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Herstory-We Are DigitalEve Philly, Why Digital Eve. Press Release, Executive Board

DEPhilly Celebrates 1st Anniversary with 2nd Annual Taming Technostress Event

This year's Taming Technostress may have been sans last year's local media coverage, but it did not lack in fervor or the resulting release of . well . stress.

Participating DEvas met for a 45-minute walk of lovely, historic Old City in Philadelphia. Activities included aerobic conditioning, resistance training and stretching, plus lots and lots of great conversation and camaraderie. At the end of the event, several of the DEvas stayed on to continue the festivities over an impromptu lunch. The weather was gorgeous, and the company better. All in all, an enjoyable time was had by all.

Coping with the Emotional Aftermath of September 11th

To help our local members cope with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the DigitalEve Philly chapter hosted a spontaneous evening of comfort. With the help of friends, we talk about the events of that day, as well as any old thing as people tend to do when the events our lives become too overwhelming to be classified as normal.

DEvas met at the London Bar and Grill, a restaurant/bar in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Topics raised ranged from the state of the economy, to personal gripes with Verizon and cable service, from Heather Dougherty's new job, the Burning Man, to exercise. Again the early evening was pleasantly mild, breezy without direct sun, enabling us to commune with nature. The crowd was a nice mix of old and new members and we were able to give a great, big personalize welcome to Jessica, who joined the DEPhilly after moving to the States from Canada. Welcome Jessica!

Mentoring Big Sisters of Philadelphia

On August 4, 2001, DigitalEve Philadelphia held its second annual mentoring program for participants in the Big Sisters/ Little Sisters Program of Big Sisters of Philadelphia. Space for the event and all equipment were generously donated by Brad Aronson, president of i_FRONTIER, a leading interactive advertising agency located in Center City. Brad and his company also donated lunch and gift certificates.

Interactive presentations were lead by DigitalEve members, Mary Scholl, Lorraine Pasquali, Katie Murray, Heather Sherman and Lisa Ziemer. The girls and their Big Sisters got to learn and practice computer and Internet skills. Activities including guiding the girls through the process of signing up for their own free email account, using the gift certificates provided by i-FRONTIER to shop on-line and visiting interesting educational sites. All the while, Internet safety skills were explained, discussed and reinforced.

While the main speaker lead the discussion, other members of DigitalEve assisted those who needed extra attention, or who had additional questions. This year's helping DEvas were Lisa Ziemer, Alexandra Buczek, Karen Scanlon, and Laurel Katz.

DigitalEve Philadelphia would like to thank Noelle Egan, for organizing this event on behalf of Big Sisters of Philadelphia and Steering Committee member, and Mary Scholl for organizing it on behalf of DigitalEve. We'd also like to thank all those who participated in the event and Brad Aronson for his continued support.

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