Weekly Update from YPN

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Weekly Update from YPN

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Young Professionals Network Muscatine
Weekly Update

December 28, 2016       



  Save The Date


Join us for our next Third Thursday! 
Our annual kickoff event and wrap-up to our membership drive will take place on:



January 19th – 5:30 – 7:30pm
Geneva Golf & Country Club


Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and socializing with other YP’s!
Be sure to sign up for your 2017 membership as we will be drawing for some great prizes which include:
An Amazon Echo



(2) Amazon Fire TV Sticks



$250.00 worth of gift certificates to local businesses!
*Must be present to win

Our corporate supporters for this event are GMCCI and Geneva Golf & Country Club.






Thank you to the Rotary Club of Muscatine
for hosting us and putting together a great networking event today!
We appreciate all you do for the community and look forward to working together in the future.

Seth Munier spoke about the great things YPN does in the
community and how the Rotary and YPN can work together.




Member Spotlight!  


Name: Lauren Foxwell
Hometown: Monona, IA
Other places you’ve lived: Ames, IA; Monticello, IA; Red Wing, MN;
and Muscatine
Employer: HNI Corporation
Position: Product Development Engineer for HNI Leveraged Furniture Operations.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Tee’s, especially for the ice cream snowstorms!
Previous employer/positions or general overview of experience: I just finished the Early Career Development Program at HNI where I completed 6 rotations in either engineering, operations, or supply chain.
College/Major: I attended Iowa State University and my degree is in Mechanical Engineering.
What do you like to do for fun? Outdoor things in the summer like hiking, kayaking, or camping; otherwise traveling, photography, crocheting, painting, and learning new instruments.
Why did you join YPN? Being from a small town, I see a lot of value in community involvement and I wanted to be part of a group of other people who might also be new to town and looking to get plugged in.
What is your favorite YPN event? Visiting Ardon Creek winery was probably one of my favorites!
What event would you like to see YPN do? I would like to see a joint event with the Quad Cities YPN group.

Anything else? Ich kann Deutsch sprechen!


Third Thursday Re-Cap!

YPN gathered the evening of December 8th


for the December “Third Thursday” Ugly Christmas Sweater party at Rosebowl. There were some truly awful sweaters and  bowling to match.    


Congrats to Monica Fulscher for winning the UGLY sweater contest!


Members collected well over $100 worth of new unwrapped toys to be donated to Toy Time. Along with the toys donated by members the YPN organization also makes a contribution on behalf of all members.


The December Third Thursday was supported by Voice of Muscatine – KWPC AM 860 & FM 95.1 and Monsanto!



YPN Gives Back!  paper_people_chain.jpg





A group of YPN members wrapped gifts for Pearl City Outreach’s annual Christmas dinner and party on
December 16th.


This event serves hundreds in the community and helps make the holiday season a little brighter for those attending.

Thank you to those who volunteered their time and to Pastor Sharon Phillips for putting on such great events in the community!





YPN donated 20 bags of food to the Hawkeye Hauler
for Freezin’ For Food!


  Membership Deals!


*Don’t miss out on these great deals! If you haven’t received your discount card yet, please contact Dena at
Job Opportunities

Muscatine Power and Water Job Opportunity
Muscatine Power and Water is immediately seeking a Manager, Information Systems to complete our IS team.  This position will offer exciting challenges and will thrive with a creative leader that will identify, recommend, develop, and implement cost-effective solutions as it pertains to new technology.
You will work alongside and manage your own top notch IS team in ways of strategic planning, nurturing innovation, and planning projects!  Does this sound like something that interests you? Keep reading….
Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Information Systems or Computer Science, or equivalent combination of work experience and education is required. Minimum of four years’ supervisory experience, and strong technical knowledge of network hardware, protocols, and standards.  Innovative and forward thinking, company and community involvement, and ability to take ownership are attractive qualities that are encouraged of current and prospective employees.
Salary range starting at $90K DOQ. Excellent benefits, including pension and deferred compensation! Great work environment and a great opportunity to leverage your skills and talents in managing your team as you lead change in the ever-changing world of IT! Don’t miss out on this EXCITING opportunity, email your resume and salary requirements to gro.wpmnull@spillihpt or apply at www.mpw.org/careers TODAY!
Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some of the articles that you may have missed this week if you don’t follow us on Facebook…
It turns out Iowa is an objectively great place to live.


Website Update


Have you been on our website lately? Did you feel like a stranger? Did you even know we had a website? Our website has changed! We hope that you can get more out of our new website, still at ypnmuscatine.org. Soon the weekly updates and much more will be available on our updated site, but we would like your help first. Is there something you would like to see on our website? Let us know by emailing moc.semoHlhuRnull@reinuMhteS!


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Leadership Council
Immediate Past Chair
Kyle Probst,
Social Committee Chair
Lindsey Phillips,
Community & Professional Development Chair
Dena Ferreira
Membership Committee Chair
Jodi Hansen,  

GMCCI Liaison
“The Young Professionals Network is a personal and professional development organization designed to allow members to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, and build a better Muscatine community.” 
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