Our Year in Review
Thank you, President Billie Ruddick, PLS, for leading us this past year!
Click Here for Video History -- 2012-2013
2013 - 2014 THEME:
BACK TO BASICS -
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF OUR ASSOCIATION
MY FATHER WAS A CARPENTER BY TRADE AND IMPRESSED ON HIS CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FOUNDATION OF ANY STRUCTURE. HIS VIEWS EXTENDED NOT ONLY TO PHYSICAL STRUCTURES BUT TO CHARACTER AND MORALS. WHEN WE VISUALIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS WE SEE THE BASICS OF CONCRETE, STEEL, BOARDS, AND NAILS. THE STRUCTURE OF OUR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION IS MUCH THE SAME.
THE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OF OUR ASSOCIATION ARE DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS, GOVERNANCE RULES AND REGULATIONS, LEGAL EDUCATION AND ETHICS, AND NETWORKING AND LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIPS. AS LONG AS THESE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TOOLS ARE THE MAJOR PARTS OF OUR ASSOCIATION OUR STRUCTURE WILL BE STRONG AND SOUND.
WE MUST BE MINDFUL TO CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE AND PRACTICE THE BASICS OF OUR ASSOCIATION. OUR GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO
RETAIN (STRESS TO MEMBERS THEIR IMPORTANCE TO OUR ASSOCIATION),
RECRUIT (STRESS TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF THEIR JOINING AND PARTICIPATING IN OUR ASSOCIATION),
EDUCATE (ENCOURAGE THE THOUGHT PROCESS THAT CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION IS NECESSARY AND BENEFICIAL TO US AND OUR EMPLOYERS AND CAN BE OUR MAJOR ASSOCIATION FUND RAISER),
NETWORK (CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE CLOSENESS AND FRIENDSHIPS ENJOYED BY OUR MEMBERS AS WELL AS MAINTAINING THAT LEGAL CONNECTION TO OTHERS IN THE STATE AND NATION WHICH IS BENEFICIAL TO OUR MEMBERS AND EMPLOYERS), AND
GIVE (OF OURSELVES TO OUR ASSOCIATION AND OF OUR ASSOCIATION TO OTHERS)
LET US MOVE FORWARD, KEEPING IN MIND AND CONTINUING TO ENFORCE AND UTILIZE THESE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF OUR ASSOCIATION, FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2013-2014. REMEMBER, YOU ARE THIS ASSOCIATION AND ITS CONTINUED SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!
Jamie Roddey, PLS
Message from President-Elect
It is my pleasure and honor to serve as MS LPA's President-Elect. I am looking forward to the coming year and all the things our Association can accomplish to advance our professions and to grow personally. Let’s make this year the best year we have had. I encourage you to introduce your co-workers to MSLPA and to join our Association. Let them know the benefits of belonging to our Association both professionally and personally. I look forward to seeing you at all of the State meetings in the coming year.