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									                                  820 E. Cottonwood Lane   Bldg C Casa Grande, AZ 85122   520-316-0909
 Since 1991                                        The Center for Rural Leadership                                  Winter 2011

January 21, 2011             Prescott Valley will host the next Project CENTRL
Prescott Valley
                             CRC at Northern Arizona's Premiere
Contact: Frank Pratt or
         Marnie Uhl          Entertainment Venue, "Tim's Toyota
                             Center," Tim's is home to the Arizona Sundogs
CRC                          Professional Hockey Team and has hosted
March 23, 2011
Nogales                      numerous concerts, family shows, sporting
Contact: Paul Brierley or    events and dignitary luncheons and
         Lucia Konrath       dinners. Recently Miranda Lambert and Jeff
ILAC 2011
                             Dunham were on stage at Tim's.
August 24-27, 2011
Tucson                       DATE:     Friday, January 21, 2011
Contact: Carrie Hamstra
                             TIME:     A hosted lunch will be at noon
Project CENTRL Gala
and Class XX Graduation      WHERE: At Tim’s Toyota Center
October 14, 2011                    in the Courier Press Club
                                    3201 N. Main St.
                                    Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

                             There will be special speakers and a tour of Tim's Toyota Center.
  Please RSVP for the
                             All attendees are invited to stay for a Sundogs Hockey game as they play the Odessa Jackalopes
 CRC in Prescott Valley      at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and everyone will be hosted in the Tim's Toyota Center Party
 to the CENTRL Office        Suite.
    at 520-316-0909
   or send an email to       Overnight arrangements can be made with the Hampton Inn or Comfort Suites in Prescott         Valley. Other overnight accommodations are available. For information contact Marnie Uhl,
                             Class XVII, CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce at 928-772-8857.
    By January 18th
                             Tim’s Toyota Center is located in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Prescott Valley is approximately 90
                             miles northwest of Phoenix, 60 miles south of Sedona and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff. It is
                             30 miles off of I-17 and 90 miles from I-40.

                   Alumni Outreach needs you!                                                       See page 6

The Nogales CRC will be held on March 23rd, 2011 in Nogales. Border issues will be the focus of the program and we will be
joined by the California Ag Leadership class for extended networking. There will be optional tours in Nogales prior to the
evening session at Dan Bell’s (XVII) VO Slash Ranch, which sits on the border with Mexico. This is one you won’t want to
miss! And don’t forget to bring along potential applicants for Class XXI - the deadline for applications is June 1.
                 FRANK PRATT, CHAIR

                With 2010 coming to a close I would like to take this
                opportunity to wish all of you a Happy and
                Prosperous New Year.

A year seems to slip by so fast, and a fast year it has been. I would like to thank
everyone for all their hard work on our CRCs - they have been great and a pleasure to
attend. A special thanks to Past Chairman Paul Brierley for his help and all his work for
the Council and to Cindi for her organization of the fundraising structure and Wickenburg
CRC. I appreciate all the hard work by the dedicated members of the Council; you are a
credit to the program.

Time is near for recruiting and selecting the members for the next class, so please get
involved and help recruit the next "best class ever".

I look forward to visiting with you at the next CRC in Prescott Valley and I encourage you
to join me there on January 21st. Once more, Happy New Year!

Visit the Project CENTRL website at

      The Deadline for                            STAY IN TOUCH!!
   Class XXI applications
         Is June 1!

   Talk to someone today
            about applying                       Help us to keep the CENTRL
              for Project                           network going strong.
               CENTRL                              Please notify the CENTRL Office
                                                   with any changes in your personal
                                                          contact information.
                                                   You can email the CENTRL Office
                                                         or call 520-316-0909
by Cindi Smith, CRC Chair

