September/October 2014

Scottsdale Republic

Tuesday, September 30
City Council Candidate Forum
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Scottsdale City Hall Kiva
No registration needed 

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

Friday, December 12
15th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Resort
For more information:
480-627-6710 or

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 480-627-6717 or gmartinez@scottsdaleleadership.org


Calling All Motorcycle Riders!

Any alumni out there interested in motorcycles?  Anyone who rides, or may want to connect with other riders?  Class 21 Alumnus Jason Mayer would like to know!  Contact him at 602-653-3084 or jmmride@gmail.com


Scottsdale Leadership needs:

Volunteers to phone alumni to request contact data. A great way to re-connect!

- Class 29 breakfast and/or lunch sponsors


Please contact 480-627-6710 or info@scottsdaleleadership.org

to assist with these needs.

Ken Brooks, Class 25 

Selected as a participant in Valley Leadership Class 36


Angela Creedon, Class 19 

Named Vice Chair of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Workforce Readiness Committee

Joe Laux, Class 24

Elected treasurer of the Scottsdale 

20/30 Club


John C. Little, Class 6, Past SL President 

Elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Miracle League of Arizona 


Nancy Sanders, Class 27 

Named Regional Center Director for the Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center


Roxanne K. Song Ong, Class 5

Inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame.  Also elected the 2014 President of the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. Additionally, the Arizona Business Magazine named Judge Song Ong "One of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of Arizona for 2014." The State Bar of Arizona's Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law honored Judge Song Ong as their 2014 CMWL Award recipient. 


Please submit your achievements for inclusion in future newsletters to:


 SGP 2035 

Review and comment on the second draft of General Plan 2035 by Oct. 10. The Task Force will review and consider all submitted comments. 


City of Scottsdale  

The City of Scottsdale encourages Scottsdale Leadership alumni to apply to fill Board and Commission vacancies. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 10. 


Arizona Healthcare Executives Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable

September 16, 2014 


Arizona Restaurant Week
September 19-28, 2014 


Scottsdale Spice Culinary Festival

September 27, 2014


Seniors Mean Business

October 1, 2014


Scottsdale International Film Festival
October 9-13, 2014 


Tour de Scottsdale
October 12, 2014 


Family Promise Cardboard City 

October 18-19, 2014 


Sterling Awards
November 14, 2014


Fashion STARS

November 23, 2014 


More details on upcoming community events


Fry's just began its
2014-15 giving cycle; if you enrolled last year, you must re-enroll now!

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! 


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on smile.amazon.com, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.


Click here for enroll todayOnce enrolled, you'll earn rewards for Scottsdale Leadership every time you shop! 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Home of Jordan and Jason Rose, Class 9

5630 East Nauni Valley Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 


Meet and speak with candidates and elected officials at the city, county, state and federal levels.  All elected officials and candidates for office that affect Scottsdale constituents are invited.  The event will feature one-on-one, informal interaction with candidates and elected officials - no speeches!

Enjoy fine appetizers, drinks and music; valet parking


Complimentary for Platinum dues-paid alumni; email 

info@scottsdaleleadership.org to RSVP

$30 - all other dues-paid alumni and Class XXIX
$40 - all others


Click here to register by Wednesday, September 24


Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Scottsdale City Kiva 


Bring your burning questions for all six Scottsdale City Council candidates as they participate in a Scottsdale Leadership sponsored televised forum. Wide-ranging questions from alumni and the public are welcome! Executive Director Dr. George A. Martinez will moderate. The forum will broadcast live on Scottsdale CityCable Ch. 11 and will re-air Mondays at 9 a.m., 1, 5, 8, and 11 p.m. starting Oct. 6. 



Alumni from 2-3 different class years will be invited to join Class 29 members at day-end networking receptions throughout the year! Each reception will start at 5:00 p.m. at a Scottsdale restaurant or bar (locations to be determined). We're keeping it simple and informal: no RSVPs, no entry fees, and no program - just a chance to reconnect with friends, meet the new class and start the weekend with some fun. Why are we doing this?  Recent alumni survey results indicate a desire to reconnect with classmates as well as the Core Program. Locations for receptions will be determined and communicated via email about one week in advance.


Upcoming dates:
Friday, Sept. 26 - Class 1 and Class 28

Friday, Oct. 10 - Class 2 and Class 27
Friday, Oct. 24 - Class 3 and Class 26 


Click here to see the full 2014-15 schedule



Guests enjoyed great company and conversation while welcoming 45 members of Class 29 into the Scottsdale Leadership family on Sept. 5 at Hotel Valley Ho.





