Scottsdale Leadership
October/November 2013
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Thursday, November 14
Alumni Stargazing
Desert Camp Community Center 
DC Ranch
7-10 p.m.

Friday, December 13
14th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon
DoubleTree Resort
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m..

Call or email for more information:
480-627-6710 or

Read the first few posts in Class 28's new blog series about the experience and impact of Scottsdale Leadership Core Program.  Your comments are encouraged.

Calling all alumni!  Here are some recent Scottsdale Leadership needs:

  • Postage for the Annual Luncheon mailing of about 1,000 (metered or otherwise).  A previously confirmed postage sponsor fell through.
  • Volunteers to phone alumni to request missing contact data.  Important and a great way to re-connect!
  • An estate attorney to finalize bequests and planned gifts to Scottsdale Leadership.
Please contact 480-627-6710 or if you are able to assist with these needs.

Linda Walton, Class 26

resigned from the City of Scottsdale on September 18 in order to devote time to completing a doctoral degree in Performance Psychology and a book for young women, ages 16-21. The book will be the foundation for a nonprofit organization she is establishing to serve young women. 


Scott Palmer, Class 25
Portland Cement Association (PCA) recognized Scott Palmer as a finalist for the 2013 John P. Gleason Jr., Leadership Award.  The awards honor employees of member companies who have exhibited industry leadership by taking the Association in new directions.  Palmer, manager of market development for Salt River Materials Group, Scottsdale, Ariz., has been a tireless champion for concrete wall systems for single-family homes. Most recently, he has spearheaded work with Meritage Homes to value-engineer the HercuWall system.  As a result, for the first time ever a major national homebuilder is offering a concrete wall system for the same price as wood. 
Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:

Cardboard City

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix's Cardboard City 2013

Oct. 19, 5 p.m. to Oct. 20, 8 a.m.

at Scottsdale Stadium


Imagine sleeping in a cardboard box each night.  In 2012 there were 4,000+ homeless families in Maricopa County, 5,809 homeless children (78% of them under the age of 12).  This number is expected to increase by 12% in 2013.

Help raise awareness and funds for Maricopa County's homeless families by participating in Family Promise's 2013 Cardboard City Event.  
Scottsdale Leadership is greatly appreciative of Scottsdale Charros' loyal support!
Scottsdale 2013 Showdown

October 19, the Scottsdale Charros are throwing an amazing new event: Scottsdale Showdown.  The Charros and Championship Bull Riding have teamed up to bring Scottsdale an all-star bull riding event. Watch the 20 best bull riders on the 20 meanest bulls in a 90-minute, action-packed invitational tournament, which will be broadcasted nationally.  Following the Chute Out, head over to the "Big Tent" at WestWorld and for the Bud Light Bullpen Concert featuring country artists Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann and Maggie Rose.


You will support the philanthropic efforts of the Charros by attending the event. Tickets are on sale now!



Friday, December 13, 2013 

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(reception and raffle 11:00 a.m. - noon)


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Ballroom 

5401 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250


$1,000 per table of 10; $100 per seat or $75 per seat for dues-paid alumni.  Click here to register.  


Scottsdale thrives because of people - and their leadership. Help us honor four leaders you may know who've made an impact.

*Meet and greet friends 

*Be inspired

*Win a fabulous raffle prize

*Have fun...while helping Scottsdale Leadership develop more great leaders!  


2013 Honorees


Doreen Reinke, Class 17  
Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award
presented by 
Prestige Cleaners 
Doreen Reinke


Gary Shapiro 
Drinkwater Leadership Award
presented by 
Merrill Lynch 
Gary Shapiro


Karlene D. McCauley 
Youth Leadership Award
presented by 
Scottsdale Active 20/30 Foundation 
Karlene D. McCauley
Salt River Project (SRP) 
Corporate Leadership Award
presented by Henkel 


A food drive to benefit Vista del Camino will take place during this event; please bring non-perishable food items. Items of greatest need include: Canned Tomato (crushed, diced, whole), Canned Vegetables (Carrots, Potatoes, Peas, Mixed Vegetable), Prepared Boxed Meals (Rice-A-Roni, Mac & Cheese, Hamburger Helper, Stuffing, Scalloped Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes), and Tomato Sauce/Tomato Paste.


Thank you to everyone who attended the September 6 Welcome Reception for the new members of Class XXVIII.  This event had record attendance!  Click here to see and download pictures from the event.


Please stay engaged and pay your dues!  Your dues provide the educational and networking experiences that you benefited from, extending the unique impact of Scottsdale Leadership to many more friends and colleagues.  Your dues and other forms of support sustain Scottsdale Leadership's enhancement and growth.
    Alumni Dues 2013-14

Fry's Community Rewards Did you know you can support Scottsdale Leadership just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community RewardsŪ!  


Click here for instructions to enroll your Fry's V.I.P. Card


Once enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Scottsdale Leadership every time you shop! 



Super Bowl 2015

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee (SBHC) is seeking volunteers to help with a familiarization trip for the NFL and its partners. The trip will allow NFL personnel and constituents to learn about the community. Attendees will tour venues across the Valley and participate in briefings and social gatherings. For many, the trip will be their first introduction to Arizona and will plant the seeds for a lasting economic impact.


SBHC seeks 60 energetic professionals to be Volunteer Ambassadors Monday, November 11-Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Ambassadors will serve as tour guide for assigned attendees, transporting guests to/from their hotel, events, and venues, while making their experience informative and enjoyable. Ambassadors need to be passionate and enthusiastic about our community, and have a broad knowledge of the Valley. If  interested, please contact Mackenzie Fitz-Gerald at to obtain a volunteer ambassador application form.



Community service is a core value for Allegra Scottsdale; that's why they've established FootSTEPS Grant Program. Annually, they award $15,000 in marketing services and products to Arizona nonprofits. The grants are designed to help non-profits expand their mission, improve their marketing communications and increase their impact in the community.  Applications will be accepted through October 31.  Click here to find out more and to apply.

Scottsdale GP 2014  

Land Use & General Plan Amendment Criteria 

November 6 & 7


Other Community Events:


Arizona and Canada-Building Business Bridges  

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

October 30   


Boys and Girls Clubs of Great Scottsdale

Live & Local

November 3


Helping Hands for Celebrity Golf Classic & VIP Party

November 11 & 12



Inform. Inspire. Empower.