Plymouth Office
P.O. Box 3022
Plymouth, MA 02061



May 6, 2018

Dear Member:

The PDBA is pleased to declare that our 10th annual Law Day Celebration easily upheld its status as the “Gold Standard” for Law Day Celebrations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  We would like to thank our keynote speaker, the Honorable Frank M. Gaziano, Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court for speaking to our attendees.  We also would like to thank the Honorable C.J. Moriarty, the Honorable James Sullivan, the Honorable Kevin Connelly and Clerk Magistrate David Bowie for their enlightening and witty speeches.  Later that evening we had our annual Law Day Banquet at the prestigious Indian Pond Country Club, featuring Attorney Leonard Kesten and it again was a smashing success!!

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Surfside Smokehouse, 14 Union St., Plymouth, (508) 927-4111. We will be in our own private room with a balcony that offers a majestic view of Plymouth Harbor.  As usual, our world famous social hour will commence at approximately 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and unsurpassed social bonhomie.


An “All American” buffet dinner will follow at approximately 6:30 p.m. Our buffet will include prime beef burgers, all beef hot dogs, BBQ chicken, sausage & peppers, fried potato wedges, corn on the cob, mac & cheese, baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.  We will also be treated to not one but TWO desserts….raspberry trifle and chocolate chip cookies!!  The price for this amazing meal will be a mere $37.00 per person.  Those wishing to make a reservation may do so by emailing or by calling Marshall Johnson at 508-224-8700 by Friday, May 25, 2018.

Save the Dates:  Please mark the following 2018 PDBA meeting dates on your smart phones, tablets, pocket diaries and, if necessary, cell walls: June 14 (Golf Tournament), September 26, October 24, November 14 (Elections) and December 12 (Christmas Party).

Golf Tournament:  This year’s 7th Annual Mayflower Cup Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Indian Pond Country Club!  The cost per person will be $130.00 and this includes cart rental, greens fees,18 holes of golf and a fabulous buffet dinner!!  Not to mention all of the various prizes, raffles and giveaways to be had. So, get your foursomes ready, polish those irons and wash your balls! The PDBA hopes to raise significant funds to continue to grow its scholarship program.  Those of you who are not golfers can sign-up to attend the dinner & fun.  The cost per person is a mere $45.00!  Unable to attend?  You can also participate by sponsoring a hole ($100) or by donating a silent auction prize, raffle prize or monetarily.  Please see sign-up sheets for all of these options at the end of the newsletter.

Dues:  All members are reminded that PDBA dues are $50.00 per year and are paid on a calendar year basis commencing in January of each year.  Paid members are entitled to be listed, along with two (2) specialty areas of practice, in the annual PDBA Membership Directory due out in June of each year.  Additionally membership in the PDBA (America’s Oldest Bar Association, established 1750) carries with it the cache of being a member of the most interesting and rewarding bar association north of Pebble Beach and west of Augusta National. 

Bar Association Room:  Please be reminded that all PDBA members have access to a Bar Association room in the library at the courthouse for meetings, depositions, etc.  Please contact Jean Lee at 508-583-6966 to arrange to use this facility.  Please try to give Jean as much advance notice as possible when you realize that you want to reserve the room.  Remember, if we don’t use it, we might lose it.

Scholarships:  The Thomas P. Kramer Scholarships are awarded each year to local high school students continuing their education at the college level in areas associated with the law, the legal profession and law enforcement.  Last year three (3) $1,000 scholarships were awarded and we hope to continue to expand this program.  Simply put, we would like to increase our scholarship awards and make more of them!  In addition to our golf tournament we anticipate offering more 50/50 raffles throughout the year and we encourage our members to contribute their cash, time, labor and ideas to this great program.

PDBA DIRECTORY:  The PDBA Directory will be available for distribution to members at the June meeting.  This handy directory is for paid members and includes name, address, telephone, email and two (2) areas of specialty for each entry.  If you would like to be included in this directory your 2017 PDBA dues must be paid and you must be sure to provide your contact information (including email), as well as your list of two (2) specialties, to Marshall Johnson 508-224-8700 (phone), 508-224-8737 (fax) or by responding to the PDBA email at as soon as possible.  Additionally, all members should verify that the PDBA has the most up-to-date contact information for them by contacting the resident curmudgeon at 508-224-8700.

Lastly please be reminded that the Plymouth District Bar Association is able to keep its membership benefits high and it costs low by maintaining a slim financial margin of error.  Therefore if the vicissitudes of life intervene and you find that you are unable to attend a meeting after having made a reservation and the PDBA is charged for your meal we reserve the right to ask you to pony up the added expense.

Very truly yours,

Carol Fitzsimmons, Treasurer

PS. In an effort to honor our past presidents please see the “Ode to Our Past Presidents” page at the end of the newsletter. If any of our members has any recollection or insight as to the names of any missing presidents and the years they served we would appreciate your input.



Amber Cohen, 2016      Robert W. Galvin, 1999

Christopher Murray, 2015   Susan L. Collins, 1998

Pamela F. Churchill, 2014   Brian K. Bowen, 1997

Liam Scully, 2013 Allan J. Costa, 1996

Kathleen E. McKay, 2012 Kathleen A. Romano, 1995

Edward M. Joyce, Jr., 2011 Lothrop Withington, III, 1994

Holly S. Dyar, 2010 George L. Whiting, Jr., 1993

Marshall E. Johnson, 2009 Lloyd C. Rosenberg, 1992

Susan C. Pieri, 2008 Peter N. Muncey, 1991

Ronald J. Weiss, 2007 F. Steven Triffletti, 1990

Laurie Grant, 2006 Linda M. Steeves, 1989

Joseph D. McDonald, 2005 Robert C. Betters, 1988

Amy H.B. Annis, 2004 Christine M. Farrell, 1987

Robert D. Dimler, 2003 Thomas P. Kramer, 1986

Linda M.E. Auton, 2002 Richard M. Serkey, 1985

Dennis Scollins, 2001 Edward T. Angley, 1984

Jennifer J. DiGregorio, 2000 John H. Wyman, 1983

Paul W. Kaufman, 1980


If you have not paid your yearly dues they are  $ 50.00 payable to the Plymouth District Bar Association to Post Office Box 3022, Plymouth, MA 02361.

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