As of our first meeting in January 2015, BUG is seven years old!
In late 2007 Jack Lawson and Earl Mullins met through a bulletin board about Hawaiian music (www.taropatch.net). Since there was no active ukulele group in Boise, they decided to fill the void and start one. The very first meeting was held on the first Wednesday of January 2008. Jack has since retired and moved from the area, but BUG still carries on. Meetings were first held in the conference room of Jack's office but we quickly outgrew the seating capacity (10) there. We next tried a couple of different local pizza parlors, which seemed like a good idea. It mostly worked and was nice having access to pizza and beverages, but there were times when we were crowded out by things like little league baseball league meetings, large pizza parties, and sports banquets. Finally we approached the Meadow Lakes Village senior living center and in January 2010 we began meeting in the craft room on the assisted living side of the complex. Before long, we outgrew that room too and were graciously offered the use of space in the Main Lodge where we meet now.
Here’s to more years of ukulele fun and success!
Mahalo nui loa to Karen, who worked very hard rebuilding the web site over the first few weeks of January!!!
Our motto: Four strings, four fingers, NO PROBLEM!