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Are You Up for the Challenge? It has been said, “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” It is when we all do something together that it makes the greatest impact. Examples of this have come to light during LLA’s inaugural fundraising campaign. SKL Class XXIV recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary. In honor of the milestone, class members organized a reunion at Trader’s Point Creamery. Moderator Joe Slash and most members of the class attended, including those who flew in from Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. As the evening progressed, they shared with each other how they were contributing to their individual communities as a result of their shared SKL experience. The class agreed that they wanted to do something to commemorate their anniversary that would be meaningful and have a lasting impact. “SKL enabled us to do things that were meaningful to our community. We wanted to help others have the experience that we gained here,” explained class member Rob MacPherson. In this spirit, a scholarship designated contribution of $1,425 was made to LLA by the moderator and class members of SKL XXIV. In addition to financially supporting program scholarships, the class members plan to reach out to the community to increase potential applicants in identified areas of need. SKL Class XXXI was also up for a challenge. Moderator Mike Smith generously agreed to match his class contributions up to $5,000. Class members answered the call and responded with their individual donations, collectively raising just over $5,000 for a total contribution of $10,000. “It is a testament to Mike’s leadership and generosity on issuing the challenge for our class to be involved in LLA’s campaign. As our moderator, he always pushed us to stay involved in the issues affecting our city. It’s not only a fantastic way to get our class involved, but also it provided a platform to educate everyone on the advantages of being involved with LLA,” shared class member Bill Harris. Their contributions as a class have made a significant impact on the future of LLA. Class XIII answered the call as well. Class members were inspired by a personal request from their moderator, Frank Walker, who along with his wife Jane, was already a charter member of the Lacy Society. Members of his class joined him in supporting LLA by becoming donors and Lacy Society members. Class members joined together to donate $4,900 to support scholarships, programming and operations. LLA continues to work toward our goal of raising $60,000. This additional financial support will be used to provide scholarships, enhance member programming, expand community outreach and further develop a system of leadership cadres to address our city’s most pressing issues. There is still time for YOU to make a difference. LLA’s inaugural fundraising campaign will come to a close at the end of 2010. Please keep LLA in mind for your end-of-year giving. Is your class up for the challenge? What can you do collectively to make a difference? We challenge you to find out. LLA welcomes gifts at all levels. Visit www.lacyleadership.org to make a difference today.

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Mark Your Calendar Register now for LLA’s most well attended event! The Annual Meeting and Member Reception is Thursday, November 18 at the historic Indiana State Library at 5:30 p.m. Connect with friends and colleagues and cast your vote to elect your 2011 board of directors and officers. Also, be the first to congratulate the recipients of the annual 2010 leadership awards. The Edna B. Lacy Community Service Award honors a member for outstanding civic accomplishments as well as service to LLA. This award is given to a member who has exhibited leadership in a variety of community service roles and has served in significant LLA leadership positions. The Margot Lacy Eccles/Lacy Leadership Association Advancement Award is given to a member who has been invaluable in helping LLA further its mission by implementing successful programs and initiatives, as well as helping to ensure the organization’s continued success. Members and alumni are invited. Register at www.lacyleadership.org. See you November 18!

LLA by the Numbers I SKL class of LLA’s longest active member, Ray Mitchell

19 Number of couples with both spouses as LLA members

43 Number of members who have been through two or more LLA programs

117 Number of Opportunity Indianapolis graduates who are members

2009 Year of LEAD Class with the most LLA members

XXIV SKL Class with the most LLA members

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Alumni News Congratulations to our 2010 LLA members All current LLA members are bold. LLA Donors are marked with an asterisk.

ON THE MOVE Brad Boyd* (SKL XVII, Lacy Society Donor) has been named executive director of the Kiwanis International Foundation of Indianapolis, Inc. Katherine Coble (SKL XXXIII, Opportunity Indianapolis 2002) has joined Borshoff as a vice president. Greg Coy (LEAD 1998) was appointed partner in charge of the Indianapolis audit practice at Deloitte.

