Graduates of the 2012-2013 Leadership Fond du Lac program were celebrated at the Leadership Fond du Lac Completion Award Ceremony, held at Marian University's Stayer Center. The ceremony honored this year's Leadership Fond du Lac class and provided graduates with a chance to showcase their Community Leadership Projects.
? TEAM SQUARE 1: Project: B.A.B.Y (Bringing Aid to Babies & Youngsters) - Developed a campaign to create community awareness of daily hygiene and clothing needs of babies and toddlers and organized a Community Baby Shower seeking donations for the Family Resource Center's renovated "Baby Care Closet."
? A TEAM: Developed and launched the P.A.I.R.S Program (Professionals Assisting In the Responsibility of Students). The short term mentorship program enabled volunteer professionals to assist high school juniors and seniors in filling out the necessary paperwork for college applications, ACT forms, grant applications and financial aid forms.
? TEAM JUMP: Designed and constructed an exploratory nature area next to the new Fond du Lac Children's Museum; utilizing the space as an outdoor exhibit entitled: "Exploring Our Backyard."
? TEAM ROCK SOLID: Designed and installed bike racks along Main Street in Fond du Lac to encourage bike and pedestrian patronization of downtown.
? TEAM 100 WATT: Developed and implemented a technology expo aimed primarily at individuals ages 45-65; giving attendees the chance to expand their knowledge of current technologies and receive one-on-one assistance for using personal devices and applications.
Graduates of this year's program included:
Linda Ahrens, Aurora Health Center; Robert Duveneck, City of FDL Police Department; Sue Edminster, Agnesian HealthCare; Nicole Gill, Agnesian HealthCare; Denise Harmsen, Marian University; Sara Hathaway, BrownBoots Interactive, Inc.; Daniel Hebel, Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac; Bobbi Hicken, Fond du Lac County; Christopher Hopf, Shea Electric & Communications LLC; Sommer Joslin, Society Insurance; Karri Klemm, National Exchange Bank & Trust; Bradford Lasky, Sadoff Iron & Metal Co.; Melody Masteller, Grande Cheese Co.; Kelly Jo McClanathan, C.D. Smith Construction Co.; Ellen Mielke, Fox Valley Savings Bank; Jill Mondloch, BMO Harris Bank; Barbara Moser, Dental Associates; Travis Moser, J.F. Ahern Co.; Deanna Paris, Charter Communications; Robert Pinter, Charter Communications; Meredith Schneider, MPTC; Jennifer Schoonover, MPTC; Michael Schumacher, Valders Stone & Marble; Jordan Skiff, City of FDL; Misty Snyder, Associated Bank; Megan Stahmann, Habitat for Humanity; Anthony Steffen, City of FDL; Pamela VandeBerg, Mercury Marine; William Wuske, Jr., CitizensFirst Credit Union.
Leadership Fond du Lac, a division of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce, is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 class, a nine-month program that provides information and experience to individuals who are willing to commit to serving their commu-nity.
For more information, contact the Association of Commerce at 921-9500; or visit www.fdlac.com