Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hopkinton Networkers Group: Age Discrimination

Hello Everyone, The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Karen LaRosa. The facilitator for this week will be Laura Startzenbach.

We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, andNeeds & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effortto start on time. In the second hour, Karen will talk about "AgeDiscrimination.

NOTE: William Lam will be conducting a photo session for those interested in having a photo taken for LinkedIn or anything else. Please bring a laptop, a CD, or a flash drive so he can copy the photos onto them. 

Age Discrimination 

About Karen LaRosa Many years ago, I worked in nuclear medicine. Then, I went to graduate school. I worked in medical research labs for many years. In recent years, I worked in biotechnology. I got laid off in April. I am approaching retirement age.

Recap of HNG Meeting of August 2, 2013:

Our 105th meeting of HNG had 38 people, this is 2 less than the previous meeting; 6 signed the New Member list. William Lam was our facilitator. There were 7 introduction speeches.

We had a speaker, Suzanne Gray, who talked about

General Information

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what
we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; wecould always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic
light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is: 

St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators: 

Sandra Cipriani>

Gil Krispien>

William Lam>

Salpi Sarafian> Laura Startzenbach>