Cultivating Today s Leaders

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a public ation of Leade rship South Bend/ Misha waka

2009 – 2010 Yearb ook

Cultivating Today’s Leaders

to Serve Tomorrow’s Community for Over 35 Years

Extend your Leadership experience and continue to be Connected | Productive | Informed Benefits include: Education & Network Opportunities Community Forums Program Days Continuing Education quarterly E-News updates and an annual Printed publication Board & Committee Participation Opportunities Career Opportunities Leadership News

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Cultivating Today’s Leaders to Serve Tomorrow’s Community Please send your membership form and dues payment to: Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka 401 E. Colfax – Suite 310 P.O. Box 1677 South Bend, IN 46634-1677

Thank you Leadership Contributors a publication of Leadership South Bend/Mish awaka

Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka wishes to thank the companies and individuals who have so generously contributed to the 2009-2010 program year

Leadership Legacy

$1,000 and above

The Cressy Foundation Mrs. Rex Rakow and Family TCU TCU Foundation WSBT Television


$500 - $999

Baker & Daniels Cardinal Buses, Inc. Crowe Horwath Project Future Scot and Shery Purkeypile Jerry and Janet Scott Saint Mary’s College Becky Banta Summers TRANSPO

2009 – 2010 Yearbook

Contents features



Perspectives from the President and Executive Director


Adult Class XXXVI Photos


Adult Retreat


Alumni News


Adult Program Day Highlights


Adult Project Teams – Moving to Action


Youth Class XVII Photos


Youth Retreat


Youth Program Day Highlights


Youth Project Teams – Moving to Action

22 Commencement 2010 23 2010 Distinguished Alumnus

Key Partners

$250 - $499

Century Center Matthew Kahn Juliann and Craig Jankowski Mark and Laura Leblang Lithotone Jane Mason Ryan Matthys Pam and Chip Newman Northern Indiana Center for History Tom Ross Joyce and Dick Stifel


$100 - $249

Mark Andrews Rolla Baumgartner Gene Bruce Todd Bruce Carolyne Call Greg Conrad William Cushwa Christian Davey Amy Hill Natalie Mast Shawna Neilson Trish Ross South Bend Chocolate Company

2009-2010 Board of Directors President

Gene D. Bruce, EdD Higher Education

Shawna Neilson Gibson Insurance Group

Carolyne Call, PhD Saint Mary’s College

Shery Purkeypile Allied Physicians of Michiana

Carla Crittendon Crowe Horwath

Colin Reilly Jones Obenchain, LLP

Tom Ross Fifth Third Bank

Greg Conrad Memorial Health System

Federico Rodriguez South Bend Fire Department


Christian Davey Grubb & Ellis/Cressy & Everett

Jackie Rucker University of Notre Dame

Amy Hill

South Bend Silver Hawks

Vice President Todd Bruce Lake City Bank


Jerry Scott

Towne Air Freight

Past President

John Mann

Eric Seigel Tuesley Hall Konopa

Becky Summers TCU

WSBT Television


Our Lady of Peace Hospital

Juliann L. Jankowski Executive Director

Natalie Mast CB Richard Ellis/Bradley

Pamela Newman Program Director

Matt Money Community Volunteer

Trish Ross Executive Assistant

Mark Andrews 1st Source Bank

Rolla Baumgartner, EdD Higher Education

Jane Mason


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Making a Difference I had the opportunity

This year, I had the opportunity to serve as a mentor for one of the Youth Leadership Task Groups. Working with the high school students provided me with a unique insight to the Youth program and I was energized by their passion and enthusiasm.

to go through Leadership South Bend / Mishawaka in 2003 and to this day, it has been one of the best things I have done both personally and professionally. I continue to build on my experience as a member of the board of directors and alumni association.

Amy Hill, Class 29 Board President

I encourage the graduates of this year’s Adult The Leadership program taught me so much about and Youth Leadership classes to build on the a community I thought I already knew while further momentum of their program year. Don’t sit by and wait for the opportunities to come to you. developing my leadership skills and providing opportunities for me to become more actively and Take what you have learned from your Leadership experiences and relationships you have developed. effectively engaged. You’ll find your passion and make a difference!

