2005 Carol L. Reiter

While we go through this winter of cold and snow, it helps to know that spring always follows. As MAWL celebrates its centennial year it is this same continuity that provides us with support to keep going and growing.

For 100 years, MAWL has helped its members find professional mentoring and assistance; provided educational programs and social comradery; and encouraged charitable and community outreach activities. These things are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.

To all of the newly admitted lawyers who have joined us, welcome. We hope you will participate in as many activities and programs as possible. In doing so you will get to know us and MAWL will benefit from your energy and enthusiasm. To all of our valued colleagues and long standing members, MAWL needs your participation as well. Life is just more satisfying and more fun when we get together to tackle projects.

I would invite all of you to mark your calendars to join us in two upcoming events. On March 23, 2005 from 5:45pm to 8:30pm MAWL members and friends will volunteer their time at the Food Bank in South Boston. We will be sorting donations for distribution to charity. It will be a fun chance for new and old members to socialize while helping a good cause. We will be working behind the scenes so feel free to wear old clothes. Please call me by March 16th if you would like to come. My number is (617) 423-0276.

On Saturday, April 2, 2005, MAWL will be manning pledge telephones at WGBH radio. If you are available to help from 12pm to 3pm, contact Cathy Sinnott at (978) 371-9791 or email her at ccsinnott@comcast.net to let her know you will be coming.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at these no cost events. I would also like to know what other activities you would like to see MAWL host. If you have some suggestions please call or send the specifics to me at 50 Milk Street, 20th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.

MAWL has had a wonderful run of events for its first 100 years. We would like to ensure that its next 100 years are just as successful.

Carol L. Reiter