Thank you very much! I feel very honored to be recognized as Volunteer of the Month at the Issaquah Highlands!
A little background about how I got involved with volunteering at IH:
I was introduced to Blakely Hall Poker Night about 3-4 years ago from a friend, Kyle Reynolds, who lived in the Issaquah Highlands. He’d always told me about this poker tournament at Blakely Hall and much how fun and welcoming it was, and that I should check it out. Little did I know Kyle was actually the Tournament Director/Organizer of the tournament himself. Eventually Kyle had some obligations that required him to step down from his director/organizer duties and had asked myself, Henry Honig and a few others to step in and assume the role.
Since Henry and I enjoy a great game of poker, we both happily agreed to help out.
Since taking on these roles, I’ve enjoyed greeting and meeting our club members as they arrive for the tournament, asking their name and just engaging with them in conversation to make them feel welcome and wanting to come back because they had a great time. Of course, this is a poker tournament so there’s some competition, but for the most part it’s a night to get together and enjoy some fun, interesting and great people to play poker and socialize with.
If you’ve never been to one of our tournaments, please stop by and say hello and check it out. You’re always welcome.
I also want to say thank you to the Issaquah Highlands and Blakely Hall for letting us use the facility to enjoy nights like this one. This night wouldn’t be possible without this facility being available. Of course, I would also like to thank Henry Honig for his continued support and I couldn’t do what I do without his expertise, thanks Henry!
Thanks again for the honor, if feels great and I truly appreciate it!
See this story published in March 2015 Connections