March 2014 Meeting Minutes

MARCH 2014 MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, March 19, 6pm
Danny’s Pizza on Douglas
231 Douglas Avenue, Elgin

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Krisilee Murphy, Board Vice President (minutes)
Jason Pawlowski, Board Member
Christina Pearson, Board Member

INTRODUCTIONS

Krisilee Murphy, Board Vice President, facilitated the meeting. Krisilee welcomed the group and everyone introduced themselves.

QUARTERLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

We did a wrap-up of the last Professional Development Session and had all positive feedback. Everyone took away a different tip; profile pictures on LinkedIn must be facing towards your profile or edit your summary to control the endorsements you receive. A couple members asked that we provide notes after the next session, so people who were not able to attend can still learn. This will also add more valuable content to our website.

The next Professional Development Session is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th and will cover skills needed to become a valuable board member. We are working on firming the date in September and November, along with speakers, for the remainder of the sessions this year. We encouraged everyone to email us if they have any ideas or suggestions.

HULA FOR MOOLA

Our 2nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser is right around the corner. We will be hosting the fundraiser at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue. Last year we were able to give away three scholarships to the Elgin High School students entering the culinary program at Elgin Community College. This year we would like to give a scholarship to a past winner, to continue their education and another high school student. Please help us spread the word to get people there but also to collect donations.

We have been emailing everyone the list of donations to date. Send over anything you get and we can put it in another basket or have it stand as a prize on its own. All baskets/prizes are worth a minimum of $50.

WEBSITE

In case you missed it, we have a website! Jason has worked tirelessly to provide us with this new resource. Please check it out and let us know if you see anything we could add. We will use this to promote upcoming events, meeting minutes, job postings and more. We are asking you to continue to engage with us on content. If you see a job posting or if your company has a volunteer experience, then let us know.

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm at Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago Street in downtown Elgin.

ALL MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Jason Pawlowski
Krisilee Murphy
Ann Leider
Saul Acevedo
Christina Pearson
Stephanie Casstevens
Elaine McCalmont
Megan Ault
Liz Shafer
Ben Lamkin

More Raffle Prizes for Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser

Poster_teaserAd3There’s even more loot to shoot for at Elgin Young Professionals Network’s Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizza, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin.

Here is an updated list of our Hula for Moola Raffle Baskets and Prizes (as of March 27):

- Four box seats for the Friday, May 2 Kane County Cougars game vs. Burlington Bees – Star Wars night and a fireworks night!
- Two tickets to a future Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert
- Two tickets to the Elgin High School Clumsy Chef’s dinner
- Golfing for four at Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn
- Golf passes from the City of Elgin
- Golf club from Harry Stowell
- Jewelry set from Simply Exquisite by Sandra Young
- Five free yoga classes from Fusion Mind Body Studio
- Beauty Basket & $100 gift card from Fox River Spa & Salon
- Blackhawks Basket – including brand new with tags Jonathan Toews 2010 Winter Classic replica jersey
- Car Basket – including free oil change, car wash and interior cleaning products from Brittain’s Express Oil & Lube
- Beauty Basket and gift certificate from Salon Couture
- Boys Easter Basket
- Girls Easter Basket
- Wine Basket
- Hawaiian Basket
- Man Basket
- Office Basket
- Gift cards/certificates from Buckingham’s Steakhouse and Lounge at Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin Public HousePita Puff, Rainforest Cafe, Downtown Elgin, Starbucks, In the Neighborhood Deli, Domani Cafe, Colonial Cafe

And we’re not done yet! EYPN is still seeking additional donations of products, services, gift cards and other goodies. If you or your business would like to make a donation, please contact Hula for Moola Raffle Coordinator Christina Pearson at eypn@outlook.com. Mahalo!

Our “latitude-changing” local luau also features a cash bar, free pizza, goodies from the recent Illinois Pro Start Competition title winning Clumsy Chef students, Hawaiian music, and tropical-themed games and activities – including the inaugural Hula-Hoopla Challenge!

