Catawba Valley Paralegal Association

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

October 2015

WELCOME to the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association website.  We hope that you find information of interest in our pages.  The Board of Directors and committee members have worked diligently this past year to make the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association a successful professional association.  We strive to make our members feel that being involved in the CVPA is worthwhile and a positive influence on their lives.  

Our accomplishments for the 2014 – 2015 year were many.  The Articles of Incorporation were revised to remove the “Inc.” from the Association’s name and to correct the federal tax code section under which business leagues fall.  The Bylaws were amended to include provisions in the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act as well as reflect how the CVPA actually functions and includes changes that will benefit the CVPA now and in the future. An Assumed Name Certificate was recorded with the Register of Deeds for “CVPA” since we have used that acronym for many years.  We adopted a logo to use on our letterhead, envelopes, flyers, and brochure.  Our website has been modified so all current information can be easily accessed.  Our newsletter got a facelift and includes more professional content which better serves our members.  We created a brochure to send to potential members and a mass mailing was sent out to 196 certified paralegals.

We also increased our membership this year.  Halfway through the year, we gained four new members and beginning in October 2015, we have nine new members.  Increasing our membership will continue to be our main goal.  Having a larger pool of members will give us the opportunity to bring in different types of speakers and will allow the committees and Board to maintain fresh ideas. 

As an added bonus, we now have the largest Board of Directors since the formation of the CVPA.  Our Board has grown to 10 members. 

Keeping the CVPA successful takes commitment by all its members.  We have accomplished quite a bit this past year, but there is still more we need to do to make the Catawba Valley Paralegal Association a first-rate professional association.

                                                                                Laurie Hayden, President

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To join CVPA, please download the membership application and mail it, together with your check, to:

Catawba Valley Paralegal Association
PO Box 3068
Hickory, NC 28603

Download membership application (PDF)

The application is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader - click here to download the program.

Membership Year:  October 1 - September 30 - Regular Dues are $40. Refer to Membership Application for specific levels of membership.