President’s Welcome

Welcome to Hunter Young Professionals (hyp) 

hyp is a one-of-a-kind community of young people who like discovering new venues, exploring new ideas and meeting all kinds of different people living their purpose.

As a collective, we’re proud advocates of Newcastle and our shared unique lifestyle. From being surrounded by beautiful beaches and a cultural city centre, to the direct access we have to Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley.

As an organisation, we will be continuing to promote our purpose throughout the year, which is to develop and retain young leaders of the Hunter so that they can contribute significantly to the local business community. Young professionals have a huge impact on industries and organisations locally, we are no longer ‘the future’ we are the present, and it is our mission to share the stories of these exceptional individuals.

Each year our members explore a different concept and it is on this annual journey that our members gather at different professional, social and cultural events throughout the Hunter. The concept for 2018 is contribute. This year we are on a journey to discover the ways in which we can have a meaningful contribution – as individuals, as leaders and as a community.

Some of the questions we will be asking ourselves and each other are the following. What is the driving force that compels people to contribute to a purpose greater than themselves? What encourages leaders (and leading organisations) to contribute beyond their means and achieve greatness? How do we ultimately leave the things we encounter – organisations, people, the world – better off than when we found them?

This year is about shaping your legacy as a young professional and as a person. Your legacy is yours to create – so, how will you be remembered?

If this concept excites you, or if you just like hanging out with cool like minded people, sign up for our free membership to keep up to date with what’s happening in our community and for the details of our next gathering. If you spot a board member at an event, make sure you reach out and let us know what you’ve been up to – we thrive on that stuff.

Lauren Armstrong, President