Kenneth R. Keller, President, Greensboro Bar Association

Message from the President, Dec 2016

Hopefully by the time you read this, you will already have donated (or pledged a donation) and completed a volunteer form for our eighth Habitat for Humanity House.  On the chance that you have not done so, both the 2017 Contribution Form and the 2017 Volunteer Form are available on the Greensboro Bar Association website.  We also offer the option of donating online.  Although your payment can be made either this year or by February 28, 2017, we need to obtain donations and commitments as soon as possible.

Donations are tax deductible and can be made to the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, Inc., marked for the Habitat for Humanity House.   You have the option of making a donation in honor of or in memory of persons you designate and Diane will arrange to send notice of the recognition as you specify.

Please also complete and submit your volunteer form.  You do NOT need prior construction experience.  In fact, you may wish to sign up for an unfamiliar task in order to obtain a new skill.  In addition to volunteers for construction, we also need volunteers to help schedule work crews and volunteers to act as liaison with the homebuyer and their family.

We plan to begin construction on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Typically we work on Saturdays and construction takes 18 weeks.  However, if there is sufficient interest (typically 18 or so volunteers for outside tasks or 8 to 10 for inside tasks), we can schedule workdays on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or possibly Fridays in addition to Saturdays.  Please indicate on your volunteer form if you can work during the week.

GBA Members Rick Christy and others lend a hand for Habitat for Humanity

GBA Members Rick Christy and others lend a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity

On a totally unrelated topic, please plan to attend our Holiday Celebration at 5:30 p.m. on December 14, 2016 at Elon Law School.  Gwen Lewis is coordinating a great evening, with beverages, hors d’oeuvres, music, and the opportunity to participate in wrapping books for donation to Jones Elementary.  If you would like to donate funds to help with this project, please send your donations to Diane made to the order of the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation and marked “Jones Elementary.”

Thanks (and best wishes for the Holiday Season!)

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