Friday, December 18, 2009

Thank you to our PUG for an awesome 2009!

Well, it's been an awesome year for our Pictage User Group (PUG), and do you know why? Honestly, it's because we have such an amazing group! Pictage is keenly aware of the great community we have up here in the Northwest, and we have worked hard with them (thank you Emily & Jim!) to make sure that some of the best speakers in the country get a chance to experience our group first hand.

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to make sure that we took the time to say thanks to all of the amazing speakers who came out, and especially to all of you who join us each month and are an integral part of this community of photographers. We are thrilled that we have had the opportunity to lead and learn along with you, and we look forward to growing together as we enter a new decade!

For those of you who may not have been at all the meetings, here are a few highlights from 2009...

This week we got to hear Gary Fong...
Before that it was Jeff and Erin Youngren, Jim Collins, Joe Buissink, Sarah & Chris Rhoads, and Dane Sanders (photo coutesy Paula Thomas).

If you've never been to one of the PUG meetings, you should come join us--whether you're a newer photographer or a seasoned pro, I guarantee that you will have opportunities to give and opportunities to grow and hopefully you will come to value this community as much as we do. You can find more information and RSVP to future PUG meetings on the Tacoma PUG blog. Have a wonderful Christmas and we'll see you in 2010!

~Gerald & Airika

p.s. This past week, our PUG group also brought in over 125 pounds of food to donate to a local food bank as well!


Ross James Photography said...

Gerald and Airika, you two are doing awesome organizing these pugs!!!!

Jeff said...

You guys are such phenomenal leaders - your PUG is AWESOME!! :) Love you guys.

Kristen Marie Photography said...

Bummer! I'm so sad I missed Sarah and Chris!

You guys are doing a stupendous job! You deserve a vacation!

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