If you look for Diane French, Class 34, at the Idaho Department of Lands in Boise, you might not find her. Diane is on temporary assignment as Acting Manager for the Mica/Coeur d’Alene field office of IDL.
Jim Miller, Class 29, has been elected President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has a membership of 500 organizations working to strengthen businesses in the Moscow area and to promote economic development and collaboration between the business community, local/state governments and the University of Idaho. Jim has served on the board for the past three years and was recently elected for another three-year term, including his year as President.
Our sympathy is extended to Katie Wallace, Class 34, and her husband, Wade, in the tragic drowning of Wade’s father, Bill Wallace, earlier this month.
Congratulations to Riley Wight, Class 35, and his wife, Jamie, on the birth of their third son, Ryker, on July 9, weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz., and stretching out to 22 inches long.
Craig Lindquist, Class 31, was recently appointed to the Idaho FFA Foundation Board of Directors. Craig and his wife, Robin, Class 21, believe this is a great fit with Craig’s passion for seeing more young men and women join the ag industry.
Jane Waldher, Class 35, husband Bob, and family welcomed Luke Grayson into their world at 5:05 AM on July 14, weighing 9.8 lbs and 22 inches long. They recently moved to Pendleton for Bob’s work.
Rick Waitley, Class 8, and Kendra Dustin, Class 32, Fund Development Director for LIA, recently met with a steering committee in Ontario, OR, to explore starting a program in Oregon similar to Idaho’s LIA. Members of the steering committee included David Temple, Class 26, and Sandy Porter, Class 34. Names of LIA graduates living in Oregon have been provided to the committee as references for starting the Oregon program.
While traveling for U of I in the Magic Valley area, Jen Root, Class 35, organized a dinner event for local Class 35 graduates. Those able to attend were Tyler Hepworth, Aric Frostenson, Randall Jayo, and Alex Reed, along with their spouses. Also joining were Kyra Gibson, her husband, Nic, and Rick Waitley, Class 8, and his wife, Dorita, who were returning from an Ag in the Classroom workshop in Burley.
Happy 100th Anniversary to the Idaho Cattle Association! Newly-elected President is Laurie Lickley, LIA Trustee non-graduate, wife of Bill Lickley, Class 25. Executive Director is Wyatt Prescott, LIA Affiliate Member and graduate of the Arizona Leadership program. Wyatt’s wife, Christie Prescott, Class 33, had a busy week of activities surrounding the 100th Anniversary.
Have you checked these off your “TO DO” list?
2015/16 LIA Membership Renewal
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Due in July
2015/16 LIA Directory Updates
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Due July 24, 2015
CLASS 36 Applications
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Due August 1, 2015
Congratulations to Alise Erickson (class 34) and her husband, Bryninn, on the arrival of Ian Orville Erickson, born on June 8th. Ian is the grandson of Robin Wylie Lindquist (class 21) and Craig Lindquist (class 31), and the great-grandson of Jim Wylie (class 22)! It is reported that both Mommy and baby are doing very well.
Congratulations to Travis Jones, Class 28, and his wife, Samantha, on the birth of Morgan Murielle Jones, on June 10th. Travis is the Executive Director for the Idaho Grain Producers Association. Travis wants everyone to know that Morgan is well on her way to becoming a strong VANDAL.
Kyra Gibson, Class 35, has been named the Idaho Executive Director for the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors. Kyra will be handling administrative services for the group.
Sympathy is extended to Jeremy Varley, Class 35, in the passing of his father-in-law. Sympathy is also extended to Ann Jacops, Class 31, in the passing of her mother.
We received word that Renae Schmidt, Class 34, recently moved to San Antonio, TX. Watch for Renae’s new address in the 2015-2016 LIA Alumni Directory.
Brandon Knapton, Class 34, recently accepted a position with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Kooskia, beginning August 3. He successfully competed for the Lochsa-Powell District Ranger job, where he will be responsible for the management of approximately 900,000 acres of the forest which includes over 110,000 acres of wilderness, numerous miles of wild and scenic river, the scenic and historic Lewis and Clark and Ni Mi Poo (Nez Perce) Trails, and some challenging forest and habitat management activities. Brandon’s wife, Melissa, and daughters are excited to move back up north. Brandon writes: I don't believe it would have been possible without the LIA program and your leadership, so for that, I thank you. Congratulations, Brandon!
Western Idaho Fair is again looking for nominations for the Farm Family of the Day. You can nominate online at idahofair.com. Deadline for nominations is July 17. This is a great honor for farm families throughout southwestern Idaho. The application is simple and we encourage you to nominate a farm family from your area.
The Twin Falls County Fair, through Food Producers of Idaho, will be sponsoring Featured Farm Family Awards during the fair in August. Applications are available at the Food Producer website, foodproducersofidaho.org.
Applications for LIA CLASS 36 are due August 1 - and we have already received several. If you know eligible candidates, please encourage them to submit applications – and offer to write their first letter of recommendation! Selected participants will be notified mid-September.
2015 LIA Directory Updates: Thank you to those of you who have responded to our request for updates or confirmation of your directory listing information – almost 200 of you! So, for the 600 of you who have not had the opportunity to respond yet, we have extended our deadline to July 17! The directory is posted online at www.leadershipidahoag.org. Click on the box that says, CHECK THE ACCURACY OF YOUR INFORMATION FOR THE LIA DIRECTORY.
The directory is password protected, and the password is: lia1516. Click again, and you will be able to view the directory. Scroll down to your listing and carefully check your information. If you need to make corrections/changes, complete the accompanying form and click on SUBMIT. And you’re done!!! If you do NOT need any changes, please note that in a quick email to Joanne at email@example.com. Thank you!