New Officers, Increased Membership and Rebirth of San Diego Chapter
By Rense, Kirk*
The CRF’s Board of Directors met November 9, 2009 in San Francisco to review the Forum’s status, elect new officers and discuss future plans. The meeting was hosted by outgoing Chair Ron Oliner at the Duane Morris firm’s San Francisco office conference center in the San Francisco financial district.
Twelve Board members and ten additional Forum
members attended in person or telephonically at the morning meeting to
discuss finances, membership and future goals and business for the CRF.
A subsequent half-day seminar of four panels presented in conjunction with the California Bankruptcy Forum’s annual conference in May also produced revenue, which was shared with the Bankruptcy Forum.
The Board also reviewed a projected 2010 budget for projects and
programs projected for the next 12 months.
The Bay Area Chapter also reported more than 100 members, with a cash reserve of about $9,000. The Fresno/Central California Chapter and the Sacramento Chapter reported 34 and 49 members, respectively. Both have modest funds for future activities and both had sponsored educational program(s) in recent months.
The LA/Orange County Chapter remains the largest, with more than 430 members, with approximately $44,000 to pay ongoing expenses and fund future educational programs. It has conducted some six seminars since June, 2009 for members and interested members of the legal and receivership communities, which have been an outstanding success.
The Loyola III seminar and half-day seminar in conjunction with the
California Bankruptcy Forum were the largest projects undertaken by the
A half-day seminar / series of panel presentations was approved for presentation by the CRF in conjunction with the May, 2010 California Bankruptcy Forum Insolvency Conference, slated for Monterrey, California. Topics for the panels were discussed, and will be released shortly.
A new CRF member directory is being prepared and was discussed at
length. New safeguards to ensure that all information is correct were
discussed and endorsed. Ms Sleeper reported that ad sales were going well.
Members who have attended one or more of the Loyola Conferences will be
so-identified in the directory.
The next State Board meeting was set for May 21, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Monterey, to be conducted in tandem with the California Bankruptcy Forum Insolvency Conference.