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Fall Outreach – Eden House

As our 2015 Fall Community Outreach Project, the AWA has chosen to help Eden House. Eden House is the first home in Louisiana for human trafficking survivors and the only home for women trying to leave prostitution. Eden House takes a holistic approach to empower its residents throughout the two year program. A comprehensive spectrum of resources is provided, including housing, food, health care, legal services, psychotherapy, spiritual support, education, and job training.

For more information about Eden House, click here.

The AWA is supporting Eden House through donations of requested registry items, gift cards to purchase personal care and household items (Walmart, Target, Costco, etc), or donations of clothing (professional clothing, winter coats and jackets; especially sizes 10 and above).

Eden House has established a registry with Amazon, so AWA members can easily donate requested items.

If you would rather provide a gift card, or donate clothing, you can bring the items to the AWA Holiday Tea (12/17 at the Windsor Court), or contact Community Outreach Chairperson, Vanessa D'Souza: 

Vanessa M. D'Souza, Patent Attorney
GARVEY, SMITH, NEHRBASS & NORTH, L.L.C.
3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 3290
Metairie, LA 70002-1767, U.S.A.
Tel.: (504) 835-2000, ext. 234
E-mail:  DSouza@gsnn.us

 
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AWA Holiday Tea

Thursday December 17, 2015 - Thursday December 17, 2015

300 Gravier Street

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Description:

Join us for the Annual AWA Holiday Tea on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at the Windsor Court.

The cost for the Tea is $61/person. Payment must be prepaid! If you do not pay via Paypal, please send payment to AWA directly to:

Linda A. Graffagnini
Litigation Paralegal
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

SEATING IS LIMITED. The Windsor Court is requiring a definite headcount by December 11th, so RSVP by 5 p.m. on 12/10 to reserve your spot!

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AWA Providing Thanksgiving Dinner for Metro

As one of our 2015 Fall Community Outreach Projects, the AWA has committed to providing Thanksgiving dinner to the women and children at Metropolitan Center for Women and Children again this year!  Metro offers individual and group counseling and assistance for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking survivors.  Metro also provides a children’s program, legal information and advocacy, and community outreach for the Greater New Orleans area.  There are currently 22 women and children living at the shelter.  For more information about Metro, click here.

 
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Tour of American Cancer Society Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge

Monday November 23, 2015 - Monday November 23, 2015

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Description:

On Monday, November 23rd at 6:00pm, please join the AWA for a tour of American Cancer Society Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, and an activity with the residents.  Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.  Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others.  Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease.  For more information about American Cancer Society Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, click here.

*Please email Vanessa D’Souza, Community Outreach Chairperson, at dsouza@gsnn.us if you are planning to join us.  We will meet at 6:00pm on November 23rd at the Hope Lodge (2609 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121).

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AWA November Luncheon

Thursday November 19, 2015 - Thursday November 19, 2015

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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Description:

The AWA November luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015, noon, at Purloo Restaurant.

Join us for a fun and exciting wine class luncheon, featuring our guest speaker, Marty Boudreaux (RNDC Wine Associate, Chateau Boswell Cellar Master/Winemaker Assistant, Pahlmeyer Cellar Supervisor, and Cakebread Cellars Intern).

Cost:
Members: $58
Non-members: $63

Menu:
First Course: Green leaf lettuce, pickled Vidalias, hushpuppies, green goddess dressing, cotija cheese
Second Course: Choice of Pan seared drum, cardamom stone ground grits, baby bok choy, fried pickles or
Curried Pickett Farms goat w/ lemongrass & local sweet potatoes, bean sprouts, toasted Bánh mì bread
Dessert: Chocolate Marquise w/ pecans, candied orange peel, sea salt, whipped cream
Glass of Wine

You can register through the link below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the luncheon, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Monday, November 16, 2015 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the luncheon, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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ABA President Reception

Save the date! The AWA is co-hosing a special reception honoring ABA President Paulette Brown.

11/6/15
Louisiana Supreme Court (400 Royal Street)
5:30 - 7:30 pm.

For more information click here.

 
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AWA October Luncheon

Thursday October 15, 2015 - Thursday October 15, 2015

605 Canal Street

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Description:

The AWA August Luncheon will be held on October 15, 2015, noon at Palace Cafe (605 Canal Street).

Our speaker is Jee Park, Deputy District Defender for Orleans Public Defenders, who will speak on "Equal Justice: Public Defense In New Orleans."