Thank You to our Retiring Board Members

Becky Summers, Colin Reilly, and Gene Bruce

Christian Davey

A special thank you to Gene Bruce, Christian Davey, Colin Reilly, and Becky Summers for their six years of service on the Leadership Board of Directors. We appreciate that they all plan to stay connected to Leadership through mentoring or serving on committees.

Becky Summers Passing the Bat/Gavel to Amy Hill

Instead of a gavel, past president Becky Summers passes a baseball bat to incoming President for 2009-10 Amy Hill. Amy is Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships for the South Bend Silver Hawks.

Looking Back. Looking Forward. Each adult and youth

class brings fresh enthusiasm, new insights, and their own unique perspective to discussions about the strengths, challenges and opportunities that exist in our community. The 2009-10 classes were no exception and the enthusiasm generated carried forward into a very eventful and fruitful year!

Juliann Jankowski, Class 24


In October we celebrated 35 years of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka with an anniversary luncheon at the Palais Royale attended by over 225 people. We also launched our first new executive community orientation program and are looking forward to the next session that will be held on April 19 and 26, 2011.

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Continuing the momentum, in late March, the first phase of the Community Leadership Program Impact Study conducted by Walden University was launched. The first phase included an online survey to alumni. The second phase includes a more in-depth survey to recent graduates of the program and focus groups of alumni and community stakeholders. This study will greatly improve our ability to measure and quantify the overall impact of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka on our community. A special thank you to all who participated in Phase One of the study. This past year was truly incredible and I look forward to watching our graduates hone in on their passions and make a difference in their life and the lives of others in our community!

Leadership Alumni Association

Class Notes:

2009-10 Leadership Alumni Association events included a

Congratulations to the following Leadership Alumni who were honored for their achievements at the Forty Under 40 luncheon in June.

networking event with Class 36 at Club LaSalle, an education summit, a 35th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, a tour of the new St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, a continuing education event, the Live a Difference Day, and the 2010 Commencement Luncheon Celebration. Amy Hill, Juliann Jankowski pose for a picture with speaker Wendy Komac (center) after her inspirational presentation to over 150 Leadership Alumni and YPN members. A special thank you to alumni committee member Natalie Mast for bringing Wendy to our area for the event.

Ryan Colvin Class 35 Corey Cressy Class 34 Carla Crittendon Class 34, Leadership Board of Directors Jayson Kincaid Class 32 Ryan Fenstermaker Class 35 David Pruitt Class 36 Paul Phair Class 35

Alumni worked with Boys and Girls Club members to paint their new teen room during the Live a Difference Day on March 27.

Rebecca Ruvalcaba Class 36 Shawn Todd Class 36 Amy Hill, Class 29, was recently honored by the YWCA as the “Woman to Watch”. Lori Masapollo, Class 35, is the new president of the downtown South Bend Rotary Club. Todd Bruce, Class 30, is past president of the club. A special congratulations to Waylon Peterson, Class 32, for his ten year old daughter Margaret’s achievements in the national spelling bee competition in Washington, D.C.

Alumni from the “early years” gather at the 35th Anniversary Luncheon. Lauren Jankowski, Morgan Masapollo, Morgan Jankowski, Katrina Arthus, Anne Arthus - Class 36, George Arthus, Lori Masapollo - Class 35 and Gary Masapollo - Class 35 take a break after completing yard work for clients of the American Cancer Society.

Upcoming Alumni Association Events: Tuesday, August 24

Northern Indiana Leadership Conference University of Notre Dame 8:30 am – 5:00 pm $60 for Alumni Association members $75 for non Alumni Association members

Thursday, September 2

Meet and Greet – Class XXXVII The Summit Club 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Complimentary for Alumni Association members Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka | www.sjchamber/leadership |


Adult Class XXXVI Tara Antonucci Director-Human Resources City of Mishawaka 600 E. Third St. Mishawaka, IN 46544 O: (574) 258-1615

Community Interests: Quality of life, family activities, Autism awareness, support for children & families

Anne E. Arthus CPS Assistant Director of Transfer Services Ivy Tech Community College 220 Dean Johnson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 289-7001 ext. 5330

