December President's message
|Hon. Linda S. Jamieson|
I don’t know about you, but the first night of Eastern Standard Time, when darkness descended in the late afternoon on November 3rd, brought for me a certain tinge of sadness with the realization that the bright and lazy days and evenings of summer were behind us for sure and the return of Eastern Daylight Savings time seemed an eternity away – even though it will return on March 8, 2020.
December, rhythmically each year, brings a convergence of three significant dates … all of which deal with darkness and light.
December 21st, the winter solstice, presents us with the shortest day of the year, and that day’s early sunset will confirm for us the fact that Winter is about to grab hold of us until Spring arrives.
This year two holidays, which celebrate the presence of light and not its absence, are to be celebrated in close proximity. Hanukkah begins on sundown the very next day after the solstice, December 22nd, and Christmas, as always, on December 25th.
The year end holiday season is one illuminated by family, friends, reflection, giving and gratitude.
As I reflect on the holiday season, the beginning of winter and end of the calendar year, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you, for all you have done to brighten and lighten my year by the unflagging support you provide to both the WCBA and to me, as your President.
Westchester County Bar Foundation
It was a great turnout for the Westchester County Bar Foundation Benefit on November 7th. Thank you to our honorees, Surrogate Brandon R. Sall and Edward Beane, who honored us with their wonderful speeches. Kudos to Anthony Enea, the President of the WCBF, and its Board, as well as the WCBA staff for such a successful event! The WCBF efforts will provide a recent law school graduate’s salary at a local not-for-profit law firm that serves our underserved citizens in Westchester while providing access to justice for all.
Happy New Year
Indeed, I extend to each of you and your families, all the brightness and hope that those lights and this season brings. Happy Holidays to all and may your new year be filled with much peace, happiness, health and prosperity!
Please mark your calendars for our WCBA Holiday Party on December 5, 2019, which will be held at Via Garibaldi, a wonderful new venue, with our esteemed Westchester Judges, as our guests. Put on your best party clothes or ugly sweaters and join us for much congeniality and frivolity with colleagues and friends.
As always, I can be reached for concerns and suggestions by email at President@wcbany.org or by appointment at the WCBA office.