Friends and Colleagues:
On behalf of the Executive Committee, welcome to the 2022-2023 year with the Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court. We hope that this year provides an opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to fully experience the collegiality and companionship that are part of the Inn experience.
We will continue the Inn tradition of breaking bread together once a month, but in a new location. Our first four meetings (the fall of 2022) will be held at the University of Denver Joy Burns Center. The various facilities available at DU offer us a board room for the Executive Committee meeting, the wine cellar for our social hour, and a lovely banquet hall for our dinners and presentations. After our October meeting, we will poll our membership and determine where to meet in 2023.
This year, our Programming Committee is planning a variety of presentations that will educate, inspire, and continue to connect us to our Inn roots and the important heritage of Mr. Minoru Yasui and his contributions to our shared legal community. It is our sincere hope that each of these presentations will be in-person, with the continued availability to remotely attend for those who are unable to be physically present. We are aware of the continued disruption cause by
COVID-19 and wish to both be sensitive to its ongoing ramifications while simultaneously trying to have Inn events that bring us together as a community. As an Inn, we have once again achieved platinum status and we sincerely thank everyone who assisted in the process.
Inn membership and involvement is multi-faceted and there is no “right way” to be part of an Inn. For some, membership consists of attending dinners and presentations. For others it is involvement on a committee or in performing community service or by being either a mentor or
mentee. While there may be no right way to be part of the Inn, there are always opportunities for greater involvement. If you want to be more involved, if you want to be on a committee or be either a mentor or mentee, let us know! We would be happy to direct you to the right
committee, help you find a mentor that has an expertise in some particular area, or harness your creativity to help us with programming. We are actively recruiting new members. So, if you
know of someone that might be a future member, bring them as a guest so they can experience an evening with our Inn. We welcome the addition of new voices and experiences to our Inn as a more diverse and welcoming community is a reflection of our shared values as part of the American Inns of Court.
As always, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or news, please contact our (interim) Inn Administrator, Tammy Bailey, after September our Inn Administrator Meredith Callan, or Gordon Gallagher, your Inn President for 2022/23.
The Minoru Yasui American Inn of Court Executive Committee
The Joy Burns Center
2044 E. Evans Ave
Holiday Party: This year, we will be continuing our tradition of raising money for charity at our holiday party by conducting a raffle and auction at our December meeting to support Lutheran Family Services, which provides a variety of services to refugees and older adults, as well as assistance with adoptions and foster care of children. We are asking for donations from members to help us raise money to support their charitable work.
Please remember to bring your item – or description on December 8th.
Each attendee will be given one raffle ticket and can purchase additional tickets for $1 each. All proceeds will be donated to Lutheran Family Services.
Separately, your pupilage group leaders will follow up with a separate email regarding hygiene baskets to be given to refugee families through Lutheran Family Services.
The following 2022/2023 Executive Committee positions available:
-Member at Large
-Member at Large
-Pupil Member Liaison
-Pupilage Group Coordinator
Mid-Level Attorney Mentoring Program
The Minoru Yasui Inn of Court is pleased to continue its mid-level attorney mentoring program for members of the Inn. Click here for more information and to sign up as a mentor.
General 2022-2023 Calendar
September 8, 2022 - Welcome back meeting
October 13, 2022 - Program
November 10, 2022 - Program
December 8, 2022 – Holiday Party
January 2023 - Small group meetings
February 8, 2023 - Program
March 9, 2023 - Program
April 13, 2023 - “Geeks Who Drink” Trivia
May 2023 - TBD