April 2018 President’s Message
by Hayley Lane, YBP President
Thanks to The Window and Door Store for hosting our first Hard Hat Happy Hour of 2018! We raised $130 for the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program. Let’s keep the momentum going as we approach our next H4 on April 19 at Nebraska Title Company.
At our Midday Meetup we had special guest Bill Michener, the Executive Director with Lighthouse, talk to the group. It was great to hear Bill talk firsthand about the Lighthouse and see the passion he has. If you missed the meeting I would encourage you to attend the April 9 Tribute to Youth program where Bill will be the guest speaker.
Our April project with Lighthouse is scheduled for April 24-25. We will be doing drywall repairs as well as building a shelf for their homework room. If you would like to provide a lending hand, or if you are free that day and can come hang out, it’s a great opportunity to tour the Lighthouse and meet the kids and staff!
We are looking at ways to add value to our YBP membership by providing professional development/networking opportunities. Ideas considered are a “speed networking” event as well as offering an event where professional headshots could be taken. If you have any other ideas you would like us to consider, please send them my way, Hayley@rezacconstruction.com.
YBP & The Lighthouse
In 2017, the YBP Council formed an amazing partnership with The Lighthouse which has been very fulfilling as we work to provide a positive influence in the kids’ lives. In June 2017, we held our inaugural Light the Way 5K which raised $800 for The Lighthouse. Other activities have included an ice cream social, workdays to powerwash and stain their pergolas, celebrity judging of their annual salsa tasting competition and a game night.
Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Program
In 2016, the YBP Council began collecting free-will donations at their events to be given to the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program. To date, the group has given over $695 to this great cause.