10th Judicial   

         President's Message



Living in Florida and dealing with Mother Nature really does keep you on your toes. Our September meeting was canceled because of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey pounded Texas.  Irma passed directly over Polk County and caused a lot of damage and power outages.  Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were also badly hit, as well as other Caribbean countries.  I hope these hurricanes spared you, your loved ones and your property from any major injuries or damage.  As we all come together to clean up, repair and rebuild, I would remind everyone we are still in hurricane season and need to remain vigilant and prepared.


With the Fall season upon us we should start to see milder temperatures and hopefully gain some relief from the heat and humidity.  The weather should be just right for our Past Presidents BBQ on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  “A Touchdown Celebration” begins at 5:30 P.M. and is again located at the Junior League’s Sorosis Building.  Join us for good food, beverages, entertainment and an opportunity to recognize our past presidents.  Remember to check our website at www.lakelandbar.org to view our calendar of events along with other information about the LBA.


I would be remiss if I did not comment on the Las Vegas shooting.  In the aftermath of this tragedy, when our world may seem too terrible, depressing and infuriating to bear, it is easy to throw your arms up and to retreat into anger and hopelessness.  Rather, I would implore you to join together and to lean on each other so that we may heal as a nation.  Consider what is most important in your life and work with others to comfort those reeling from this horrific event.  If we remember things that give us peace and bring us together, we can process this tragedy and stand resolute against senseless acts of violence.  My deepest condolences go out to all affected by what happened.


We hope to see all our members at our next luncheon on Friday, November 10.  Our featured speaker is James Jacobs from the Office of Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis.  He will speak to us about personal security and fraud prevention as well as provide an overview of the services provided by the CFO.  Hope to see you all there.


Art Fulmer, Jr.








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