Social Events Committee

Our Social Events Committee has taken on more and more in the last few years, and is taking on even more responsibilities this year. This committee is extremely enthusiastic about holding events that will excite and engage our HYPEsters!

The Social Events Committee is in charge of our monthly Get HYPEd networking events which happen at various locations in Hartford. This committee is also in charge of selecting a fellow HYPEster each month for our Member Spotlight, who is introduced at each Get HYPEd. They also choose and plan other activities for the HYPE membership, such as an outing to the Hartford Stage or cheering on the Hartford Wolf Pack and the New Britain Rock Cats. Every May, the Social Events Committee plans and organizes our annual Spring Fling – a great event to celebrate the warm weather and to crown the victor of our HYPE Cup series.

The Social Events Committee also partners with the Personal & Professional Development Committee to find committee members who are interested in hosting “Hanging Out With HYPE”, where the individuals will attend a fun community event and invites other HYPEsters to join them!

In 2014, the Social Events Committee wants to expand their social offerings from the monthly Get HYPEd to more outings and events in the Hartford Region. This committee is also interested in collaborating with other committees on various projects to engage more HYPE members in the programs and events we offer.

We meet once a month throughout the year, either in person or through conference call, and also, when needed, by email and Basecamp (a project management tool).

To join the Social Events Committee, contact Program Director Caitlin Thayer.


Amanda SchoonmakerAmanda Schoonmaker
Vice Chair of Social Events
HYPEsocialevents@metrohartford.com