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Swimming Official Extraordinaire, continued from page 34 his staff and city employees to discuss the pool being built at the CrossPlex. At that point, the only portion of the structure was the building shell. The contractor had not yet begun to excavate for the pool. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss whether the pool being installed was suitable for the community. I was particularly impressed with the Mayor’s personal involvement and concern about making sure the right pool was built. As a result of that meeting, I had other meetings with the City engineer and the outside architects who were involved in the design of the pool. We ultimately came up with three alternatives and we recommended that a smaller 25 yard pool be built next to the competition pool so that children could learn to swim and other recreational programs www.grabowsandarrows.com and activities could be adequately addressed. Everyone agreed that teaching children to swim was a high priority. Bring in this ad for Another program I am involved with is USA Swimming’s $10 off Make A Splash and Swim Today, which are programs sponsored your $25 purchase. by the USA Swimming Foundation. The Foundation serves as Not to be used with other discounts or the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, offers. Expires Dec. 31, 2012. the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions. Whether it is equipping children with learn- to-swim skills, or providing financial support to our heroes on the 205.314.8997 U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to pro- 3524 Decatur Hwy Ste 101 Custom Handcrafted vide the wonderful experience of Swimming to kids at all levels Fultondale, AL 35068 Bow Strings (Store is located on the rear lower level) www.stringaddictions.com across the country. G Fighting Injustice For A Foundation’s New College Fellowship Program, continued from page 30 Better Alabama College students who demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding leadership skills are encouraged to apply to become a Crowder Fellow. For more information about the Charles R. Crowder Memorial Fellowship Program or to make contributions to the Charles R. Crowder Memorial Fund, contact the Birmingham Bar Foundation at (205) 251-2231 or at bbfound@bellsouth.net. Foundation Develops New Mission Statement The Foundation is pleased to unveil a freshly crafted mission statement that will serve as the cornerstone of the Foundation’s identity. Alabama Under the guidance of the Foundation’s Long Range Plan- Appleseed ning Committee Chair, Jack Neal, and with the help of Allison Skinner, Mission Statement Sub-committee Chair, the Founda- Center for Law tion’s new mission statement is as follows: & Justice, Inc. The Birmingham Bar Foundation encourages (P) 334/263-0086 and unifies the philanthropic and educational (F) 334/263-0270 efforts of the Birmingham Bar Association for Montgomery, AL 36103PO Box 4864 the betterment of our community and for the promotion of justice.G Facebook.com/AlabamaAppleseedAlabamaAppleseed.org Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Fall 2012 35


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