A big THANKS to all of our Pardners that “Wandered out Wickenburg
Way” to attend the CRC on November 19, 2010. This was the largest
attendance at a Project CENTRL CRC event to date! From the hosted reception provided by the Wickenburg Chamber Past
President’s Foundation and a complimentary tour of an awesome exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum to the
strolling singing cowboy, a cowboy buffet and a lively auction/raffle, a great time was had by Class XX, fellow Alumni and
guests alike!
                             The organization and implementation of this fun and profitable CRC was a TEAM effort and the
                             following individuals need to be recognized for their contributions:
                             Becky Hays-Rovey, (XIX) for coordinating the site/set-up and museum tour + Raffle Basket
                             Contribution from Desert Caballeros Western Museum
                             James Burns, Executive Director, Desert Caballeros Western Museum for his
                             welcome address and hospitality
                             Jim Hartman, (XVIII) for arranging for the Wickenburg Chamber Past President’s
                             Foundation to sponsor the reception and also underwriting our “singing cowboy”
                             Julie Brooks, Executive Director, Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce for her
                             official Welcome to Wickenburg and continuous support of Project CENTRL
                             Rome Glover, (IX) and Roxie Glover (VII) for donating the Child’s Saddle for the
                             Live Auction
                             Lynn Bartol, (XVIII) for his generous contributions to the Raffle and then to a
                             spontaneous Live Auction–a bridle, head stall, reins, adult saddle
  Julie Brooks, Executive
   Director, Wickenburg      Patti Glinski, (X) for conducting the Raffle and donating
  Chamber of Commerce        beverages to the dinner
and Cindi Smith, Class XIX London Lacy, (XIX) for assisting with Raffle sales
    displaying a plaque
 presented to Julie for her Terisha Driggs, (XX) Representative and organizer of the Live
   outstanding service to    Auction
       Project CENTRL        Wyatt Prescott, (XX) for being an outstanding Auctioneer
                             Dick Wertz, (XVII) for being a Bartender, set-up
assistant and “Guardian-at-Large”
Ron Smith, recruited spouse Volunteer Bartender and Guest Host
Cheryl Goar, (IX) President of CENTRL Board of Directors, our Keynote Speaker
Frank Pratt, (XVI) CENTRL Alumni Council Chair, Council Update and ILAC info
Paul Brierley, (XVI) Photographer
Lisa James, (XIX) for producing and showing ILAC Video
Tiffany Ground, (XIX) for being a costume assistant
Benny Young, (XX) for leading us in a rendition of “Happy Trails”
Ty Kelly, (XIX) for logistical assistance

Wickenburg CRC Auction and Raffle
By: Terisha Driggs (XX)                                                                raised the stakes by donating an
                                                                                       adult saddle to go along with the
Thanks to the generosity of Project
                                                                                       child saddle. Paco Ollerton (XX)
CENTRL alumni and current Class XX
                                                                                       was the winning bidder at $1,200.
members, the auction and raffle held in
                                                                                       Raffle items included donated
Wickenburg on November 20th was a
                                                                     horse tack and a gift basket. Wade Carlisle (XX)
huge success. The entire event raised
                                                                     won the horse tack in the raffle, but then donated it
$2,088 for Project CENTRL! A beautiful
                                                                     back to be auctioned off. Tanya Baker (XX),
hand-crafted child’s saddle was donated
                                                                     photographed with Becky Rovey (XIX) took it home
by Roxie (VII) and Rome (IX) Glover. As
                                                                     with a winning bid of $550. Thank you to all of
Wyatt Prescott (XX) began auctioning off
                                                                     those who participated. If you were unable to make
the child saddle, Lynn Bartol (IX)
                                                                     this event, we hope you will come to the next CRC
                                                                     and get in on the excitement.                  Page 3
                                    Project CENTRL Delivers Results
                                     By Bas Aja, CENTRL Board of Directors

  The Board of Directors for Project CENTRL works hard to deliver a product which is highly valued. The product includes
  a strong emphasis on education, training, networking, leadership and community service. One of the avenues for making
  the CENTRL experience a complete product is the “project” each class member must develop and complete.

  As a CENTRL Board member one of the recent projects, I was able to witness first hand, was a project developed by
  CENTRL graduate Joe King (Class XIX) of Arivaca. His project happened to include an extensive effort of working with
  the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) on the development of a “Young Cattle Producer’s Initiative” (YCI).

