On July 12, the Vanavevhu board gathered at the Chicago restaurant Embeya to reconnect with Elizabeth and hear updates and plans for Vanavevhu's next year. We were grateful to have the company of Tom Mallon and Ky Ajayi, along with Ky's wife, Sharla, who coming from a distance had to make an extra effort to join us. Board member Carol Duccomun and her husband, Steve, were on hand, as were Michael Faris (we congratulate Mike on his recent installation as president of Rotary One), and John and Carlisle Rex-Waller. Marketing advisor Jamila Jones, external relations coordinator Laura Miller, and consultant Sandy McNab completed the group. More photographs can be found in our online album of the event, and full biographies of all our trustees can be found on theboard page of the Vanavevhu website.