Orange County Branch Newsletter
Younger Member Forum
Joint University Bonfire
By: Eric Walker
To kick off the beginning of Spring/Summer and to preemptively celebrate nearing the end of the school year CSUF, UCI, CSULB, and OC YMF hosted a beach bonfire at Bolsa Chica State Beach. With over 70 students in attendance the event was a smashing success! Student Chapter member from all three schools got to meet other student chapter members and talk with YMF about working in the professional world and tips for getting a job upon graduation. There was volleyball, football, soccer, and Can Jam for everyone to play and some brave souls even ventured out into the water for some body surfing. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and smores slow roasted over the open flames and some even broke out into a little karaoke. Overall the event was a lot of fun for all those involved and all of the chapters agreed that we need to host more joint social events like these early in the school year to help build cohesion between the student chapters and help students stay plugged into YMF’s activities too. In addition to all of the fun activities, some of the students were able to upgrade their student memberships to professional memberships, kicking off the member drive!