HCBA Lawyer Magazine Vol. 30, No. 1 | Page 9

H C B A Continuedfrompage6 credits? In an effort to better serve our members, CLEs will be available for download on demand in the near future, too. There are a variety of volunteer and leadership opportunities, some lasting for the majority of the bar year, and others only lasting a short while. If you like to plan CLEs, events, or meetings, we welcome your energy, skills and ideas. If you like to donate your time to pro bono or community service projects, there are many worthy groups who would welcome your time, care, and generosity. If you like to write, there are articles you can contribute. I encourage you to explore the numerous ways that HCBA membership can benefit you! A stated goal of the HCBA is “to encourage camaraderie among our members.” There will be many opportunities this year to meet members and strengthen your professional network. Those opportunities include large membership gatherings like our fall kickoff event on September 11 at The Vault and the Bench Bar SEPT - OCT 2019 | HCBA LAWYER P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S A G E G r a c e H . Ya n g – G r a y Ro b i n s o n Conference on October 3. Please make plans to visit with old and new friends at the festive Holiday Open House on December 5, and rejoin us for our January 8 Diversity lunch. Mark your calendars, pledge pro bono hours, bring your appetite, and walk, run, or leap to the 5K Pro Bono River Run and the Judicial Pig Roast/Food Festival on February 29, 2020. We will be on the same Tampa Riverwalk route in 2020 and hope for another beautiful race day. A variety of HCBA section and committee events will offer ways to learn, network, and meet people in smaller groups. The HCBA events calendar on hillsbar.com is a very useful way to see all upcoming events, and the Monday e-newsletters also provide news of upcoming events. In addition, our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram feeds will continue to provide and share content for the social media savvy members in the HCBA. Again, welcome to the new year! I hope many of you will attend future events and encourage others to join and find out why it’s great to belong to the HCBA. n 7