Monday, February 20, 2017

Annual Meeting, and Liturgy, February 22nd 2017

St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. As is our tradition, we will begin with Mass at Old St. Mary's Catholic Church, 835 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 5:30 p.m.

Immediately following Mass, there will be a brief business meeting, followed by a reception which will include heavy appetizers and a cash bar, at Mi-Key’s (Jefferson and Wells). It is requested that all of those in attendance contribute $20.00 to cover the cost of the event.

Please RSVP for the Annual Meeting and submit payment at EventBrite.

If you would prefer, you may also send a check via U.S. Mail to our Treasurer, Mollie Newcomb, (at the address below)

St. Thomas More Lawyers Society
c/o Mollie Newcomb, Treasurer
2987 S. Wentworth Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
or by e-mailing your RSVP to Mark Andres if you would like to pay at the event.

We also take this opportunity to inform everyone of the Annual Dues. The Society offers two types of dues. First, you can pay the Society's modest annual dues of $30. Or, you may choose Chancellor Membership for $250; this membership makes you a "lifetime" member of the Society (i.e., you will continue to be a "dues-paying" member in all subsequent years). You are welcome to pay your dues for the 2017 calendar year by the following means:

(a) paying your dues in response to the invitation to the Annual Meeting at EventBrite when you click on “Tickets” and select payment for 2017 Membership or Chancellor (Lifetime) Membership, as well as payment for the Annual Meeting;

(b) sending a check made payable to the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin to: St. Thomas More Lawyers Society, c/o Mollie Newcomb, Treasurer, 2987 S. Wentworth Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207; and

(c) paying an officer of the Board at any Society event (e.g., a First Friday liturgy).

The dues paid by the members, serve many important purposes. As a non­profit organization run entirely through the volunteer efforts of our Board of Governors and others, we literally have no overhead. The Society uses the dues to provide, among other things: (1) funds to pay for our major events of the year, including the Red Mass & Reception and Annual Mass & Meeting, for those amounts not fully recovered through the price paid by attendees; (2) community-orientated programs, such as our very-successful Youth Law Day program; (3) our First Friday events; and (5) further donations to the Bishop Perry Scholarship Fund. Please know that your decision to pay dues is completely voluntary. Whether you choose to support the Society by paying the modest dues or not, your presence at our monthly First Friday liturgies, and your attendance at the Red Mass and other events, is just as important.