Grand Rapids Young Professionals | May 2, 2018
May Newsletter
April flew by and it's already May! That means that on top of all of our usual events, we also have our Golf Clinics starting soon to get you all ready to go for the season. Golf not your thing? That's fine, check out our Unwinds, Trivia Night and more in the coming months!
Trivia Night TONIGHT!
Wednesday, May 2
Break out your acid wash jeans, flannel, and best boy band concert tee for a night of 90s themed trivia! In this fun-filled evening, teams of six will go head to head, testing their knowledge of all things 90s!

So dig deep in the closet for those old clothes you knew would be in again someday, do up that old hairstyle favorite, and join us for a trivia night you don't want to miss!
Featured Member: Allison Bandeen

This month's Featured Member is one of our Directors of Membership, Allison Bandeen. Allison has been around longer than most and is often the first person that our new members interact with. She's been an asset to the GRYP Board and we're proud to showcase her as this month's Featured Member.

We asked Allison a few questions. See what she had to say below!
Tell us a little about yourself. 
Here are my two truths and two lie. I went to an all girl Catholic choice, I am originally from Grand Rapids, and I got into a fight with a vase..the vase won..but I have a scar as a trophy!

Why did you join GRYP?
I moved back to Grand Rapids in 2010 after graduating college, I did not want to hang out with my parents every weekend so decided I should look into making friends/ social organizations. My internship mentor was part of GRYP so I signed up, joined a committee and the bowling team. Seven years later, as Elton John once said, "I'm still standing.. after all this time".

What's your favorite event? 
I don't want to be I will say Table for six or Trivia. Both offer a more quality of quantity interaction with our members. 

How long have you been a member?
18 years, 18 years..wait wrong song. I have been a member for about 7 years, been on the board for 5 as Director of Membership.

What area of work are you in?
I am a HR Generalist/ Recruiter for a Mortgage company

What's your favorite thing to do in Grand Rapids?
It is hard to pick one thing...I am a huge foodie so I love trying to new restaurants or bars that are opening up (the more patios the better). I also really love Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Movies in the Park!

Anything else you'd like to add?
Joining Grand Rapids Young Professionals is one of the better decisions I have made in my life. It is how I have met most of my friends and allowed me to take on leadership opportunities. It is because of the positive experiences I have had with this organization that I have decided to take leadership positions in other organizations as well. 
Summer Golf Clinics
Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning in May
Summer will be here before you know it and for most professionals that means it's almost time to get back on the golf game. GRYP will be hosting summer golf clinics. Whether you’ve never picked up a golf club before or perhaps need a refresher, this opportunity is for you.

You can choose to meet either Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Thornapple Pointe beginning May 22nd.

Session topics include: chipping and putting, grip/stance/posture/beginning golf swing, review on fundamentals, and complete golf swing

Click the registration links for full details!
Unwind with GRYP!
Want to network with other young professionals? Join us for our one or both of these upcoming Unwinds, where you can do just that! Click the links below for more information on each of the upcoming events!

Unwinds are open networking events that allow you to meet others and network in a low-key environment. Come as you are, and make sure to bring some business cards!
Join the GRYP Board or a GRYP Committee!

Looking to Get Involved? We have plenty of Committee and Board positions open and would love to hear from you! Email for more information!
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