In 2018, a core group of 6-8 members began meeting monthly, thanks to Carolyn Miller, our current president, who started the chapter after moving to Portland.
We met first in local coffee shops, and then regularly at a Portland co-working space. Out of default, Carolyn became the President of the then-named ASJA Portland chapter.
When COVID-19 hit, the group began meeting online. Without geographic limits, the group also expanded to include members in southern Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. The group also changed its name to reflect this larger reach, and became the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASJA.