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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2013 6 years ago

OUR TOWN: Future leaders face crises to become better stewards


PLUS: Cub Scouts clean up a salt marsh; Casement Guilders lead kids art class; annual volunteers luncheon on the way; and more.


Leadership training: Not just a walk in the park

Realtors, bankers, landscapers and emergency workers formed teams Saturday, April 6, to overcome simulated challenges in order to become better leaders.

Held at Central Park, the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 10th-annual Leadership Class was all about creative problem-solving, with excercises designed by Skip Keating and Bill Partington, along with teams of evaluators

Along the shores of the peaceful lakes, five teams were faced with five simulations based on real-life crises — such as moving a man with a broken leg to safety before an impending flood, sorting items for survival after a desert plane crash and navigating the park’s new labyrinth.

“It’s a really interesting thing to do, and it’s very helpful for developing leaders in our city,” said Kym Kozak, owner of KK Ad and Design, who also helped register participants.

The program is also meant to promote community involvement, as well as create networking opportunities.

Rick Perez, a medical administrator, said he “truly enjoyed the teamwork” and felt better prepared to “give back” in his workplace and community.

Call 677-3454.

*Written by Paula Buck | Contributing Writer

Around town ...

Cub Scouts, Pack 74, helped clean up and restore the salt water marsh along John Anderson Drive, near High Bridge Road, last Saturday, April 6.

Ten volunteers from The Casements Guild, led by Carol Ann Orr and Bobbie Hahn, taught a kids’ intergenerational art class April 6, called “Who Am I?” The group meets again April 13, at The Casements. Children’s paintings will then be displayed at the Art in the Park exhibit May 4-5.

Tickets are now on sale for the United Way of Volusia-Flagler’s 26th-annual Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Awards Luncheon, April 25. The event will be emceed by WESH-2 News’ Jim Payne. Visit

Residents at the Sarah House III Assisted Living Residence, at 1001 Old Tomoka Road, will celebrate the facility’s one-year anniversary 4-6 p.m. Thursday. The house is at full occupancy, according to Shoshana Sharon, owner and administrator.

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