Brenda Kauffman, the Membership Director at Columbia Athletic Club at Juanita Bay, who also happens to be a recent recipient of the Anne J. Owen Award from the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce for her community service (woot woot!), shares her favorite local holiday happenings with us. Exciting news also worth mentioning is that Columbia just remodeled a room in their facility to be an ImpacTraining Studio. Maybe I'll see you in there in 2017?
My favorite Kirkland holiday tradition is the Annual Tree Lighting produced by the Kirkland Downtown Association. I love it because it’s a great way to kick off the holidays and it gets me excited for the season. This event gets bigger and better every year, changing locations to make sure there’s room for everyone, which keeps it fresh and fun. I remember years ago we had reindeer in a fenced off area and roasted chestnuts over an open fire. This year there was snow for the kiddos to go sledding, while everyone listened to Geoffrey Castle on the electric violin.
At Columbia Athletic Club we like to thank our members with a big holiday party in December.
This year we also celebrated the Club’s 35th Anniversary and had nearly 300 folks attend the bash! Continuing the celebration of this milestone, we’re offering very exciting promotions until the end of year. So if your New Year’s resolutions involve improving your health, while having fun doing it, December is definitely the month to get going! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-821-0882 for more info.