It is difficult to believe that the end of the PCBA year approaches. It has been an honor to serve as the leader of this great organization. By necessity this year, we worked on improving long term financial and membership stability of the PCBA rather than suggesting new initiatives. The ideas that we are implementing and the plans starting to formulate as a result of the creation of the PCBA 2030 committee will put us on the right track to maintain our viability.
Please welcome the law student interns from SIU and NIU that the Diversity Committee and the federal and state court judges are hosting. There will be several opportunities at PCBA events to introduce yourself to these future lawyers who have ties to this area.
Thank you to all of the committee chairs and members who worked hard this year. Remember to submit your year end reports to Linda no later than June 19 for inclusion in the annual report. Finally, please join me in expressing our best wishes to Stephanie as she and her family excitedly await the arrival of their baby.