Community Interests: Reaching the Hispanic community, “Altrusa” - community betterment through literacy & volunteer work, River Bend IAAP Christine Atkins Business Office Administrator Allied Physicians of Michiana 130 S. Main St., Ste. 250 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 251-2100

Community Interests: Children & family support

Tania M. Bengtsson Director of Marketing Gibson Insurance Group 130 S. Main St., Ste. 400 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 245-3546

Community Interests: Advisory Council Chair - Young Professionals Network

Barrett Berry Associate Pastor

Pentecostal Cathedral Church 1025 W. Western Ave. P.O. Box 11093 South Bend, IN 46634 O: (574) 307-0248

Community Interests: Education, economic development, health care - especially cancer care & prevention, faith


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Marie A. Blunt Executive Director

Samaritan Counseling Center 17195 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, IN 46635 O: (574) 277-0274

Community Interests: Faith-based counseling, Stephen Ministry, quality of life, economical & interfaith projects

Emily J. Borowski Assistant Vice President

Risk & Compliance Notre Dame Federal Credit Union 19033 Douglas Road Notre Dame, IN 46556 O: 574.239.6611 ext. 2282

Community Interests: Economic development, public safety, education, performing arts Greg Brown Vice President Commercial Banking Fifth Third Bank 301 N. Main St. South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 245-5022

Community Interests: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board-Elkhart County, coaching children’s sports

Dan Buckenmeyer Business Consultant P.O. Box 302 Harbert, MI 49115 C: (773) 255-7286

Community Interests: Economic development, business growth, education & mentoring, local parks

Kyle Copelin Project Architect

The Troyer Group 550 Union St. Mishawaka, IN 46544 O: (574) 259-9976

Community Interests: Cultural development & the arts, Granger paths, Michiana Runners Association, USA Triathlons

Adult Class XXXVI Kevin M. Cox

Financial Advisor RSM McGladrey 130 S. Main St., Ste. 140 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 283-2715

Community Interests: Education, issues concerning children

Stephen Cox Assistant Chief of EMS

South Bend Fire Department 1222 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 235-7562

Community Interests: Public safety/emergency preparedness, environmental issues, public education

Marcy Dean Director

Potawatomi Zoological Society 500 S. Greenlawn Ave. South Bend, IN 46634 O: (574) 288-4639

Community Interests: Quality of life initiatives, environmental & annual conservation, economic development

Jory Fitzgerald-Kelly Director of Marketing & Development Family & Children’s Center 1411 Lincoln Way West Mishawaka, IN 46544 O: (574) 855-5822

Community Interests: Education, children’s welfare, health & wellness

Barbara Jean Fox Assistant Operations Manager

Indiana Trust Company 3930 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Ste. 250 Mishawaka, IN 46545 O: (574) 243-3688

Community Interests: Promoting community involvement on educational issues, strengthening parent & family participation

Reverend Dennis J. Givens Pastor New Horizons Outreach Ministry 56165 Mayflower Rd. South Bend, IN 46619 O: (574) 246-0522

Community Interests: Faith, family, economic development

Erick Guerra Vice President/General Manager Raitt Corporation 815 W. Sample St. South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 287-8022

Community Interests: Community & economic development, engagement & unification; the development & mentoring of youth leaders Ryan R. Hahn Banking Center Manager 1st Source Bank 2230 South Bend Ave. South Bend, IN 46635 O: (574) 271-4240

Community Interests: Education-program development, mentoring at risk youth, wellness

George P. Hawthorne Director of Nutrition/Transportation REAL Services Inc. 1151 S. Michigan St. P.O. Box 1835 South Bend, IN 46634 O: (574) 284-7146

Community Interests: Health & wellness education, environmental awareness, teaching our youth, schools & farmers - how to grow crops efficiently & effectively Marty Heirty Executive Director

Southold Dance Theater 914 Lincoln Way West South Bend, IN 46616 O: (574) 233-9841

Community Interests: Arts, education, children’s programs & activities, Catholic schools

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Adam L. Hooten Sales Manager

Meridian Title Corporation 202 S. Michigan St., Ste. 300 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 232-5845

