…I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
One of the closing lines of the classic film Casablanca, is one of the themes for the 2017 West Suburban Bar Association year. For many years, I’ve shared a beautiful friendship with the members of this organization, and as president, it is my hope that I can count on your friendship during this bar year.
The Casablanca theme has an additional significance. This year’s installation celebration will be less formal than in the past. Attendees will have the opportunity to pass through a palatial entrance reminiscent of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the forecourt entrance to the iconic Hollywood Boulevard. Strolling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, guests will arrive at the movie memorabilia museum, site of our cocktail hour, featuring Hollywood-themed beverages and appetizers. The program will move upstairs for the evening’s dinner and entertainment in a theater inspired by the scene outside of Rick’s Café Americain in Casablanca.
The invitation to the installation celebration will be sent electronically in the next several days, and you may respond online or by phone. This email, however, is in the nature of a special request. Attached to this email is a sponsorship form. On behalf of the bar association, I am asking for a little help making the installation celebration a wonderful, entertaining and fun event. I also hope that there will be sufficient support to benefit our members and the West Suburban community in the following months.
Please examine the form and see if there is some level of support you can give. If not, your presence at the installation celebration will be support enough. The evening promises to be unusual and fun-filled.
I am honored to serve as the WSBA president this year and look forward to many hours working and celebrating together.