If you are one of our neighborhood's fabulous young professionals and have a free evening tonight, I'd love to see you at the Athletic Club of Columbus.
The German Village Society wants to meet the next generation of caretakers of our unique neighborhood and get a chance to introduce ourselves to you.
To sweeten the deal, we're offering up free snacks and drinks, a peek inside the Athletic Club and a chance to meet each other!
For a couple of years, our Long-Range Planning Committee has been thinking about how to engage more young professionals in the goals and objective of the Society. Tonight's event is the kickoff of inviting you to the table.
We're privileged to have a young professional leading that committee. Matt Eshelbrenner is a great example of what we know many of you might like to emulate.
He's leading a committee of interested neighbors to consider what this neighborhood needs to remain unique/historic/walkable/urbane/etc. and he's helping move the needle in the right direction.
He isn't alone -- we have a LOT of YPs leading us into the future. But we'd like to have more.
So come and learn a little about us and teach us a little about how you like to be engaged.
We're at the Athletic Club of Columbus (136 E Broad St) from 6-8 p.m. tonight, July 31. Come. Bring a friend.
Apply your love of our 'hood to the projects and programs that will continue to make it relevant.
Here are some facts you might not know:
* Half of the people who live in German Village rent,
* You don't have to own a home to be a member of German Village Society -- the Village belongs to all of us.
Here are some of the benefits of engagement:
* Your $35 Young Professional membership earns you member-discount pricing on our events. You also get 20 percent off rentals for parties or weddings.
* We are creative minds with a common voice serving as caretakers and stewards of a unique urban neighborhood.
* Come meet your neighbors, who are many of the city's top business and civic leaders, hone leadership skills and make a difference alongside other philanthropic young adults.
German Village Society Executive Director Shiloh Todorov submitted the Village Notebook column.