Friday, June 8, 2007
One of our special friends and volunteers, Sondra Bradford has started a new project. We think this is a great idea! Check it out: Family Friendly Charlotte (http://www.familyfriendlycharlotte.com/) is dedicated to taking the whining out of dining by offering reviews of area restaurants based on family friendly criteria. Want to know whether a restaurant has a changing table in the Women’s AND the Men’s restrooms? Do they offer healthy meal options for kids? Do you need to bring your own crayons, or does the restaurant offer entertainment for the kids? Arm yourself with the information you need to know before taking children out to eat!
House Democrats Increase Abstinence Education, Family Planning FundsWashington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- It wasn't supposed to be this way. When abortion advocates were successful in handing control of Congress to the Democrats after the 2006 elections, their allies in Congress were supposed to use their newfound power to decrease federal funds for abstinence education. Instead, they increased it. Thursday afternoon, members of a House Appropriations subcommittee voted to increase funding for the Community Based Abstinence Education program (CBAE) by $27.8 million, to $141 million. CBAE funds groups that encourage students to engage in abstinence rather than promote the use of birth control. According to Congressional Quarterly, Appropriations Chairman David Obey, a pro-abortion Wisconsin Democrat, said the abstinence vote was an olive branch to Republicans to help get their support for the various spending bills Congress approves annually to fund the federal government. Other Democrats, such as pro-abortion Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., of Illinois, said they were willing to accept more money for abstinence education to be able to get GOP support for their other spending measures that is increasing the cost of the bills more than the president wants. Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association applauded the vote and told the Washington Times. That abstinence education "is a public health message that deserves to be continued."
Monday, June 4, 2007
We have a new helper in our offices this summer. Elisabeth, the daughter of our Development Coordinator, Dawn comes to us with alot of different skills and talents. Her resume indicates that she can do the following: "cuting, stamping, typing, writing, sceling, mailing, stuffing, folding, sticking, stapling, erasing, caculating, reserching, talking and babysitting"....... We are enjoying having her around. She keeps us smiling!
We are looking for Table Hosts for our banquet planned for November 8, 2007. Table Hosts are persons who agree to invite enough of their friends or associates to fill a table at the banquet. The requirements for hosting a table are simple. An individual or couple volunteering to serve as a table host would:
* be interested in and supportive of the ministry of Lois' Lodge;
* invite 8-9 carefully selected guests to fill a table of 10 (including yourself);
* provide a list of guests at least three weeks before the dinner to the
* faithfully pray for the dinner in the weeks preceeding the event;
* attend the dinner's table host prayer dessert to be held several weeks prior to
There is no financial commitment on the part of table hosts. Dinners are underwritten by Dinner Underwriters who pay for all invited guests and hosts. The role of the table host is simply to fill a table with invited guests. This is a great opportunity to invite friends, business associates, and community leaders who may not know about our ministry. Here, they can hear first hand about the ministry through our program presentation and client testimonies.