President Philip N. Tirabassi and the Executive Council of the Baltimore County Bar Association hosted the Twenty-Fourth Annual Past Presidents’ Dinner on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Country Club of Baltimore County, Five Farms. Past President and Retired Judge John Turnbull graciously coordinated the venue this year. The dinner is an opportunity for past and present leaders of the Association to relax, share stories, laugh together, and pass along the benefit of institutional knowledge and guiding wisdom. Judge and President Tirabassi recognized Past President Debra Shubert’s milestone of becoming the next President of the Maryland State Bar Association in less than one month. He also recognized Past President Alan Bussard on his well-deserved honor as the 2014 recipient of the John Adams Award from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland for his work as a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel.
As reflected in the accompanying picture, a group photograph of the Past Presidents and current members of the BCBA Executive Council who were in attendance was made to memorialize the event. During the dinner, President Tirabassi thanked those present for their service and observed the atmosphere of friendship that filled the room, remarking that friendship, collegiality, cooperation and civility are the hallmarks of the BCBA. In one of his final acts as president, he delivered what amounted to valedictory remarks, reflecting with satisfaction on his year at the helm and passing along best wishes for even greater success to T. Wray McCurdy, who will succeed him in office on July 1, 2014. President Tirabassi also thanked Executive Director Doris Barnes for returning after her surgery and the Bar Office staff for filling in for Doris during her absence.
Current President, Past Presidents and Executive Council members at the dinner included: Master C. Theresa Beck, Alan Bussard, Retired Judge Lawrence R. Daniels, C. Carey Deeley Jr., David D. Downes, Retired Judge Charles E. Foos III, Myles F. Friedman, Dominick A. Garcia, John B. Gontrum, Judge John J. Nagle, III, Retired Judge John G. Turnbull, II, William A. Hahn Jr., John W. Nowicki, Robert J. Romadka, Robert W. Lazzaro, Stephen J. Nolan, Judge Alexander Wright, William C. Bud Clark, Nip Jenkins, Debra Shubert, Judge Philip N. Tirabassi, Thomas Bodie, Dana Williams, Retired Judge Norris Byrnes, T. Wray McCurdy, Judge Vicki Ballou-Watts, Robert Thompson, Michael Siri, Stanford Gann, Jr., and Tyler Nowicki, Young Lawyer Representative.