Message from the President - All aboard Gateway Chapter Members and Business Partners

All aboard Gateway Chapter Members and Business Partners.

Wow, it’s hard to believe its May 2015.  Our Chapter is off to a great start.  The Gateway Chapter Board and Committee Chairs participated in a Chapter Retreat on April 1 to strategize on what our members will need this year  and we have great plans for the coming year.

Congratulations to the 2014/2015 Board led by Lisa Waligorski for a success year.  . The Gateway Chapter  was recently notified by ALA International that we were awarded the 2015 President’s Award of Excellence.  Our Chapter has a long history of this award and I hope to continue it. 

The Gateway Chapter will be well represented at the national conference in Nasvhille, Tennessee in mid-May.  Members will come back with more ideas on legal trends and law firm management ideas  ideas to share with our members.

As we travel down the tracks of a success year, please continue to check our web site and the Chapter calendar.  I hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings and support our chapter events.  The Professional Development  Committee has great education planned for this year.  Please join in, I promise the more you participate the more you will get out of it.

The foundation of our Chapter is our relationship with the Business Partners.  I always want to encourage you to use our supportive business partners.  This year we have 63 business partners this year and without them, much of what we do would not be possible. 

Our focus continues to be adding new members.  Our Membership Committee is hard at work reaching out to those law firms and legal departments to educate them on the benefits of joining ALA and the resources they are missing out on.  If you have prospective members, please let me know and I will personally reach out to them.  To attract new members and firms, we are offering free membership for this year.  Your assistance is appreciated.    

I look forward to leading the Chapter this year and need each Chapter member to make this happen. If you have any questions or comments, please email or call me.; 314-446-4215.  ALL ABOARD!! 

Thanks for Reading. 
Jeff Feltz
Your Executive Director
Gateway ALA Chapter President, 2015-2016

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