  While the ACA has had events and programs for its youth for over 80 years – Joe brought a fresh perspective and idea to
  our group. He wanted to broaden and enhance the organization, its opportunities and events to a generation of his peers
  who grew up on ranches and raising livestock (or had very close ties to a family ranch) but was not presently in the
  livestock business. These young producers were working in other venues of agriculture or had professional careers in
  other areas of expertise.

  Joe had in mind that many of these individuals still had close ties and/or potential future
  financial interests in these family businesses. He believed a void existed where such a
  group could provide direction, insight and ideas to its parent organization. His mission was
  to provide the foundation for a different type of producer to help direct the policies and
  mindset of a broader statewide organization. He has been successful.

  Joe worked with staff at the ACA to develop and launch the Young Cattle Producers
  Initiative (YCI). Joe, Patrick Bray and Anna Groseta developed its mission and provided the
  planning and outreach for its inaugural event at our Annual Convention. Subsequently, he
  enhanced the YCI by organizing additional events and efforts which garnered the YCI
  President a seat on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association

  This first-hand experience with a CENTRL student’s project has been very rewarding to
  witness. It revealed one of the “apple trees” that Project CENTRL has been planting around
  Arizona for over 25 years.

     Mark your Calendars for August 24-27, 2011 for ILAC Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
                                                            You won’t want to miss this great opportunity! This year we are
                                                            combining the Collaborative Conference with the International Leadership
                                                            Alumni Conference - ILAC. Project CENTRL is hosting this event in
                                                            partnership with the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association’s Young Cattlemen’s
                                                            Initiative, Arizona Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Program and
                                                            United Dairymen of Arizona’s Young Cooperators. Some of the key issues
                                                            to be explored will be Immigration, Water, Sustainability, Generational
                                                            Attrition, Conflict Resolution and Breaking Barriers along with some great
                                                            tours. Please visit the ILAC website The website
                                                            has information on the history of ILAC as well as a page for Arizona ILAC
2011. If you would like to be included in the online directory please forward your information to Carrie Hamstra at Conference information will also be available in newsletters and at The committee is
looking forward to seeing everyone August 24-27, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.

There are many sponsorship opportunities available for the Arizona ILAC Conference. If you or someone you know is interested in
sponsoring this event, please contact Carrie Hamstra or Brett Cameron.
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                             CENTRL DIRECTOR UPDATE
                             EVERETT RHODES

                                                                                                       New CENTRL Board
                             Project CENTRL inspires a lifelong                                         Members for 2011
                                   journey of leadership!

