AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Nov 02, 2019

Game On at the YAC Bull and Oyster Roast

The chapter's Bull and Oyster Roast in November far exceeded expectations of many attendees. From the engaging retro gaming theme, phenomenal decorations and friendly volunteer staff, the annual event came together with seamless integration. Attendees enjoyed mingling with fellow colleagues, while trying their luck at the new arcades station and legacy game wheels, all in the spirit of raising funds for STEM. At the end of the evening, the top scorers of the arcade station games were awarded the arcades as prizes, which confirmed this new gaming area will be a popular addition and solidifies a new fundraiser revenue stream. The carefully curated silent auction items, donated by local industry companies and commercial entities alike, were integral to raising funds for yearly STEM scholarships. This event was acknowledged as a success, and the overwhelming support of our event station sponsors, general event sponsors, and event/silent auction donors, resulted in the chapter exceeding anticipated fundraising goals. The Young AFCEANs' core event team is busy planning delightful surprises for next year's event. We would be remiss not to mention the hard work and dedication of the event committee, mentors, and volunteers that coordinated all aspects of the event. Due to their commitment over the past several years, the annual roast has experienced a significant attendance increase of over a hundred plus additional guests. The new ideas and ways to engage with the greater AFCEA Central Maryland community have reinvigorated the Annual Bull and Oyster Roast and resulted in achieving the goal of hosting a fun and engaging casual networking event to raise significant funds in support of STEM education and scholarships. The core team looks forward to making this legacy event a continued crowd-pleaser. Mark your calendars for the 2020 AFCEA CMD Bull and Oyster Roast!

Event Photographs:

The entire volunteer crew prepares for the roast at the November event.
The entire volunteer crew prepares for the roast at the November event.
Young AFCEAN (YAC) volunteers dress up to participate in the November event.
Young AFCEAN (YAC) volunteers dress up to participate in the November event.
In November, YAC Bull and Oyster Roast sponsors show up to support another great fundraising event for the chapter's STEM programs.
In November, YAC Bull and Oyster Roast sponsors show up to support another great fundraising event for the chapter's STEM programs.

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