Specialty Bar Associations Committee
PARTY AROUND THE WORLD – A GREAT SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the Specialty Bar Associations and the Party Committee
who made Party Around the World a great success! Not only was the Party
a lot of fun and a great networking opportunity for all, but it also
raised significant funds for the Montgomery County Scholars Pipeline
Program which has been very successful in finding a diverse pool of law
students to intern at various Montgomery County law firms.
In addition to our Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar
Foundation, the participating Bar Associations were Asian Pacific
American Bar Association of Maryland, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar
Association, LGBT Bar Association of Maryland, Maryland Hispanic Bar
Association, Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association
and the Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society. The Presidents of every Bar
Association, including our President Richard Melnick and Foundation
President Dan Kennedy, attended our planning meetings (which were
monthly dinners at various ethnic restaurants in Montgomery County) and
were very active in doing the heavy-lifting to make the party a
success. In addition, our Committee members were involved in the
planning of the Party and worked hard to make it a success and they are:
Jessica Chipoco, Heather Collier, Rand Gelber, Sharon Johnson,
Marianne Hendricks, Sharon Johnson, Sherry Leichman, Pilar Nichols,
Marylin Pierre, Sue Silber and Amanda Vann.
I’m pleased to say that the 200+ guests who attended Party Around
the World enjoyed the variety of ethnic food, beer and wine and our DJ
did a great job of providing us with all sorts of music from around the
world. A very special moment of our party was when many of our guests
participated in Israeli group folk dancing to celebrate and honor the
life of Laurel Anchors who passed away from pancreatic cancer this past
September. Laurel was an active member of Montgomery County Bar
Association, Simon Sobeloff Law Society and the Women’s Bar Association.
She was one of our most enthusiastic volunteers of our 2007 and 2009
Party Around the World events and she led us in Israeli group folk
dancing at the 2009 party. We were honored to have Laurel’s husband
and her two daughters join us at the party this year.
And thank you also to the following sponsors who made it possible
for us to have excess funds to donate to the Montgomery County Pipeline
Attorney Rebecca Nitkin
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA
Andalman and Flynn, P.C.
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Jezic, Krum & Moyse, LLC
Stay tuned for more activities and projects of the Specialty Bar Associations Committee!
Amanda L. Vann
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