The Proposal Panda arrived safely in the U.S. earlier this month. He visited with the Strategic Proposal staff in New Hampshire and with me and my family for a few days. Though tired from the overseas journey and from the hassles at customs, he was in good spirits, tolerated having pictures taken with various individuals, including my dog Jack and Diane Loudenback’s daughter Julia (both Jack and Julia expressed a desire to keep Panda here for a while longer!) and seemed to enjoy the visit.
Panda is on a mission to visit as many proposal groups as possible before heading back to the U.K. after the annual APMP conference in June. On the itinerary at this point are stops in Texas, Illinois, Washington, Missouri and Tennessee (And no Robin, you can’t keep him. You have to send him on his way after the visit.) Panda is still taking invitations.
From our offices, Panda was sent on to visit with the 24 Hour Company in Virginia. I hear from Mike P. that Panda was a big hit in the office. Watch for a write up on Panda’s visit from the 24 Hour staff soon. From the 24 Hour Company offices, Panda will head for Missouri and a vest with our good friend Marlene (Careful Panda, Marlene’s a ‘hugger’! ☺)