Greetings! I hope you all have enjoyed your summer. Perhaps you shared exciting excursions and/or adventures with family and/or friends, or just relaxed by the ambiance of waves and sea gulls as you escaped life’s care with an interesting book.
As we begin the 2018-2019 meeting year, I would like to thank the 2017-2018 leadership team for sharing your time and talents. I also would like to thank everyone in advance for serving in a leadership position or as a committee member for the upcoming meeting year. We will make every effort to continue to provide the following: Continuing Legal Education programs conducted by knowledgeable and inspiring program speakers; opportunities to represent the legal community as we engage with and serve the community; grants to organizations that impact the community and focus on issues that resonate with our membership; as well as, opportunities to utilize leadership skills.
As you all are aware, change is inevitable. In fact, downtown Greensboro is in the process of being transformed to provide more venues for the arts and hotels to accommodate conference attendees or individuals that select our great city as their destination. Consequently, our first speaker slated for our September meeting is Zack Matheny, Downtown Greensboro, Inc. President and CEO. Please plan to join us, as we learn more about the process and projected timeline for many projects that are sure to enhance the skyline of Greensboro. This expansion will provide many more opportunities to experience life in our wonderful city.
In closing, I would to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve as president of the Greensboro Bar Association for 2018-2019. I also extend my heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of support, condolences and prayers after the loss of my husband. As I face life without my life-long partner of almost thirty years, I am dealing with many changes. However, the constant support of family, friends and my heavenly Father have provided a source of strength and encouragement that I shall never forget. After my great loss, I was reminded that each day is a gift. I look forward to devoting my gift of time and service in the upcoming meeting year to our great organization.
Teresa H. Vincent