Social & Networking Committee


 

The Social & Networking Committee coordinates a variety of social and networking opportunities to promote collegiality and a cohesive membership, including the Lawyers' Luncheon Series and Holiday Party.

 


 

Membership

 

2020-21 Chair 2020-21 Vice Chair
Joshua Reed
336/491-4231
Reedj1289@gmail.com
Claire Covington
312/498-5151
 

 

Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Kerry-ann Archer
Chelsea E. Gajewski
Marisa Mato
Victoria Mathias
Brittany Conner
Michael Steven Todd

Casey Ferri
Soree Finley
Vanessa Bunch
Roland Macher
Lyndsey Medlin
Katie Miller

 

Staff Liaison

Chastity Gamble-Julg, Events & Sponsorship Coordinator, cjulg@meckbar.org 

 

 


 Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Social & Networking Committee attend committee meetings to discuss and plan established and new events.  Responsibilities include securing speakers for Luncheon Series, developing format and entertainment for the Holiday Party, reviewing current MCB events and evaluating need/desire for new and/or different activities.

 


2019-20 Social & Networking Committee Report
Elizabeth Goodwin, Chair and Joshua Reed, Vice Chair

The Social & Networking Committee was formed in 2012-13 with the purpose of coordinating a variety of social and networking opportunities to promote collegiality and a cohesive membership, including the Lawyers' Luncheon Series and Holiday Party.

The Committee again utilized marketing techniques and personal outreach this year to drive participation from new attendees in the Lawyers’ Luncheon Series. The series took place in October, November, February and March. The 2019-20 Luncheon Series included some of the following presentations and speakers:

  • Update from CATS CEO John Lewis about Charlotte transit system, including construction on the new streetcar lines that impact Trade Street near the Bar Center.
     
  • Informational discussion regarding the proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase to support Charlotte-area parks and recreation, education and arts & science organizations. We had speakers both in favor of and opposed to the tax present and to answer questions.
    Speakers: Rick Winiker, Vice-Chair, Parks and Recreation Commission & Matthew Ridenhour, Former Chair, Economic Development Committee
     
  • MCB partnered with the John S. Leary Bar to host the City of Charlotte's Community Relations Executive Director Willie Ratchford as he discussed implicit bias at our February Lawyers' Luncheon Series.
     
  • MCB partnered with the Women Lawyers of Charlotte and the Charlotte Women’s Bar to host a CLE on “ Attorneys’ Guide to Practice and the Pathways to Get There”

The 2019 Holiday Party was held at the Bar & Foundation Center. The event had a great turnout with over 125 registered to attend. The Committee looks forward to hosting another successful Holiday Party in 2020.

Next year, the Committee will continue to explore and implement new networking opportunities.
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