November bar meeting 11/18; City Councilman Pat Shey to speak

The November meeting of the Linn County Bar Association will be held Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 12 – 1 p.m.   at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Third Avenue SE across from Greene Square Park   The meeting room is located on the third floor. Parking is available behind the building on the Second Avenue side.   The speakers  will be  Cedar Rapids City Councilman Pat Shey.  Pat will be discussing issues that include PCI, downtown parking, FEMA, flood protection, and attracting businesses back to downtown.   Lunch will be catered by Kristeena’s.   The cost is $7.

RSVPs are required only if you plan to attend.     Rebekah Isbell, assistant to LCBA Attendance Chair Corinne R. Butkowski, will send all LCBA members a RSVP-request email in early October   Please respond to Rebekah’s email by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday,October 20, 2010.

PLEASE make sure to RSVP if you are attending so that we order sufficient food from the caterer.    Also, if you DO  RSVP but discover last minute you cannot attend, please try to send one of your colleagues in your place.    We have had trouble ordering the correct quantity of food    for our meetings  because members often fail to RSVP and then show up for the meeting, or RSVP but do not attend.   Unfortunately, the number of members  in these two categories often invariably do not even out, resulting in us running out of food sometimes  (which isn’t fair to those in attendance) or ordering too much food thereby wasting both food and bar association money.