6 Prob. Notes. 1 (1979-1980)

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College of
Probate Counsel
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Founded 1949

Volume 6, No. 1, Fall 1979

Probate
Notes
L. Henry Gissel, Jr., Editor
Rodney N. Houghton, Asst. Editor
@ American College of Probate Counsel 1979

EDITORIAL

MESSAGE FROM
THE PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
INTO THE 31st YEAR!

The American College of Probate Counsel
became 30 years of age on April 19, 1979.
The College's 30th year was most memorable
because of Charles A. Saunders' splendid term as
President. All of us - staff, fellows, officers and
regents - are deeply indebted to you, Charles, for
the many fine things you did for the College dur-
ing your term. We very much appreciate your
devotion to the College's purposes and are
grateful for the numerous ways you moved the
College ahead in the pursuit of those purposes.
Historically, the ex-president has been permitted
to relax during his first year out of office.
However, you did so well that we may not let you
completely relax from College business. Thanks
again!
The College's 30th annual meeting at Dallas
was a huge success. Elsewhere in these pages
are recorded some of the formal results of the
meeting. We are deeply indebted to our Dallas
hosts for making the arrangements for the social
activities: for the opening, informal get together
party; for the delight of Cactus Jack Pryor as
the speaker at the annual banquet; and for the
visit to the Aerobic Center. Also, thanks in par-
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The start of a new administration or a new
Volume is a particularly appropriate time to pause
and take stock - a time to reflect, to evaluate and
to establish goals. Our new President, Harley
Spitler, has undertaken this exercise very ably for
the College in his President's Message elsewhere
on this page. As Probate Notes new Editor, my
responsibilities are much more modest. After a
review of the Probate Notes published over the
last few years, as well as the applicable
statements of policy and purpose contained in
the College's governing documents, I find it will
be very difficult to improve upon the able and
energetic efforts of my predecessors, John
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SCOTTSDALE WILL HAVE EVERYTHING!
Dancin under Arizona stars - Frozen Part-
nerships - hayride in the moonlight - Ante-
Mortem Probate - western barbecue - Gener-
ation Hopping. These are mere samplings of
what's happening at the Scottsdale, Arizona, mid-
winter meeting!
The place is Mountain Shadows, Scottsdale.

The dates are:
February 26,

1980: Membership Selection
Committee (all day).
Some other committee
meetings (8:00 p.m.
sharp).

February 27, 1980: Regents Meeting (all
day).
February 28, 1980 William P. Cantwell
presents Trachtman lec-
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