Monday, January 27, 2014

Looking Back But Moving Forward




November 7 has come and gone.  Birmingham, Alabama celebrated its first National Notary Public Day thanks to the dedication and hard work of the members and 2013 Leadership Team of Notaries for Alabama.

We were fortunate to have the support of several community leaders.  The Honorable Jim Bennett, Alabama's Secretary of State, and State Representative Rod Scott (55th District) were both in attendance, as well as a representative from Mayor Bell's office.  Birmingham's Mayor William Bell, issued a special Proclamation recognizing Notary Day in Birmingham.  Notaries for Alabama also received a letter of support from State Senator Tammy Irons (1st District).

Our event was held at the Birmingham Public Library, located downtown.  The staff at the Library were generous and gracious by accommodating us free-of-charge.  Notaries for Alabama offered free notary services for eight hours.  Turnout, unfortunately, was light.  At last count we notarized documents for ten individuals from the surrounding area.  We were happy when several notaries from the community dropped by and expressed an interest in joining the group. Two of them have become active members.

National Notary Public Day on November 7th will continue to be an important date for Notaries for Alabama.  In a just few months, plans will be underway again to plan a community service project for 2014. We hope you're join us!