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LLP Class Makes Connections 
Program Day Focuses on Volunteerism and Giving Back
Robin Carroll, LLP'15 and Mark Deaton, LLP'15 explore the history of Volunteerism in the United States. 

LLP students had a unique opportunity  at their most recent class day on Wednesday, October 21 to learn about the history of volunteerism, types of local volunteer programs, and take a tour of Connections for Hope and the Embry Rucker Shelter

The morning instructional session was led by Susan Sanow and Nadia Trznadel from Volunteer Fairfax. They facilitated fun exercises to expose the class to volunteer opportunities and ended the session with a quick one-time volunteer project recognizing veterans for their sevice. 
LLP Class of 2015 with Greg White, MSW, COO of Cornerstones, and Vincent Jenkins, Director of Embry Rucker Shelter.

Greg White, COO of Cornerstones, headed up the afternoon session by personally escorting the class on a site visit of the Embry Rucker Shelter that services individuals and families that are homeless. This was followed by an eye-opening tour of Connections for Hope, where participants could see the benefit and strength of community partnerships at work. 

Upcoming Events & Happenings
2014 Award Winners

Northern Virginia Leadership Awards  

 Get You Tickets Now!

Join us on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Waterford Fair Oaks to celebrate community leaders as they are acknowledged for their significant contributions to the community. The NVLAs will honor local leaders in five categories for outreach, building community partnerships and working towards solutions for the region's issues. Winners will be announced November 10, 2015. 

Tickets can be purchased here and are sure to sell out. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. 

Northern Virginia Leadership Awards
December 3, 2015 
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Hwy, Fairfax, VA

Leadership Fairfax Presents at the Ultimate Business Expo
Leadership Fairfax will be presenting at the Ultimate Business Expo on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Bechtel Conference Center in Reston, VA from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The organization's CEO and President, Karen Cleveland, will also be presenting at 10:00 a.m. on the topic of Developing Your Leadership Presence. 
We are happy to be joined by 100 other non-profit and public sector organizati ons and companies. Stop by to visit with us as you make new contacts.
Complimentary tickets are available. Email us if you would like to attend. 

Holidays are Here! 
Volunteers Needed for Carriage Rides
Every year, the Reston Town Center arranges for local non-profits to manage carriage
and train rides at the Town Center in December, with all proceeds benefiting the selected organizations. 

Leadership Fairfax will manage carriage rides on Saturday, December 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. It's a great opportunity to get out in the community and raise funds for Leadership Fairfax.

We need you to make the event a success! Sign up to volunteer by emailing susan@leadershipfairfax.org.

Get Your Renewals On, Telethon! We Need Your Help!

Members Needed to Call Alumni 
Do you  remember a recent call from a Leadership Fairfax colleague?  Perhaps you discussed a potential collabo ration, an upcoming event or commun ity news. This connection, and others, highlights the value of Leadership Fairfax as well as our experience in the program ... it even gives us "Best Class" bragging rights!
Leadership Fairfax needs 10-12 members to call alumni to share new initiatives and upcoming events, confirm contact info and ask for their renewal Friday, November 13 at our Vienna office from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Scripts, lists, food and drinks provided. Please bring your cell phone and charger.
For complete details and to sign up, please contac t Ashleigh Dorfman, LFI'14 (Best Class Ever) Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce at (703) 707-9045 or   ashleighd@restonchamber.org .


The Unofficial Results Are In! 
Congratulations to Leadership Fairfax Alumni Election Winners

Willie Bailey Sr., LFI'12 - Alexandria City Council
Eileen Filler-Corn, LFI'01 - House of Delegates 41st District
John T. Frey, LFI'96 - Clerk of Courts
Stacey Kincaid, LFI'09 - Fairfax County Sheriff

It's a Boy! 

Congratulations to Charles (CT) Thomas, ELI'12 and his wife, Manthanee, on the birth of a beautiful baby boy named Makhai at 11:44 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015. This is their second child and they couldn't be happier to add another member to their family. 

We wish them lots of luck and love with their adorable baby and future leader. 

Young Professionals Forum 
What I Wish I Knew 

Would you like to move up in your present company?
Major life transitions can be daunting especially as you travel through your professional journey! It can be frightening to face a wall of career choices, not knowing whether or not you're making the right decisions. But what if you had the answers to your most pressing questions at the tips of your fingers!

Join ELI Alums and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals at TopGolf Loudoun for "What I Wish I Knew" on November 12, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Learn from top leaders in the non-profit industry to Fortune 500 professionals as they share the knowledge they wish they had at the beginning of their careers. The session will be moderated by Mark Ingrao, CCP, CAE, CEO and President of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. 

Please submit audience questions in advance to our panel of successful professionals by tweeting #WhatIWishIKnew to @RestonChamber today! Registration is required. 

Say the Right Thing - Alum Publishes Guide to Challenging  Situations

Pat Dunn Williams, LFI'03 and former Leadership Fairfax Director, has published her first book titled Say the Right Thing: Everyone's Guide to What to Say in Challenging Situations. Pat presented to our LLP program on November 3, 2015 and discussed the topic of social entrepreneurship and her leadership journey.

Congratulations, Pat! 

Fairfax 50+ Podcast Features LLP Participant and Volunteer    
Mark Deaton, LLP'15 was recently interviewed for Fairfax 50+ Podcast, where he shared his knowledge of encore careers, re-envisioning retirement and participation in our beloved LLP class. 

Check out his interview here and listen for the 12 minute point, where Mark promotes the Lifetime Leadership Program.

How Are You Helping the Community?

We want to hear from you!  
We know that Leadership Fairfax Alumni are doing great things in the community but we haven't done a very good job of tracking you. Email info@leadershipfairfax.org and send us  a list of the boards and/or commissions you are on, as well as any community service awards or appointments you've received.

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