1959 The Yakima County Bar Auxiliary, an organization for wives of Yakima County Bar Association members, is organized on April 17th, with the stated purpose being to “. . . assist the Yakima County Bar Association in the furtherance of its objectives; and promote social contact and cultivate friendly relations between lawyers’ families and communities . . .” Mrs. John S. Moore is elected its first President. A scrapbook of the Bar Auxiliary activities is maintained at the Law Library with the last entry being made in 1984. The organizations appears to have ceased regular activity sometime thereafter.
1965 V.O. Nichoson, a former Superior Court judge, wrote the “History of the Bench and Bar of Yakima County.” Copies of which can be viewed at the Yakima Library. Nichoson notes, that on Wednesday of each week, members gather for a noonday luncheon and on the social side is the annual Christmas party and Spring Picnic.
1987 A Reception and Dinner Honoring past YCBA Presidents and Fifty Year Members is held May 27th at the Red Lion Motor Inn (formerly the Thunderbird). The featured speaker is State Supreme Court Justice Robert B. Brachtenbach.
1994 Judge Teresa C. Kulik is elected the first female President of the Yakima County Bar Association.
2002 Judge Ray E. Munson publishes “History of the Yakima County Bench and Bar.” The 233 page spiral bound edition is a continuing history of the Yakima bench and bar to supplement the history done by V.O. Nichoson.
2013 The 90th Annual Christmas Party is held at the Yakima Valley Museum.