This vision was identified as a core value at a recent board meeting and comes to life
when we proudly view the many ways over 500 CENTRL graduates are making a
difference in agriculture and rural Arizona.
Thanks to the inspiration and support from many, 2010 has been a successful year for
                                                                                                             Grant Boice
Project CENTRL. We recently celebrated a decade of great leadership from retiring
President, Gerry Bohmfalk (VIII) and welcomed the capable and caring leadership of
Cheryl Goar (IX) as newly elected President.
                                                         Gerry Bohmfalk receives a “CENTRL” sized
We are also honored to welcome Grant Boice and                   gavel from Everett Rhodes
Robert Shuler to our Board of Directors. Grant is the
Executive Director of the Arizona National Livestock
Show and Robert Shuler is an Attorney and Class 13
graduate of the highly regarded California Ag
Leadership Program. Both have strong roots in
agriculture and rural Arizona and join a distinguished                                                      Robert Shuler
and diversely talented group of twenty
two leaders serving on Project CENTRL
Board of Directors in 2011.
                                                                                                       Please join us at a
Networking…Recruiting…Supporting.                                                                      seminar near you.
                                                               Cheryl Goar, (IX)
These key components of the CENTRL                             Newly Elected President              Here is a list of Seminars:
Alumni Council’s mission statement all
have added value in 2011.             The
excellent networking at the well attended                                                                  Seminar 10
CRC’s in Tucson, Kingman, Show Low,                                                                   Border, Labor and Food
and Wickenburg this past year can only grow with your continued participation. An                        Supply Dynamics
opportunity to join with Class 41 from California’s Ag Leadership Program during their                  January 13-15,2011
study tour on border and immigration issues in Arizona is on the horizon with a CRC on                        Yuma
March 23rd. A global networking opportunity is CENTRL’s hosting of this year’s
International Leadership Alumni Conference (ILAC) on August 24-27th in Tucson. Class                         Seminar 11
XX Graduation and another fun Gala is scheduled on October 14th. Keep an eye out for                Arizona Legislature in Action
all of these golden opportunities to network with leaders across Arizona, America, and                   February 9-11, 2011
around the world.                                                                                             Phoenix
June 1st is the application deadline for Class XXI and your help is needed in CENTRL’s
recruitment efforts. As always, alumni and those close to Project CENTRL are the true                       Seminar 12
ambassadors instrumental in having quality candidates apply. We deeply appreciate the               Polishing Leadership Skills
financial support received from alumni, current class members, friends, and sponsors this                March 24-26, 2011
past year. Indeed, it is this grassroots level of support that continues to deliver a quality              Cottonwood
leadership experience for future leaders in agriculture and rural Arizona. We hope you
can support CENTRL’s fund-raising efforts in 2011 and help us continue to grow future                    National Seminar
leaders for agriculture and rural Arizona.                                                                Washington D. C.
                                                                                                        April 30 - May 7, 2011

                                                                                                     For more information please
                                                                                                     contact the CENTRL Office
                                                                                                          at 520-316-0909

                                                                                                                           Page 5
               By: Cindi Smith, Alumni Council,
                   “Friend” Raising Chair

                                                              MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO JOIN US AS AN
                                                                    “OUTREACH VOLUNTEER” THIS YEAR.

                                                             We are offering 3 different training dates and locations to make it
                                                             more convenient for you to participate.

                                                             It will be a “fun” activity that requires a minimum amount of your
                                                             time—just ask one of the 35 alumni that were part of last year’s
                                                             efforts—90% signed up to do it again this year!

                                                             The following training sessions will be held on a Saturday. A lunch
                                                             or breakfast will be provided to attendees:

                                                                                          January 15, 2010
Doesn’t it always amaze you how fast time flies? I believe                                   12:00 noon
this will be a better year with a great opportunity to                                    Holiday Inn Hotel
continue REACHING OUT to our Project CENTRL family by                                    1901 E. 18th Street
connecting through conversations, collaborations and                                    Yuma, Arizona 85365
community coalitions. WOW, that’s a lot of “C” words in a
                                                                                          February 5, 2010
row but certainly representative of what being a Project
                                                                                              8:00 am
CENTRL graduate is all about.
                                                                                         Phoenix, AZ 85040
In a few days your Alumni Council will begin preparing for
the 2nd Face-2-Face Alumni Outreach by training Project                                  February 12, 2010
CENTRL volunteers to assist in a Campaign designed to:                                       8:00 a.m.
                                                                                           Golden Corral
G Strengthen our Alumni Network                                                       6865 N. Thornydale Road
G Identify ideal candidates for Class XXI                                                   (by Costco)
G Encourage volunteer commitment of time and                                             Tucson, AZ 85719

  resources to enhance our leadership program
G Support our upcoming ILAC Conference hosted by             G TO REGISTER for one of the training sessions please call Karen
  Arizona in August, 2011                                        Vanderheyden at (520)316-0909 or email

     Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you
     just sit there….
                                      ——-Will Rogers                                                                    Page 6
                   A request was made in the last newsletter to let us hear from you if you are serving or have served in an
                   elected or appointed position. Here are the leaders that we heard from….

                   Fred Amator (II) was elected to Legislative District 12 Republican Precinct Committeeman. Fred also served on the Goodyear
                   City Council for 12 years.
                   Gail Griffin (XIII) was elected to the Arizona State Senate for District 25.
                   Jim Hartman (XVIII) was recently re-appointed by town council and recognized for 10 years of service on the Wickenburg
                   Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC). Jim is currently serving as Chairperson of EDAC.
                   Dallas Hillhouse (XIX) was re-elected for a 4th term on the Bicentennial Union High School District 76 Governing Board, also
                   serving as the Board President.

