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

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