Community Interests: Youth sports & development, family

Craig Joseph Horvath Major Gifts Officer Holy Cross College 54515 SR 933 N. Notre Dame, IN 46556 O: (574) 239-8368

Community Interests: Education, business development, politics, local history, literacy, mentoring & youth sports

Cliff Jenkins Maintenance Supervisor

St. Joseph County Airport Authority 4477 Progress Dr. South Bend, IN 46628 O: (574) 282-4590 ext. 307

Community Interests: Environmental issues & quality of life concerns

Elise Kunkel Cooking School Coordinator & Community Affairs Specialist Martin’s Super Markets 7355 Heritage Square Dr. Granger, IN 46530 O: (574) 239-1391

Community Interests: Youth mentoring, economic development, breaking the cycle of poverty, Susan G. Komen, March of Dimes, Pet Refuge, Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Culinary Federation-South Bend Paige M. Mayers Marketing Specialist Officer

1st Source Bank 205 W. Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 500 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 235-2945

Community Interests: Habitat for Humanity-The ReStore; Girl Scouts, 1st United Methodist Church-Soup Kitchen & Pantry, education

Patricia Mentock Producer/Partner Cassady Neeser & Brasseur 340 Columbia Place South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 233-9443

Community Interests: St. Joe High School, Ronald McDonald Room, YMCA, Hospice 8

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Sheri Miller Story Director of Public Policy

Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County 401 E. Colfax Ave., Ste. 310 South Bend, IN 46617 O: (574) 234-0051 ext. 312

Community Interests: YWCA Board, co-chair of 2010 Tribute to Women; Susan G. Komen Board, Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteer, Partner-Up volunteer Andrew Murphy Attorney

Baker & Daniels LLP 202 S. Michigan St., Ste. 1400 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 234-4149

Community Interests: Local & regional history, church involvement, legal outreach

Benjamin C. Norris Vice President/Commercial Banking Lake City Bank 5015 N. Main St. Mishawaka, IN 46545 O: (574) 243-2650 ext. 2655

Community Interests: Faith based initiatives, mentoring

Ken D. Petty General Manager

Indiana Carton Company Inc. 1721 W. Bike St. Bremen, IN 46506 O: (574) 546-3848

Community Interests: Parks & recreation, education & business development

Greg Piper Director, Supply Chain Services

Memorial Hospital & Health System 615 N. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 647-3084

Community Interests: Healthy & safe community with economic opportunities for all our citizens

Steven Priebe Sales Representative Lithotone Inc. 1313 W. Hively Ave. Elkhart, IN 46517 O: (574) 294-5521

Community Interests: March of Dimes, YPAP, United Way, Green Star Gentlemen’s League

David Pruitt Attorney

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP 1st Source Bank Center 100 N. Michigan St., 6th floor South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 233-1171

Community Interests: American Heart Association, adjunct professor-Notre Dame Law School, St. Joseph SB School Board, Michiana Soccer Kevin A. Reed U.S. Probation Officer

U.S. Probation/Pretrial Services Northern District of Indiana 204 S. Main St., Room 105 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 246-8142

Community Interests: Offender re-entry/community safety, poverty issues, social justice, fine arts, stopping animal abuse Pablo Rodriguez Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1001 Hickory Rd., Ste. 8B South Bend, IN 46615 O: (574) 246-1724

Community Interests: Mishawaka Optimist Club, Holy Cross College asst. men’s soccer coach, Bethel College Alumni Board

Rebecca Ruvalcaba Executive Director La Casa de Amistad, Inc. 746 S. Meade St. South Bend, IN 46619 O: (574) 233-2120

Community Interests: Saint Adalbert’s choir director, girls soccer coach, Hispanic Leadership Coalition

Meg Sauer News Director

WSBT 1301 E. Douglas Rd. Mishawaka, IN 46545 O: (574) 247-7747

Community Interests: Current events, local government & politics, Downtown South Bend Rotary Club, Law & Media Group, Media & Emergency Services Organization Nicholas D. Scheu Assistant Director Crowe Horwath 320 E. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46624 O: (574) 236-2413

Community Interests: Youth life skills development & support, economic development, public safety, supporting active lifestyles

