GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort and food partner Centerplate Dining recently hosted Leadership Lakes Region's Class of 2014Orientation Day.
The day began with ice-breaker exercises designed to get the new class of 23 members acclimated to one another and was followed by an overview of the Leadership Program Year.
The Orientation Day progressed with a facilitated discussion on the main topic "Leadership and Your Community" led by two graduates from last year's Leadership Lakes Region's class, Mary MacDonald and David Hall and continued with leaders involved in the 98.3 WLNH Children's Auction. Panelists included Molly King, Program Director for WLNH and Children's Auction Board of Directors, Ed Darling, Board Member, RJ Harding, CEO of Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook and Allan Beetle, Patrick's Pub & Eatery.
After lunch the class took Gunstock's Zip and Segway Tours and then moved to the Aerial Treetop Adventures Course for more team building exercises.
The day concluded with a social hour catered by Centerplate and involving the new class, several past graduates and members of the Leadership Lakes Region Board of Directors.
"The success of today's Orientation, which sets the tone for the year ahead, is due to the outstanding support and sponsorship that we received from Gunstock Mountain Resort and Centerplate," said Leadership Lakes Region Program Coordinator Jennifer McLean.
Other graduates attending the social hour besides MacDonald and Hall were Dona Murray, Joyce Meisel, Kyril Mitchell, Sara Dunham, Peg Purcell, Bill Clark and Paul Charlton. Others in attendance were Alan Robichaud, representing Granite United Way, Kim Sperry, alumnus and Board of Directors for Leadership Lakes Region and Don Morrissey, Board Chairman.
The next Program Day for the new class is History and Culture Day, scheduled for November 6.
For more information about Leadership Lakes Region, please visit the website at -www.leadershiplakesregion.org