Marty Posch* (SKL XXXIV, LEAD 2006 and LLA Board Member) has been named the executive director of the Finish Line Youth Foundation. Lee Vriesman* (SKL XV, LLA Board Member) has joined the Indianapolis Parks Foundation as fund development and grants director. Frank Walker* (Moderator SKL XIII, Lacy Society Donor) has retired after 50 years with his family owned business, Walker Information, Inc. Todd Flick (LEAD 2009) has been named senior vice president, business banking and Natalie Guzman (LEAD 2005) has been named senior vice president, marketing & public relations director at Fifth Third Bank, Central Indiana.

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Mitch Denton (Opportunity Indianapolis 2009) has been promoted to project executive at Pepper Construction.

Chris Boardman (LEAD 2008) has been elected to the Central Indiana Land Trust board of directors.

Stephanie DiBlasio (Opportunity Indianapolis 2005) has joined Apex Benefits Group as business manager.

Phillip Bounsall (SKL XVIII) has been named chairman of board for Special Olympics Indiana.

Dr. Scott Evenbeck (SKL IV) has been named the founding president of The City University of New York’s New Community College.

Beth Forman (LEAD 2002) has been elected as a member-at-large for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

Jane Gehlhausen (SKL XXV) has joined the Office of Mayor Greg Ballard-City of Indianapolis as director of international & cultural affairs.

Mark Gramelspacher (SKL XXIII) has been named to the advisory board of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) and Jan Diggins (Opportunity Indianapolis 2004) has been named vice-chairman.

Vicki Mech Hester (SKL XIV) has joined Riley Children’s Foundation as chief strategy officer and vice president, human resources.

Robert Herzog (SKL XXXII) has been elected board treasurer of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

Malina Simone Jeffers (Opportunity Indianapolis 2008) has been named director of marketing and programs at the Madame Walker Theatre Center. Suzy Leagre (Opportunity Indianapolis 2010) has joined Outside the Box, Inc. as director of development.

Crystal Livers-Powers (SKL XXXI) has been elected board chairwoman of the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Tina Mahern (LEAD 2003) has been named director, strategic partnerships for Meeting Professionals International, Indiana chapter.

Jennifer Lewellen (SKL XXX) is now president of Predictive HR.

Todd J. Maurer (SKL XXIX, LEAD 2002) has been named to the board of directors for The Center for the Performing Arts.

Hugh M. McGowan (SKL XXXII) has taken over as president of McGowan Insurance Group, Inc.

T.J. McGovern (Opportunity Indianapolis 2004) has joined the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra board.

Heather McPherson (SKL VII) has joined Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP.

Tom McGowan (SKL XVII) was named chairman of the board of the 500 Festival.

Angie Mollenkopf (LEAD 2010) has joined Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana as director of development/program manager.

Michelle O’Keefe (SKL XXX) has been named board vice president of Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis.

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Tim Oliver (SKL XXX) has been named treasurer for NPower Indiana.

Liberty Roberts (SKL XXXIV) has been named to the board of directors for The Indiana Bar Foundation. Todd Ryden (SKL XXXIV) has been named vice president for the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. Rafael Sanchez (SKL XXXII) has been named a trustee for Cancer Support Community Central Indiana. Frank Walker* (Moderator SKL XIII, Lacy Society Donor) has been named to the Indiana Academy, a public residential high school for gifted and talented juniors and seniors. Billie Dragoo (LEAD 2006) has been named emeritus advisor, Dottie Hancock (LEAD 2008, Opportunity Indianapolis 2007) has been named immediate past president, Penny Lutocka (Opportunity Indianapolis 2010) has been named treasurer, Diana Maxam (LEAD 2008, Opportunity Indianapolis 2008) has been named board vice president and Sally Stephens (LEAD 2008, Opportunity Indianapolis 2007) has been named president-elect to the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Indianapolis chapter. Christine Shepard (LEAD 2009) has been named secretary, Bill Taft (SKL XXXIII) has been named vice president and John Willey* (SKL XXXIII, LLA Board Member) has been named president of The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) board.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE Margot Lacy Eccles* (Lacy Society Donor, LLA Advisor) was awarded the Golden Horseshoe Award as an Outstanding Philanthropist by Indy Reads. Joan Isaac* (SKL XXXII) has been awarded community leader of the year from Promising Futures of Central Indiana for her commitment to Hamilton County and its youth. Kostas Poulakidas (SKL XXIX, LEAD 2010) is running for City-County Council, District 4. Kathleen McDonald Siegmann* (LEAD 1999, SKL XXXI and Lacy Society Donor) married Eric Siegmann on October 2. All current LLA members are bold. LLA Donors are marked with an asterisk.


