It was the last Sunday of the month on March 27 and our
Men’s Club had their monthly meeting at Gigi’s. At 10 A.M.,
Doug McOwen, our president opened our meeting. After
the reading of the minutes and report of our treasury balance,
congratulations were given to Fred Kirschner who
was the winner of our raffle drawing. David Hendel, one of
our members present at today’s meeting complained that
he had never received any notice to attend any of our
meetings or events. Steve Reinstein remarked that he
sends out emails and other communications each month to
remind members to attend. Merv Levin, our president, told
us that we have to improve our methods to contact our
members so that they will know about the functions and
therefore it is hoped more people will be attending. Also,
Merv stated that some names of people had been left out
of the list of members and we should look into correcting
this at once.
Our club will seek to look for ideas to entice non-members
to join our club in becoming members.
After our meeting ended, our guest speaker was Judge Bill
Alfield. His presentation centered upon judicial ethics and
covered many interesting and surprising discussions covering
various judges who had been corrupt. He distributed a
paper concerning judicial ethics and our club had to determine
whether the ones he presented were true or false.
Examples of these questions are as follows:
Can a judge ask another judge to write a letter of recommendation
for his son applying at that judge’s alma mater
Can a judge add lawyers as friends on facebook?
Can a judge blog?
Can a judge wear a lapel pin signifying his relationship
with a political party?
Should a judge recuse himself when an attorney supporting
his opponent for his re-election comes before him on a
Should a judge recuse himself in a disaster caused by a
person’s negligence in using an anchoring chain if he only
read about this incident in a newspaper?
A judge’s spouse is politically active for a candidate the
spouse is working for and the judge wants to put up a yard
Everyone applauded Judge Alfield’s informative and
Judge Bill Alfield is to be praised as an honest, caring
and intelligent person and Judge serving the people.
Be Well and Stay Safe,
Be well and stay safe,