November 2015
Connecting Leaders. Engaging Graduates.

Happy Holidays!
We hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous and fun-filled Thanksgiving last week! Whether we are ready or not, more holidays are right around the corner. Between your shopping, decorating and cooking, join your LWP family for signature holiday events!

17th Annual Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday, December 5, nearly 100 LWP volunteers will gather at the Central Park stage to whisk, flip and serve thousands of pancakes, all in an effort to raise funds for the Leadership Winter Park Legacy Fund. Guests will enjoy a stack of pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, OJ and a mountain of delicious toppings. Join us from 7:00 - 10:30am to get your fill as a customer or volunteer!

17th Annual Pancake Breakfast Presenting Sponsors:

Holiday Luncheon & Adopt-a-Family
Continuing with a tradition started 23 years ago, LWP will bring the current class and graduates together for a special luncheon to celebrate the season and support those in need at the Holiday Luncheon being held Thursday, December 10 from 11:30am - 1:15pm. The event will feature guest speaker, Mark Brewer, President & CEO of the Central Florida Foundation and a presentation of the 2015 LWP Volunteer of the Year award.

This year, LWP has also adopted six families from the Winter Park Housing Authority to provide their children with a joyous holiday. Now though December 14 unwrapped toys or clothing can be dropped off at the Winter Park Chamber - or brought to the Holiday Luncheon. Check the family wish list for more information.

23rd Annual Holiday Luncheon Sponsor:

Class XXVI Education Session Recap
Class XXVI members experience another successful LWP session day on Thursday, November 12. Check out the video recap of their day.

LWP Class XXVI Education Session Recap
LWP Class XXVI Education Session Recap
Alumni Happenings & Events
Debbie Komanski, Class XVII
Honored by the Winter Park History Museum at the 9th Annual Peacock Ball held on November 20 for her efforts in preserving the Capen House.

Patrick Chapin, Class XX
Debra Hendrickson, Class XV
Nominated and honored by the Rotary Club of Winter Park with a Paul Harris Fellow, recognizing them for their "service above self."

Lambrine Macejewski, Class XXIV
Spoke at the Winter Park Chamber's Winter Park Executive Women program on November 2 to share her personal story and the journey to opening and operating Cocina 214. 

Mark Fried, Class XXIII
Will be one of 10 featured speakers at PechaKucha at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on January 8. Learn more and reserve a ticket. Mark also recently spoke at Vision Winter Park's "Keynotes in the Park" event. Read his inspiring message to the attendees. 

Ashley Fraebel, Class XXIV
Promoted to Senior Director of Events and Sponsorship at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Lou Nimkoff, Class XVIII
Elected as 2016 Treasurer for the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Lou also moderated a panel featuring the administrator of the Small Business Administration in Washington D.C. in early October.

Jill Hamilton Buss, XXIII
Featured in the Orlando Sentinel with a My Word column about the importance of a walkable (and bikeable) community.