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In This January 2017 Issue:

  Leadership After Hours at Playalinda Brewing Company- Brix Project    
  Tuesday, January 24, 2017    
  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    
  Register Here    
Board Governance Workshop    
with Chuck Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate  
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    
Suntree Country Club    
Register Here    
  2017 Leadership Awards & 4 Under 40 Recognition    
  Friday, February 10, 2017    
  Holiday Inn Express & Space Coast Convention Center    
  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.    
  Register Here for LEAD Brevard's Fundraiser!    
  Take advantage of the early bird rate and register by Jan. 31st!    
  Reserve your advertising space in LEAD Brevard’s 2017 Leadership Awards event program book!    
  Click Here for details    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Update    
  Share Your Story- "I AM LEAD BREVARD"    


  Join LEAD Brevard for Leadership After Hours to connect, reconnect, and engage    
  with some of the most passionate, influential, and positive-thinking leaders in Brevard.    
  Tuesday, January 24, 2017    
  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    
  Playalinda Brewing Company- Brix Project    
  5220 South Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32780  SEE MAP    
  $10 for current LEAD Brevard & ypB Members    
  $20 for General Public    
  Photo credit: Playalinda Brewing Co.

Join LEAD Brevard for Leadership After Hours at Titusville’s only craft beer micro brewery, Playalinda Brewing Company- Brix Project!  Brix Project officially opened its doors in September 2016 and is located in south Titusville, in a building that was once home to Brevard-based Barn Light Electric’s manufacturing center. We will be set-up in the middle of a working brewery with a production capacity of 30 barrels! 

Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar available.  Brix Project’s brewmaster will take us on a tour and share with us the brewing process, the different types of beer, and what Playalinda Brewing Company is doing to reduce their carbon footprint.

The brewery’s bay doors may be open to the outside so please dress accordingly.  Because this is a working brewery, it is advised to skip the heels.

  Photo credit:  Playalinda Brewing Co.                                                                                       
  Picture yourself here!     



Chuck Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate


Friday, January 27, 2017
  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Suntree Country Club
 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940 SEE MAP

LEAD Brevard Member $60.00
Public Rate $75.00
Become a LEAD Brevard Member to save!  Click here to join or renew your membership now

Registration includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

About the workshop:  Back by popular demand, Chuck Loring returns to Brevard to share his expertise and help you build the capacity of your board/your organization.  During this interactive day, you’ll learn from Chuck and your peers and gain knowledge of the major building blocks of an effective board.  Areas of discussion include topics like how to identify, recruit and orient board members, board roles and responsibilities, effective board structure and the board’s role in fundraising.

This workshop is recommended for board members interested in being better prepared to make meaningful contributions to the organization you care so deeply about…to understand and handle the responsibilities of purposeful board membership, from legal liability to strategic planning.  It’s never been a better time to invest in your nonprofit leadership.

If you serve on a board(s) or are seeking a board service volunteer position – or if you are a staff member working with a board of directors – you’ll benefit from attending this workshop. Here’s what several of last year’s attendees had to say:  “Tactical, actionable for board members.”  “Role & function of board; fundraising section was very beneficial!”  “A great road map for board recruitment and retention.”  “Great information & great workshop!”

Bring your board members and leadership team to this day-long seminar and catch some of Chuck Loring’s contagious enthusiasm for excellence in board governance and fundraising.

With support from:




LEAD Brevard’s signature fundraiser; the Leadership Awards recognizes the Top 12 finalists under the age of 40 representing a cross-section of young professionals working in Brevard’s businesses, public and nonprofit sectors.   All 12 finalists are featured during the event with the final ‘4 Under 40’ receiving special recognition.  At this signature fundraiser, LEAD Brevard will also recognize the 2017 recipient of the 
Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award.

This event is a critical component of LEAD Brevard’s mission to attract and retain young professionals, helping to ensure that you have a creative and talented workforce in place.  A portion of your ticket purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.

