PechaKucha Night in Providence is still healthy and strong -- the momentous Vol. 20 happens this month, on November 16 -- but the organizer who started the series there, Stephanie Gerson, has recently passed the baton on to someone else as she's leaving the city, and we loved the following message from her so much that we wanted to share it.

Just a quick message to share what an absolute pleasure it's been starting PechaKucha Night in Providence, and hosting it here for a year and a half! PK has created quite a stir in this city; I seem to have become somewhat of a local celebrity for bringing it to town, and I believe we're the only city besides Tokyo that has enough demand & supply to host nights every single month! I'm moving to New York in a week, I handed off the reigns to a fabulous new host, and look forward to participating in PKs in the big apple. Thanks again for starting something so brilliant, so simple, so human, and giving me the opportunity to share it with Providence. Yeehaw!