Heather Short-Davis Project Manager Blue Waters Group 803 Lincolnway West South Bend, IN 46616 O: (574) 289-1066

Community Interests: Community & economic development, transition into the digital age from the manufacturing era

Benjamin Silver Tax Manager

Kruggel, Lawton & Co., LLC 210 S. Michigan St., Ste. 200 South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 289-4011

Community Interests: Center for History & Studebaker Museums, Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, religious school youth instructor, economic development Terri Stahl Community Liaison

Center for Hospice & Palliative Care 111 Sunnybrook Ct. South Bend, IN 46637 O: (574) 276-4616

Community Interests: Building a healthier community, elderly support & care, providing parents of at risk families with services & mentoring

Kristin Swank Controller

The Sterling Group 3900 Edison Lakes Pkwy. Mishawaka, IN 46546-2008 O: (574) 850-6613

Community Interests: Young Professionals Against Poverty, Jaxson William August Swank Foundation

Shawn Todd Associate

CB Richard Ellis l Bradley 202 S. Michigan St., Ste. 200 P.O. Box 540 South Bend, IN 46624 O: (574) 237-6000

Community Interests: Coach youth soccer for MSA & Echo, Junior Achievement of Michiana Board, Corporate Gridiron Football League commissioner & player Jason P. Witt Area Retail Leader

Key Bank 202 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46601 O: (574) 237-5420

Community Interests: Church, local Little League & traveling baseball, Junior Achievement Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka | www.sjchamber/leadership |


Coming Together - Adult Leadership Retreat

The year opened

with an orientation session reviewing our expectations and those of the participants. We concluded with a “Meet and Greet” where board members and alumni welcomed Class XXXVI.

Team/Trust building and an introduction to 21st century leadership skills were the focus at the Opening Retreat at Pokagon State Park. This set the foundation for the Leadership year.

Leadership class participants listen as classmate Barrett Berry shares his thoughts on community strengths and opportunities. Craig Horvath explains the story of “The Goose” as fellow classmates act out the story.


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“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

- Marcel Proust

Creativity abounds as Leadership participants share their learning styles. Nick Scheu contemplates how to best complete the lego structure as Jory Fitzgerald Kelly explains her ideas for assembly.

Leadership Program Days Learning, Sharing, Exploring Program Days

continued focusing on our community history, the community economic development, current and future plans, a look into local government, the not-for-profit sector and two program days specifically investigating two community issues - Education and Criminal Justice.

In addition, we took a close look into the Arts as a Quality of Life issue. Through Mind/Body/Spirit we focused on the development of effective leaders. Other learning experiences included the South Bend Common Council, St. Joseph County Council, a School Board meeting and the Police Ride Alongs.

The Leadership skills developed were the concept of Servant/Authentic Leadership, Learning Styles, Boardsmanship, Steps to Performing Communities, Creativity, Collaboration, Visioning and Appreciation & Celebration.

Project Teams were identified at the Retreat and presentations were made in April.

Pam Newman

The year concluded with developing Personal Mission Statements and making a commitment to take action in our community. We celebrated with a Commencement/Graduation Luncheon.

In Their Words... “ The things Leadership opened my eyes to are going to stick with me forever. It is amazing how I look and view things differently now, not only in my professional career but also my personal life. It is the best thing I have done both professionally and personally.”

– Adam Hooten, Class 36

Pastor Willie Coates, Reverand Martha Carroll, Rabbi Eric Siroka, Father Ryan and Reverand Rickardo Taylor at the spirituality forum held during the January program day. Pam Newman, Paige Mayers, and David Pruitt listen as Dan Buckenmeyer shares his thoughts on the mind, body, spirit day.

Goals: To build 21st century Leadership skills and capacities. Pat McMahon’s tour focusing on the past, present and future of our community continues to be a popular starting point for the program year.

To build Community Awareness. To experience different perspectives. To move to ACTION. Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka | www.sjchamber/leadership |


Leadership Program Days Ryan Matthys, Class 27, Public Education Foundation Board; Nancy JacobsonReighter, Coquillard Primary Center; Karen Morris, ND Science and Math; and Connie Moore, Partner Up South Bend Community Schools served as the panel for a discussion focusing on community partnerships with schools.

