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Annual Report 2012/2013
SANDALL completed its 14th year with a successful overhaul of its bylaws, the first comprehensive review since they were written. A record 63% of the membership unanimously approved the revisions, far exceeding the quorum and passage requirements. The revisions will enable our organization to conduct its business more efficiently going forward.
Because of the financial success of the 2012 All-California Institute with our sister chapters, the Board was able to significantly increase the amount of money awarded to our members for grants, upping the dollar amount of the grants for the SCALL Institute and the 2013 Annual Meeting by 50%. In honor of our 15th year, the Board awarded two $1,500 grants for the 2013 AALL Annual Meeting.
The Programs Committee offered a variety of activities appealing to many tastes. The biggest event was the Holiday Party held in the Top of the Park Penthouse at the Inn at the Park. The unexpected blackout of the hotel and immediate area only enhanced the spectacular views of downtown, Point Loma and the bay. The December gathering was generously subsidized by CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar).
The Fall Workshop topic was “MBTI Discovery & Communication for Legal & law-Related Professions,” presented by Christy Cassisa, a popular speaker at the 2012 All-California Institute. AALL Board Member Ron Wheeler participated in the workshop for his chapter visit.
Brown Bags included “Tech Tools for Classroom Flipping,” held at USD in the fall, followed by an on-campus Happy Hour gathering afterward. Spring Brown Bags were “Paradise Squandered: A Short History of Balboa Park Land Use,” held at Qualcomm, and “Mindfulness for Attorneys,” held at the California Western School of Law.
Social events included a Mud Run, a Happy Hour held at Banker’s Hill Bar & Grill, the Spring Social held at the Clubhouse of the Golden Hill Recreation Center and an Art & Wine Social held at Expressive Arts & Mosaic Wine Bar. There, members viewed “Old People’s Google: The Encyclopedia Project,” and mused on artworks incorporating discarded encyclopedias.
Many thanks to this year’s Board members: Barbara Glennan, Vice President/ President-Elect; Chris Pickford, Treasurer; Anna Russell, Secretary; and Jane Larrington, Past President. Ruth Levor filled in as Acting Secretary during Anna’s maternity leave, May-July. Incoming officers installed at SANDALL’s Annual Business Meeting are Shannon Malcolm, Vice President/ President-Elect, and Robert Wickman, Treasurer.