Poll Workers Wear Lapel Pin Designed by Student


The Indian River County election supervisor holds a lapel pin contest on every election cycle. The Florida county has poll workers wear the lapel  pins at county polling stations. The contest is held among all middle school students in the area.

The students submit their design and the winner has their artwork made into a lapel pin. From the many submissions this past election cycle, Katleyn Wahl’s design won the contest and her artwork was then made into a pin which poll workers wore on November 6th. 

READ MORE: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/nov/15/katelyn-wahl-designs-pin-for-poll-workers-26796/

NY High School Senior Designs 9/11 Tribute Lapel Pin

Katherine Curran put her artistic abilities to use in a tribute to fallen heroes.

The Islip High School senior has designed a commemorative lapel pin as a tribute to the 343 New York City firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. She made the pins at the request of Michael Fitall, a family friend and a lieutenant in FDNY Ladder Company 143.

Curran’s creation features three United States flags, the Twin Towers, and the number 343 — along with the fateful date and the slogan: “Never Forget.”

“I would like this tribute to reflect not only the memory of that day, but also the 343 flags that honor all of the firefighters at every St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” Fitall said.

Curran designed the image in watercolors, school officials said, and received her own copy of the pin and a personal thank-you letter from FDNY Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. Her father, Thomas, an FDNY lieutenant at the time, was not harmed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Outside of school, Curran has been a Girl Scout for 10 years and volunteers doing seasonal craft projects with children at the South Shore Community Organization, an Islip youth agency that offers tutoring, community service and employment programs.

Source: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/way-to-go-katherine-curran-islip-1.4189893

Lapel Pin May Be Behind Disappearance of Kim Jong-un’s Wife

Kim Jong-un’s young wife, Ri Sol Ju, was only revealed to the world in July, and the 23-year-old former singer is believed to have married Kim in secret earlier this year. However, South Korean media is full of reports that Ri is missing — prompting much speculation about her fate.

Seoul Daily reports that Ri hasn’t been seen in public for a month and NK News says that their own media monitoring reveals she hasn’t made any public appearances for 40 days.

While the Daily NK, a newspaper run from the South that is hostile to the North Korean government, reports that rumors in the country suggest Ri may be pregnant, more nefarious suggestions are also doing the rounds. China.org.cn cites other reports that suggest Ri may have “received a ban from public appearances for her failure to wear badges of the country’s former leaders on previous public occasions”.

The latest twist in Kim’s love life comes just weeks after reports the North Korean elite was trying to erase his wife’s pop star past.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/kim-jong-uns-new-wife-is-missing-2012-10#ixzz2AL8oyCOs


Honor a Veteran & Get a Lapel Pin


The Louisiana Secretary of State, Tom Schedler,  is hosting a program in which voters sign up to vote in honor of a veteran of their choice.

Voters who complete the application get a certificate, bumper sticker and/or lapel pin. The Secretary of State is encouraging voters to wear their pin or sticker in appreciation of servicemen and women.

Voters can dedicate their vote to multiple veterans, but only one sticker or pin will be issued per voter.

The dedications and a short message are posted on the Honor Vets, Vote dedication page on the Secretary of State’s website.

Voters can dedicate their vote by calling the Secretary of State office at 225-342-4479 or online at www.sos.la.gov/honorvets.

Source: http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20121022/HURBLOG/121029918/1026/news01?Title=Vote-to-honor-a-veteran

Australian MP Faces Ejection over Lapel Pin

IN the NSW Upper House, five millimetres makes all the difference.

If your lapel pin is wider than the prescribed 20 millimetre limit, you could be ruled out of order for breaching dress standards.

Do that three times, and the president of the Upper House could eject you from the chamber.

But this did not worry Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham, who wore a 25 millimetre wide Aboriginal flag pin back into the chamber on Wednesday, only a day after he expressed fears he could find himself expelled for breaching the parliamentary dress code.

“To be thrown out … because of a pin the size of a thumb nail … what planet are we on?” Mr Buckingham told AAP.

Government Whip Peter Phelps had on Tuesday called Mr Buckingham on a point of order for wearing the oversized badge, and Mr Buckingham expected a repeat the following day.

READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/nsw-greens-mp-to-wear-aboriginal-flag-pin/story-fn3dxiwe-1226497506603

Bruce Wayne Lapel Pin A Hit With Superhero Geeks

While many geeks likely spend more time tweaking their avatars than contemplating their real world wardrobes, there are those among us who have a genuine interest in fashion. And though my workday garb often consists of chinos and polos – not to mention the traditional jeans-and-t-shirt nerd uniform I rock away from the office – there are times when a man needs a more formal ensemble.

When I first encountered Indochino’s Superhero Collection, I was thrilled. The designs themselves capture the dual nature of the comic book crime-fighter with strong, dark exterior colors masking vibrant linings. Further, the Indochino online purchase interface allows buyers to customize practically every facet of an order and even offers helpful hints to those unsure whether or not pleated pants are in. (Pro-tip: they most certainly are not.)



Local Government Uses Lapel Pins As A Big Part Of Their Marketing Campaign On Tourism

When a visitor comes to the Town of Appomattox, and they bring an ad, they will now receive a lapel pin.  This is the way that the local town government figured they could track how their marketing campaign was going.  They figured they could track their “conversions” by having visitors bring an ad that they found and turn in the clipped ad for a lapel pin.  The lapel pins are low cost – high perceived value, promotional items, that now allow them to track offline conversions by giving them a “gift”.

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Town embraces incentive program to track tourists

Chatham Star Tribune, on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:40:50 -0700

This year visitors who go to designated visitors centers or State Park offices and show one of the ads featuring Appomattox paid through a marketing campaign will receive a stacked arms lapel pin. This marketing effort is a new way to keep track of how

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