2019-2020 Alumni Committee Events
The Tampa Connection Alumni Committee organizes a series of socials and community outreach events, to assist Tampa Connection Alumni with continued networking and community involvement opportunities. All Tampa Connection Alumni are invited!
Alumni Committee Intro Meetings
Wednesday, July 10 6:00pm or Tuesday, July 23 6:00pm
The Tampa Club
Our first meetings of the new class year! If you plan on participating in the Alumni Committee this year, please attend one of our first two meetings to meet our newest alumni and select a subcommittee.
The first meeting will be Wednesday, July 10. If you are unable to attend the first meeting, your second option is Tuesday, July 23. Both meetings will be held at the Tampa Club. Plan to meet some of your fellow Tampa Connection alumni at the bar at 6:00pm. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 and will run no more than an hour.
2018-2019 Alumni Committee Events
Dog Park Social
Sunday, November 4
10:00am – 12:00pm
Davis Island Dog Beach
We enjoyed a morning of fun in the sun at the Davis Island Dog Beach with 12 alumni and 9 dogs. It was a fantastic opportunity for those alumni whose schedules make it difficult for them to attend our weekday happy hours to join us and reconnect.
Feeding Tampa Bay
Tuesday, November 20
5:30pm – 7:30pm
4702 Transport Drive, Building 6
Tampa Connection members, as well as their friends and families, inspected perishable and non-perishable grocery items to ensure their quality. We then packaged those goods for distribution to our food insecure neighbors. Our efforts ensured that Feeding Tampa Bay would be able to deliver thousands of meals to our community in the days following the event.
After volunteering at Feeding Tampa Bay’s warehouse, we gathered at Coppertail Brewing Co. There, Tampa Connection friends old and new raised a toast to our contribution to the community!
Tampa Connection Holiday Party
Friday, November 30
5:30pm – 10pm
The Patio Tampa
2018 Tampa Connection Holiday Party!
We kicked off the holiday season with our annual Holiday Party on Friday, November 30th for all Tampa Connection class members, board members, and alumni! Everyone enjoyed appetizers, a DJ playing music all night, and a fantastic photo booth.
Saturday, January 12
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tampa Connection sipped and strolled along the historic Hillsborough River. Join us Saturday, January 12th as we sip and stroll along the historic Hillsborough River. We met at Armature works and ended at the newly opened Sparkman Wharf. Friends, significant others, and colleagues all enjoyed the day with us!
2:00 – Tampa Armature Works (met at the outdoor bar closest to Ulele)
3:15 – Mise Waterfront Bar (Curtis Hixon)
4:30 – Sheraton Pool Bar
5:45 – Sail Pavilion
6:30 – Sparkman Wharf
2nd Annual Field Day
Saturday, February 9
Just like your field day in grade school, with classic events like a relay race and obstacle course. We grabbed some friends, set up camp, & had a blast! This event was organized by Club Sport with money being raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Tuesday, February 26
5:30pm – 7:30pm
GEN X Tavern
Located at 103 E Jackson St- Ground floor of the Bank of America Parking Garage
We partied like it was 1989! Current class members, alumni and those interested in learning more about Tampa Connection all enjoyed an incredible sneak peek at the brand new GenX Tavern in downtown Tampa.
The History of Tampa Connection
Paint Your Heart Out Volunteer Event
Saturday, April 13
9:00am – 1:00pm
4434 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Tampa, FL 33616
Each year, more than 2,500 volunteers help elderly and low-income Tampa residents by painting the exterior of their homes. The Tampa Connection was proud to once again participate in this citywide event by painting a home in the heart of South Tampa!
Alumni Happy Hour at Miguelitos
Friday, April 26
Miguelitos Taqueria Y Tequilas
4:00pm – 6:00pm
2702 W Kennedy Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33609
Dozens of Tampa Connection Alumni joined us on Friday, April 26th for Happy Hour at Miguelitos to connect with fellow alumni, current class members, and people interested in going through Tampa Connect next year!
Positive Spin Employability Workshop
Saturday, June 1
10:00am – 2:30pm
Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library
Tampa Connection hosted our annual employability workshop with Positive Spin. Our volunteers taught Positive Spin’s clients skills including resume building, interview tips, financial management, and job searching.
Saturday, June 15
The last Social Committee event of the year was an Ybor Stroll!
3:30 at Rock Brothers Brewing
5:00 at Tampa Bay Brewing Company
6:30 at Gaspar’s Grotto