Close to 175 friends and members of the New York and Philadelphia area PCMA chapters were welcomed to Vancouver for Convening Leaders 2016 with a 360 view of the city. Atop the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
, the annual joint chapter reception was a great way to kick off the conference. Students mingled with old timers and new friends were made during a reception that featured wines and appetizers from British Columbia.
Chris Lynn, Greater New York Chapter President, and Belinda Keota, President of the Philadelphia Chapter, encouraged everyone to be active in their chapters, to collaborate, and to take advantage all that PCMA has to offer.
On a personal note, I had the pleasure of meeting several new people. My life is two degrees of separation and this reception did not disappoint. I met Sheryl Kline from the Philadelphia Chapter who works at my alma mater, University of Delaware, and knows one of the rabbis who officiated at my wedding this past fall.