Leadership Lincoln E Notes
January 27, 2005
A Community Conversation:The Future of Lincoln
The background information for the Future of Lincoln project is now available on the
Leadership Lincoln website at www.leadershiplincoln.org . Click on "news and events"
and then go to the newsletter section. Watch the Journal Star on Sunday, January 30;
Sunday, February 6; Sunday, February 13; and Sunday, February 20 for special inserts
containing the background information and information on the project.
Leadership Lincoln alums are currently in the process of working with the Public Policy
Center to make phone calls to randomly select the participants. If you are interested in
assisting with those phone calls, please contact the LL office at 441-4661 or email us at
The Facilitation Training Workshop is now firmly scheduled for Wednesday, March 16,
Thursday, March 17 and half day on Friday, March 18. The training will be at the
Apothecary Loft North at 8th and P Sts. in the Haymarket. Slots are filling up rapidly, so if
you are interested, please contact us right away. For additional information, check out
the "news and events" section of our website.
Leslie Gibbens (LL XIX) recently named TeamMate of the Year!
Leslie was nominated by her mentee at Scott Middle School. She will receive her award
next Monday at the school. Leslie feels she has gained so much from her weekly sessions
and states, " My mentee mentors me each week vs. the other way around. She is so easy
to talk to and really a leader ready to bloom. I have really enjoyed our weekly time
together." Congratulations, Leslie!
Chuck Van Rossum (LL XV) and Thomas Christie (LL VI) recipients of the Chancellor's
Fulfilling The Dream Award
Thomas Christie, a multicultural/community administrator for Lincoln Public Schools
Chuck van Rossum, a special assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, were selected for the Chancellor's 2005 "Fulfilling the
Dream" Awards at UNL. The award was established in 1997 to honor individuals who have
contributed to the UNL community or the Lincoln community by their exemplary action in
promoting the goals and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Vicki Huff (LL II), Kim Munnis (LL X ) Jon Gross (LL XVIII) and Stacey Brass (LL XX), for
their recent promotions at Union Bank and Trust.
Kelly Hillman (LL XVI) for his recent promotion at Security Federal.
The LINCOLN MUNICIPAL BAND is looking to fill several positions on its board
of directors. The organization would like to find four-six people who can
make a solid impact on the board - people who have strong contacts with
other members of the community, specifically the business/financial
community. The Lincoln Municipal Band is the state's oldest organized
musical group, approaching its 100th year of existence, and is comprised of
some of the city's most talented musicians. The summer concert series at
the Antelope Park Bandshell has been a beloved Lincoln tradition for many years but also
performs indoor concerts during the winter months at Nebraska Wesleyan University. The
LMB also has a very active outreach presence within the Lincoln Public and Parochial
schools. The Lincoln Municipal Band board of directors meets on a monthly basis during
the more active summer months, with more infrequent meetings between September-
The time commitment is not great, with board members encouraged to serve on
one or two committees ranging from fundraising to promotion and marketing.
Board member assistance during concerts (handing out programs, etc.) is also
encouraged. However, the main emphasis on this recruitment is for
enthusiastic new board members with good contacts to the kind of people in
the community who are willing to support a much overlooked musical
organization that seeks and deserves a higher profile - the Lincoln
Municipal Band. If you are interested in serving on the Lincoln Municipal Band Board of
Directors, please call the LL office at 441-4661 or email us at email@example.com.
YWCA IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS
The YWCA is looking for women to serve on their Board of Directors. They are particularly
interested in hearing from women of color or women with expertise in marketing and/or
fund development. If you are interested in knowing more about this opportunity, please
contact Tari Hendrickson Sweeney (LL III) at 434-3494. The mission of the YWCA is to
empower women and eliminate racism.
DO YOU KNOW A NOT-FOR-PROFIT WHO CAN USE SOME TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE?
The following is a message from Carmen Summers Zafft (LL XIX), who is currently in
graduate school. This project is part of her classwork. Carmen is looking for agencies who
might need some assistance.
Our task is to develop a leadership program, focusing on the development of the
organization’s employees. (If the organization already has a development program
in place we can conduct an assessment of their program and offer additional tools
for their program.) If the organization has specific goals they would like to achieve
we can assist them in reaching their goals. One of the main questions we will address
is, “What is your organization doing to prepare leaders?” At a minimum we will
provide assessment and recommend appropriate tools for their goals. If time allows,
we will assist in implementing the tools.
Our current challenge is to find an interested organization by February 4th. If there
are interested parties, we will contact them and plan meeting times to discuss their
needs and further discuss the assistance we will provide along with a timeline. We
will only provide assistance to one organization, so an assessment of the
organizations’ needs will be a high priority.
Our contact information is as follows:
This is a great opportunity for an agency who is looking to improve organizational
ARE YOU ON BOARD?
IF NOT, YOU WILL WANT TO BE. WATCH
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON A FUN,
COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP
LINCOLN IS UNDERTAKING SOON!