AND NOW, THE UPDATE
We now have 968 members representing 47 states and Puerto Rico.
We are also proud to claim members in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia. Our Board of Directors stands at 40, our Executive Committee at 8, our Attorneys represent 4 law firms and our Consultants number 6. We want to acknowledge here our debt to our Board of Directors and our Executive Committee for their support, their encouragement and their many kinds of contributions to our goals. Most particularly, we want to express our appreciation for the efforts of our First Vice-President, Marla Dumas. Above all, our deepest appreciation goes to the attorneys and consultants who handle all our cases. Contrary to what is widely believed by the public, these are professionals who, although they earn their livings, in part, through these efforts, are primarily attracted to this work by their belief in and dedication to our mission! We would be quite remiss if we failed to mention the enormous contributions of our computer consultants, Gregory Arkin and Alain Ginzberg, without whom we would not be able to function! Above all, I want to express my everlasting gratitude to my assistant, Thomas Miller, for undertaking the task of composing and typing the bulk of this newsletter. I couldn’t do it without him!!
Finally, you may have heard that we have received our Florida and our U.S. trademark registrations for Access Now®. Attorney Frank Herrera has provided invaluable pro bono assistance in achieving this milestone. Once again, we wish to express our gratitude to Mr. Herrera. The result of his efforts is the successful culmination of our multi-year effort to protect the Access Now® name.