A big Thank You
to our Sponsors:
Thank you Holiday Party Sponsors!
Reflections from the current Lab class..
Throughout Leadership Lab, I have continued to learn more about myself both personally and professionally.
Strengths Finder proved to be a learning opportunity. Understanding my strengths, I enlightened myself with new tools and will maximize them throughout my professional career.
Additionally, I have established lifelong friends and relationships that will be continuously valued.
Senior Project Manager, Structure Tone
Leadership Lab Class of 2011
Lab Holiday Party
December 2, 2011
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From the 2011 Lab Chair...
The final sessions of our Leadership Lab (LLab) journey took us to "Marketing Savvy for Leaders," hosted by Rio Cibolo Ranch and "Leadership In Action," hosted by Security Service Federal Credit Union. Thank you to the Leadership Lab Alumni Board for sponsoring lunch. Our travel together concluded with graduation at Oak Hills Country Club.
Congratulations to the Leadership Lab Class of 2011! It has been a privilege to guide you. Thank you for being "my" class and all you taught me.
As we prepare to close out this year, I encourage you to take time for personal reflection. Consider all areas of your life. Capture your accomplishments. Create your future.╣
Closing out 2011:
- What one word best sums up your 2011 experience?
- Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2011?
- What else do you need to do or say to complete 2011?
Creating the New Year:
- What advice would you like to give yourself in 2012?
- Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2012?
- What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2012?
In the words of George Harrison, "Yesterday, today was tomorrow. And tomorrow, today will be yesterday. So ring out the old. Ring in the new."
We each travel different roads to our next destination. Continue your journey with confidence!
╣Reflection exercise adapted from http://www.davidco.com/newsletters/archive/1209b.html
Greetings from the 2011 Leadership Lab Alumni Board
Alumni Association -
It has been a GREAT year for the LLab Alumni Association and I am very thankful for the opportunity of leading a group of such self-motivated leaders on this year's Alumni Board. Together we have planned many diverse alumni events and we thank you for participating.
2011 Alumni Association Events:
March 10 -Social Event: Membership Drive & Networking
April 26 - Social Event: Wine Tasting
May 26 - Education Event: Leadership as a Second Language
June 18 - Community Event: World Refugee Festival
July 13 - Social Event: Leadership Lab Class Throwdown
October 8 - Community Event: Lucky Duck Race
October 21 - Education Event: Alumni Leadership Challenge - LLab Ropes 2.0
November 9 - Social Event: Membership Drive & Networking
December 2 - Social Event: Holiday Party
We also tried several new ways of communicating by using tools like Eventbrite for event registration and Constant Contact for our quarterly newsletters and gathering Alumni news. I hope it's been beneficial in helping you stay connected with your fellow alumni.
In summary, this year has proven to be another foundational year in learning from past experiences and having the courage to try new things for the alumni association. The best is yet to come so I encourage you to get involved and continue participating.
2011 Leadership Lab Alumni Board President
Kathrin Miller (2000) is now the Administrator of Cibolo Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing center in Boerne. Her contact information is (830) 816-5095.
Spencer Brown (2004) announces that his employer, Accountable Aging Care Management, has expanded its ability to serve clients and families with the addition of a registered nurse to their team. Accountable Aging is an eldercare coaching and consulting firm that helps clients solve and manage complex aging issues while giving them peace of mind and promoting the client's quality of life.
Cari Takao (2006) and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their baby boy, Nate Setsuo, on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 12:11 p.m. He is 7 lbs. - 13 oz. and 21" long.
Jorge Olivares (2006) is now with O'Connell Robertson, a full-service architectural and engineering firm. His new contact information is: (210) 224-6032; email@example.com.
Joanna Baltierra (2006) has been promoted to a Senior Manager with Padgett Stratemann & Co. and has relocated to Austin, Texas.
John DuPree (2008) is now an Audit Manager at Alonzo, Bacarisse, Irvine & Palmer, P.C. in Houston, Texas. His new contact information is: (713) 954-2002; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry Lapaglia (2008) is now the Delivery Center Operations Lead for Accenture's San Antonio BPO Delivery Center.
Kathie Lee (2008) has been promoted to Risk Ops Manager at Chase.
Sean Farrell (2010), formally with Haynes and Boone, LLP, is now with Herrera & Boyle in Austin. His new contact information is: (512) 474-1492; email@example.com.
Elizabeth A. Stamper (2010), earned a Principal Certification in conjunction with Texas Education Agency and Schreiner University.
Brad Meley (2010) earned a Master of Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
Lucky Duck Race!
On Saturday, October 8, 2011 the Paseo del Rio hosted the second annual Lucky Duck Race and Festival at the Museum Reach of the Pearl Brewery. Proceeds from the event benefited the Paseo and the Haven for Hope Homeless Shelter.
Haven for Hope is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to turning around the lives of homeless men, women and children in the San Antonio area by providing a wide array of critical social services on a centralized campus. The Paseo is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving the San Antonio River Walk. Like last year, the North Chamber Leadership Lab Alumni Association was once again a key participant in this year's Duck Race. The Duck Race netted just over $44,000, which was split evenly between the Paseo and Haven for Hope.
The North Chamber Leadership Lab Alumni Association team was a $1,000 sponsor and sold 565 rubber ducks for the duck race, putting the North Chamber Leadership Lab Alumni Association team among the top five teams for duck sales yet again.
Thanks to everyone who helped the North Chamber Leadership Lab Alumni Association team raise so much money for such a great cause!
|The 2011 Alumni Board|
The 2011 Leadership Lab Alumni Board is listed below. Please feel free to contact any of us if you have any comments or suggestions on how to make the Alumni Association even better.
Monica Gutierrez, Lab 2008 - President Alumni Association, H-E-B
Jamie Suriano, Lab 2007 - LLab Chair, H-E-B
Larry Lapaglia, Lab 2008 - LLab Chair-elect, Accenture
LLab 2010 Board Members
Elizabeth Stamper - Success For All Foundation
Jami Champagne - Westin La Cantera Resort
Kristy Walston - Family Service Association
Malcolm McGee - CMIT Solutions
LLab 2009 Board Members
Alan Harmon - Marmon Mok
Joseph Baumgartner - SWBC
Mason Hester - Leadership Lab Alumnus
Melissa Unsell - elumicor
At-Large Board Members
Aaron Coleman, Lab 2007 - Leadership Lab Alumnus
Cari Takao, Lab 2006 - Fisher, Herbst & Kemble, P.C.
Jennifer Van Cleave, Lab 2006 - Padgett, Stratemann & Co., LLP
Judy Allan, Lab 2002 - Leadership Lab Alumnus
Karen Guz, Lab 2004 - San Antonio Water System
Rachelle Gonzalez, Lab 2006 - Leadership Lab Alumnus
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