New Letter October 2011
Dear Hellenic Bar Association Member and Prospective New Member:
I am pleased to inform you that the Hellenic Bar Association (“HBA”) has recently elected new officers and directors for the 2010-2012 term. I am very excited to work closely with my fellow Officers and the Board of Directors to develop and fulfill an agenda promoting the HBA’s longstanding missions of professionalism, education, culture, philanthropy, community service and professional networking. In order to fulfill these missions we need to first reinvigorate our organization by strengthening our personal, as well as our professional connections with each other. With this in mind we have planned our first event to be an evening social on December 1st at the Nicholas Restaurant in Natick for members as well as individuals interested in joining the HBA, to meet, share in some mezzedes and have an opportunity to network with each other.
We anticipate organizing other events similar to what we have done in the past, including a winter post holiday event, a legislative forum, and a lecture series with guest speakers to discuss current legal issues affecting the Greek American community here and internationally.
There are discussions underway to begin the process of considering candidates for the HBA’s “Distinguished Jurist Award”. I encourage members to please submit the names of individuals who they think would be worthy candidates for consideration of this award. The award recognizes a Massachusetts jurist of Hellenic American descent who exemplifies the highest ideals of professionalism and judicial service.
Whether you are a member or not, I encourage you to seriously consider becoming involved with the HBA by attending events and participating in the development of new ideas for outreach programs to expand our membership. Also, if you are interested in potential board or committee involvement, or, would like to host a regional event, please contact any of the Officers or Board Members noted on the enclosed HBA brochure. Please also feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to discuss anything relative to the HBA.
I look forward to hopefully seeing everyone at the Nicholas on December 1st!
Very truly yours,
MICHAEL H. ZAFIROPOULOS