Madison Future: Young Professionals Network
Followed by “Thirsty Thursday” Networking Event, Mavericks Restaurant
Attendance: See sign in sheet
Co-Chair Ernstes welcomed the members.
A discussion was held to decide what the goals will be for 2010. Keeping in mind the fact that the most successful YP groups are the ones that get engaged in their community, the council would like to see the membership select an issue affecting the area and publish MFYP’s opinion on the matter.
In regards to Civic Involvement, some examples of issues in our community include but are not limited to the Madison-Milton Bridge, the Jefferson County courthouse, local fire departments, elementary school transportation and high school drop-out rates. Corey Murphy will send out an email and ask the membership their issues or concerns they would like to see addressed. After feedback is received a meeting will be held to determine which issue (s) to address first. C. Murphy is the chair for this committee.
Professional Development Goals include hosting a networking event with the Center for Business Preparation at Hanover College. The members would like to see the Hanover College and Ivy Tech students become more involved with the community. A professional development event will include a panel of various board members to discuss how to be a successful board member. Abbe Ernstes is the chair for this committee.
Social Networking Goals include organizing events for members. These events will include “Thirsty Thursday”, Perfect North-Ski/Tubing, Super Bowl Party, CBP Networking at Hanover College, Heritage Hike, BBQ Blast and Santa Express. Various members will serve as the chair for these events.
In regards to PR Goals, this would include the development of the MFYP website and launch. Andy Lytle has agreed to host the site and help with the development. Trevor Crafton is the chair for this committee.
Thirsty Thursday is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month. The next event will be held on Thursday, January 28th. A regular membership meeting will be held from 5:00pm to 6:00pm with networking to follow.
MFYP will host a Super Bowl Party. Jenny Eggenspiller will search for a venue and send out an invitation. The cost for members will be free while the charge for non-members will be $5.00 to $10.00. This will be determined at the next meeting. Appetizers will be provided by MFYP. The date of the super bowl is set for February 7, 2010. A time for the event is yet to be determined.
The members discussed the current dues and recent talk of increasing the amount. This topic has currently been tabled but will be discussed at the January meeting.
The idea of discount membership cards is still in development.
The next membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 5:00pm at Mavericks.
There being no further business Co-Chair Ernstes adjourned the meeting.
Casey Goode, Secretary