Board member and Class 33 graduate, Carrie Call, leads the processing of the mind, body, spirit program day at Saint Mary’s College.

Class 36 Leadership participants share a light moment at Stanley Clark School. Sheri Miller and Elise Kunkel board the school bus during the Education program day.

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Board member and Class 34 graduate, Carla Crittendon, talks to Emily Borowski during the “moving through the system” exercise at Goodwill Industries.

Leadership Program Days Deidre Davis, Class 35 and Matt Money, Class 32, share a laugh as they prepare to assume their roles for the “moving through the system” simulation.

Class participant, Reverend Dennis Givens, shares notes with spirituality presenter Martha Carroll during one of the table discussions.

Emily Borowski and Terri Stahl discuss the strengths of our community in preparation for the visioning for a preferred community exercise.

Youth Leadership participant, Frank Busch, shares a laugh with Craig Horvath during the joint December adult and youth program day.

What Brought You to our Community. Artifacts from Class 36 were shared during the Community History Web discussion.

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Moving To Action Adult Project Teams

Economic Development On the River

This team focused on economic development on the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. Through conducting an Economic Impact Analysis the team was able to share information with the Chamber of Commerce Building Committee to qualify the value of building a new facility in downtown South Bend. Nick Scheu, Steve Preibe, Kyle Copelin, Steve Cox, Sheri Miller Story, Ken Petty

Economic Development

The focus was to support the Monroe Park Neighborhood Association, specifically, assisting with the development of a template for a Community Development Corporation (CDC) that can be shared with other community neighborhood groups, acquiring a building and property, and organizing a Community Engagement Day. Andrew Murphy, Greg Piper, Shawn Todd, Heather Short-Davis, Kristin Swank, Barrett Berry, Jason Witt, George Hawthorne

Education – Dream Team

Partnering with the Dream Team Mentoring Program for the South Bend Community School Corporation, the team will act as an adhoc committee for the program. Members are committed as mentors and are designing a Facebook site. Ryan Hahn, Kevin Cox, Barb Fox, Adam Hooten, Tricia Mentock, Craig Horvath


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Moving To Action Adult Project Teams


This task group designed a flexible mentoring and tutoring program for the Boys & Girls Club. This program will target professionals and community leaders interested in benefiting local children. The team will actively recruit within local businesses. Marty Heirty, David Pruitt, Greg Brown, Dan Buckenmeyer, Jory Fitzgerald-Kelly, Paige Mayers, Emily Borowski

Quality of Life

The team efforts were twofold: assisted with relighting west side neighborhood street lights and raised approximately $3000 to support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. As part of the second initiative the group also assisted in “stuffing” backpacks and provided the database of their donors to the Food Bank. Pablo Rodriguez, Ben Norris, Elise Kunkel, Cliff Jenkins, Marcy Dean, Tara Antonucci, Anne Arthus, Terri Stahl

Voice and Community Unity

The focus was to get community people engaged and to have their voice heard. They created a Facebook site for local government information. Ben Silver, Erick Guerra, Kevin Reed, Dennis Givens, Meg Sauer, Christine Atkins, Becky Ruvalcaba, Tania Bengtsson

