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2014 - 15 Future Bar/Foundation Center Committee

 

 Plans future location/expansions of the Bar Center in accordance with needs. A joint MCB and MBF committee.


Membership  

   

 

     
 

2014-15 Co-Chair

2014-15 Co-Chair

 
 

Pender R. McElroy
704/335-3880

William H. McMullen Jr.
704/442-1010

 
 

pmcelroy@jmdlaw.com

whm@southcharlottelawfirm.com

 
   

2014-15 Committee Members

Carla N. Archie

Diane C. Bailey

Tricia M. Derr

Cory Hohnbaum

Katherine S. Holliday

Douglas M. Jarrell

 

2014-15 FBFC Finance Subcommittee

Tracy H. Hewett

Daniel A. Merlin

 

Staff Liaison

Nancy M. Roberson, Executive Director, nroberson@meckbar.org 

 


 

Interested in joining this committee? Complete the committee interest form.  

 


 

2013-14 Future Bar/Foundation Center Committee Report

Co-Chairs Pender McElroy and Bill McMullen

 

The Future Bar/Foundation Center (FBFC) Committee made substantial progress on the building and construction of the new Bar and Foundation Center in 2013-14. On December 5, 2013 a successful Groundbreaking Ceremony took place at the Greenway Business Center site on Rozzelle’s Ferry Road despite misty weather. At the beginning of 2014, site construction was delayed due to inclement weather and unsuitable soil issues. Volunteer Carol Jones Van Buren and owner’s representative Katie Tyler helped facilitate the export of unsuitable soil and import of suitable soil. Even with delays, the anticipated move in date remains in October 2014. Staff is currently spending time to make decisions about furniture selections, security review, interior selections and site walk-throughs.

 

Beginning in January 2014, a Naming Rights Campaign cabinet was selected and includes co-chairs Dianne Bailey, Mac McCarley and John Lassiter. The quiet phase of the campaign kicked off in April 2014 and is projected to finish at the start of the school year in fall of 2014. At that time the broader portion of the campaign will begin, which will give all Bar members an opportunity to contribute and honor lawyers and law firms with a lasting legacy.

 

MCB/MBF signed the first of three possible interim lease extensions with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte at 1123 S. Church Street and will mostly likely need to utilize one more extension. MCB/MBF will remain at the Catholic Diocese until construction is complete at the Greenway Business Center.


 

 

 
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Upcoming MCB Events
 

1-8-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Cyber Security for Attorneys: Preventing Cyber Theft
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and learn from an FBI representative about ways to protect against cyber theft. NEW LOCATION: Bar & Foundation Center, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

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Free networking event and lunch to connect informally with peers and discuss the history of women practicing law in Mecklenburg County and look at current state of affairs for women in the legal field. Register by 1/19/15.

1-29-15 Bar Leadership Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Anne M. Tompkins
The Bar Leadership Dinner is a celebration of leadership and service provided by Mecklenburg County Bar members & Mecklenburg Bar Foundation supporters.

 

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