Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hendry-Glades Leadership Dinner In Lakeport

Leadership Hendry Glades Counties Orientation Dinner

On September 15, 2009, the Hideaway Restaurant in Lakeport hosted the Leadership Hendry Glades Counties (LHGC) Orientation Dinner. The event was attended by over 50 new leadership class members, alumni of previous classes and sponsors.

Mr. Tris Chapman, Hendry County Commissioner, served as MC for the event. He also introduced the incoming class members. The group heard from Dr. Alvin B. Jackson, a motivational speaker and CEO of The Quantum Leadership Group, Inc.

Sponsors for the event included: Alico Land Development, Clewiston Christian School, Southern Gardens Citrus, First Bank, Johnson-Prewitt & Assoc. Inc., Hendry Regional Medical Center, Wright Construction Group, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Talkin� Monkeys Project, Gulf Citrus Growers, Royal Properties, Ridgdill Construction and Missimer Groundwater Science.

Incoming class members are: Crissie Carter, Seminole Tribe; CynDeLee Dalton, Seacoast National Bank; Phillip Flood, Jr., SFWMD; Sommer Foster, Johnson-Prewitt & Assoc. Inc.; Kim Harris-White, First Bank; Denise Hatton, Clewiston Christian School; Victor Lancaster, Jr., Glades Electric Cooperative.; Scott Loiacano, Wright Construction Group; Alonzo McKenzie, New Bethel Baptist Church ; Steve McKown, City of Clewiston; Steve Nisbet, Jr., Caloosa Design; Janet Papinaw, Hendry County Grants Department; Church Roberts, Johnson Engineering; Laura Smith, Dyess Real Estate; Lucinda Tevlin, Seacoast National Bank; Davis Theroux, Hendry Regional Medical Center; and Butch Wilson, Clewiston Museum.

Ms. Kim Hamilton, Vice-President of LHGC, made the first annual Founders Award presentation. The Founder�s Award was given to Deborah Van Sickle of First Bank of Clewiston for her passion in the community, helping to establish the LHGC and her demonstrated leadership abilities.

The next event will be a Team-building/Cultural day for the incoming class on September 23rd followed by a Civic & Cultural Day on October 28, 2009.

Who Is Leadership Hendry & Glades, Counties Inc.?

The LHGC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization interested in developing leaders in the Hendry and Glades county region by ''holding meetings and presentations'' according to it's filing with the IRS.

According to the organization's last IRS Form 990 filed November 2008 for year 2007, as required to be filed by non-profits with $25,000 or more in income, they received $31,820 in public contributions and $12,500 from program service revenue.

Expenses were $20,160 for programs, and $6,391 for management. The expenses include $5,219 for ''administrative expenses'', $2,122 for insurance, $1,916 miscellaneous, and $976 in legal fees. The excess funds (income less expenses) were $17,769.

Janice Groves was the Chairman of the organization, Sarah Van Sickle, Treasurer. None of the officers or directors received any compensation in 2007, according to the filing.

1 comment:

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