Thank you to those of you who are continuing to support the GBA virtually during these COVID times. We are truly appreciative of your participation! We know that engagement can be difficult when our only avenue to do that is through Zoom, but the board members and committee chairs continue to find ways to help us move forward.
We were pleased to have Zack Matheny address the membership during our October meeting. He updated everyone on the downtown revitalization efforts during COVID and some new development projects in the works, including a new downtown bowling alley and his dream of a major water feature in our downtown space in the future. Next up for our November meeting is Barbara Christy, president for the North Carolina State Bar. We hope you will join us on November 19 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.
We have had a busy month. Our Young Lawyers Section hosted a virtual swearing-in ceremony for all newly licensed attorneys in Greensboro on October 16. We want to extend a special welcome to all of our newly licensed attorneys! Manisha Patel also shared some information at our October membership meeting on how to get involved with the new summary ejectment mediation pro bono project. She has provided details on how to volunteer in her Pro Bono Committee Update that is within this Newsletter. I encourage all members to read it and assess if you are able to give of your time to a great cause. Also, our Coronavirus Response committee hosted a session on the Paycheck Protection Program on October 29 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. It was a very informative session. Finally, we hope to be able to announce plans to host a virtual holiday party and a virtual diversity and inclusion workshop soon.
Please stay tuned to all of our membership updates via the newsletter and our GBA emails. We hope to see you all virtually again soon!
GBA President, 2020-2021