Board to reconsider JNC policy/ election process

first_imgA special committee may soon be appointed to examine the way The Florida Bar picks its presidents.Bar President Terry Russell said he and President-elect Tod Aronovitz have discussed that matter, and he will defer to Aronovitz, who has indicated he wants to study that issue.Russell was responding to a request from Board of Governors member Louis Kwall at the board’s recent meeting. Kwall asked for Russell and Aronovitz to appoint a three-to-five-member committee to consider presidential elections, including geographical issues.He noted there used to be a perception that most Bar presidents came from Jacksonville, while in recent years that perception has changed to being from South Florida. (The Bar is in a stretch where, including Aronovitz and President-elect Designate Miles McGrane, five presidents in a row will come from South Florida.)“This is a subject that we need to carefully consider, not so much because of geography, but because of the sheer magnitude of this job,” Russell said. March 1, 2002 Regular News Board to reconsider JNC policy/ election process The Bar Board of Governors is set to reconsider a policy that prevents partners and associates from applying to serve on judicial nominating commissions.Board member Kelly Overstreet Johnson made a motion at the board’s Tampa meeting to reconsider the policy at the upcoming March 15 meeting in Tallahassee.Johnson said now that the board makes no direct appointments to the commissions and only makes recommendations to the governor for four of the nine seats on each JNC, it was time to revisit the policy. She said it can restrict the pool of applicants in two ways. One is if a board member is from a large law firm, no one from that firm can apply. And in small circuits, Johnson said, a member from even a medium-size firm can significantly reduce the number of lawyers available for JNC service.She also noted that the board in May will make recommendations to the governor for two seats on each of the 26 JNCs, and needs 156 qualified applicants.Board member Cliff McClelland, a partner with Holland & Knight, the state’s largest firm, said the policy can keep partners and associates he doesn’t know or hasn’t met from applying, even when they work in offices hundreds of miles from his.The board approved Johnson’s motion on a voice vote.Board to review election process Board to reconsider JNC policylast_img read more

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ICUD and local development opportunity for young professionals

first_imgThe month of October is a great time of year that hosts one of my personal favorite holidays:  no, not Halloween or the “unofficial holiday” of the annual Homecoming Football Game. October 17th is International Credit Union Day!  With this year’s theme of “Local Service, Global Reach”, our movement continues to recognize the positive impact we have on our communities.  The theme of local service also creates great opportunities for Young Professionals in the movement to develop personally and professionally. If you are a YP looking to advance your career in Credit Unions, here are some great ways to do so through the theme of local service.  Volunteer:   The most common – and easiest – way you can grow through local services is through volunteering.  Local charities, soup kitchens, animal shelters, senior care facilities, schools, libraries…the list of places and things you can do from a local volunteer perspective can be endless!  Carve out some time in your schedule on a regular basis to give back by volunteering, and make sure to take advantage of local volunteer opportunities offered by your Credit Union. You’ll meet amazing people, perform good deeds, and strengthen your professional profile.  Most importantly, you will gain valuable perspective and personal fulfillment!Plan a Local Donation Drive:  Many local charities and organizations that do not offer robust volunteer opportunities will gladly accept donations, and often will assist you in organizing a donation drive.  Reach out to local community groups to see what they are in need of, and use the power of local and social networking to spread the word! Even if you only end up with a few boxes or bags of goods to give back, your efforts will be admired and appreciated, and develop great leadership and organization skills for future growth.  Organize Meet Ups:  A great way to build your local network and develop professionally is by working with your local Credit Union colleagues, chapter or league to organize Young Professional Meet-Ups!  Meet-ups are a great way to bring like-minded YPs together in a fun and engaging setting, and you can even extend invitations out to YPs from other local businesses, which will help you become a better networker and team-player.  Plus, hosting meet-ups at locally-owned businesses in your area is a great way to display our movement’s focus on community development and people helping people.  Join A Local Board or Committee:   If you are looking to get more deeply involved in giving back to your local community – and want to enhance your time management skills – then consider running for or joining a local community board or committee.  Many of these groups, just like Credit Unions, are looking for young professionals to bring energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to the table. Furthermore, you will be able to gain valuable insights and perspective from experienced board members, learn new skills and help shape the future direction of your local community.  These are just some of the many ways Young Professionals can grow personally and professionally by giving back to their local community, and your Credit Union will surely appreciate your positive representation and embodiment of their brand and promise.  So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start giving back! 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Mattone Michael Mattone is the Vice President of Marketing and Member Experience at Hudson River Financial FCU, a $60 million credit union serving members who live, work or worship in Westchester, … Web: https://hudsonriverfinancial.org Detailslast_img read more

