Since its inception in June of 2004, a primary mission of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac is to sponsor monthly events that allow its members opportunities to network in both social and professional settings. Members can then have an opportunity to invite guests and learn more about the mission and goals of YPF.


Attending YPF events is a great way to find out what YPF is all about. You will meet monthly with collegues and friends while continuing to expand and diversify your network. Come see what the excitement is all about!

YPF Lunch ‘n Learn @ Idea Studio @ Fond du Lac Public Library - lower level
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
YPF Lunch ‘n Learn @ Idea Studio @ Fond du Lac Public Library - lower level
Did you know that the Idea Studio (within the FDL Library) has a Recording Studio, 3D Printers, Laser Engraver, Demo Kitchen and more? Come for lunch and learn about all the amazing equipment and programs that the Idea Studio offers.
For more information about the Idea Studio, please visit:

***Registration recommended so we have an accurate headcount for food. ***

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Fond du Lac Public Library – Lower Level (32 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac)
Cost: Free

YPF Cooking Class at Hotel Retlaw @ Hotel Retlaw
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You asked, YPF listened. One of the most requested events is happening!

YPF is proud to bring a cooking class to Fond du Lac. Want to learn from one of the most respected Chefs in the area, while sipping on some beverages? Each attendee will have the opportunity to practice some newly learned cooking skills at their table; all leading up to an amazing meal.
The event will be taking place at the newly opened Hotel Retlaw in downtown Fond du Lac. Registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 with the fun starting shortly after.

*Included in the ticket price: One drink voucher (beer/wine); multiple hors d’oeuvres; cooking demonstration/show from Chef Chanse; main course (partially prepared by you); and dessert.
A cash bar will be available throughout the event.

Chef Chanse Schomber is a respected culinary figure in the area with strong roots in the Fond du Lac region. He has served as chef at multiple fine dining establishments. At Hotel Retlaw, he oversees all culinary duties at the property, including restaurant operations and onsite events. Chef Chanse has taught numerous cooking schools and has given live cooking demos in front of 20 to 6,000 people, but his true passion is watermelon sculpturing. To date, he has carved over 1,300 unique watermelon sculptures. He was one of the lead chefs at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, where he carved 17 watermelon sculptures and was the lead chef for the celebration meal for the final day of the tournament. More information on Chef Chanse’s work can be found at:

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2019

Breakfast with Champions @ South Hills Golf & Country Club
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

A champion magnifies what it means to be a leader through hard work, creativity, and integrity. Breakfast with Champions is your opportunity to network with a number of community leaders that illustrate these qualities. You won’t want to miss your chance to sit down, connect, ask questions, and discover what it takes to be a true champion. Advanced registration is highly recommended for this well-attended event and seats are limited. Hot breakfast provided.

Sign up by November 1st and be entered into a drawing to have a one-on-one breakfast with one of the Champions!

Meet our Champions:
-Tripp Ahern, J.F. Ahern Co.
-Mike Berg, Summit Automotive
-Joe Braun, Fond du Lac Area Foundation
-Keywon Brown, Life Enforcement
-Jim Chatterton, National Exchange Bank & Trust
-Annie Culver, Annie’s Fountain City Café
-Terry Davis, Radio Plus
-Terri Deanovich, Urban Fuel
-Chris Drees, Mercury Marine
-Kim Galske, Salute the Troops
-Cecilia Harry, Envision Greater Fond du Lac
-Daisy Frazier, Ebony Vision
-Rick Froh, Grande Cheese Company
-Ryan Kamphuis, Bristol Morgan Bank
-Eric Kertev, Ala Roma
-Darrin Kuehn, Festival Foods
-Chief William Lamb, City of Fond du Lac Police Department
-Louie Lange, Commonwealth Companies
-Steve Leaman, Horicon Bank
-Andrew Leavitt, UW Oshkosh
-Joe Moore, City of Fond du Lac
-John Newman, Aurora Health Care
-Ryan O’Toole, Briess Industries
-Rick Parks, Society Insurance
-Mike Phelan, BCI Burke
-JJ Raflik, Fond du Lac Family YMCA
-Paul Reetz, Integrity Saw & Tool
-Aaron Sadoff, North Fond du Lac School District
-Lacey Sadoff, Badger Liquor
-Steven Schmudlach, Fox Valley Savings Bank
-James Sebert, FDL School District
-Jim Spannbauer, Mid-States Aluminum Corporation
-Lori Thiel, Open Road Harley-Davidson
-Chris Twohig, Holiday Automotive
-Ryan Waldschmidt, Fond du Lac County
-Christa Williams, Sophia Transformative Leadership Partners
-Rob Zerjav, Timber Rattlers/Dock Spiders

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 8.

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