February Newsletter
We're already into the second month of the year! January had some great events, but we're looking forward to a great Trivia Night, Unwind, Happy Hour, and even a joint Community Involvement/Educational event! Check out the below information and take a look at our website and social media pages for up-to-date information!
Upcoming GRYP Events 
Mark your calendars for these GRYP events. Click on the event for more information and to register. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM  - Rezervoir Lounge - 1418 Plainfield Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Lamberton Lake Nature Preserve - 3118 Plaza Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - SpeakEZ Lounge - 600 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - The Knickerbocker (New Holland Brewing Company) - 417 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Grand Rapids Public Library - 111 Library Street Northeast, Vander Veen Center, 4th Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Save the Date
Stay tuned for details on these other upcoming events!
March 14 - Happy Hour 
March 30 - March Unwind
April 7 - Table for Six
April 18 - Membership Event
April 27 - Joint Unwind/Community Involvement Event

New to GRYP? Feel free to contact us at to be connected to another member before an event.

Featured Event:
Trivia Night at the Rezervoir Lounge!

We're hosting our next GRYP Trivia Night on Tuesday, February 7. This has become a quarterly event and is a blast to participate in! We'll have limited capacity so RSVP soon to get your teams together and get your thinking caps on!!
Sign up as a team, or register on your own and we'll find you a team when you arrive! We ask that teams have a maximum of 6 people, making it possible for us to have up to 8 teams.
After registration, you'll have time to mingle and network before starting the trivia portion of the evening. Trivia will last approximately 2 hours, beginning at 6:30pm and we ask that you try to stay the entire time if possible.
The best part? There's prizes!
  • 1st Place Team = $30 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place Team = $20 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place Team = $10 Gift Card
We hope to see you there!

GRYP Leadership Opportunities
We're looking for a new Board member! Interested in applying? Email GRYP President, Shauna Vanderstel:

Co-Director of Public Relations
The PR Committee is in need of a co-director. This person must have relevant public relations, communications, or marketing experience, the ability to manage multiple committee members, great organization skills, and experience working on a board of directors.

Committee Positions
We're also looking for new committee members! 

GRYP Social Events Committee
The Social Events Committee is responsible for planning Unwinds, Table for Six events, sporting events and leagues. We are looking for people to specifically focus on planning and organizing Table for Sixes and sports league. If you're interested in joining, please email

GRYP Community Involvement Committee
TheCommunity Involvement Committee is responsible for connecting GRYP members with organizations around the Grand Rapids area with service opportunities. We focus on giving back to our community and also introducing GRYP members to a wide variety of groups. We are looking for members to assist in planning these events and to help us expand our connection with the West Michigan area. If you are interested in joining, please email

Other Committee Opportunities
Education Committee - If interested in joining, email
Membership - If interested in joining, email
Public Relations - If interested in joining, email
Development - If interested in joining, email
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About GRYP: 
Grand Rapids Young Professionals is dedicated to providing young professionals with the opportunity to interact professionally and socially with each other. GRYP is committed to professional development and contributing to the communities of Greater Grand Rapids both through volunteer opportunities and leadership roles.  We will promote an environment that helps attract and retain the next generation of business leaders.