December Message from the Executive Director

December is a month of fun and reflection.  Our Communication day emphasis is persuasion and the days themselves are festive and creative.  But, we also see it as a month of holiday celebration and togetherness and reflection.  2017 was a good year for our program and it was because our alumni, staff and Board of Directors gave their all to elevate servant leadership and caring.  This month, we celebrate two individuals who care when we announce our King Cole Luminary Award and our Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award recipients to honor leadership in the community. Even as our classes move out, our Gala Team continues planning for the 7th annual Leadership Lights the Way Gala, to be held January 27th. The Gala team is spending many hours preparing a celebration of leadership and we invite you to be part of it. We thank the Class of 2018 for its engagement and several Legacy Society alumni have also joined a few tours as a recent benefit for our members. Our four adult service projects are underway and our youth will participate in two youth service project this month underscoring our passionate commitment to help this community. Last year, we had over 2,000 service hours dedicated to making our community better. Finally as a great 2017 year ends, we are already thinking forward to the Class of 2019 as applications will be available for both adult and youth starting in January.  We believe to the core that leadership never stops.  Our goal … deliver more dedicated leaders in 2018 and 2019! That is our mission; that is our calling. We are here for Spokane, we are here for others. We know that Leadership matters … Spokane matters … and citizenship matters. We are three-decades strong and getting stronger. Our distinguished Board of Directors and Ms. Ruth Reynolds, Ms. Jaxon Riley and I are committed to building upon our proud past for a fantastic future. Leadership Lights the Way! – Brian Newberry