With our organizational tagline, A Lifelong Connection, Friends of La Leche League was perfectly suited to support the theme of the 65th Anniversary La Leche League International Conference, Celebrating Connections. Celebrating connections between Active and Former Leaders is at the core of the Friends mission, and we were thrilled to participate in this wonderful event supporting and honoring the LLL community.
At the conference, Friends of La Leche League hosted a special session, We Remember Tea, on Saturday, October 16. The prerecorded portion of this session can now be viewed on YouTube Channel or via the embedded video below.
Our session provided an introduction to the Friends organization — our mission, our history, and details about our work. We included clips from interviews with several people instrumental in developing the organization, including Ellen Goodrich King, LLLI Co-Founder Marian Tompson, and Janet Jendron. (Click here to see the full interviews with these individuals as well as others.) The session concluded with the always moving “We Remember” ceremony, which honors deceased La Leche League Leaders. Names of all deceased Leaders recorded in the We Remember album since our last ceremony in November 2019 were read aloud by Susan Mocsny Thomas, Joan Crothers, and LLLI Co-Founder Marian Tompson.