The 2015 Class is a wonderful cross section of the Randolph County community. Fourteen participants from various careers are developing bonding friendships and learning leadership skills. The class enjoyed indoor and outdoor challenges at Camp Windermere this past weekend.
–Sam Richardson, Youth EXCEL Recruitment Chairman
Past President, EXCEL
The opening banquet for the 2013 Randolph County Excel class was held Tuesday January 22 at Meadowridge Estates. The banquet was an introduction to the leadership program for the 16 participants and allowed Excel alumni to share their experience with the group as well. The Keynote speaker, Tony Richards of Clear Vision Development Group, set the stage well for the upcoming months of leadership training that Excel provides.
This year’s participants are David Allen, Vicky Davis, Lisa Finnell, Doug Galaske, Shanna Garrett, Gloria Gelski, Brian Haeffner, Kimberly Martin, Scott McGarvey, Jorgi McNamara, Jaime Morgans, Kelly Pedigo, Nico Scheeres, Mike Skubic, Joan Snodgrass, and Tricia Stoneking. This group will meet weekly for the next four months to learn more about our community and ways that they can help make improvements. The program includes interviews with local officials, tours of local businesses, leadership seminars, and team building sessions.
Randolph County Excel has a long tradition in our community. It was the first program of its kind and many other Missouri communities since have modeled similar programs after it. The program is overseen the Randolph County Excel Board, a 501c3 charitable organization with considerable assistance provided by the University of Missouri Extension office.
The 2013 Randolph County Excel Kickoff Banquet is scheduled for Tues January 22nd. The dinner will be at Meadowridge Estates at 6PM. We have lined up a great speaker and the evening is always very memorable with great testimonials from prior participants. If any Excel alumni would like to attend, the dinner cost is $15. Please RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday Jan 18th.
Preparation are under way for 2013 Excel. Our brochure and application are available in the links to the right. Please mail your applications by December 1st. This is an amazing program that you will not forget. Taking the time to improve your leadership skills will pay off before the program is even completed.
Excel XII has kicked off and several sessions have occurred. The blizzard caused us to postpone our retreat a couple of weeks, but we made it to Camp Windemere on February 18th and 19th. The trip went well and everyone that went got to know each other better. Some fun was had along the way.
The classes are still going at a brisk pace and continue through the end of April.