I want to encourage you to come to next week's City Club lunch on March 16. It will feature three youth speakers who are involved in the Youth Philanthropy Board and the Youth Against Violence initiative sponsored by the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

I've been a volunteer with GTCF for three years now and I really love their work. And I was the facilitator for a recent retreat of the Youth Philanthropy Board and was just blown away by the work they are doing. And with the upcoming Be the Spark day with Desmond Tutu (May 13!) … well, I'm all about this program. Unfortunately, I'm going to be in DC and will miss it.

So you should go in my place! RSVP by Monday to office@cityclubtacoma.org for the lunch and you can go for the member price of $22 for the lunch (which includes parking at TAM). Just mention that you read the offer on my blog and you'll get the discount.

Program details: March 16 at Tacoma Art Museum. 11:30 doors open, 12:00 program starts, ends by 1:15.