2012 is an exciting year for me, because this will be the first full year that I’ll be a member of the Conner Prairie Horizon Council
. On one hand, despite the cliché, I feel like it was just yesterday that I joined. On the other hand, I feel like I’ve been with the organization forever, and I mean that in the best possible way.
I joined the CPHC in the summer of 2011 alongside my best friend. She and her family have always been fans of Conner Prairie, and she had learned about the CPHC through one of her recent visits. At her urging, I signed up for the newsletters and dedicated myself to my first meeting.
The first meeting was completely galvanizing. It brought back a flood of memories that I had about Conner Prairie as a child and I left with questions about how I had let my life become so busy that I had failed to visit Conner Prairie for so long, and questions about how I could possibly prevent someone else from falling into a pattern of inactivity.
But I had already started to answer that last question by joining the Horizon Council which is a group of young professionals looking to drive our demographic to Conner Prairie. There’s more than enough exciting things to do here – we just need to remind our peers that we’re still the same amazing Conner Prairie that you remember as a child.
My role with CPHC is to keep everyone in the loop. When you get so many amazing professionals into one group, the logistics of meeting and organizing can become a real mess. Fortunately, all the CPHC members are wholeheartedly committed to the group, which makes my job a little easier.
I can’t wait to see what the future has in store not just for us, but for Conner Prairie. If you’re a young professional and love Conner Prairie, please consider checking us out. We’d love to have you!