Menu:
Café Spinach Salad;
Choice of (1) Grilled Gulf Fish w/mashed potatoes and veggies or (2) Pasta St. Charles-shrimp and sausage in creole mustard cream;
Dessert White-Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Cost:
$45/members
$50/nonmembers

You can register through the link below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the luncheon, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Monday, October 12, 2015 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the luncheon, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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AWA August luncheon

Thursday August 20, 2015 - Thursday August 20, 2015

800 Tchoupitoulas Street

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Description:

The AWA August Luncheon will be held on August 20, 2015, noon, at Emeril's Restaurant (800 Tchoupitoulas).

Our speaker is Kara Van de Carr, president of the board of directors of Eden House. She is a former diplomat at the US Embassy in Jamaica and sits on the Louisiana Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force for the MDLa and EDLa. Kara is also an adjunct professor at Tulane and teaches an interdisciplinary course on human trafficking. She will speak to us about Human Trafficking and Eden House.

Menu:

Appetizer - (1) Choice of New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp or (2) Arugula, Endive & Radicchio Salad;

Entrée-Choice of (1) Chicken and Waffles, (2) Gulf Shrimp Pasta, or (3) Sweet Barbecue Roasted Salmon;

Dessert - Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie

Soda, coffee and tea are included.

Cost:
$47/members
$52/non-members

You can register through the link below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the luncheon, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Monday, August 17, 2015 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the luncheon, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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Food from the Bar Raffle

Tickets are now available for the Food from the Bar Raffle!

The drawing will be held on Friday, July 17th.

 

FOOD FROM THE BAR RAFFLE PRIZES

  • 2-night stay at the Windsor Court Hotel
  • 2-night stay at the InterContinental Hotel
  • Keg party for 20 at the Rusty Nail
  • Bowling party for 12 with beer, wine and snacks at Fulton Alley
  • Lunch for 4 at Commander’s Palace
  • Dinner for 2 at Shaya
  • 3 Classes at Barre3
  • Classic Pedicure at Belle Main Nail Spa
  • Spencer Schulz’s “Bayou Shade” (pictured below) 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas valued at $600Raffle

To purchase raffle tickets CLICK HERE

Raffle tickets are $10 each and winners will be notified via email.

Drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17.  Online tickets sales will end at 12 p.m. 

Questions?

Please contact Rose Sher at 504-582-1556/rsher@sessionslaw.com,

Hillary Barnett Lambert at 504-596-2808/hlambert@mcglinchey.com        

or Kathryn Gsell at 504-729-28280/kgsell@secondharvest.org

 

Second Harvest

 
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2015 Food from the Bar Campaign

2015 Food from the Bar
Food & Funds Challenge
June 22 – July 17

The Association for Women Attorneys is hosting the 4th Annual New Orleans Food from the Bar Campaign. In 2014, we raised nearly $24,000 to support Second Harvest during the challenging summer months, and we hope to raise even more this year. This campaign is part of a food drive by legal communities across the country, in which participants raise funds for and donate food to local food banks. Food from the Bar helps Second Harvest replenish food bank supplies in anticipation of higher demand during summer months when demand is high and inventory is low.

 How it works

 We challenge your firm to sponsor the event and to participate in a competitive food and fundraising drive intended to inspire a little healthy competition between our law firms and to support the Food from the Bar campaign. During the campaign, which begins on Monday, June 22, 2015 and ends on Friday, July 17, 2015, your firm will be awarded points for firm sponsorships, individual attorney and staff financial donations, and food donations to Second Harvest Food Bank.   Real time donations can be made to Second Harvest directly through the participating firm’s individual Food from the Bar website that will be set up by Second Harvest, or can be made by cash, check and/or food donations that will be picked up during the week of July 20th.  Online raffles of great prizes will occur during the drive, and your participation in the raffles will be counted towards your firm’s points, so stay tuned.  The firms with the highest score overall and per capita at the end of the drive will each win a snoball party at their office!

 Scoring

 $1 donated = 1 point
5 pounds of food donated = 1 point

Detailed information:

Click here for a letter from the AWA and Second Harvest explaining the Food from the Bar Campaign.

Click here for a letter explaining how the challenge works.

Click here for the Sponsorship Form.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Rose S. Sher / 582-1556 / rsher@sessions-law.com

Hillary Barnett Lambert / 596-2808 / hlambert@mcglinchey.com

Kathryn Gsell / 729-2820 / kgsell@secondharvest.org

 
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