2012…What a Year!

As this year draws to a close, let’s take a moment and reflect on our accomplishments from 2012. We connected at over 44 social events, learned from local policy makers at our Lunch with Your Legislator series and became involved in partnerships that help us serve the community we love. Notably, our sixth annual Champions for Charity kickball tournament raised more than $12,000 for local charities!

What was your most memorable ACEL experience of 2012? Did you lend a helping hand at Family Treasures? Hit your mark at Rolls and Arrows? Make an exceptional play at the kickball tourney? Flip through photos from our 2012 events to revisit your favorite moments!

Connected…to old and new friends at the ACEL Amazing Race!

Social | Gainesville | Amazing Race

“The social committee hosted its first Amazing Race event in April this year. It was quite a day! New friendships were made quickly and old friends were new enemies—well at least for the day!” – Jennifer Grinnan, Past Social Chair











Informed…young leaders celebrating at the ACEL Annual Dinner at the Sweetwater Branch Inn.

Social | Networking | Leadership

“It has been so exciting to see the evolution of ACEL, especially the strategic plan created this year to guide us in reaching our vision of having Alachua County recognized as a place for young professionals to thrive.” – Colleen Raccioppi, Past President















Involved…with our local community and area non-profits at the annual ACEL Champions for Charity kickball tournament.

Fundraising | Philanthropy | Non-profits

“I’m a lucky president—2013 is going to be  a great year for us.” – Andrew Romero, President (Photo credit: Tyler Jones of Exile Photography)









This year was a great success, and we look forward to achieving even more in 2013. We hope you’ll join us as we usher in the new year and some exciting new initiatives for ACEL! Meet us for an ACEL Happy Hour, pitch in at the kickball tournament, or resolve to join a committee. Get involved and you’ll be sure to grow along with us in 2013.

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