After joining PAMP at the 2016 Rummage Sale, Member-at-Large Shanna Gazley decided to expand her contributions to the organization by joining the 2017-2018 PAMP Board of Directors.
“I was a last minute addition to the PAMP board,” says Shanna. “I am also involved with the MOMS Club in Sunnyvale. I spoke with one of the former board co-presidents about some of the ways in which I think PAMP could improve upon its offerings and sense of community based on my experience with a neighboring parents club.”
Hoping mostly to assist the new Events Chair, Shanna says she enjoys the strategy aspect of her board responsibilities and is eager to volunteer at events and pitch in wherever she’s most needed.
Her main goals for this term is to increase member retention, begin a speaker series, expand on PAMP member discounts, increase the organization’s use of Facebook for better member interaction and possibly working with local businesses to find a place for parents to gather.
“The board seems very motivated to grow and retain membership,” she says. “I’d love to see more companies sponsor membership for their employees.”
A resident of Mountain View, Shanna has a 4.5 year old daughter who had a blast at the recent Jump Into Summer event held in June. Shanna says her daughter is a “big science nerd,” and the pair enjoy watching Dinosaur on PBS Kids, Daniel Tiger and Zou, a short French cartoon dubbed in English on Sprout. Before having kids, Shanna could be found exercising, reading and spending time with friends, but now she says her biggest hobby is getting extra sleep whenever possible. “I would love to encourage other parents to improve self-care, as I try to motivate myself,” she says.