YPN Newsletter, December 2010
Submitted by Communications ... on Fri, 2012-02-17 09:23
Message from the President
I hope everyone has had a great holiday season spent with close friends and family, while enjoyed a well-deserved break.
The YPN schedule slowed in December after a very busy and productive fall. Our focus during that time was to offer a multitude of Professional Development and Corporate events that boast great speakers and learning opportunities so that you could choose what session best fit into your busy schedule.
We had a great turn out at our Meyers Norris Penny and Value Partners Investments corporate event on September 15th. Since the summer months, we have been working hard to provide something for everyone. These events include: lunch and learns, happy hours, communicators, indoor rock climbing, Christmas Pot Luck and numerous professional development sessions on goal setting, leadership, professional image and etiquette. We also continued our work in the community by growing terrible mustaches, which raised over $5,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada during our first ever Movember campaign.
In December, we also launched our Big Brothers and Big Sisters “Big Day Out” event, which brought YPN volunteers and children together for an afternoon at a Nanaimo Clippers hockey game. A special thank you to all of the YPN volunteers who came out to support this initiative. Please stay tuned for upcoming BBBS opportunities!
The YPN took a much-needed break over the holidays and is excited to get back into the swing of things now that it is the New Year. We have some great events planned over the next few months giving us a chance to learn, network and just have some fun.
On January 19th, the Impact Visual Communications team has invited Ron Berry as a guest speaker for our first corporate event of the year. On January 31st, the Indigenuity Consulting Group will lead us in a discussion with Chief Doug White III and Councilor William Yoachim on First Nations Awareness. In February, we have the return of Read Jones Christoffersen (RJC) Consulting Engineers for their second
annual YPN corporate event.
Our next community project includes discussions with an oil company to obtain the use of expired gas station properties for 5 years to create community gardens. This would produce fruits and vegetables in raised beds for distribution throughout our communities. In the spring, we are also exploring the possibility of creating a city wide High School Business Competition.
Congratulations to everyone on a successful 2010 and looking towards to a stellar 2011. I look forward to seeing you at all of our upcoming events!
2010/11 YPN President
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