A message from our Membership Director, Karen St Aubin…
Don’t let your membership expire! By now, you will have received a few emails and even an old school paper invoice reminding you to renew your TLABC membership. The membership year runs from July 1-June 30 – so, the clock is ticking! I urge you to renew promptly to prevent an interruption in your member access.
To those who have already renewed your membership, thank you!
If you need help with your renewal, have a question about your membership or TLABC, or if you just want to connect, I’m ready to talk! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Connections. We make connections wherever we go. It’s what people do. We connect with our families, with our colleagues, with our clients, with the person standing next in line at the grocery store (okay, maybe that’s just me – I talk to everyone). Connections make us, well… more connected.
At the New Lawyers Retreat in Squamish at the end of April, I saw connections happening before my eyes. The Welcome Reception provided new lawyer attendees the chance to connect with their fellow attendees, as well as with senior mentor lawyers and sponsors. These connections led to a lively evening full of conversation and fun, and set a comfortable tone for the following day full of education and networking. Many of the new lawyer retreat attendees have asked to participate on the planning committee for next year. These are the TLABC leaders of the future!
“I enjoyed getting to know everyone there. The talks were excellent and the value for [the] price was amazing.”
“The sessions… were valuable and provided helpful practice insights. It was also a great opportunity to meet colleagues that we may otherwise not connect with.”
“I will recommend to my colleagues and will try to come again.”
Retreats provide a great opportunity to make numerous and strong connections. The Women Lawyers Retreat planning committee is hard at work on the fall event, and its popularity is a testament of success. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the retreat, this year TLABC members will get a head start on registration as a Member Benefit. It’s just one more reason to be sure that your membership is up-to-date.
I’m making new connections at outreach events. Visiting members and non-members (or hopefully, future members!) in Nanaimo and Victoria in May gave me a chance to connect with many of you who had previously been names only. As the adage goes, it’s great to put a face to a name! I look forward to continuing my travels around the province to connect with our members to share what’s going on at TLABC and encourage membership growth.
And speaking of membership… as I said, it’s that time of year!
By now, you will have received an email offer to renew your membership. And if you are not a member yet, what are you waiting for? Many of you have already renewed for 2018-19, and we thank you for your diligence! For those of you who have not yet renewed, I urge you to do so as soon as possible to prevent an interruption of your member access. If you need help with your renewal, have a question about your membership or TLABC, or if you just want to connect, I’m only a phone call or email away.
- Membership Director, Karen St Aubin – CONTACT INFO