                   Jack McClaren (XVIII) was elected Constable in Pinal County JP7.
                   Mark Phelps (II) was re-elected to a 3rd term on the Board of the Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District 8, serving as
                   Board President for the past 2 years.

                   Frank Pratt (XVII) and David Gowan (XVII) were re-elected to the Arizona State House of Representatives, District 23 and
                   District 30 respectfully.

                   Currently serving:           Scott Barley (XVIII)                    Maricopa School Board
                                                LaVerne Benally (XIII)                  Indian Wells Community, Chapter President
                                                Tracy Candelaria (XVI)                  St. Johns Constable and Concho School Board
                                                Wade Carlisle (XX)                      Holbrook City Council Member
                                                Chip Davis (XIII)                       Yavapai County Supervisor
                                                Ron Fain (XVI)                          Board of Directors for the Yavapai College Foundation,
                                                                                        Board of Directors, Prescott Valley Economic Development
                                                Edward Farrell (XVI)                    Vice-Mayor of Maricopa, AZ
                                                Chris Gibbs (XX)                        Mayor of Safford, AZ
                                                Matt Herman (XVI)                       Casa Grande City Council Member
                                                Diane Joens (XVI)                       Mayor of Cottonwood, AZ
                                                Mary Kortsen (II)                       Casa Grande City Council Member
                                                Richard Lunt (V)                        Greenlee County Supervisor
                                                Russell McCloud (XVI)                   Yuma County Supervisor
                                                Donald Merrell (VI)                     Duncan School Board
                                                Cliff O’Neill (VI)                      Non-Profit Regional Center for Border Health
                                                James Nelson (XIX)                      Vice Mayor, Eagar, AZ
                                                Jason Rovey (XVIII)                     Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Board and
                                                                                        Wickenburg Airport Advisory Commission
                                                Brent Shaw (XIV)                        Wickenburg Planning and Zoning Commission
                                                Fernando Shipley (XVII)                 Mayor of Globe, AZ
                                                Danny Smith (XIX)                       Safford City Council
                                                Paul VanHofwegen (XVI)                  SRP Council Member, District 3
                                                Thea Wilshire (XVIII)                   Vice-Mayor of Globe, AZ
                                                Mary Ann Uhl (XX)                       Globe City Council Member
                   Past service:                Jo Lindsay (II)                         School Board Member, 1985
                                                Sue Riley (X)                           Stanfield School Board Member, 1989-1992

                   Dean Wink (I)

                                     Just to let all the members of class one know that Dean Wink is still alive and well living and still
                                     ranching in South Dakota. I decided to enter politics 8 years ago and ran for Meade County
                                     Commissioner. I spent six years as a Commissioner before deciding to run for the SD House of
                                     Representatives. I was elected in 2008 and was recently re-elected this past November and will serve as
                                     Chairman of the Appropriations Committee.

                                     Hi to all the past members of Project CENTRL. It was a great experience for me. I enjoyed it a lot and
                                     learned much about the political process which I am now having the opportunity to use.
                   Thanks again for all CENTRL does!                                                                              Page 7
          More Alumni in Action
                       Globe Tool Lending Library—City of Globe, AZ
                       Thea Wilshire’s internship for Class XVIII was to create the Globe Tool Lending Library. On 9/29/10, this
                       program was honored by the Harvard Ash Center for Governance as an "innovation in governance"
                       program. Out of over 600 applications, it was one of about 170 chosen for inclusion as a "Bright Idea" and is
                       now on their website as a resource for other communities.

                       Based on this award, Thea was invited to apply for a course in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's
                       Executive Education Program entitled "Creating Collaborative Solutions." She finished the week-long
                       intensive, rubbed shoulders with world leaders who brought very different perspectives to issues, and loved the
                       challenges the course brought.

