June 2016
Connecting Leaders. Engaging Graduates.

Summer of Leadership
While the adult Leadership Winter Park program may be on hiatus over the summer, that does not mean that it is quiet times at the Chamber. The 16th class of Youth Leaders kicked off last week and another session will be held in July. Leadership Winter Park continually strives to develop leaders and learners in our community - from high school to CEO!

Youth Leaders Class XVI
On June 20, a group of 23 high school students from nine area public and private schools across Central Florida gathered at the Chamber to commence a week of team building, civic engagement and leadership development. 

Highlights from the week included a class service project at BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation, ballroom dance lessons, a video resume workshop at Full Sail University, a mock voir dire and trial at the Orange County Courthouse and a career insight panel with local professionals.

During a special behind-the-scenes tour and visit to the WKMG Channel 6 station, our Youth Leaders class was featured on the noon newscast! Check out the live broadcast below.

Youth Leaders Class XVI on WKMG
Youth Leaders Class XVI on WKMG

A special thank you to our June session sponsors: Citizens Bank of Florida, City of Winter Park Parks & Recreation Dept., Harbor Community Bank, Leading Edge Title, The Sharon Snow Team at RE/MAX 200 Realty, Seacoast Bank, Shari v. N. Hodgson, Inc./Insight Seminars, Trinity Preparatory School, Universal Orlando, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce 

A special thank you to our June facilitators: Melanie Becker, Debbie Komanski,Shari Hodgson, John Casebier, Tom Ott, Phyllis Corkum, Tris Filliez, Sharon Snow, Leslie McClelland, Dotty Green, Camri McCormick, Kimberly Trammell, Debbi Beers, Dr. Ruth Edwards, Fred Jones, Mark Van Valkenburgh, Clay Roesch, Courtney Karem, Amy Gordon and John Strudwick.

LWP Class XXVII Deadline
The early bird deadline and tuition discount for Leadership Winter Park Class XXVII may have passed, but applications can still be accepted through July 30. Don't delay in submitting your application - or that of a referral! Class XXVII begins in September 2016 and runs through May 2017. Learn more or apply online

Questions? Contact Debra Hendrickson at dhendrickson@winterpark.org

Alumni Happenings & Events
Lawrence Lyman, Class XXIII
Named Leadership Winter Park Class XXVII Chair. Read more about Lawrence and his goals for the class here.

Ali DeMaria, Class XXII
Recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by Winter Park Rotary Club on June 6.

Caleb Dawkins, Youth Leaders Class XV
Awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Winter Park Kappa Foundation Inc. for academic achievement and service to their school and community. Caleb will be attending Florida State University in the fall.

Jennifer Bloodworth, Class XVII & Reed Bloodworth, Class XXI
Welcomed baby Margaret "Maggie" Grace on June 1.

Marni Spence, Class VIII
Daughter, Reagan Spence, was a participant in Youth Leaders Class XVI and was recognized with the Outstanding Youth Leader Award by her peers.

Mark Van Valkenburgh, Class X
Son, Robert Van Valkenburgh, was a participant in Youth Leaders Class XVI and was recognized with the Outstanding Youth Leader Award by her peers.

Sarah Grafton, Class XIX
Received the President's Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama. Bank of America  presented the award to Sarah for over 500 hours in one calendar year to the community.

Leslie McClelland, Class XXII
Appointed to the Board of Directors for United Arts of Central Florida.

Meredith Hein, Class XXVI
Rollins College will hold a Blood Drive on campus on Monday, July 11 from 11:00am - 4:00pm. The bus will be located near Knowles Memorial Chapel and every donor will receive a free t-shirt and wellness check-up. Make an appointment and use sponsor code #6696. 

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