At the end of September we reached a new milestone in GSDBA history: 900 members. People tell us the reasons they join, and they are several. Some say it is because we offer so much value; others comment on how friendly our members are at mixers; still others cite that they like all the options they have for participation: workshops, BNGs, affinity groups, professional luncheons, and of course, those mixers. We frequently have 200 to 300 people attend our mixers and yet I hear over and over how valuable it is to meet and really have a chance to talk to someone at them, so it's much more than just a cocktail party. If you haven't attended a new member orientation (even if you have been a member for 10 years) you are welcome to attend our next one on October 26th at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley (8am to 10am) to find out all the opportunities your membership provides, and it's free. You can register online here. So come join in and meet some of those other 900 members.