Please stay engaged through paid alumni dues! Your renewal helps provide the educational and networking experiences that you benefited from, extending the unique impact of Scottsdale Leadership to many more friends.


Pay Now

 Thank you to those who have already

supported the 2014-15 dues campaign!


Doug Aitken, 27

Andrea Aker, 28

Jeanne Alspaugh, 21

Tom Avery, 28

Katie Barnes, 10

Vicky Behne, 28

Tom Billard, 26

Jim Bissonett, 21

Jane Blacker, 19

Terri Blau, 26

Marc Blonstein, 24

Tammy Bosse, 15

Deanne Boynton Grupp, 24

Carol Brecker, 5

Kurt Brueckner, 2

Joy Cervantes, 26

James Cramer, 15

Carol Damaso, 21

Dan Daniel, 27
Marty Day, 22 

Leslie Diamond, 11

Kevin Donovan, 26

Vanessa Dreyer, 21

Alexandra Duemer, 28

Mark Eberle, 6

Daryl Eckman, 18

Kim Edwards, 14

Joan Fudala, 9

Emily Ginzl, 27

Kathleen Glenn, 24

Patti Goodrich, 23

Barry Graham, 28

Rebecca Grossman, 27

Bridgette Haley, 28

Michelle Hawkins, 22

Bud Heintz, 28

Kay Henry, 9

Joe Holmes, 26

Bob Howard, 1

Bob Howard, Jr., 01

Liz Kaplan, 27

Jim Keeley, 4

Theresa Keeley, 5
Karolyn Kiburz, 23

Lois Kinsella, 28 

Jeffrey Klefstad, 25
Mike Kobashi, 28

Virginia Korte, 3

Rebecca Knight, 28  

Andrea Kranitz, 27

Kelley LaBarbera, 22

Cathy Lake, 27

Eric Luoma, 9

Tatum Luoma, 19

Kristina Luoma-Dyrr, 25

Verle Martz, 28

Anna Mathews, 27

Mary Masters, 27

Jason Mayer, 21

Sylvia McDowell, 24

Lori Meyerowitz, 28
Linda Milhaven, 8 

Judee Morrison, 17

Rick Mueller, 5

Mike Nolan, 27

Randy Nussbaum, 4

Suzanne Paetzer, 24

Scott Palmer, 22

Gayle Pincus, 21

Charlie Popeck, 24

Sue Pollick, 27

Denise Pruitt, 11

Jami Reagan, 23

Doreen Reinke, 17

David Richard, 21

Mike Saini, 22

Camille Schmidt, 17

Sara Schnirring, 28

Bridget Schwartz-Manock, 24

Darin Shebesta, 28

Cindy Slick, 4

Diana Smith, 3

Bonnie Sneed, 22

Bill Spain, 10

Jay Spector, 20

Neil Sutton, 27

Doug Sydnor, 2

Siena Sydnor, 27
David Valencia, 24 

Ruth Valencia, 28

Drew Vallorano, 25

Suzanne Walden-Wells, 16

Linda Walton, 26

Katherine Weaver, 18

Julius Williams, 24

David Wilson, 28

Tres Winius, 13

Jan Ziff, 23


SkyKids is seeking volunteers for its Nov. 8 Fly Day. SkyKids gives children with special needs an opportunity to fly in an aircraft with an expert pilot along with a parent/friend to experience the wonders and enjoyment of flight. Children gain confidence and self-esteem by being "in command" of the amazing machine. Contact Ken Casey at 480-695-4660.  


The following non-profits seek board members: 


Gabrielle's Angels - delivers healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever. Contact Executive Director Pam Gabor at PGaber@GabrielsAngels.org or (602) 266-0875 ext 12. 


Interested in the arts-singing in particular?  The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale seeks Board members to move this world-class organization to an even higher level.  A variety of backgrounds, networks and skill sets are needed.  Please contact Chorale CEO Joel Rinsema at joel@phoenixchorale.org.


Scottsdale-based Support Education & Employment for Vets seeks "roll-up-your-sleeves" board members who can help transition military veterans to civilian careers and academic pathways.  For more information, contact Ray Torres at 480-385-2590 or ray@see4vets.org.


For a full list of opportunities, visit our website


Please submit volunteer & board member opportunities for inclusion in future newsletters to: info@scottsdaleleadership.org 

Inform. Inspire. Empower.