By Christina Walden

Last week we had the annual membership meeting for PJALS! It was the first one I have attended as I am a new Intern this year. We had a great turnout of people from many generations and walks of life who came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fight for a just and nonviolent world here in Spokane. The meet and greet portion of the potluck meeting was a great opportunity for me to meet many of the people who support our organization.

The meeting portion was a chance for us to recognize volunteers, share how our different fights are going and go over the financials of the organization. I thought the power point presentation about our causes and activities that played on a loop during the beginning of the meeting was a great way to let people know what has been going on even if they couldn’t stay for the entire meeting.

This may have been my first meeting but it will not be my last. I look forward to being associated with PJALS for many years to come and getting to know more of our members!