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Youth Leadership Class XVII

Frank Busch

Connor Demarais

Tevin Jackson

Peter Leblang

Maggie Cressy

Maria Dias

Gabe Jacobs

Chris Lesh

Neil Danner

Caitlyn Eby

Oscar Joya

Grace Linczer

Loretta Davidson

Joe Herman

K.G. Koch

Maeve Mallozzi-Kelly

Ciera Davis

Haley Hibschman

Kenita Kyle

Michael McNamara

St. Joseph High School

Marian High School

St. Joseph High School

Washington High School

Clay High School


St. Joseph High School

Mishawaka High School

Mishawakal High School

Mishawaka High School

Mishawaka High School

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Washington High School

Trinity at Greenlawn

Clay High School

Marian High School

Washington High School

St. Joseph High School

Marian High School

Trinity at Greenlawn

Adams High School

Marian High School

Youth Leadership Class XVII

Autumn Neil

Jessica Richardson

Miguel Santos

Brandon Thorpe

Dontrell Newman

Matt Richter

Kayle Sexton

Tim Trippel

Katie Owsianowski

Rachel Roberts

Meredith Smith

Danya Tychonievich

Charlie Parilla

Ellen Roof

Ashley Teamor

Shawniece Watson

Megan Pozsgai

Elise Rowland

Yul Thomas

Cassandra Webb

Riley High School

Washington High School

Clay High School

Clay High School

Adams High School

Clay High School

St. Joseph High School

Mishawaka High School

St. Joseph High School

Trinity at Greenlawn

Riley High School

St. Joseph High School

Marian High School

St. Joseph High School

Washington High School

St. Joseph High School

Marian High School

Marian High School

Clay High School

Marian High School

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Youth Leadership Class XVII Our initial gathering was the orientation of parents and students to learn about the involvement of this leadership journey. A full day retreat built teamwork and trust within the class. Project Teams were identified and the project work began.

Goals: To build 21st century Leadership skills and capacities. To build Community Awareness. To experience different perspectives. To move to ACTION.

Living a Difference – Danya Tychonievich, Cassandra Webb, Oscar Joyo, Tevin Jackson, Kenita Kyle, Loretta Davidson, and Elise Rowland volunteer their services to help the Near Northwest Neighborhood Association. 18

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Youth Leadership participants enjoy the challenge of the ropes course at Camp Friedenswald during the opening retreat.

Youth Leadership Class XVII The leadership

skills developed throughout the year were Servant/Authentic Leadership, Learning Styles, Steps to Performing Communities, Collaboration, Creativity, Visioning and Appreciation & Celebration.

Other learning experiences included History of our Community, Ethics in Leadership, Sales Tips and Etiquette. The year concluded with the presentations of Project Teams, developing Personal Mission Statements and committing to Move to ACTION.

Leadership Board of Directors member, Gene Bruce, gives examples of proper etiquette and strongly encourages the youth to eliminate the word “like” from their lexicon.

Caitlyn Eby, Maria Dias and Rachel Roberts proudly display the baked goods their team prepared to sell to help raise money for local art programs.

Marilyn Thompson, Class 29, talks to Youth Leadership participants about the importance of good communication skills.

Youth Leadership participants pose for a picture as they take a break outside the executive conference rooms at Baker & Daniels.

Several news stations came to interview youth leadership participants in the Arts and Culture project group about the Art Auction and Bake Sale they held at the Century Center.

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Challenge Leadership Day During one of the most popular youth program days, Chuck Roach, of Challenge Leadership - Indianapolis, spends the day putting Youth Leadership participants through a variety of fast paced, and challenging high energy activities.

Students are required as a group, to raise the Hoola Hoop from the floor to over their heads without it falling, using only 2 fingers! Each team uses materials to build a bridge strong enough to get the truck over the bridge without collapsing!


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Blindfolded-Haley Hibshman is guided through the forest maze by Shawniece Watson and Maggie Cressy. Building trust-these students “lean on each other” trusting that they will keep each other up! The Sea-Spa team shares their team’s story.

Moving To Action Youth Project Teams Arts & Culture

The Arts and Culture project group held an Art Show at the Century Center to showcase the art from four local high schools. Over 100 pieces of student art were featured. A silent auction and bake sale raised $300 which was donated to Arts Everywhere in support of area school art programs.

Diverse Neighborhoods

Partnering with the Near Northwest Neighborhood Association, this team helped residents prepare the neighborhood gardens for spring. They also cleared away litter along Portage Avenue.


The team conducted a book drive which yielded twenty boxes of books. The books were then donated to The Center for Homeless, El Campito, Books & Blankets and Xavier School of Excellence.


Potawatomi Park was the recipient of this team’s work in cleaning the park for the summer season.

Quality of Life

This team focused on donations for St. Vincent de Paul. The group “stuffed a truck” with the clothing and food items they collected. A total of 400 pounds of donations were collected. Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka | www.sjchamber/leadership |


Commencement 2010 Over 325 people joined together at the Gillespie Conference Center on the campus of Saint Mary’s College to celebrate the achievements of Adult Class 36 and Youth Leadership Class 17.

