Bar Wins Award
The Calhoun/Cleburne County Bar Association won the Award of Achievement for outstanding achievements in the medium sized bar category at the annual meeting of the Alabama State Bar.  John Gruenewald, our bar commissioner, was present at the meeting to accept the award on behalf of Randy J. Moeller, President.

In accepting the award at the July bar meeting, Mr. Moeller gave credit to the many local members who made the achievement of the award possible, namely:

John Gruenewald, who, as bar commissioner, spearheaded the effort to obtain the award, gathered all the required information and submitted it to the state bar association.

Judge Alice Martin, who lead the campaign to establish a scholarship at JSU in the name of and funded by the locar bar.  Judge Martin continues to organize events to fund this annual scholarship.

Gary Stanko, who organized and administered local efforts in the Wills for Heroes program, which benefitted numerous first responders in the area.  This would not have been possible without the many local attorneys who gave their time and expertise to this worthwhile cause.

Brenda Stedham, who has graciously undertaken the task of finding and organizing speakers for our monthly bar meetings.  Without Brenda's efforts, our bar meeting would not be as productive and valuable to our members.  We have the potential of earning one CLE credit for each monthly bar meeting.  This truly sets us apart from other state bar associations.

Laura Alexander and Jennifer Allen for their efforts in adopting a family in need over Christmas and providing them with necessities and gifts they would otherwise have done without.  They also undertook to help Sister Mary's organization during a particular time of need.

The award will be on display in the Calhoun County Courthouse trophy case.