Summer 2002 Newsletter

Summer 2002 Leadership UA Newsletter

Below are some articles from the Summer 2002 Leadership UA Newsletter. To read the complete newsletter in Adobe PDF format please click here.

IT’S A WRAP Class Graduates and Leadership UA Changes Hands

Leadership UA graduated seventeen men and women at the April 25th ceremony at the Ohio State University Golf Course. Guests included 2001 Margine Moul Recipient, Yvonne Simon, School Board members Bob Arkin and Gloria Heydlauff, Professor Chet Bowling, and Honorary Board member Richard Moore. The class elected three members to the Board of Trustees: Matt Rappolt, John Monaghan and Lori Domer.

Three class projects were presented. Mick Pennington presented for the group that chose to continue the Upper Arlington Foundation work begun with a the feasibility study by the class of 2001. Matt Rappolt explained plans for a Fourth of July Float and Lori Domer outlined the Parkette Project. Brent Hatch was presented with the President’s Award by Past President Daryll Rardon.

July marks the beginning of a new year at UALP and a new slate of Executive Officers. The Board expresses its gratitude to President Brent Hatch for a very successful year. Brian DuPont (00) replaces Hatch and Cathe Armstrong (96) assumes the Vice-Presidency. Other officers are listed on page 2.

Leadership At Ground Zero

Fire Chief Mitch Ross was the featured speaker May 23 at a community wide recruiting breakfast held at First Community Village. Approximately 50 alumni and recruits attended. After the presentation the attentive audience posed numerous questions to Chief Ross. It was truly an inspiring morning.

Chief Ross, a Leadership grad himself, presented a moving slide show and first hand narrative of how Ohio Task Force One responded immediately following the attack in New York. The Task Force was in New York City by 6:30 the following morning.

As Rescue Manager of the Task Force, Chief Ross was charged with extricating live victims. He described how the Task Force worked it’s way into tiny crevices in search of casualties. Unfortunately, they found no survivors. Despite the horrible task at hand, Ross said that the crews were invigorated by the constant cheering of the crowds that lined the streets.

Leadership UA wishes to thank not only Chief Ross for sharing his story with us, but First Community Village for providing a bountiful breakfast, and Flower Stop and Gifts on Trabue Road for providing the floral centerpieces.

Leadership Quote

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Dr. Margaret Meade