As you read this column, my penultimate one as NYIPLA President, our March 25th Judges' Dinner will have already occurred. For those members who were able to attend, my hope is that you had a pleasant and memorable evening.
As an aside, Past President John Pegram observed that all three federal judges honored at the Dinner have names beginning with a "G", causing him to think that I must have a penchant for the letter "G". In an "ah-ha" moment, John recalled that my wife's name begins with a "G". Good golly!
Unfortunately, some of our members were not able to attend the Dinner, for reasons of health, location or schedule. Especially for you, my Welcome Letter is reproduced below, as it appeared in the Dinner program book.
If you were unable to attend, please feel free to reach out to Feikje Van Rein at [email protected] to request a complimentary copy of the compact disc about Judge Rich's life that was distributed at the Dinner.