Annual Membership Meeting and Elections

Please join us for our annual membership meeting and elections on March 5 at Cork!  We have some fun events happening during our meeting including elections of the board of directors and awards.  That’s right, awards!  We will be recognizing individuals who have brought a little something extra to YPN.

You must be a member of YPN to nominate either a Board Member or someone for an award. Nominations can be emailed to the Elections Committee Chair, Jordan Ford at  All nomination for awards and board members are due by Wednesday February 26, 2014. 

YPN Member of the Year
YPN New Member of the Year
YPN Committee Member of the Year
Contact Jordan Ford for specific nomination criteria. 

Board Member Nominations:
Would you like to recommend yourself or another member for consideration on YPN's board? Directors must be Members of the Young Professionals Network of Tacoma-Pierce County.

When:  Wed March 5, 2014, 530 - 8pm
Where: Cork (606 N State St, Tacoma)
Who:  YPN Members and prospective members

Not a member?  No worries, you can join now to submit a nomination or at the meeting to cast your vote for board members.

Hope to see you there!

YPN Take Over of Crystal Mountain

Come join the Young Professionals Network as we hit the slopes of Crystal Mountain on February 22. The snow is dumping like crazy this week so we should have good skiing conditions.  This is a great opportunity to have fun and do a little networking

Carpooling is strongly encouraged, please contact Kim Scatton and let her know if you are willing to drive or need a ride. Please have cash with you to reimburse the drivers for gas money (approximately $10-$15 per car). We will be meeting at the Jason Lee Middle School parking lot at 7:30am with an 8am departure from Tacoma. We will be returning between 5-6pm

Please RSVP with Kim so that we can coordinate carpooling and not leave anyone behind!

When: February 22nd, 2014
Meet: Jason Lee Middle School 7:30AM
Return: Around 5pm or 6pm
Contact:  Kim Scatton

Membership Mixer

Thursday Feb 13, 530 - 730pm

Join us at the Harmon Tap Room (204 St Helens Ave, Tacoma) to learn more about YPN at our quarterly Membership Mixer. Philanthropy will be hosting a food drive to benefit Emergency Food Network and encourages all attendees to bring non-perishable items to the event.

Drink tickets and appetizers provided

YPN Volunteers with the Special Olympics!

Saturday, April 13th from 8am – 1pm

Mount Tahoma High School, 4634 S 74th St, Tacoma.

Tacoma Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. By playing side-by-side participants not only develop their physical skills and social skills as they practice for competition, but challenge the prejudices that exist around intellectual disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities include the following:
Venue Coordinator
Facilities Coordinator
Officials/Referees Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Be a Fan in the Stands-Cheer and Support teams during game play

Other positions will include general duties such as greeting families at the gate, directions, handing out uniforms, team check in, etc…
If you’re interested in participating in this event, please contact Jennica Hagberg, 253-315-5621 or

YPN goes to the Sounders game!

Scarves up!!!
YPN is headed to see the Seattle Sounders vs the New England Revolution Saturday, April 13. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow YPN members or make new connections…and of course have fun in the process!
Seating is limited to 15 people, so we will offer this opportunity to members first. Registration will be members only until April 2, and then non-members will be able to sign up for the remaining seats.
Game time is 1pm. We will be taking the Doyle’s bus to the game which leaves 2 hours before game time.
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
Date: Saturday April 13  
Value: $57 Member Cost: $45 Non-Member Cost: $50  
Meet Location: Doyle’s (208 St Helen’s Avenue, Tacoma)

Information about Doyle’s:
The Doyle’s Sounders Bus:
The Seattle Sounders