Chapter Announcements


You can access time-sensitive announcements and news from AFP South Sound on this page dating back to the launch of our new website in April 2018. To submit an announcement, email the Chapter Administrator at


  • Meet our New Chapter Admin, Patti Recchi!

    Our new South Sound chapter admin, Patti Recchi, brings expertise as an administrative professional and has years of experience assisting other associations in the region. She enjoys supporting the chapter board with their efforts and engagement with members through events and communication. Patti is loving being a first-time grandma to her 6-month-old grandbaby boy!

  • Welcome our new Chapter President, Emily Mendez-Bryant!

    I am so honored and humbled to serve as your 2024 President, alongside a wonderful board of 16 dedicated individuals. We are all excited to continue the great work this chapter has been doing, and to keep the momentum going. 

    Important to me for this Year of the Dragon (2024) is to: 

    --Bring energy and aloha 

    --Have fun and engaging ways to recognize our members and our work

    --Grow our membership and increase opportunities, esp. in IDEA

    --And, continue to help and support one another!!! We are stronger together. 

    So, let’s unleash our collective power by adventuring together, do new things, and make this year one of the best yet for ourselves, profession and community! *Photo taken at Mount Rainier on New Year’s Day; first time I’ve ever been snowshoeing.