                                   Selects 173 Noteworthy Government Programs and Practices

The Globe Tool Lending Library is a free resource that allows people to check out a variety of tools to maintain and beautify their homes
and businesses. This program was developed to address widespread blight so as to encourage economic development in the area.

          Jack McClaren (XVIII) was sworn in on January 5, 2011 at the Pinal County Superior Court as Constable
          in Pinal County JP7. Congratulations Jack!

                      Pamela Pearsall (XX), along with Bob Ingulli (XX) Police Chief for the City of Florence were at
                      the swearing in ceremony. Pamela shared, “Jack is my cousin and like many I am very proud
                      of him and happy that the voters of Apache Junction chose so wisely!”

         In recognition of her tireless work with the Casa Grande Youth Commission and the youth of Pinal
         County, Donna McBride (XVIII) is the recipient of the 2010 Community Service Award. The Greater
         Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce will honor recipients of its 2010 Community Service and Business
         Leader awards at its annual dinner Friday, Jan. 7

                                                                          Ron Fain, Partner (Class XVI)
                                                                              The Fain Signature Group
                                               3001 N.Main Street , 2B | Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
                                                               Tel: 928 772 8844 | Fax: 928 772 8650

                                                Look for Fain Signature Group to provide:

                                                Commercial Retail • Commercial Office • Industrial Space • Ground Lease
                                                Build to Suit • Medical Office Space • Land Sales

                                                                                                                         Page 8
                             Project CENTRL Class XX Internship Updates
                                                                     By: Terisha Driggs

            Arizona Agriculturalist Speakers’ Bureau; By: Peggy Jo Goodfellow
            The Arizona Agriculturalist Speakers’ Bureau is a non-profit program aimed at educating the consumer to buy safe, affordable and
            locally grown food while recruiting new advocates for agriculture. This is a public outreach effort to create a face-to-face outlet for
            farmers and ranchers to tell consumers about agriculture and to dispel misconceptions about agriculture and food safety.

            Young Farmers and Ranchers; By: Jolynn Pangerl
            Young Farmers and Ranchers is a leadership development program through Arizona Farm Bureau for 18-35 year olds. Each county
            has a chair and are asked with assistance from Arizona Farm Bureau, to keep the program running. It is an excellent opportunity to
            get young people involved in the community allowing them to make a difference and assist them in their desire to volunteer. They
            are the leaders of our tomorrow’s. Working with Jon Dinsmore, we have grown the defunct chapter in Yuma from one to 65 active
            members. They have established a Board, and a list of community projects to complete over the next year. They are now meeting
            once a month and we are working on presentations that enhance their leadership skills at the meetings. Look for these outstanding
            young people to be in the next class with Project CENTRL. They are going to be making a difference!

            Community Garden; By: Rusty VanLeuven
            When I started working on a Community Garden in Avondale, I thought how hard could it be to get a few people together and start
            digging up the ground. Ten months later, we still have yet to plant. This project has been very slow in coming together but progress
            is being made. Currently we are finishing up our 501(c) 3 status and have acquired land and water from the City of Avondale.
            Project CENTRL classmates and alumni have generously pledged supplies and monetary support for the garden in hopes for a spring

            Arizona Food Freedom; Act By: Tanya Baker
            The Arizona Food Freedom Act is a proposed state Bill to de-regulate the direct sales of food from the producer to the end
            consumer, in venues such as on farm or ranch sales, at the Farmers Markets, or at CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture
            venues). The original draft bill was submitted to Arizona Legal Counsel for their review with permission of Representative Frank
            Pratt on November 22, 2010. On December 1, 2010 I received the first "official" draft of the Arizona Food Freedom Act proposed
            bill from Arizona Legal Counsel addressing the specific Arizona Revised Statutes that would need to be amended. Since receiving
            the first draft I have been researching who the "stakeholders" are that I need to discuss the proposed bill with and contacting them
            for their review of and input for the proposed bill. I am hoping that the final draft will be ready to be introduced for the next
            legislative session in 2011.

