On behalf of the Cleveland Professional Twenty Thirty Club Board, I would like to personally recognize Dan Basco for his outstanding contributions to our club during his tenure as Social Director.
In this role, Dan was responsible for coordinating a robust calendar of social events while the pandemic constantly shifted everyone’s normal. With his creative leadership and support from five committee members, Dan organized and oversaw the execution of 57 events including the Club’s signature monthly Around Towns, Global Dinners, hikes, sports leagues, virtual tastings and so much more. Collectively, these events sold more than 2,500 tickets.
Of these accomplishments, we are so grateful for the passion he brought back to our hikes, sporting events and Global Gourmet dinners. With his vision, Dan reimagined what our sporting leagues could do and more than doubled our members’ participation in various leagues – which simply put, is no easy feat.
Dan oversaw 16 hikes during his tenure, featuring many of the various MetroParks our community has to offer. These monthly hikes attracted 10-30 attendees each month and highlighted trails and parks such as Brandywine Falls, West Creek Reservation, Euclid Creek Reservation, Garfield Park and more.
Each month, our Club visits a different restaurant around the city to learn about the cuisines and cultures of the world through Cleveland’s vibrant food scene. Our Global Gourmet dinners offer an opportunity to network in a small setting with like-minded gourmands. Dan and India Johnson, social committee member, coordinated delicious dinners at restaurants such as Seoul Garden, Superior Pho, Cozumel, Choukouya Resto-Bar, Batuqui, Mallorca and more.
Our Around Town networking socials, which Dan championed, are hosted on the first Thursday of every month featuring new restaurants and venues such as Good Night John Boy, Saucy Brew Works Vibe Garden, Kaiser Art Gallery, North High Brewing, 1330 on the River and more. These events welcome over 100 young professionals to network with new people, have fun with friends and learn about the Club.
We are so grateful for Dan’s leadership, commitment to his team and perseverance when confronted with challenges.
Thank you, Dan, for furthering the mission of Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club by offering members an abundance of opportunities to socialize, network and make new friends. Our organization is incredibly grateful for your contributions and I wish you the best in your future endeavors.