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Member Meeting – August 5, 2016

The KCALL Member Meeting will be held at Littler Mendelson, 2301 McGee St, 8th Floor. The meeting starts at noon, but members can arrive starting at 11:30am. Drinks and desserts will be provided! Parking is available in the garage below the building, next door to the Sheraton, and guests can validate parking tickets at Littler reception. Littler Library
staff will greet you in the building’s main lobby to bring you upstairs.

At this meeting we will be gathering donations for Spofford Home. Here is their back-to-school wish list. We hope you can help!
3-ring binders (1/2- or 1-inch)
Educational games / flash cards
Gasoline gift cards ($25)
New or gently used clothing (4T-16)
New or gently used school uniforms (4T-16)
Pencil bags with zippers

At this meeting we will be passing out print copies, audiobooks and e-book instructions for this year’s KCALL Big Read of The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan.

ReStart Tour and Dinner at Garozzo’s Ristorante – June 1, 2016

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During KCALL’s holiday party, funds were raised for a donation to ReStart, an organization with the goal to end homelessness in Kansas City. On June 1st, members toured the facility and explored the supportive services that move individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. It was an excellent glimpse into the priorities and successes of this local non-profit.

The evening concluded with dinner and conversation at Garozzo’s Ristorante.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – May 5, 2016

A large group attended KCALL’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Lathrop & Gage. Lunch was catered by Californo’s to include vegetarian or meaty enchiladas, salad, beans and rice, with a dessert tray.

At noon the business meeting started. It was followed by our round table session about emerging issues in law libraries. Many thanks to Tammy Bearden for leading an engaging discussion.

Book and genre suggestions were collected for our upcoming KCALL Big Read. In October, our member meeting program will include a book discussion with Katie Stover from the Kansas City Public Library.