Proceeds of the Hula for Moola fundraiser benefit EYPN’s scholarship program supporting Elgin High School Clumsy Chef students attending Elgin Community College’s Culinary Program.

Aloha!

Hula for Moola Raffle Basket Update

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Spring has sprung and Elgin Young Professional Network’s raffle basket donation drive is springing into high gear in advance of our Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin.

Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals, we have assembled some “hula-rific” prizes for our raffle baskets, including a Beauty Basket & $100 Gift Card from Fox River Spa & Salon, a pair of tickets to a future Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert, restaurant gift cards from In the Neighborhood Deli, Domani Café, Colonial Café, Rainforest Café and others.

Additionally several themed raffle baskets will also be available, including a Man Basket (insert your own punchline here), Office Basket, Wine Basket, Easter Basket, Pet Basket, Movie Basket, Blackhawks Basket and, of course, a Hawaii Basket.

EYPN is still seeking additional donations of products, services, gift cards and other goodies. If you or your organization would like to make a donation, please contact Hula for Moola Raffle Coordinator Christina Pearson at eypn@outlook.com. Mahalo!

Our “latitude-changing” local luau also features a cash bar, free pizza, goodies from the recent Illinois Pro Start Competition title winning Clumsy Chef students, Hawaiian music, and tropical-themed games and activities – including the inaugural Hula-Hoopla Challenge!

Proceeds of the Hula for Moola fundraiser benefit EYPN’s scholarship program supporting Elgin High School Clumsy Chef students attending Elgin Community College’s Culinary Program.

EYPN’s Krisilee Murphy Finalist for 2014 Elgin Image Awards

EYPN1 (4)Congratulations to Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Director of Marketing and Elgin Young Professionals Network board Vice President, Krisilee Murphy, on her nomination for the City of Elgin’s 2014 Image Awards.

EVENT DATE CHANGE: The annual event, which takes place Thursday, March 27 at 6pm at The Centre of Elgin’s Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way, recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that have had a positive impact on the Elgin community.

For her outstanding work in promoting tourism in the Elgin area, Murphy was named a 30-Under-30 Ambassador last year by Destination Marketing Association International. She also serves as chair of Market Illinois, a high profile niche marketing committee of the Illinois Office of Tourism. In 2012, she received the YWCA Elgin’s Marguerite Henry Award for Communications at the annual Leader Luncheon.

A complete list of Elgin Image Award nominees is available on the City of Elgin’s website. All nominees will be recognized and winners will be awarded at the event. The event is open to all; please rsvp to (847) 931-5598. For more information or questions regarding the Image Awards contact Barb Keselica, Special Events and Community Engagement Manager, at 847-531-7056 or by email at Keselica_b@cityofelgin.org.

EYPN Hula for Moola Scholarship Fundraiser

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Poster design by Chad Meyers

Howzit? Winter blues got you down?

Grab your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts and get ready to “Hula for Moola” as Elgin Young Professionals Network presents its second annual Scholarship Fundraiser, taking place Thursday, April 10 beginning at 6pm at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin. Proceeds of the fundraiser benefit EYPN’s scholarship program which supports Elgin High School Clumsy Chef students attending Elgin Community College’s Culinary Program.

This “latitude-changing” local luau features a cash bar, free pizza, goodies from the recent Illinois Pro Start Competition title winning Clumsy Chef students, Hawaiian music, raffle baskets, and tropical-themed games and activities – including the inaugural Hula-Hoopla Challenge!

RSVP via our Facebook Event Page and be sure to follow Elgin Young Professionals Network on Facebook for the latest fundraiser event and activity details and raffle prize updates as they become available.

Aloha and Mahalo!

In July 2013, EYPN conducted its inaugural scholarship fundraiser entitled “Fundraising is Fun-taSch-tic” at Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano in downtown Elgin. The enormously successful event raised over $1,800 to fund three scholarships.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in donating raffle basket prizes or possibly making a monetary donation to the EYPN’s scholarship fund, can do so via the online form below or e-mail eypn@outlook.com.

NOW ACCEPTING RAFFLE PRIZE DONATIONS:

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