Chapter Kick-off Meetup
ChickTech-RDU held our first meetup on 3/23/2017 in Raleigh. From the time the meetup group was created early February the member list has been steadily growing. Interested individuals had been reaching out to us through different media asking for ways they can get involved. This meetup was organized as a chapter kick-off to announce our presence locally.
Our main objective was to hold an Information Session with a bonus sub-objectives which consisted of
- Brand recognition
- Volunteer drive
- Brainstorm general ideas
The meet & greet went off seamlessly. Leadership team wearing our very own ChickTech swag and warm smiles welcomed the guests. The amazing spread arranged artistically by chef Leann was extremely inviting. The cookies from Jen were to kill for. It pays to have talented women in the leadership team who wears many hats. The presentation by Jen had the right amount of story and passion that everyone in the room could relate to. The message was very clear on what ChickTech is about and what we were looking for. Q&A went on well over time which turned into a brainstorming session with attendees who had a variety of experience in the industry suggesting tried-and-true methods for fundraising and workshops. All the attendees were entered into a drawing for free ice cream vouchers from Treat and our very own ChickTech Raleigh-Durham T-Shirt. Attendees were also very eager to sign up to volunteer.
At the end of the evening, all of us went home content to have signed up for a cause that we hold close to our hearts. Thanks to our sponsors: Red Hat for providing the space for meetup, Treat for the vouchers and Leann for the food.