            A Community Conversation: Arizona’s Gift of Green ($); By: Greg Kornrumph
            When: Tentatively April 1, 2011 at Yavapai Community College, Clarkdale Campus
            Focus: A discussion with the Verde Valley community regarding direct and ancillary business
            opportunities that embrace a flowing Verde River
            Collaborators: Arizona Project CENTRL (Center for Rural Leadership), Verde Valley Regional Economic
            Organization, The Nature Conservancy and the Verde Watershed Association
            Funding: $3,000 from the Walton Family Foundation to cover cost of facilitators, materials, and food

Seminar 9 - Wickenburg, AZ                                                   Speakers at Seminar 9:
                                                                        Glenna McCollum-Cloud (top)
Focusing on Social Issues                                                    Mary LoVerde (bottom)
By Tanya Baker
I trust everyone in Class XX would agree with me that both the Wickenburg seminar and CRC were
extraordinary! Class XX started our three day seminar with a very warm welcoming by the
Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday were packed full of
learning opportunities…from “Keeping Your Life in Balance” to “Substance Use and Abuse in
Arizona”, and we ended Friday evening with a tour of Wickenburg’s Desert Caballeros Western
Museum, hosted by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. The CRC was held at the museum and
was very well attended by alumni and guests alike. In true western style, Class XX auctioned off a
pair of saddles that had been donated to Project CENTRL as well as a headset and breast collar that
had been raffled off earlier in the evening and were then donated back to be auctioned. In all
approximately $2,000 was raised for Project CENTRL at the Wickenburg CRC! Class XX thanks
everyone who made the Wickenburg Seminar and CRC so much fun and memorable!
Project CENTRL Board of Directors                        CENTRL Alumni Council
Officers                                          Chair                         Fund Raising Chair
                                                  Frank Pratt (XVII)            Cindi Smith (XIX)
Cheryl Goar, President                            520-560-6372                  928-231-2678
George Seperich, Vice President             
Jim Webb, Secretary
                                                  Vice-Chair                    Council Members
Brett Cameron, Treasurer                          Frances Lechner (XVIII)       Lucia Konrath (XVIII)
Frank Pratt, Alumni Chair                         623-256-5125                  520-465-8849

                                                  Secretary                     Pennee Murphree (V)
Board Members                                     Tiffany Ground (XIX)          520-898-7513
Bas Aja               Carrie Hamstra    
Fred Amator           Jim Klinker                                               Marnie Uhl (XVII)
                                                  Treasurer                     928-830-9434
Grant Boice           Lucia Konrath               Brett Cameron (XVI) 
                      Glenna McCollum-Cloud       602-542-0984
Paul Brierley                                        Class XX Representatives
Eddie Browning        Paul Rovey
                                                                                Tanya Baker
Jim Christenson       Robert Shuler               Reporter                      928-710-3700
                      Erik Swanson                Lisa Ann James (XIX)
Con Englehorn                                     602-510-4770
                      Heather Walker    
Matt Eyrich                                                                     Terisha Driggs
Gail Griffin                                      Past Chair          
                                                  Paul Brierley (XVI)

                 Keep sending your                         Project CENTRL Mission Statement
                 articles, interesting                 To assist highly motivated leaders improve
               stories and pictures to
                                                          and expand their leadership skills to
               Lisa Ann James (XIX)                     become more effective and responsive in
                                  meeting the needs of rural people.

                                         A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR
  When will CENTRL                          THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT TO CENTRL
   be in your area?                              The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation
                                         UA College of Ag & Life Sciences - Cooperative Extension
     A list of CRC’s and                     C.W. and Modene Neely Charitable Foundation
                                                          Dr. Scholl Foundation
   events are listed on the                             United Dairymen of Arizona
  front page. Check page                                     Salt River Project
   5 for a list of Class XX                                Arizona Farm Bureau
           seminars.                                    Yuma County Farm Bureau
                                             Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation
           Come visit!!                      Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council
                                                    Agri-Business Council of Arizona
                                                         Headquarters West, LTD
                                                      Western Growers Association
                                                             Tim Dunn Farms

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