Keeping Up With YPN Miami: January 2012 Edition — Feeding South Florida Volunteering; Calendar of Events; Time to Renew

Posted:  January 17th, 2012 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

Want to know what’s up with YPN Miami? Here’s a sneak-peak

IN THIS ISSUE (January 17, 2012):

(1)  Time to Renew!!!
(2)  VOLUNTEER: Saturday, January 21st w/ Feeding South Florida
(3)  YPN Miami is Growing!!! Welcome Our New Board Members
(4)  Upcoming YPN Calendar of Events
(5)  A Year in Review: Oh What a Year!!!
(6)  Things You May Want to Know: YPN Website & Other Events:

Time to Renew!!!

We’re so excited about YPN Miami’s direction and the full calendar of upcoming programming and events and look forward to providing you the tools you need to climb that ladder of success.

It’s that time of year again!!! 2011 was an exciting year for us, and by now, you’ve seen all of the programming that we provide. So take advantage of this discount and join YPN Miami as the premier organization for South Florida’s young professionals.

Join YPN Miami online at


VOLUNTEER: Saturday, January 21st w/ Feeding South Florida

YPN’s Civic Engagement committee needs 10 volunteers for our community service this Saturday, January 21st from 8AM – 12PM. Volunteers are needed to sort and package food at Feeding South Florida’s Broward warehouse so that the food can be distributed to agencies throughout South Florida.

Location: 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Hallandale Beach

To volunteer, contact Stephanie Gaywood, Civic Engagement Chair at

YPN Miami is Growing!!! Welcome Our New Board Members

As you may have noticed, YPN Miami is growing, and so is our Board. Please welcome our new Board Members and Committee Chairs. Their email is listed at the right side of this newsletter, and you can learn more about their new roles on the Executve Board page of our website.

—  Jermaine Lee, Vice-President

—  Chaynea Fox-Sampson, Professional Development Co-Chair

—  Stephanie Gaywood, Civic Engagement Chair


Upcoming YPN Calendar of Events

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

As echoed by Dr. King, YPN Miami keeps moving forward! Get ready for a super busy and productive year with programming to develop you professionally, empower you civically, and connect you socially.


January – May Calendar of Events

NOTE: Some events are “Members Only;” dates subject to change, more details to follow as dates approach



January 21st @ 7:30AM — Feeding South Florida volunteering event in collaboration with the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association. Only 10 slots available. Confirm attendance with Stephanie Gaywood,

January 26th Mentoring Event “Match/Pairing”

January 28th: Professional Development Committee organizational meeting
Location: Orange Bowl Offices (14360 NW 77th Ct, Miami Lakes)
Contact: Youseline Poteau,


February 1st @ 6PM – 9PM: YPN Miami partners with the Urban League YPN Broward for their “I Am Empowered” 5th anniversary young professionals mixer
Location: SAS Martini Lounge [1814 Harrison St, Hollywood]

February 24th: 8th Annual delancyhill Black History Celebration
More info:

February 25th: Essence of Culture (YPN Culture Series): Alvin Ailey Dance @ Adrienne Arsht Center
More info:



March 2nd – 11th: Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)
Contact: Civic Engagement Committee

March 17th: Professional Development Workshop: “Diversity & Inclusion”
Location: Orange Bowl Offices (14360 NW 77th Ct, Miami Lakes)
Contact: Youseline Poteau,

March 28th: YPN Miami General Membership meeting & “Landscape of Real Estate”
Roundtable discussion on today’s real estate market



April 12th: Life the Game: Law of Sports
Discussion on how law affects the business of sports

April 27th: Professional Development workshop: Credit/Wealth Management with Gerald Grant of AXA Advisors, Bryan Hughes of Northwestern Mutual, and Oti Roberts of JP Morgan Chase



May 15th: Essence of Culture (YPN Miami Culture Series): Lion King Event @ Adrienne Arsht Center
More info:

A Year in Review: Oh What A Year!!!

We’re proud to say that 2011 has been an outstanding year for YPN’s growth and development. We’ve provided members with a host of professional development and community service. We also launched our mentoring program and have already connected members with business mentors.

We’re excited about 2012 and hope that you will continue to support YPN as we remain committed to developing enriching programming.

Check out this 2011’s past events:

Things You May Want to Know: YPN Website & Other Events

Don’t miss out! No need to wait for our monthly newsletters to know all that’s going on with YPN. Stay abreast of all of the news, resources, and community events we post on our website by subscribing to our RSS feed delivered straight to your inbox.

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Women’s Business Council Strategy Session- January 27th
8th Annual delancyhill Black History Month celebration- February 23rd
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Leaders Luncheon- March 16th
Cultures Series at the Adrienne Arsht Center- Now – May 15th




Brandon Okpalobi

Jermaine Lee

Ntiense Inokon
E: ntiense@ypnmiami

Carlyn Tribble
Membership Chair

Chaynea Fox-Sampson
Professional Development Chair

Youseline Poteau
Professional Development Vice-Chair

Kenisha Brown
Mentorship Program Chair

Hans C. Malebranche
Mentorship Program Co-Chair

Sean O’Neill
Business Development Chair

Asriele Stubbs
Business Development Co-Chair

Fabiola Fleuranvil
Communications Chair

Stephanie Gaywood
Civic Engagement Chair

Chris Payne
Technology Chair

Jessica Geter
MDCC Liaison

How to reach us:

P: (305) 751-8648



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