A Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
American Cancer Society
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Congratulations to the
Interview of the Month
An Interview with
Q: You just completed a wonderfully successful Presidency of the WWBA. What were the highlights during your term in office?
A: Thank you! It was my honor and pleasure to serve as WWBA President. The WWBA had an incredible year thanks to the dedication and hard work of its members. Some of the highlights for me include the diversity of the WWBA programs, the contributions of the WWBA to the community through various community outreach initiatives, the new (and fabulous) WWBA website and the commemoration of the WWBA’s 40th Anniversary by the Past Presidents.
I read that the name of the month “September” derives from the Latin word “septem,” which means “seven.” So, if September means “seven,” why is it the ninth month? Actually, September was the seventh month of the old Roman calendar, which started in March, but the Julian calendar reform shifted the start of the new year back two months to January 1st. Hence, we know September as the ninth month now – the month when students and teachers start a fresh school year, cooler temperatures sneak in, and Apple launches its new i-phone. I prefer to continue to think of September as a “seven” – the number, according to blog.dictionary.com, associated with luck and wonder.