The Leadership Oneida County program graduated the third group of Candidates on May 10 at Pinewood Country Club.
Participants included: Rochelle Beck, First Weber Group; Anne Bonack, Nicolet Area Technical College; Timi Eckes, Journal Community Publishing Group; Joe Flanders, Century 21 Pine Point Realty; Rouleen Gartner, Northwoods Children’s Museum; Jared Hause, WXPR Public Radio; Christine Kreitlow, Ripco Credit Union; Michelle Littleton, Wausau Paper; Blaine Oborn, City of Rhinelander; Josh Pudlowski, Rhinelander Police Department; Lara Reed, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce; Marjorie Rychlock, Northwoods Children’s Museum; Jennifer Sackett, Forward Service Corporation; Matt Schneringer, YMCA of the Northwoods; and Lisa Torgerson, Fort Wilderness Ministries.
Throughout the nine month program, Candidates toured educational, government, medical, industrial and area service organizations as they learned more about the various aspects of Oneida County. The program strives to ignite participant’s interest in serving Oneida County through volunteerism, as well as provide general information on the various businesses and organizations within our community.
Each year Candidates are required to select a community project. Projects chosen this year included: Creating the Lunch & Learn business series for the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce; Creating a polices and procedures handbook for volunteers of Frederick Place; Aquatic invasive species education program for Oneida County schools; Create various forms and assist with an offsite adoption center for the Oneida County Humane Society; Facilitate volunteerism in the community via the Hodag Volunteer Connection program through the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce; Promote, educate and create awareness of the UW Extension’s Centennial Celebration
Candidates worked with volunteer mentors to accomplish the project goals, and presented their work at the final program day on May 10.
Leadership Oneida County is a nine month program that cultivates and prepares leaders in Oneida County. Upon graduation of the program, candidates will obtain an enhanced awareness of services and organizations within the County. The program also seeks to reinforce the individual’s call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement.
Program activities included touring Oneida County businesses, meeting with community leaders, and completing a community project. Applications for the 2012-13 program will be available through the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce in July 2012.
For more information, call the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce at (715) 365-7464, or visit rhinelanderchamber.com.