Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Young Professionals Conclave at the Annual Meeting 2012

By Angie Reid, YPC

Hey Everyone!  This year the Young Professionals are gearing up for a busy 2012 Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington!  The YPC will be helping out with the Career Development Workshops Sunday January 29, 2012 1-5 pm by providing information we learned as we entered into the field as well as tips and important information about professional relations and networking once hired into a position.

Monday January 30, 2012 from 7-9 pm we will be hosting our annual YPC Social at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, located within walking distance of the meeting at 525 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, to get together in an informal setting and talk about our careers, meet other young professionals, and just get to know each other!  If you have never been to a YPC event and you are young in the career field please join us for the social and where you will be introduced to others in the same position.  Come enjoy good food and good people!

Tuesday January 31, 2012 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm we will be having our annual YPC business meeting to give a summary of the year and in lieu of a speaker this year we will be working on a 5-year strategic plan for the YPC so make sure to come and provide your input.  So far we have determined four main points to be discussed, which include 1) increasing YPC involvement at the section level, 2) improving outreach and networking, 3) improving fundraising, and 4) defining and meeting YPC member expectations.  The overall goal of the strategic plan is to improve YPC involvement within the parent Society.  We would love to hear what you have to say so please join us at the meeting!

In an effort to become more visible within the parent Society and help recruitment of new young professionals, YPC representatives will be making brief appearances and announcements at several student events during the Annual Meeting.  We are looking for people to help out with this so please volunteer!

This year we will be having our first ever fundraising raffle!  We will have a table set up near registration Sunday-Tuesday for raffle ticket sales.  We know that a lot of our young professionals won’t get to come to the meeting this year so we need extra help with the raffle sales.  We need people to volunteer to sit at the table for a shift selling tickets or walk around the meeting selling tickets.  We will be raffling off a framed art print from Cabela’s, two hand-quilted wall hangings, handmade antler knife and lamp, and handmade fishing lures.  Our members have really stepped up to help provide the raffle items so please support our efforts!  To volunteer please contact Angie Reid at

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