January 2009, Vol. 21, No. 1
for the volunteer leadership


Affiliate Officers Update Reminder

Please make sure to submit your Affiliate Officers Update Form online by going to, Members Only, Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Management Tools and then Affiliate Officer Update Form. The online form is prepopulated so all you have to do is make the appropriate updates. If you have any questions, contact Lynn Marstiller,, or by phone at 480/752-6276, extension 3062.

ISM Close Dates

ISM Headquarters will be closed January 19, 2009, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Upcoming Events

Groups and Forums Events

Celebrate Diversity

Each month, NewsLine shares a brief calendar of cultural holidays and special events. Use this calendar to plan special events, or to start a dialogue about significant days and special times that are important to your affiliate volunteers and members.

1 Emancipation Day (African-American, U.S.)
7 Ashura (Islamic, Muslim)
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (observed)
26 Chinese Lunar New Year (China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam)
26 Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnam) "Year of the Buffalo"
31 Shabbat (Jewish)
2 Groundhog Day (U.S.)
4 National Day (Sri Lanka)
8-9 Tu B'Shevat (Jewish)
9 Lantern Festival (China, Taiwan)
14 Race Relations Day (U.S.)
14 St. Valentine's Day (U.S.)
15-21 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week (Christian, Jewish)
16 President's Day (U.S.)
23 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
25 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

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