Archive for April 2016

The Emotional Cost of Poverty

Stress. Transportation. Drug Abuse. These topics and more came out of the poverty simulation led by Leadership Medina County on Friday, April 29, 2016. Thirty participants and twenty-two community volunteers came together for a realistic simulation portraying the barriers of poverty. Many left the simulation with new opinions about poverty and a desire to serve…

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Class Notes: April 2016

’01  The Synergetic Kyle White, our condolences on the passing of your mother.   ’06  The Enterprising Stacy Bonitz, Philpott Solutions Group, has been selected by Northeast Ohio’s Smart Woman for their 2016 Progressive Woman Award. Stacy was selected, by the judges, from hundreds of nominations to be honored at Smart Women’s upcoming event on…

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Addiction Forum Educates Leaders

By Colleen Rice “The greatest problem we have working with alcoholics and addicts is our own beliefs and expectations,” said Dr. Brad Lander. And that’s how this powerful session about addiction began. Dr. Lander defined Addiction as the physical adaptation of the reward pathways of the brain to the repeated presence of dopamine-surging chemicals. Addiction…

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Junior Leaders Graduate, Leadership Commences

By Susan Vlcek, JrLMC Director On the last day of March 175 community leaders, friends and family celebrated 40 members of the JrLMC Class of 2016 at their graduation banquet. They heard those young leaders share how they, empowered by their JrLMC experience, intend to make a positive impact on their world. When? In their…

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The Room Is Clear: A Glimpse At Community Policing

By Carrie Park, Class of 2016 It was a dark and stormy night… My partner, Kristine Schultze, and I are outside the abandoned school house waiting to begin the simulation set up by the Montville Police Department. “Here’s the situation,” Chief of police, Terry Grice, explains to us. “We have been told there are three…

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A Sweet Day, Ride, And Some Syrup Too

By Tonjua McCullough Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.  And on that farm he found the Leadership Medina Class of 2016 Silver Jubilee, E-I-E-I-O.  With a moo-moo here and a moo-moo there, everywhere a moo-moo; Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. Our farm adventure started bright and early at Boyert’s Greenhouse for a scrumptious omelet breakfast.  …

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