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Lacy Leadership Association Needs You LLA is first and foremost a membership organization. Our member network is the backbone of our organization and serves as our value proposition for the future success of not only LLA, but also our city. Our members are crucial to helping LLA achieve our vision. David Forsell (SKL XXIX, LEAD 1998) summarized it best in a recent letter to fellow alumni. “The future of our city is not going to take care of itself. More than ever, sustaining our successes, and addressing our common struggles will be up to an imaginative, wise, courageous, influential and generous coalition. As an LLA member, you have the opportunity to avail yourself of the dynamic leaders, challenges and conversations defining our present day. Be a member. It will help you stay sharp and connected.” You now have a choice on defining your relationship with LLA. Membership links you to our city’s premier leaders and gives you exclusive, member-only benefits. In addition to being a member, you can be a donor. Membership dues, along with revenue from programs, account for only 40 percent of LLA’s total budget. Donors, sponsors, partners and foundations support the remaining 60 percent. In order to tackle new and

larger initiatives, we need your support; as a member, as a donor or both. You decide what works best for you. The 2011 membership campaign is currently underway. Member dues are $150 and entitle you to a host of benefits, including this newsletter. Beginning in 2011, there is no longer a patron member option. We have valued our patron members’ support throughout the years and would not be as successful as we are without their contribution above and beyond basic member dues. As we transition to one membership level of $150, we encourage current patron members to make a $100 or more contribution in addition to their dues. This additional investment mirrors the same level of support patron members have given to the organization in the past and will help ensure the quality of the programs we continue to offer. Contributions of any amount are welcome, and all gifts to LLA are 100 percent tax deductable. There are three easy ways to activate your 2011 membership. You can sign up on our secure website at www.lacyleadership.org, call 634.2423 ext. 124 or mail the enclosed form. It’s just that easy to stay connected and be part of Indianapolis’s premier leadership network!

Member & Donor Benefits LLA Member Member events E-newsletter Member directory Web resources Leadership Lessons Learned e-missive Newsletter Annual report Recognition in annual report Recognition on website Quarterly donor update (webinar) Special invitations to functions Lacy Society annual gathering

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*Please note that donor benefits do not include membership in LLA. Donations are in addition to, or in place of, membership dues.

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Calling all Board Chairs In the first quarter of 2011, LLA will unveil a new annual event, the Central Indiana Board Chair Summit. The event, held in partnership with the Peace Learning Center, is January 21 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Madame Walker Theatre Center. The primary purpose of the Board Chair Summit is to strengthen the nonprofit community by providing an opportunity for board leaders to learn new strategies and share ideas with one another that will foster healthier and higher performing boards. This summit will further the Peace Learning Center’s goal to foster healthy organizational practices and promote processes that help build community, as well as Lacy Leadership Association’s mission to develop, engage and mobilize current and future leaders to encourage civic involvement that helps our community thrive. In addition, the summit is designed to develop a collaborative cohort of board chairs who can continue to rely upon and learn from one another throughout their terms. “We are extremely grateful that Lacy Leadership Association has stepped in to partner with the Peace Learning Center in hosting this very successful leadership, learning and networking event for both new and experienced nonprofit board leaders. We are excited to explore the many ways that LLA members may engage in this new and growing event,” stated Ruth PurcellJones (LEAD 2005), event co-chair. Space is limited so don’t miss your chance to participate. Mark your calendar for January 21 and register today at www.peacelearningcenter.org. Questions? Contact Michelle Niehaus, michellen@cicf.org, 634.2423 ext. 124.

