The bocce ball event began last year as a fun outing that provides pure networking, Mace said.
Bocce is easy to learn and provides unlimited opportunities to interact, unlike golf, where players typically are in foursomes, she said.
The composition of the board also has evolved to reflect a growing interest in Northern California. Six of 18 members are from the region.
But Mace said some of the board members just coincidently are based in Northern California and would have been asked to join regardless of their address.