Beacon Hill Young Professionals Meet on Joy St. to Plan for the Year
This group of up-and-coming Beacon Hillers is planning a Hill-style scavenger hunt among other things.
Members of the Beacon Hill Young Professionals' Steering Committee met at 74 Joy St. on Tuesday night to review the group's upcoming agenda. Led by Vice President Sarah Redmond, members proposed several new opportunities for Beacon Hill's twenty- and thirty-somethings to come together, while at the same time addressing the group's larger goals.
The item demanding the Committee's most immediate attention was the Beacon Hill Door Hunt, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. Ingrid Calder, a Beacon Hill resident in attendance on Tuesday, explained that participants go on a Beacon Hill-style scavenger hunt and compete for prizes like gym memberships and Starbucks cards.
People sign up in teams of two and are given a booklet with photos of doors, alley ways and window boxes and have two hours to find the street each feature is located on, explained Redmond. Each person is charged $20 to compete.
Teams meet back at 74 Joy St. afterwards for food, drinks and prizes. The grand prize is a pair of tickets to this year's Beacon Hill Civic Association's Winter Dance in January.
Beacon Hill Young Professionals was founded in the summer of 2009 as part of the Civic Association. Since then the Steering Committee had grown to 15
people. Each event attracts between 20 and 40 people, said Redmond. "We've grown immensely!" she said.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, the Committee will be supporting the Civic Association's Holiday Fundraiser at the Hampshire House from 6 to 9 p.m. Civic Association liason Kathryn Kuchefski said the event would raise money to help pay for the neighborhood's annual holiday pole decorations. Tickets are $40.
Rowena and Chris Tuttle, the Committee's philanthropy co-chairs who were just married in August, proposed returning to the Greater Boston Food Bank in early January, after the group sorted 7,000 pounds of food there last month.
Matt Marzetti and Matt Javitch brought the meeting to a close with some "out of the box" ideas for increasing membership. The group is actively seeking more participation from the neighborhood's young people, and is working hard to attract new members.
Achieving that goal would satisfy the Steering Committee's mission statement of bringing "residents and friends of Beacon Hill, ages 22 to 35, together in an effort to build community awareness and a more unified neighborhood."
For more information on events visit the Young Professionals' Facebook page.