Spring is here and Greensboro is again beautiful with trees and blossoms. Even better, it looks like we’ve seen the back side of Covid-19. I guess you never know but with cases dropping and the world opening up again, there’s a feeling of renewal (and Spring) in the air. Meanwhile, back at GBA we have a full slate of live (believe it or not) activities and events coming up.
Most importantly, our annual meeting (April 21 at Starmount Forest Country Club) will be our first live membership meeting in two years. We will still have a virtual option for anyone not comfortable with attending live or just for those who can’t fit the trip into their schedules. It’s fitting it’s a social and dinner with a full business agenda, including JD 24 business, and a vote on our officers and some directors for the upcoming year. We’ll be presenting our Distinguished Service Award (thanks again to Jim Bryan and his committee) and we’ll wrap up the GBA year with our speaker, Matt Brown. Matt is the director of the Coliseum Complex and the Tanger Center. He’ll be telling us what’s happening and what to expect at the Tanger Center – I’m looking forward to that one.
Our last all virtual (I hope) membership meeting was March 17. We presented our Centennial Award to Gerald Walden. Thanks to Judge Patrice Hinnant for the introduction and congratulations again to Gerald on a well-deserved recognition. His service to the GBA and the larger community is greatly appreciated. We heard from our speaker, Winston McGregor, president of the Guilford Education Alliance and at-large school board member. We all definitely found out some things we didn’t know before about Guilford County schools.
We also have a few (live!) social events coming up, including our Mix & Mingle (April 6 at Southend Brewing) and the May Picnic (May 22 at Grasshoppers Stadium). Check our website (https://www.greensborobar.org/for-members/get-involved/member-events/) for details and more events.
Thanks to all of our membership for supporting GBA and our events – a lot of people work hard to put them on and they are gratified to know the events are enjoyed. See you all soon.
GBA President, 2021-2022