It is hard to believe that our meeting year is almost over. As they say, “all good things must come to an end.”
I would like for you all to know that it has been a pleasure to serve as your president this meeting year. After the loss of my husband in May of 2018, it was unclear whether my loss would hamper my ability to lead this great organization. As it turns out, the opportunity to serve as your president was just as my late husband and I thought it would be. You see, we discussed whether I should accept the nomination of president once the opportunity was presented. At that time, we knew his prognosis was quite grim. However, given my personality type, we agreed that having this challenge could be cathartic if he transitioned from this earthly life to his heavenly life. As expected, I found my experience to be fulfilling and therapeutic. I truly believe that our talents and abilities are meant to be utilized in serving others.
It has been an honor and privilege to create opportunities with the goal of offering great value for your membership.
I would be remiss if I did not thank Diane Lowe and an amazing board of Directors, as well as committee chairs and committee members, for their leadership and contributions throughout this meeting year. We made great strides by providing two free Continuing Legal Education sessions in the fall and spring, as well as our Annual C.L.E. Seminar. We raised well over $20,000.00 for Legal Aid of North Carolina, donated books for the students attending Jones Elementary, served as volunteers for the Potter’s House, recognized several members for their accomplishments in the legal profession and/or community, provided opportunities to walk in the Human Race and/or donate blood to the Red Cross, and were triumphant over the High Point Bar Association in the Battle of the Bars Trivia competition. The year was not without challenges. However, we resolved one of our major challenges regarding where to host our lunch meetings by securing the Greensboro Country Club, which is conveniently located to downtown.
In closing, I would like to thank each of you for allowing me the opportunity serve as your president for the 2018-2019 meeting year. It has been an honor and privilege to create opportunities with the goal of offering great value for your membership. I wish our incoming president, Eric Richardson, and his leadership team great success in the upcoming year. I hope you will join us for the final gathering planned for this meeting year. We invite each of you to celebrate the end of our year with food and fellowship at a Greensboro Grasshoppers game scheduled in May 2019.
With Warmest Regards,
Teresa H. Vincent