Friday, February 13, 10 - 2 in the Main and Science Libraries, the Libraries Staff Association will sell flower bouquets and delicious baked goods, as well as raffle tickets ($3 each or $5/2)for dinner and a movie for two at The National and Cine. Bouquets ($5-$20), individual roses ($4), carnations ($1.50), and irises ($2) will be for sale. Part of the proceeds for the flower and bake sale will go to sponsor LSA's spelling bee team at the Spirited Spell-Off Spectacle, a fundraiser for the Athens-Clarke Literacy Council. The raffle proceeds will go to sponsor the 2009 ASSET awards, and tickets are $3 each ($5 for two).

Want to help out? Sign up to donate baked goods (password: bakesale), arrange flowers or staff a sale shift (password: lsasale).

Spirited Spell-off Spectacle
Cheer LSA's Orthograbees at the Spirited Spell-Off Spectacle
Three intrepid library staff members, Abby Griner (Russell), Catherine Lind (ILL), and Julia Thomas (Gov Dovs), will represent LSA as the Orthograbees in the annual Athens-Clarke Literacy Council Spirited Spell-Off Spectacle. The bee will be held Saturday, February 28, at 4 p.m. in the Athens Tech Auditorium. Support your team by shopping at the flower sale or cheering them on from the crowd. See pictures from last year's bee at flickr and OnlineAthens' Spotted.

Save the Date: Dues Drive, All Staff Party
We will have our annual dues drive next month, and the All-Staff Party will be held March 10. More details are forthcoming, so keep an eye on Grapevine!

2009 LSA Officers
LSA Officer elections were held December 12, 2008 during the LSA open meeting. Here is the current slate of officers:

Viki Timian
Vice President
Rachel Parnell
Jan Hudson
Julie Dyles
Community Programming Coordinator
Jan Levinson
Community Services Coordinator
Hannah Richmond
Events Planning Coordinator
Asia Hall
Fundraising Coordinator
Maria Bruce
Libraries Relations Coordinator
Amber Prentiss
Main Library Representative
Kat Hart
Miller Learning Center Representative
Phoebe Acheson
Oral History/Archivist
Gil Head
Science Library Representative
Christian Lopez
Staff Recognition Coordinator
Kat Leache
LSA Webmaster
Nick Cole

Athens Area Homeless Shelter
LSA Community Service Update
Thank you again, library staffers, for helping us help Georgia families. We collected a total of 139 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. We also raised $715 to buy presents for a family of five (Rita, Brendishai, Cirnovonte, Zechariah, and Aziyah) living at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter and donate funds to shelter operations. You gave $515, and LSA provided $200 in matching funds. Santa would be proud.
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