September 04, 2019

Message from the Chair

William Klimon
William Klimon

William Klimon

Chair, Nonprofit Organizations Committee

Greetings from Washington, D.C.

First, I’d like to recognize and bring to your attention the achievements of three former chairs of this Committee:

  • Jeannie Frey is now Vice Chair of the Business Section, which means that she’ll become the Chair of the Business Section in two years. She’ll be the first Business Law Section Chair to come from the Nonprofit Orgs Committee in a long time;
  • Bill Boyd has been elected President of the Iowa State Bar Association; and
  • Michael Malamut has been named by the governor of Massachusetts as an Associate Justice of Massachusetts’s specialized Housing Court.

Please join me in saluting these dedicated Nonprofit Organizations leaders for their notable accomplishments.

Next, I want to report that we had a very good spring meeting in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. The weather was perfect, the food was excellent, and our meetings productive. Our annual meeting is planned for Washington, D.C., September 12-14. We’re planning some special events, so we hope to see you there.

Recognizing, though, that not all of our members can attend our in-person meetings, the Committee is working to expand our online offerings. Our goal is to have each of our substantive subcommittees—Athletic, Recreation, & Affinity Organizations, Governance, Religious Organizations, and Trade Associations—sponsor at least one webinar each year. These programs will be a mix of CLE and non-CLE, as circumstances permit. Please stay tuned to the ABA’s website for more details.

Speaking of which, I do urge you to explore the ABA’s new website. “ABA Connect” will be the platform for our Committee’s activities and communications going forward. Sometime this year the Business Section will deactivate our listserv. So if you value the information coming from and relationship with our Committee, please connect with us through our website.

Cheers, and hope to see you all soon.
Bill Klimon, Chairman

William Klimon

Chair, Nonprofit Organizations Committee