May 11, 2020
Dear NCBA Members:
Happy Monday! I hope everyone found a way to celebrate and pay homage to all the wonderful mothers out there this past weekend. Who would have thought we’d see snow in May?! This is an unusual year to be sure!
This past Saturday, we would have held our Annual Dinner Dance Gala, which has been rescheduled for the fall due to the pandemic. I missed being able to present Chris McGrath with his Distinguished Service Medallion and Hector Herrera with the President’s Award, but look forward to doing so later this year.
Today, President-Elect Dorian Glover is holding our NCBA Planning Conference to lay out the agenda for his term to begin next month. Dan Russo will be taking the minutes, as is tradition for the incoming Secretary. It is my hope that the high level of professional value that the NCBA has provided to all its members during the past year will continue. Among the presenters at the Planning Conference will be Marilyn Genoa and Jess Bunshaft, Co-Chairs of our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee, to discuss NCBA Mediation Panels. I asked Marilyn for a special message to our members, set forth below.
Lastly, please remember that tomorrow is our NCBA Annual Meeting, at its traditional time of 7:00 PM. Again, that’s 7:00 PM. We will conduct the meeting by Zoom, through the link below. I’m hoping that the Hon. Marie G. Santagata (whose abundant generosity gave us the Frank J. & Marie G. Santagata Past Presidents Room in the ground floor at Domus) will stop by to say a few words. Please have a glass of your favorite beverage handy, as we will hold our traditional Toast to Domus. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!