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November 2013       Vol. 42, No. 11       Page  5
In and Around the Bar
CBA President's Message to Members

Traveling the State to Visit Local Bars
by W. Terry Ruckriegle

Over the last few months, I have had the pleasure of traveling around Colorado in a relatively unique capacity—as President of the Colorado Bar Association. Although the traveling sometimes takes its toll, during every stop at each local bar, my perspective is heightened and my energy is renewed. I have been reacquainted with colleagues I met during my practice or while on the bench, I see old friends whom I have known for years and have been out of touch with, and I am introduced to colleagues and new members of the bar who leave me with a lasting feeling of optimism about the future of the profession. During our programs at each stop, I listen to what members have to say about the CBA and learn what they like or dislike about it; what impressions, needs, and expectations they have; and many suggestions for improving the organization and the profession. I am humbled by this experience and am grateful for the opportunity to meet with you, speak with you, and listen to you as I continue to travel around Colorado. Thank you for your CBA membership!

—W. Terry Ruckriegle

Southern Colorado Bar Association

The CBA President’s visit to the Southern Colorado Bar Association was held at the La Quinta Hotel in Trinidad. Ten people attended the luncheon event on August 20.

Chief Judge Claude W. Appel (left) with CBA President Terry Ruckriegle.   Attendees listen to CBA President Terry Ruckriegle’s presentation.

San Luis Valley Bar Association

The CBA President’s visit to the San Luis Valley Bar Association was a dinner event on August 20 at the Monte Villa Inn in Montrose. Approximately twenty-five people attended.

CBA President Judge Terry Ruckriegle speaks to members.   Erich Scheisow (left) and Kimberly Cortez and her husband were among the attendees.

Southwest Colorado Bar Association

Judge Ruckriegle and CBA Deputy Executive Director Greg Martin traveled to Durango to meet with Southwest Colorado Bar Association members on August 21. Alan Johnson was honored as a fifty-year CBA member. The visit was a lunchtime event at the Strater Hotel, with approximately thirty attendees.

Geoff Craig (left) was among local bar members at the CBA President’s visit.   CBA President Terry Ruckriegle presents a fifty-year CBA membership pin to Alan Johnson.

Four Corners Bar Association

On August 21, the Four Corners Bar Association welcomed Judge Ruckriegle. Dinner was served during the event at Seas’nings at 319 restaurant. George Buck was honored as a fifty-year CBA member. Ten members attended the event.

Attendees pose for a photo with CBA President Ruckriegle.   Fifty-year CBA member George Buck receives a certificate from CBA President Ruckriegle.

9th Judicial District and Delta County Bar Associations

The 9th J.D. and Delta County Bar Associations held a joint event on the evening of August 22 at Camp Robber Restaurant in Montrose. Ten people attended the dinner.

CBA President Terry Ruckriegle speaks at the 9th J.D.   CBA President Terry Ruckriegle chats with 9th J.D. members.

Mesa County Bar Association

Mesa County Bar Association held its CBA President’s visit at the Bookcliff Country Club on Friday, August 23. Terry Farina was honored as a fifty-year CBA member. Approximately twenty bar members attended this luncheon event.

Terry Farina receives a fifty-year CBA member certificate from CBA President Terry Ruckriegle.   Mesa County Bar members at the CBA President's visit.
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