Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Annual Meeting 2013

The Franklin Young Professionals had our Annual Meeting on March 5th, 2013 at The Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub in downtown Franklin.  Special thanks to the Rathskeller for being awesome hosts and for the goodies they supplied.  We had food catered from Frogtown Market and amazing desserts made by Pattycakes Bakery
Frogtown Market, Pattycakes & Rathskeller provided food & desserts
Annual Meeting 2013

Our Annual Meeting was a time to reflect back on the previous corporate year and to look forward to the upcoming year.  President Mandy Lail reflected on both our strong past and helped prepare us for the year ahead of us.  We had a fun slideshow of pictures from the past year.  Some highlights of this past year were our monthly socials, the Adopt-A-Highway road clean-ups, helping out with the Franklin Folk Festival and Mountain High BBQ Festival, as well as continued support for the Macon County Care Network Weekend Backpack Program.  Our most exciting achievement was our first annual Macon Waves Ducky Derby, which was the first big event FYP hosted here in Franklin.  The Ducky Derby was held in conjunction with the NC Big Sweep event down on the Little Tennessee River.  Our Ducky Derby raised over $4000 and has helped us start up a new scholarship for local high school students, called the FYP Scholar Award.  We have chosen a very well-deserved boy and girl who will each be receiving a $1000 scholarship this spring.  We will be announcing the names of winners very soon so be on the lookout!  This was a huge deal for us and we hope that will be able to provide this scholarship for years to come.
Annual Meeting 2013
President Mandy Lail saying a few words
Our new Board of Directors for 2013-2014 was also announced.  We have a number of board members that will be continuing to serve, some of them in new and different positions, but we also have a few new faces!  We are very excited about the energy and enthusiasm our new board has and we look forward to a great new year.   
Looking forward to a great new year!

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