BY BILL CLOW
Executive Director, RACC
If you have been newly appointed to a leadership position, or want to be, and want to develop your understanding of key leadership concepts and principals, then Leadership Oneida County is for you.
If you have been a resident in or near Oneida County and want to have a better handle on the people and places that make this county special, then Leadership Oneida County is for you.
Leadership Oneida County is a nine-month program that cultivates and prepares emerging leaders in Oneida County by exposing them to key leadership concepts, creating an awareness of services and organizations within the County, and reinforcing an individual’s call to civic responsibility and citizen involvement.
Leadership Oneida County serves as a catalyst in connecting community leaders with local resources, and fostering relationships and self-awareness of candidates’ leadership potential.
The 2016-17 program will kick-off Friday, Sept. 23 with a retreat at Kemp Natural Resource Station in Woodruff. Leadership Oneida County then meets monthly for day-long sessions, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning in October and concludes with the graduation ceremony in May. Each monthly session will focus on a specific area within the county including business, industry, medical, education, government, and community services. Program activities will include touring Oneida County businesses, meeting with community leaders, and completing a community project.
The program fee is $375 per participant, and will cover all fees including the retreat, lunches for each monthly session and program materials.
Leadership Oneida County is open to anyone who lives or works in Oneida County. Two 50 percent scholarships are available, and will be awarded based upon need and candidate qualifications.
The 2016-2017 Leadership Oneida County program is limited to 20 participants. A link to the application form can be found at the Leadership Oneida County page on the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce website or by stopping at the Chamber office.
2016 Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge
Friday, Sept. 23– Sunday, Sept. 25 Rhinelander Quality Inn
Musky anglers from around the country will come to Rhinelander to compete in one of the most historic Musky tournaments in the nation. The catch-and-release tournament will be headquartered at the Quality Inn Rhinelander and fishing will take place on area lakes. Cash purse to the winning teams, as well as prizes for the first 50-inch musky, the largest musky, the largest northern pike and more. Information and registration forms can be found at the Chamber. We are also looking for people who are interested in manning judge boats Saturday and/or Sunday Contact the Chamber office for details.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
noon – 6 p.m.
The Woodpecker Bar & Grill
Join in some old-fashioned fun for this harvest-themed event to benefit the Rhinelander and NATH/Frederick Place. Pig roast, live music, line dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patches, face painting, and more- the Harvest Hoedown will be fun for the whole family!
Downtown Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct. 22
2-4 p.m., downtown Rhinelander
The Haunted Hodag Howl
Saturday, Oct. 22 – Rhinelander Quality Inn.
This adult Halloween party will feature raffles, games, music, hors de oeuvres and a cash bar. Watch for more information coming soon!
City-wide Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct. 29
Contact the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce for information on area businesses, restaurants, attractions, lodging or events. You can reach me at 715-365-7464 or at email@example.com.