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Strategy + Tactics = Mama T I like doing the crossword puzzle every day — in pen. My kids always suggest I use a pencil in case I need to erase. I prefer pen. Why? Because you need to think ahead, sometimes three or four clues, to see if a particular word might work. It’s more strategic, which I love, and therefore adds to the challenge. So earlier this week, the crossword clue was “Strategic.” The answer had eight letters and started with a “t” and ended with “al.” I immediately thought of “tactical” but quickly dismissed it because of what we all have come to understand about leadership — these two words are clearly different. Strategy involves more of the mind — forward thinking with vision and insight. Being tactical involves more of the immediacy of action that requires check lists and action steps. Thinking strategically calls for 30,000 foot discussions; acting tactically calls for hitting the pavement and getting jobs done. Both are necessary components to leadership. Yet, they usually require very different competencies seldom balanced by one person. Unless you’re Mama T. Mama T you ask? Most people know her as Theresa Farrington Rhodes — our esteemed president of LLA. She’s been at the helm of LLA for more than 10 years now. But I’ve known her as Mama T since the days we both worked as codirectors of the Catholic Youth Organization’s camps in Brown County, when we were both in our early 20s. In many respects, those were the good ol’ days full of fun, but with huge responsibilities. She impressed me as much back then as she does today because Mama T is a rare example of a leader who has mastered a valuable balance of being both strategic AND tactical in her leadership — both at CYO Camp as well as LLA. When Theresa became the first full-time paid administrator of the organization we now call Lacy Leadership Association, we were pretty much just an alumni organization of SKL grads — enlightened and energized leaders who came together through in an alumni network to remain refreshed and challenged. The Lacy family had instilled in all of us the desire to make a difference and contribute to our city’s success. Yet, over the course of the years since 1990, SKLA became SKLLA, which then became LLA. These evolutions were more than name changes. Theresa believed, along with numerous board members, that over the past 10 years we could expand our impact in Indianapolis and help make this great city the best in the nation. We added dynamic programming and fresh funding sources that have led to tremendous outcomes. This has required both strategic thinking and tactical action. Thank goodness for Mama T. As I complete my two-year term as the chairperson of the board at LLA, I am reminded of the final campfire Mama T and I had when we were co-directors back in 1984. I looked over to her and said, “Thanks for carrying me, T.” She just rolled her eyes, crossed her arms and smiled. Just like she does today. It’s been an honor to lead this organization. Although my skill sets lean more toward strategic thinking than being a tactician, the fact that we accomplished our goals and objectives is due largely to Theresa Rhodes. She constantly stretches our thinking and holds us accountable just as she herself takes the necessary action steps time and time again. Indeed, LLA has had great board leadership. But as the board chairs before me and the one after me (Good luck, Greg Fennig!) would all say — “Thanks for carrying us, T.”


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Cadre Spotlight on Civic Leadership LLA is continuing to develop a system of Leadership Cadres, which provide a platform for LLA members to address and advance community issues. “Cadres are changing the future of LLA programs. They provide opportunities for LLA to make a larger impact on our community and further our vision to be, indisputably, the premier leadership network driving high level engagement to make Indianapolis the best city in the nation,” according to LLA board chair Bob Schultz. Currently, six different cadres are underway in varying stages of development. The Civic Leadership Cadre is gearing for action once again. Born out of Chief Justice Randy Shepard’s Straight Talk session, this cadre’s goal is to achieve greater transparency and efficiency within local government in Indiana. This active cadre concentrates its efforts in preparation for and during the legislative session. Last session, one of their successes was shining a spotlight on the need to establish a binding budget authority, which resulted in the City-Council Council passing a resolution to the Indiana General Assembly on this

Welcome LEAD 2010 Graduates +Denotes partial scholarship recipient Stacie Amburn, WellPoint - NGS Subsidiary Debra Ballard, Day Nursery Ft. Harrison Center Sewa Bhatt, Eli Lilly and Company +Susan Blevins, Develop Indy +Kallie Bonnell, IHETS Anthony Bridgeman, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Thresette 'Kay' Briggs, MBA, SPHR, Performance 3 Consulting, LLC Stacia Buechler, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP +Peter Clarke, NPower Indiana Shannon Cochran, United Way of Central Indiana +Jennifer Coffey, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis Lucy Dollens, Frost Brown Todd Hallene Williams Eldosougi, E-Z Ride Services Leigh Evans, Indiana Youth Services Association +Stacy Fitzsimmons, MBA, SNF Writing Solutions Jill Fortner, Indiana Clinic Todd Foushee, Apex Benefits Group, Inc. Shannon Garrity, Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center Terri Gill, Fifth Third Bank, Commercial Real Estate Banking

