The State Bar Association of North Dakota Summer 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 5

8 The 2014 Annual Meeting. By all accounts, the 2014 Annual Meeting in downtown Fargo was a resounding success! We had a record number of full registrants for the meeting, the CLE content was fantastic, and the different venues were a hit with the members! Fargo cooperated with good weather, and members were able to reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones as well. Our sponsors liked the new format and feel, and we will incorporate some of these changes into the 2015 Annual Meeting in Bismarck. 9 Past President Nancy Morris. The vision for the new format for the 2014 annual meeting started with Nancy. She worked tirelessly to make sure the meeting was different, but not just for the sake of being different. As a self-proclaimed annual meeting junkie, she wanted others to have the kind of experiences she has had at past annual meetings, while enjoying new venues and experiences. She began with the hope that lawyers will want to return to the annual meeting time and time again. I enjoyed working with her immensely. Nancy is the kind of leader of whom SBAND can be proud. 10 The Future! I’m excited about the future of SBAND, and hope to accomplish more this year than last. We are here for you, so let me know if there is anything I or the staff can do for you. SUMMER 2014 5