These are busy days for those involved
with the Ohio Leadership Institute! I am excited about being
able to be much more involved with the Washington, DC trip this
year for the first time since 2004. Realizing that this fall
will mark the beginning of our tenth class is very rewarding.
When we first started, no one knew whether this effort to engage
Republican women in leadership training would be successful.
Now our statistics of 154 Institute grads representing 46 counties
speak for themselves.
With the help and encouragement of so many of you, we are working
to expand our website, promoting social networking for our members,
actively recruiting members for the new class (and we are working
on those counties where we have not yet had a participant) and planning
our annual educational program in November when we will also have
the opportunity to celebrate our tenth class.
I am so proud of all of you!
Next week we are off to Washington
DC with the ninth Institute class. It will be, as all prior class
trips have been, a whirlwind of activity and, we hope, education.
We have worked hard these past years, with 154 wonderful women passing
through our program and into the world of politics and possibility.
We hope we have opened a few doors and, at the same time, opened
eyes to the talents and opportunities we all have.
fall we will mark the very special TENTH year in operation, honoring
the Institute with a membership dinner that we hope you will all
attend. We hope to make it a grand celebration of the Institute--and,
most importantly, YOU. Watch for a separate announcement of the
dinner which is tentatively scheduled for November 12. You won't
want to miss it!
The Davidson Institute Board met in March and discussed ways to
promote and encourage Ohio Republican women to apply for membership,
and the tuition fee. The good news is the tuition fee will
remain at $300 for the coming year and be re-evaluated in one-year.
Additional good news is an expanded mailing to Republican leaders
throughout the state will be sent soon announcing the June 30th
deadline for all 2009 applications.
In our 10th Anniversary Year, The Davidson Institute encourages
women from each county aspiring to leadership positions in the public
sector or political organization to apply for this specialized training.
Reach out today and encourage someone you know in your county to
click onto www.jadleadershipinstitute.com
for the 2009 Application. A win-win for you and her!
The Program Committee reaches out each year for hosts to sponsor
monthly class sessions. This year is no exception and The
Institute is gratefully appreciative to the following people for
Sereana Howard Dresbach
Brown Hill and Ritter
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Ohio Farm Bureau
County Commissioners Assoc. of OH
Ohio Republican Party
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Class Preparing for
The Hill - April 28, 29 & 30th
The 2009 class is packing their bags and getting ready for their
trip to The Hill on in April 28, 29 & 30th. Meetings with
congressional and business leaders are scheduled in addition to
a forum being organized by the Excellence in Public Service Series.
Sixteen women will be joining the Membership of The Institute upon
the completion of this years program. Thanks to Board
Member Susan Fairless the Program Committee has a great number of
educational programs confirmed. Thanks also to Cong. Tiberis
office staff for assisting The Institute with arrangements.
Conference - June 17th, Dayton OH
The Women in Business Networking Leadership
Conference will be held June 17, 2009 at Sinclair Community College,
Dayton, OH. This conference will inspire and challenge business
women to take action as leaders. Attendees can expect to receive
tools and ideas to help on their way, no matter what stage in their
life. Women CEOs, business owners, executives and business leaders
will find peers and a shared camaraderie within the group.
Click here for more information.
Pruce (2004 class) - After 5 wonderful
years of working for Senator Voinovich as his District Director
for Cleveland, Dora took a new opportunity in November, 2008 (before
he made his announcement that he would not seek another term in
2010) as the Director of Government and Community Relations at John
Carroll University. She is enjoying her new responsibilities
more and after a 5 year hiatus from the Statehouse, is back in the
halls of the Capitol.
Her new contact information is below:
w: 216-397-4565 c: 216-385-4562 h: 440-602-9423
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Hills (2005 class), Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce President,
was named 2008 Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce
Executives of Ohio during their 2009 Winter Conference in Columbus
entire article here.
Thompson and Kathy Eshelman (2004 class) attended a
reception at the Governor's Residence and were asked to serve on
the host committee for the 2010 Ohio Women's Summit. The event will
be called Momentum 2010. Jill and Kathy are pictured with Ohio First
Lady Frances Strickland.
here for more information on the Ohio Women's Summit
Thursday, June 25
Board Meeting 4:30 p.m.
Summer Picnic for Members - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 1
Board Meeting only - 10 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16
Orientation/First Class Day - 6 p.m. dinner
Thursday, November 12
Board Meeting - 11:30 a.m.
Continuing Education Program - 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dont forget that the deadline for applications
for next years Institute class is June 30, 2009.
Please refer prospective candidates to our website at www.jadleadershipinstitute.com.
Applications can be downloaded on the website which also includes
a great deal of information which might be of interest to candidates
who want to know more about our program.
are our Best Recruiters!
Encourage Quality Women to Apply!