Congratulations to Jonathan Pettit, Class 29, who has a new position with EPA in Washington, D.C. His new title is Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Planning, Measures and Oversight Division of State and Tribal Performance Branch. Try to fit that on a business card!
Samantha Anderson, Class 23, has been selected to receive her Honorary State FFA degree during the Idaho FFA Conference to be held in Twin Falls in mid-April. Samantha has been very active in assisting with local and regional FFA activities in her area.
Congratulations to Kristie Dorsey, Class 35, who was re-elected as President of the Idaho Ag in the Classroom Association.
And now there are six! Will Ricks, Class 27, and his wife, Angie, welcomed the newest member of their family - Aliza - seven weeks earlier than planned! Will writes that Aliza was taken off oxygen on March 16 and was breathing on her own. If she keeps improving she should be able to go home in a few weeks. Aliza joins siblings Logan-16, Ambriee-13, Kraiten-10, Treyson-7, and Alliee-3.
Believe it or not! The winner of the Grand Prize from the 2015 Auction – Trip for two to Ireland - was one of our very own LIA alumni – Don McFarland. Don is a member of Class 1, graduating in 1986. Don and his wife, Carol, will join the folks from Glanbia for the trip in September 2016.
The LIA Advisory Committee elected officers on Friday. Those elected to serve for the coming year are Julie Pipal, Class 18, as Chairman and Jim Lowe, Class 31, as Vice Chairman. The LIA Advisory Committee meets throughout the year with more regularity than the LIA Board of Trustees.
The LIA Foundation has recently changed banking locations and is now with D.L. Evans Bank, which is based in Idaho.
LIA DVD: If you were at the LIA Auction, you had the opportunity to preview the new LIA promotional video. If you are interested in securing a copy of the DVD for promotion of the program in your community, company or agency, please let our office know and we will send you a copy. We hope to have a copy in the hands of each LIA Trustee in the next few weeks, which will allow the DVD’s to be spread throughout the state.
AUCTION LEFTOVERS - Two gift certificates - one to Steamers in McCall (a steak restaurant) and another for Toytown in Meridian. If you were the winner of either of these prizes, please contact Rick Waitley.
In about two weeks 1,665 postcards will be mailed to potential LIA members. The competition to be chosen as a participant is becoming increasingly intense as more people hear about the program and the list of potential participants grows. Some applications for Class 36 have already been received.
Applications are available through our office or online at our website www.leadershipidahoag.org.
Please tell applicants to submit applications now WITHOUT funding information. Funding, including scholarships if needed, will be addressed at a later time. Each application will include two letters of reference and an essay about why the applicant wants to participate in the program.
Applications must be submitted by August 1.