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Insurer adds $130m large cap search on IPE Quest [updated]

first_imgAn insurer has tendered out a $130m (€118m) global large cap equities mandate via IPE Quest.The search (QN-2564) comes on top of a similar tender for global small and mid caps, as reported yesterday (QN-2563).For the large cap mandate, the asset owner has indicated that it wants a long-only, active or “enhanced” process within a segregated account.The benchmark should be the US dollar-denominated MSCI World ex-Switzerland Net Total Return index, and the tracking error at least 1.5%. The investor said a mandate benchmarked to the MSCI World index “might still be considered” if it did not have Swiss equities, or had minimal exposure to Switzerland, to avoid crossover with an existing mandate.Applicants should have at least $750m in assets under management in the asset class, and $1bn as a firm. A track record of at least five years would be preferred, although the absolute minimum is three years.The deadline for applications is 4 October at 5pm UK time. Applicants should state performance to 31 August, gross of fees.This article was updated on 10 September 2019 to add further information provided by the investor.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Harrison Ford To Be Honored With Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award

first_imgHis daring and courageous characters have made Harrison Ford a timeless hero of the silver screen, but it’s his bold, heroic devotion to planet Earth that has now earned him the 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award.The Indianapolis Prize — recognized as the world’s leading award for animal conservation — created the award, named in recognition of Tony and Emmy-winning actor and conservation advocate Jane Alexander. The Wildlife Ambassador Award honors individuals who have been effective, credible and consistent voices for wildlife.Ford’s passion for wildlife conservation is evident and actionable, including extensive, hands-on work both in the field and in the boardroom. Whether patrolling the Hudson River by helicopter to get a bird’s-eye view of polluters, or taking viewers to Indonesia to understand the challenges of deforestation in Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously, he is a true hero for the planet.“Nothing is more important to human society than preserving its natural capital. Nature does not need people, people need nature,” Ford said. “Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.”Ford is an Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize and has been part of Conservation International for more than 25 years, where he is on the Executive Committee and active in the organization’s design and growth. He influenced the establishment of its Center for Applied Biodiversity Science and their Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. Ford narrated Conservation International’s Nature is Speaking feature, The Ocean, and is a board member of their Global Conservation Fund which has secured the protection of more than 40 million acres on three continents.“Harrison Ford is among today’s most credible conservationists and is widely respected by the professional and academic conservation communities,” said Michael I. Crowther, CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc., which administers the award. “Harrison’s involvement with Conservation International spans decades and he has worked with many of today’s leading scientists and experts.”Ford’s love for the natural world is rooted in a commitment to the world that will be left for future generations.“I care deeply for the natural world,” Ford said. “It’s not about me, it’s not about me at all, it’s about this other world we’re going to leave behind.”“If we don’t stop the destruction of nature, nothing else will matter. Jobs won’t matter, our economies won’t matter, our freedoms and ethics won’t matter, our children’s education and potential won’t matter. If we end the ability of a healthy natural world to sustain humanity nothing else will matter.”His conservation achievements have earned several honors, including Conservation International’s prestigious Founders’ Award, the World Ecology Award from the International Center for Tropical Ecology, the Global Citizen Award from the Center for Health and Global Environment and a Lindbergh Award for his efforts to balance technology and nature.Ford will receive the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award on Sept. 29, 2018 at the Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc., to be held in downtown Indianapolis. This inspirational black-tie event honors conservationists’ selfless dedication, scientific expertise and lasting success, while an influential audience enjoys an awe-inspiring evening of storytelling with films shot on location around the world. Tickets for the Gala can be purchased online here.Working with field conservationists and scientists, the Global Wildlife Ambassadors use their communications skills to tell the stories of threatened and endangered species and habitats, raising awareness of these issues with the public, businesses and policymakers.Jane Alexander, whose advocacy for wild things and wild places has included involvement with the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Audubon Society and Panthera, is Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize and received the inaugural Global Wildlife Ambassador award in 2012.Stage and screen star Sigourney Weaver received the honor in 2016 for her dedication to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Since her starring role in the 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist, she has served as honorary chair of the Dian Fossy Gorilla Fund International. She brought credibility to BBC’s highly popular series Planet Earth, joined conservationists at the United Nations General Assembly and has earned multiple awards from the Explorer’s Club and Audubon’s Women in Conservation.last_img read more

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