Thank you to the 2010 Commencement


Reverend Dennis Givens (2nd from left) delivered a passionate commencement address describing his experience with the Leadership program. Pictured with Dennis are his wife Debra, 2010 Distinguished Alumnus, Kirby Falkenberg, his mentee 10 year old David, and Kirby’s wife Claudia.

Craig Horvath also shared pearls of wisdom as one of the commencement speakers. A special thank you to WSBT Television for videotaping the address due to Craig being on a mission trip to Peru with a group of Holy Cross College students during the celebration. Selected from among their peers to represent Youth Leadership Class XVII were Brandon Thorpe, Gabe Jacobs, Rachel Roberts, Ellen Roof and Miguel Santos.

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of Leadership”

– Harvey S. Firestone


Oscar Joyo, Gabe Jacobs, Joe Herman, Chris Lesh and K.G. Koch contemplate how they will put their leadership skills to use.

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Distinguished Alumnus Kirby Falkenberg, class 20 Wanting to serve his country, Kirby

enlisted in the Navy after graduation from high school and served two tours in Vietnam. He then went on to obtain a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in Modernization Process of Developing Countries & Social Change Agentry with a Sociology Minor and then a master’s degree in Environmental Arts and Sciences. In 1977 Kirby began a career with the YMCA that spanned over 30 years and included serving as executive director of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, Alton, IL and Fort Wayne. In 1992 he was heavily recruited by the YMCA of Michiana to come aboard as the CEO and Executive Director in South Bend. Under his leadership in South Bend he turned around a $900,000 deficit budget and raised over $2 million dollars for program and facility improvements to Camp Eberhart and the Northside branch. He has brought membership to over 7,000 strong and growing. Kirby has always been committed to bettering the lives of others and is heavily involved in his church and his community. He was the first recipient of the student leadership John Muir Environmental Awareness Award in 1970. During his time in Green Bay he was President of the Wisconsin Association of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Agencies and has been a Big Brother to three young men whom he

is still very connected with to this day. Kirby has been a 30 plus year member of the Rotary Club, held the position of past president and is very active in fundraising and community service. Most recently he served as Chairman of the Community Allies and was honored by the United Way of St. Joseph County with the Community Hero Award and the 2008 recipient of Chevalier Award from Good Shepherd Montessori School. Kirby is a lifelong proponent for physical fitness and embodies the principals of the YMCA Triangle of Balance - mind, body and spirit. He is proud to have never missed a day of work in his entire 50 year working career which started at age 14. Kirby is also involved with Christians in Commerce, a group that focuses on bringing Christian principles into the workplace, and has served as president of the local chapter and currently serves on the National Board. Through his alliance he was instrumental in developing a chapter in Uganda that is already 3,000 members strong. A passion for adventure with 18 countries traveled already under his belt, he is looking forward to discovering new locations and visiting treasured friends around the world now that he is retired. Kirby is dedicated to continuing his work with CIC, missionary service in Uganda, his advisory role with the YMCA and his involvement with the community. Kirby and his beloved wife, Claudia, have been married for over 40 years and have two daughters, Kirsten and Claudia.

Past Distinguished Alumnus Recipients include: 1996-Dr. Virginia Calvin, Class 1 1997-Patricia and Donald Cressy Honorary Class 23 & Class 1 1998-Gladys Muhammad, Class 7 1999-25th Anniversary Celebration Honoring All Alumni 2000-Patrick M. McMahon, Class 4 2001-Sharon Scuzzo, Class 8 2002-Lou Nanni, Class 19

In Memoriam

2003-Karl G. King III, Class 1 2004-Ed Henry, Class 16 2005-Luther Taylor, Class 29 2006-Claude D. Renshaw, Class 4 2007-Rex J. Rakow, Class 17 2008-Tim Sexton, Class 24 2009-Wellington (Duke) Jones, III, Class 3

John Bell, Class 34 Thank you, John, for helping us to see life from a different perspective. You opened our eyes and our hearts. Your inspiring story of restorative justice and your tremendous work in helping ex-offenders in our community become productive, engaged citizens will live on through the countless lives you touched. Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka | www.sjchamber/leadership |


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