Jim Bryan Recognized for GBA Service

Jim Bryan, Immediate Past President, was recognized at the September 17th member meeting for his dedicated service and commitment to GBA during his tenure in 2014-15. Current president Afi Johnson-Parris presented Jim with an engraved plate… and tennis balls that are sure to be put to good use in Jim’s newfound spare time.

Election of State Bar Councilors To Be Held October 15

TO:                  Members of the 18th Judicial District Bar

FROM:             Afi Johnson-Parris

President, 18th Judicial District Bar

208 West Wendover Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27401-1307

Email: ajp@wardblacklaw.com

RE:                  Election of State Bar Councilor

DATE:             September 15, 2015

The terms of our State Bar Councilors, Barbara R. Christy and Robert C. Cone, expire on December 31, 2015. Barbara Christy and Bob Cone have each served two consecutive terms and each is eligible for one additional three-year term. I am having this official notice sent to you pursuant to Section .0800 of Subchapter 1A of the Rules of the North Carolina State Bar. Take notice that an election will be held as follows:

EVENT:           Annual Meeting of the 18th Judicial District

DATE:             October 15, 2015

TIME:              5:30 PM

PLACE:           Starmount Forest Country Club

Any member of Judicial District 18 who desires to submit a nomination for State Bar Councilor may do so by mailing a written request to me, at the address listed above or by emailing me at the address listed above, any time prior to the day of the meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor the day of the meeting. Election must be by a majority of votes cast by those present by secret ballot. Use of proxies is prohibited.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Jones Elementary School Book Project Begins

Each year, the GBA collects generous donations from our members to purchase books from Scholastic at a significant discount.  We collect enough money to buy a book for each and every child in the traditional program at Jones Elementary School in grades K through 5.  Right before the holiday break, GBA volunteers wrap each book and then hand deliver the books to the kids in their classrooms wearing Santa hats and other festive attire.  The look on the children’s faces is what the holidays are all about.

So . . . we are asking you to consider:

(1) making a donation to this project by writing a check made payable to the “Greensboro Bar Association  Foundation”;

(2) wrapping a book while attending the GBA’s annual holiday party on Thursday, December 18th at Elon Law School; and

(3) volunteering to distribute the books at Jones on Friday, December 19th.

Donations need to be received by December 10, 2014 and can be mailed to the GBA at Post Office Box 1825, Greensboro, NC 27402 or hand-delivered to either Diane Lowe or Sarah Roane at the November 20th membership lunch meeting.  Please include “Jones Elementary Book Project” in the memo line of the check so we know what your donation is for.  All donors, both individual and firm, will be recognized in a subsequent GBA newsletter.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and holiday spirit!

Herb Falk Society Induction

The Herb Falk Society honors those members of the Greensboro Bar Association who contribute at least 75 hours of pro bono service annually. The eleven individuals inducted for 2013 were recognized at the September member dinner at Starmount Forest Country Club. They are:

Barbara R. Christy – 118 hours

Locke T. Clifford – 79.1 hours

Robert C. Cone – 160 hours

Richard W. Gabriel – 98 hours

A. Holt Gwyn – 102.35

Eloise M. Hassell – 89.25

Jennifer L.J. Koenig – 220.4 hours

Emma C. Merritt – 80 hours

Parrish L. Peddrick – 92.8 hours

Eric A. Richardson – 122.35 hours

James H. Slaughter – 96 hours