significant issue. During the upcoming legislative session, the cadre will be focusing on an array of issues including reforming and de-politicizing local government, discussing the best method for distributing emergency poor relief, educating community leaders on local government and bringing the parties together to have meaningful dialogue and debates. Now is the time to get involved in preparation for the new legislative session beginning in January. Interested in influencing change? Contact Mark Lawrance (SKL XX), MLawrance@indianachamber.com or 264.6893.

Have an idea for a leadership cadre? Have an issue that needs to be addressed? To learn about the application process for potential and future cadres contact LLA, michellen@cicf.org, 634.2423 ext. 124.

Victoria Handy, Eli Lilly and Company Karissa Hulse, Indy Hub +Kindra Hunckler, Indy Reads Heike Imler, Day Nursery Indiana State Government Center Mary Beth Kohart, Cassidy Turley Esther Lawson, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Julie Linstruth, Delta Faucet Company Charlotte Lippert, Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. Brad Manbeck , T2 Systems, Inc. Tarah A. Maners, MPA, Corporation for National and Community Service Annie Martinez Jill Mattingly, Butler University Joy McCall, Day Nursery Hendricks County Early Care and Education Center Ronda McClurg, CPC TriMedx Edith M. McGuire, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Jill Mendoza, i.d.o. Incorporated Curt P. Miller, VEI Mike Mitchell, Apparatus Tim Mitchell, Cook Medical, Inc. +Angie Mollenkopf, Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana Lise Pace, Bosma Enterprises Chris Palmer, T2 Systems, Inc. Sarah Parks, Day Nursery Federal Center Donna Dwyer Pitz, Milestone Advisors Kostas A. Poulakidas, Krieg DeVault LLP +Dana Renay, Autism Society of Indiana Larry Roberts, Apparatus Sandra Sandifer, MSW, LSW, Fifth Third Bank Brian Schmidt, Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP

Marla Segal, Day Nursery Northwest Center Mike Sharp, WFYI Anthony Smithson, Midwest ISO Amanda Spice, Kiwanis International Chrystal Struben, Planned Parenthood of Indiana Beth Sullivan-Summers, Benesch, Friedlander, Caplan & Aronoff LLP +Alane B. Summers, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Christa Thacker, United Way of Central Indiana Elana Thompson, Vincennes University David Watt, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a WellPoint Company Kristen Weaver, Harrison College Susan West, Applied Engineering Services Roderick Wheeler, Central Indiana Community Foundation Rene Withers, Day Nursery Clarian Early Care and Education Center Jason Wolfgang, T2 Systems, Inc.


LLA Board Members LLA is pleased to share the 2011 slate of board officers and directors, which will be presented for approval at the Annual Meeting. + indicates new board member

OFFICERS Greg Fennig, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Chair Travis DiNicola, Indy Reads, Vice Chair and Secretary Bill Harris, Fifth Third Bank, Vice Chair Susan Matthews, Borshoff, Vice Chair Christine Woodward-Duncan, Woodward-Duncan Consulting, LLC, Vice Chair Scott Brown, Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP, Treasurer Bob Schultz, Borshoff, Past Chair

DIRECTORS +Matt Carter, Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association/MusicCrossroads +Nancy Clifton-Cripe, The Kroger Company Matt Conrad, Krieg DeVault LLP +Elizabeth Garber, The Best Chocolate in Town, Inc. Liz Hoover, Hoover Financial Advisors +Martha Karatz, Jewish Community Center Andrea McGordon, The National Bank of Indianapolis Susan McKenna, Community Volunteer Richard Miles, WFYI +Bryan Orander, Charitable Advisors LLC Steve Osborn, CE Solutions, Inc. Kendra Patrick, Central Indiana Community Foundation +Marty Posch, Finish Line Youth Foundation +Cassie Stockamp, The Athenaeum Foundation Lee Vriesman, Indianapolis Parks Foundation John Willey, WellPoint, Inc. Nichole Wilson, Community Health Network

