LEADERSHIP CONNECTION         April/May 2013




We had a record turnout at our Applicants Reception! 
Reminder, Class 28 Core Program 
Application and Reference Forms 
are available online at:
Deadline to apply: May 24 at noon
April 18 
Community Forum
7:15 - 9:00 a.m.

April 20
For Our City - Scottsdale
7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

April 19
Project Pay It Forward
9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 3
Stewardship Emerging
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 10

The Homestead Community Center at DC Ranch
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Call or email for more information:
480-627-6710 or
Johnny Cervantes, Class 24
has taken the position of Police Chief in Casa Grande.  There is a special celebration for him on April 11th at 2:00 p.m at SkySong in the Convergence Room (located on the eastern end of SkySong).

Eileen Rogers, Class 2 

and Mark Eberle, Class 6 are being inducted into the Scottsdale Hall of Fame.  Each year the Past Presidents' Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce honors four individuals and one non-profit organization at our annual Scottsdale's History Hall of Fame dinner.  The event will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the Chaparral Suites Resort & Conference Center.  

Elizabeth Teitel, Class 24 
received the Lifetime Award from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for her volunteer work at Hospice of the Valley.  
Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:

STARS  40th Anniversary 
2013 Throwback Fiesta!
Saturday, April 20
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Scottsdale Stadium
Drinkwater Blvd. & Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Grab your 
mood rings, bell bottoms, disco gear and platforms and take it back to the 70's. Music, entertainment and lots of tasty food!
Proceeds benefit STARS' Transitions Program for Teens.

Since the first Fiesta in 1973, millions have been raised to support teens and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy and other disabilities. STARS is dedicated to changing lives through opportunity by helping people learn to live independently, find jobs in the community or become award winning artists.
Barrett2 Red 
9th Annual Community Forum


A candid conversation with 

Barbara Barrett & Craig Barrett, two of the most influential people in Arizona who have led the most extraordinary lives.  

The conversation will explore Barbara and Craig's philosophies on leadership, their thoughts on what the future holds for education, business, and our country, and personal highlights from their careers and experiences.  


Thursday, April 18
7:15 a.m. Check in
7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program
Tickets are $40; $30 for dues-paid alumni. 


This event is generously sponsored by 
Scottsdale Republic/The Arizona Republic, Mayo Clinic and Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors

For Our City  

Inaugural For Our City - Scottsdale

Saturday, April 20, 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

Meet at: Fire Station #601, 2301 N. Miller Road    

For Our City - Scottsdale joins non-profit organizations, faith-based communities, businesses and government to help our Scottsdale neighbors. The event starts at 7:45 a.m. with sign-in and a light breakfast.  At 8:00 a.m. groups will disperse to work at various parks, the Paiute Center and several south Scottsdale neighborhoods.  At 11:30 a.m. groups will return to the park/Fire Station for lunch and celebration.  

Join Scottsdale Leadership alumni as we paint, prune 

and pick-up around Scottsdale (family and friends are welcome)! Click here to register



Class 27 Graduation  

Class XXVII Graduation

The Homestead Community Center at DC Ranch

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $35; $25 dues-paid alumni

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided by Postino Winecafé 

Suggested Attire: Denim Chic  


This event is generously sponsored by Thomas Title & Escrow

Six teams from Scottsdale Leadership's Class 27 have been hard at work on their Pay it Forward Projects, hands-on community service endeavors designed to leave a sustainable and impactful 

footprint on the community. 

Each team will showcase project results to the community with formal presentations on Friday, April 19 (specific times below) at Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc. located at 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.  A panel of judges will evaluate the projects and the winning team will receive a $2,000 donation for their benefiting organization. 

The public is invited to attend.  Please contact Emily Garzolini at if you would like to attend any portion of the day.  


10:00-10:35 a.m


A Mentor Recruitment
Event Connecting Boys
to Big Brothers
Doggie Drive In
10:40-11:15 a.m. 


Doggie Drive-In:  
Raising Awareness of  
Homelessness with Pets 
11:20-11:55 p.m.


Give Kids a Smile:
Free Dental Screenings
Give Kids a Smile
12:45 - 1:20 p.m.

TLC (Teen Lifeline Central):  
iPhone App for Teens

1:25 - 2:00 p.m.


Plant a Seed:
Interactive Garden
Plant a Seed
Life in a Box2:05 - 2:40 p.m.

Life in a Box:  
Teen Life Skills  


April 9-14    


Teen Job Fair - Opportunity Expo

Wednesday, April 17


 Scottsdale's History Hall of Fame Dinner

Tuesday, April 23

Partners for Paiute Annual Fundraising Breakfast

Wednesday, April 24

Arts Education Showcase: "All the World's a Stage"

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, April 24


Scottsdale GP 2014

There's still time to comment on Scottsdale's proposed Vision and Values!  Review and comment on the Visioning Scottsdale Town Hall Report through April 19 at
Inform. Inspire. Empower.