Well, the secret is finally out. We are the new Tacoma PUG leaders! Our faithful leaders, Me Ra & Brian, are running in so many directions now with their "Refuse to Say Cheese" DVDs for moms (and dads), their Workshops for Women, and all of their other crazy adventures, that they decided it was time to hand over te reigns. However, they plan on staying connected and involved and our meetings will continue to take place at their house in Tacoma, so they have no choice but to stick around! ;)
Our first meeting as leaders went great--the group was very understanding when I just plowed into "business" without any introduction (Gerald saved me later), and our speaker was a huge hit! Me Ra invited Dani Collins, VP of Columbia Bank, to come and talkwith us about smart ways of financing our businesses so that we build ourselves up for long-term success. Dani, thank you for coming--I learned a lot and can't wait to get to know you in the future.
Tacoma group photo, taken by Brian Koh, of Me Ra Koh. ;) In the photo: Jen Macniven, Marianne Graham, Rebecca Douglas, Laurel McConnell, Dinea Norrell, Julie Watts, Christy Pelland, Tessa Gilbertson, Sara Montgomery, Michael Neugent, Cheri Miller, Amanda Mays, Yuriy Manchik, Heather Gilson, Dani Collins, Me Ra, and Gerald and I. If I missed anyone, then please just leave me a comment and I will add you!
Have a great day--we can't wait to get to know ALL of you better!
Airika & Gerald