Greetings MCBA Members
Thank you for electing me to serve as your President of Mound City Bar Association this year. My theme for this year is “Optimizing Opportunities through Education and Elevation.” I plan to advance this theme through various events and programs with the help of our newly elected Executive Board; President-Elect Danielle Carr, Vice President Inez Ross, Treasurer Joan Miller, Financial Secretary Rufus Tate, Corresponding Secretary Diarra Cross-Davis, Recording Secretary Bianca Chapman, Historian Danielle Smith, Member at Large Over 10 Years Rochelle Woodiest, Member at Large Under 10 Years Keisa Johnson, Parliamentarian Anthony Gray and Immediate Past President Annette Slack.
A few of our objectives this year include continuing to host our traditional MCBA events and programs, research the purchase or lease of a permanent MCBA home, and in celebration of our 95th year we will have a fundraiser/essay competition and select 95 local minority high school students to take to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC. These are just a few of the new and exciting events that you can look forward to this bar year.
Our monthly meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month, and this year they will be held at Washington University School of Law, Room #305, 1 Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130 at 6:00 p.m. I hope to have your participation and support in order to make this another successful year and I look forward to seeing you.
Monique D. Abby,
MCBA President 2017-2018