Dear LLL USA Interim Council,
Working together to create LLL USA from the many LLL Groups and entities in the United States can be like herding cats—crazy, frustrating, and hopefully humorous at times. Leaders appreciate the many hours of administrative work each Interim Council member has dedicated to the effort of creating LLL USA.
The LLL USA Interim Council has requested further information from LLL of New York regarding our future plans. LLL of New York has benefited from a long association with LLL Alliance, and wishes to continue to connect with LLL Alliance for support and accountability. We are willing to provide accountability to both LLL Alliance and LLL USA, and wish to receive support from LLL Alliance. We will provide accountability to LLL USA in order to protect the accreditation of the Leaders in LLL of New York and to ensure continued insurance coverage for Leaders, if accountability to LLL Alliance does not protect those needs for our Leaders. We look forward to the day when we can provide accountability solely through LLL Alliance as our representative Area Network.
LLL of New York recognizes that the participation of LLL Alliance is essential in forming LLL USA. LLL Alliance represents the majority of Leaders in the US. It is the desire of LLL of New York to be a member of LLL USA through LLL Alliance as our Area Network connected to LLL USA. LLL of New York has no desire to re-form itself as an Area Network, or to join with another Area Network, unless also connected to LLL Alliance for support purposes. The support offered through Alliance helps Team members manage their administrative roles and work while balancing the many needs of growing families. We continue to work locally to help foster avenues of communication between LLL USA Interim Council and the Alliance Council that will culminate in positive solutions to current roadblocks. We look forward to a unified LLL USA entity.
LLL of New York Area Team
Helen McCullagh, Area Coordinator of Leaders (ACL)
Lenora Mesibov, Area Finance Coordinator (AFC)
Kristin Carter, Coordinator of Leader Accreditation (CLA)
Mary Kay Linge, Area Publications Coordinator (APC)
Mary Fay, Communication Skills Instructor Coordinator (CSIC)