Disaster Relief Donations
Many of our judiciary colleagues have been affected by hurricanes and fire. When I asked for your help, many of you responded. I heard from a number of NCBC members who made contributions to other organizations such as the Red Cross. In what ever way you helped, thank you!
I represented the NCBC at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in October. Besides attending excellent educational programs, I was invited to one of the judges’ meetings to report on the activities of our association. The NCBJ is one of our strongest supporters and I am grateful for the opportunity to share our plans and accomplishments. I thanked the NCBJ officers and board for their generous donation of $750 to our disaster relief fund.
Congratulations to NCBC member, Kathy Campbell (Clerk, California Central), for her 2017 Director’s Award for Outstanding Leadership! Kathy truly is an outstanding clerk and an invaluable resource to her court and the bankruptcy community. She is also a strong supporter of the NCBC and its mission. We are very proud of and happy for you, Kathy!
Planning is well underway for the 2018 Education Conference in NYC! The Education Committee, led by NCBC Board Member, Eileen Garrity, recently released the “Call for Presenters” with a deadline of December 8, 2017. As is the case each year, we expect to receive excellent proposals for the committee’s consideration. Plenary session speakers are also being considered at this time. Our goal is to release the conference website by April 1 and open registration by May 1. More information about the conference and the firm timeline will appear in the next edition of the IMPACT, so stay tuned!
Mid-Year Board Meeting
The Board will meet at the conference hotel in New York City the last weekend of January for its annual mid-year planning meeting. Our host clerk, Vito Genna, and members of his team will also attend and many final decisions about the conference will be made, including registration prices and agenda approval. During the mid-year planning meeting, we discuss the business of all NCBC committees so if you have ideas or suggestions for the association, please reach out to me or any of the committee chairs. Our email addresses are easily accessible on the NCBC website, www.ncbcweb.com under the Administration Section.
Impact Editor and Web Administrator
You may recall that an email notice was sent to the membership seeking applications for the positions of Impact Editor and Web Administrator. Both positions carry a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018. I am pleased to announce that the Board approved my selection of Jan Zari as Impact Editor and Joe Markley as Web Administrator. Thank you both for your willingness to continue to serve the NCBC and its members.
New Memberclicks Platform
If you have not logged into the “new” Memberclicks, please take a minute to review/update your membership information. As mentioned in the email blast sent to members several weeks ago, the upgraded platform has an automated login/password recovery function which will make it easier to access the database and keep your information current.
Thank you for your support of the NCBC and its mission. Wishing you and yours all the best in the coming holiday season – and a very happy, healthy 2018!