Meetings and Membership


Regular meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at a different location each month. We typically meet at a local restaurant to support local businesses, but occasionally meet at members' houses. Committee meetings take place ad-hoc. 


We are always open to new members! Qualifications are that you are passionate about having a positive impact in our community and that you are willing to foster community connections.

Membership is $24 for the first year and $12 each year thereafter. Membership includes a DC polo to wear to our events or to show off your membership any day of the week! Additional DC apparel is also available for order.

We welcome you to attend a meeting to see if we're a good fit for you! Email for the location of our next meeting.

Download a membership application here.

Board Members

Board members provide overall leadership and administrative support for the group. All board members are elected by other members, serve two year terms, and volunteer their time without pay.

  • Chairperson - Neil Keller

    Responsible for: Leading board meetings, serving as main contact for board-related issues, holds board accountable for fulfilling duties, along with other roles

    About Neil:

    Neil Keller is our membership chair and the owner of Doe-Wah-Jack's canoe rental.

  • Vice Chairperson - Kayla Wilson

    Responsible for: Assisting chair in executing their duties, maintaining membership logs and email lists, collecting dues, organizing annual mixer with chairperson, back-up for social media platforms

    About Kayla: 

    Kayla was born and raised in Dowagiac and has lived here nearly all her life. She has been employed at C Wimberley Automall for 10 years. She enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with her husband, Erik, and their dogs, Harvey and Lily. Kayla joined the group to meet new people and to become more involved in the community.

  • Treasurer - Matt Collins 

    Responsible for: Reconsiling bank accounts, providing financial statements at each meeting, making deposits, paying invoices, taking care of taxes

    About Matt:

    Matt is a 2010 Dowagiac graduate and a graduate of Southwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University at SMC. He currently works as IT Manager at SMC.

  • Social Media Chair - Rebecca Steenbeke

    Responsible for: Maintaining social media presence, creating marketing materials, liason for newspaper, distributing event information

    About Rebecca: 

    Rebecca is originally from the West Coast of Canada but she has been a resident of Dowagiac for the past 8 years. As a new comer to Dowagiac, she hardly knew anyone, so Rebecca joined the Young Professionals because she wanted to meet great people doing good in the community. Rebecca owns  Blue Print Photography and she loves how supportive the community is!

  • Secretary - Stefany Holland

    Responsible for: Providing agendas, taking and distributing meeting minutes, schedules and notifies members of upcoming meetings

    About Stefany: 

    Stefany and her husband (Mike) moved to Dowagiac in 2008 and have strong family roots here. She has worked at Wightman since 2008 and is the current Commercial Market Sector Leader for the Architect, Engineering, and Surveying consulting firm.  Stefany has her MBA in Lean Systems & Leadership from Ferris State University. Stefany and Mike enjoy supporting their children's involvement in local events, including dance, sports, and festivities.