Scottsdale Leadership
LEADERSHIP CONNECTION   
May/June 2014
NEWSLETTER SPONSOR
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SPECIAL THANKS

Many heartfelt thanks to two first-rate, Scottsdale-based businesses: 

Lean Technology Services

Lean Technology Services for discounted installation of our new server; and My Computer Works for website development.

 

EVENT DATES
Friday, May 9
Class XXVIII Graduation
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Silverleaf Club

Friday, September 5
Class XXIX Welcome Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location TBD 

Thursday, October 2
Candidates & Elected Officials Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Home of Jordan & Jason Rose

Friday, December 12
Spirit of Community Leadership Awards
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Doubletree Resort
 
For more information:
480-627-6710 or

BLOG
Read Class 28's blog about the experience and impact of Scottsdale Leadership's Core Program.  What do you think? Comments are encouraged.


 
By Andrea Aker

CAN YOU HELP?

Here are some current Scottsdale Leadership needs:

  • Volunteers to phone alumni to request missing contact data.  A great way to re-connect!
  • Class 29 breakfast sponsors
Please contact 480-627-6710 or info@scottsdaleleadership.org
to assist with these needs.
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Brian Bednar, Class 20

named 2014-15 Fiesta Bowl Futures Program Chairman 

 

Rachel Brockway, Class 23

promoted  to Senior Account Executive at HMA Public Relations

 

Sam Chang, Class 26

made Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber  

 

Barry Graham, Class 28

appointed to City of Scottsdale's Transportation Commission

 

Jim Grosso, Class 25
has a new position as Director of Community Relations at Mercy Care Plan 

 

Robert C. Howard, Jr., Class 1
given the Family Law Assistance Program Longevity Award for Outstanding Performance by the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program

  

Jim Keeley, Class 4

was inducted into Scottsdale's History Hall of Fame

 

Darin Shebesta, Class 28
appointed to the Investment Committee of STARS

 

Jay Spector, Class 20

selected Chairman of the Year for his work as Fiesta Bowl Parade Chairman

 

Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:
FRY'S COMMUNITY REWARDS
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! 
CLASS XXVIII GRADUATION

 

Silverleaf Club 

18701 N. Silverleaf Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

 
Friday, May 9, 2014 
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $30; $25 dues-paid alumni

  
This event is generously sponsored by 
CORE PROGRAM - APPLY TODAY

Please remind your friends and colleagues - the deadline to apply for Class XXIX is Friday, May 16. 

 

Visit our website to learn more and to apply  

 

Scottsdale Leadership's Core Program provides the knowledge, connections, skills, and confidence for participants to take on leadership roles in the community. Each year, up to 45 diverse individuals are selected through a competitive process to participate in the nine-month, interactive program.

 

PROJECT LEAD IT FORWARD
We commend Class 28 for stellar Lead It Forward projects. The five teams showcased significant impact, efforts and achievements on April 4. 
 
A panel of distinguished judges selected "Victorious Secret: Caring to the Corps" to receive the cash award to benefit their stakeholder, Foothills Caring Corps.

To learn more about each project, visit our website.

 
A wonderful article about the Lead It Forward competition was written by project judge and Scottsdale Republic Editor Chris Coppola - click here to read.
 
See more pictures from the inaugural Lead It Forward Showcase and Reception; photography courtesy of Haute Event Photography.
 
LEAVE A LEGACY!
We invite you to include Scottsdale Leadership in your estate plans (such as wills and trusts). We have a new team of experts to help!  
 
For more information, please contact Executive Director George Martinez at 480-627-9717 or gmartinez@scottsdaleleadership.org
 
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

City of Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale encourages Scottsdale Leadership alumni to apply to fill Board and Commission vacancies. Applications are being accepted through June 2 at 5:00 p.m. 

 

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

May 7, 2014

 

Coffee with Scottsdale's Economic Development Team
May 8, 2014 

 

1st Annual Ryan Martin Casino Night
May 17, 2014 

 

Fiesta Stars

May 17, 2014

 

Arizona Spring Restaurant Week

May 17-26, 2014 

  

COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

 

Fiesta is STARS' signature annual fundraising event to build awareness of the valuable programs and services offered by STARS. Guests will enjoy a sunset reception, a fantastic multi-course dinner, an elegant silent and live auction, musical entertainment and dancing.  Guests will also have the opportunity to walk away with a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by STARS participants. 

 

 Click here to purchase tickets

 

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