Dean’s Message July 2024

Happy Summer!

First off, I would like to thank Cheryl Drewes and Sheila Bristow for their leadership as Dean and Past Dean, respectively, over the last two years. I look forward to having the continued support of Cheryl on the Board as Past Dean, in addition to undertaking partial Sub Dean roles until another person is found to fill that role. I would like to welcome Van Hardison and Will Stuivenga to the Board. Finally, I would like to thank the continued presence of Tom Clark, Sandy Tietjen, Jan Regier, Michael Menne, and David Dahl in their respective roles on the Board.

Over the coming weeks, we will be planning our events for the 2024-2025 program year. If you have any specific ideas or requests for chapter programming, please reach out to me directly via email. In addition to substantive events, we will continue monthly lunch gatherings. Once those are scheduled, they will appear on the calendar and in our monthly newsletter.

In the meantime, check out the Tacoma AGO calendar on our website. There are many offerings over the coming month, including concerts in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Seattle. Of particular note are the remaining programs in the “Concerts at 6:26pm” series at St. John’s, Gig Harbor and the Third Annual Tacoma Bach Festival at Kilworth Chapel and Christ Church, Tacoma.

I am greatly looking forward to the year ahead.

All my best,


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