In Case You Missed it: LLA Events RAISE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IQ In September, more than 80 LLA and Indy Hub members gathered at the Nature Conservancy’s new Efroymson Conservation Center to hear from several organizations in Indianapolis helping people make strides toward being environmentally responsible. Attendees travelled around the certified LEED platinum building and learned firsthand about recycling, plant life, outdoor recreation, wildlife and policy. AT HOME WITH A CEO More than 35 LLA members gathered in August at Billie Dragoo’s (LEAD 2006) condo in The Conrad to hear her vision on leadership. She shared the trials and tribulations that led her to where she is today: president and CEO of RepuCare, a medical staffing company. Billie attributed her success to the importance of strong mentors in her life and her risk-taking attitude.

SUMMER SOCIAL AND ALL CLASS REUNION LLA members enjoyed an evening of entertainment, food and friends at the 2010 Summer Social and All Class Reunion held at the Rathskeller in July. Jeff Day provided acoustic music that filled the summer night’s air as members enjoyed reconnecting and catching up at this annual event. 2…4…6…8…WHO DO WE APPRECIATE? At the Lacy Society, Patron Member and Partner Appreciation Event, attendees were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at Time For Three, a groundbreaking trio who transcend traditional classification with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz expressions forming a blend all its own at the Hilbert Circle Theatre on October 19. The musicians lingered after their performance to chat with the attendees during the reception.

ADVISOR Margot Eccles, LDI, Ltd.

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Our Vision: LLA will be, indisputably, the premier leadership network driving highlevel engagement that makes Indianapolis the best city in the nation.


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GET ON BOARD HIGHLIGHTS Get on Board 2010 was a huge success with more than 65 nonprofits exhibiting to the community. More than one third of this year’s exhibitors were new to the event. More than 500 people attended this annual event to connect with these organizations.

Thanks to Our Partners GOLD

Member Spotlight Ellen Engleman Conners (SKL XII, Out of Town Member) Director of External Relations, NASA Johnson Space Center

Why I am a member of LLA: The Lacy series can best be described by the three “I”s: Inspiration, Importance and Impact. Inspiration: My class XII friends and our mentor, the late Dick DeMars, inspired me early in my career to go for the “big” goals, to remember that our community involvement is both a privilege and an obligation and that Indianapolis, as a city and a community, is an inspiration for the nation. Importance: The SKL series and LLA as the alumni organization are important foundations for leadership that changes our lives as individuals — professionally and personally — and supports our community as a whole. Impact: My professional career success can be directly linked to the impact that SKL has made in my life. I believe that LLA carries an equal impact because it allows us to grow beyond our individual classes and also provides for continued education and interaction. Favorite Member Benefit: My favorite member benefits are the member directory and the newsletters, which allow me to know what is going on so that I feel like I am back home even though I am out of town.

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LLA is pleased to welcome our new office manager and project coordinator, Michelle Niehaus. Michelle joins us from Valparaiso University where she graduated in May. Previously she has worked with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, as well as holding two other positions in the nonprofit sector. Michelle is responsible for the overall organization of the LLA office, as well as assisting with LLA programming. She will also work on LLA’s website and social media channels to keep members updated on LLA’s upcoming initiatives and activities. We are very happy to have her with our organization! 7


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November 9

Second Tuesday Straight Talk: Matt Tulley, 8 a.m. – 8:59 a.m. at WFYI

November 18

Annual Meeting and Member Reception, 5:30 p.m. at Indiana State Library

December 14

Second Tuesday Straight Talk: Andre Carson, 8 a.m. – 8:59 a.m. at WFYI

January 11

Second Tuesday Straight Talk, 8 a.m. – 8:59 a.m. at WFYI

January 21

Board Chair Summit, 8 a.m. – noon at Madame Walker Theatre Center

February 8

Second Tuesday Straight Talk, 8 a.m. – 8:59 a.m. at WFYI

March 8

Second Tuesday Straight Talk, 8 a.m. – 8:59 a.m. at WFYI

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