Posted October 30, 2018 in Membership
By Robert Porambo
As I write this blog article, I think back over the last 50 years and reflect on the rich CALSPro history. The 28 previous presidents, all of the officers, board members, committee chairs, advocates and administrators — all volunteering hundreds of hours to support and improve our industry. As I said in my acceptance speech, our current board of directors has over 286 years of experience in the legal support industry. Think about the total combined years of experience of the great people that have volunteered over the past ½ century. Astonishing knowledge and experience have shaped and developed our organization.
At our 50th conference, our historical committee, Andy Estin, Mike Kern and team did an extraordinary job of highlighting the past 50 years and presenting that information to our members. The program they put together was thoughtful, informative and insightful. I would like to see us give this program to all new members so that they can appreciate being part of a very special association. Please join me in thanking Andy, Mike and their entire team for the countless hours they spent compiling this program and for their “ruthian” efforts.
As we enter the second half-century of our organization, it is important to never forget why this association was formed and to work toward keeping it relevant and viable. I am going to be a strong advocate for educating our newer members about the rich history of CALSPro, while honoring our founding and most senior members. With the wealth of experience the current board contains, I want to encourage members to embrace their brothers in the industry and to reach out to the board if we can be of assistance to you in your business or the industry in general.
I look forward to serving the CALSPro membership and keeping CALSPro strong for another 50 years!