  Click Here or on the flyer below to purchase tickets    
  VIP Table of 8 includes: Preferred seating at the 2017 Leadership Awards, complimentary half-page ad in the event program book, special recognition at the event, and a VIP gift at your table.  Purchase a VIP table prior to 1/1/2017 and receive an invitation to the VIP Reception in January.    
  Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this LEAD Brevard signature fundraiser event.  
Email Kristin Bakke at Kristin@LEADbrevard.org or call 321-632-8222 for sponsorship details.




Reserve your advertising space in LEAD Brevard's 2017 Leadership Awards

event program book!

A portion of your ad purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.  
Visit LEAD Brevard's ONLINE STORE to reserve your ad space


Full page:  8" high x 5" wide $750
One-half page:  3.8" high x 5" wide    $375
Both sizes are 4 color; ad design is NOT available

Ad reservations are due by Friday, January 13, 2017

Camera ready pdf ads must be received by Friday, January 20, 2017



        Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Update    

The Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 listens to Dr. Desmond Blackburn (LB Class of 2016), Superintendent, School Board of Brevard County present on "Pre K-12 Brevard Public Schools" at Laserchrome Technologies.

        The Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 November Session "The Innovative Equation for a Healthy Community" was hosted at Laserchrome Technologies by Emily and Paul Kubica.  Artwork represented by some of Brevard's galleries was showcased during the session.  Thank you to Mike Anaya, Anaya Coffee for sponsoring the hot and iced coffee for the day and to Mike Paholik, The Fresh Market for donating breakfast .    
        Mario Busacca (LB Class of 1997), KeyStone Strategies facilitates "Improv as a Leadership Skill" with the Fearless Improv Brigade.    
        Thank you to the following session presenters for sharing your time and expertise with the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017:  Dr. Desmond Blackburn (LB 2016), School Board of Brevard County; Mr. Mario Busacca (LB 1997), KeyStone Strategies/Fearless Improv Brigade; Ms. Loren Collarile-Posca, the Yoga Garden; Ms. Libby Donoghue (LB 1992), 2-1-1 Brevard, Inc.; Ms. Lisa Gurri (LB 2002), Brevard Health Alliance, Inc.; Dr. Neil Levine, Brevard Cultural Alliance; Dr. T Dwayne McCay, Florida Institute of Technology;  Ms. Lisa Packard, Eau Gallie Arts District; and Dr. Louis Schulz, Strawbridge Art Gallery & Art League.    
        Musicians Adriana Stenvik and Dana Beattie perform during the "Graphite Drawing Live Experience" facilitated by Dr. Louis Schulz.    
        The 1st Annual Leadership Brevard Holiday Treat Extravaganza was a delicious success; Leadership Brevard classmates shared holiday specialty treats. The December So-Social, organized by classmates, was at Off the Traxx, sponsored by Seacoast Bank (Janet Cathy, LB 2017); Southeast Petro Distributors (Monica Shah, LB 2017); and Off the Traxx.      




        Share Your Story- "I AM LEAD BREVARD"    

Dear Leadership Brevard Alumni – Share your Story – “I AM LEAD BREVARD”

LEAD Brevard’s mission is working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.  To showcase the impact ‘YOU’, as a Leadership Brevard graduate, is making in our community, we’re gathering the stories of the connections and successes that you have; this quick 6 question survey (estimate 5 – 8 minutes to answer) begins the ‘data collection’ process of the stories that represent LEAD Brevard.  In aggregate, the information you share will be used to tell the community – “Here’s what we have accomplished.” 


CLICK HERE to share your story


        Update your Contact Information    

LEAD Brevard has exciting opportunities & special events planned for 2016-2017 – You’ll want to be informed and invited to attend! 
If you have moved, had a career change, changed your email, your name, etc.  please take a minute NOW to update your contact information. 

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Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone:  321-632-8222    Fax:  321-632-0207
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