Written by: Hannah Kennedy
The FLEX Annual Meeting was held at Karma Coffee Company on Friday, October 26. The night provided FLEX members and guests, with a total of about 40 attendees for the event, opportunities to network and stay up to date on the various FLEX events throughout the past year.
An array of hors d’oeuvres was provided by Karma, while young professional and photographer Chett DeLong offered free professional headshots. Attendees enjoyed a time of networking, icebreaker games, and drinks, followed by a presentation of FLEX news in 2018, with members voting on 2019 leadership (see new officers below).
FLEX President Rachel Stiller gave a presentation of highlights from 2018, including various FLEX events like the Bike ’n Brew, Historical Walking Tour, Dinner and Show Social, and others. FLEX membership increased by nearly 75% in 2018, and has a current total of 85 Members in Good Standing. The organization offered volunteer opportunities throughout the year to get members involved in the community, as well as a book club and a speaker series to help members develop their own professional skills.
In the upcoming year, FLEX looks forward to offering its members more leadership development resources, including a speaker series on topics such as mentorship, team building, and entrepreneurship. FLEX hopes to continue to encourage its members to be active in the community, as well as reaching out and staying connected with fellow young professionals.
The organization will continue to help young professionals thrive while living and working in the Venango area.
Welcome 2019 FLEX Officers!
New FLEX leadership was elected at the Annual Meeting in October. The 2019 officers are:
President – Rachel Stiller
VP/Secretary – Kat Thompson
Membership – Laura Ordaz
Events & Fundraising – Hannah McCarthy
Marketing & Community Partnerships – Tessa Byham
Find more photos from the Annual Meeting on the FLEX Facebook page.
This article was published in the Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs Exchange’s (FLEX) November 2018 edition of the FLEX Your Ideas (FYI) Newsletter.