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May 24, 2005: Triangle Leadership Graduation!

By Mike Cross
Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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Patrick and I attended our last class and graduation for the five month "Regional Perspective" leadership class. Both events took place at Exploris Museum in Raleigh. Between class and graduation, we enjoyed a very nice reception at which time our brides joined us for the graduation.

Mr. Jim Goodmon, director emeritus, presented our diplomas and we were "pinned" by the alumni.

Remember the $5,000 our class had to decide which nonprofits were to be recipients of?

* $500 to Empowerment, Inc
* $500 to Loaves and Fishes
* $4,000 to NC Rural Communities Assistance Project

The NCRCAP provides "inside" water and "bathroom facilities" for those who don't have it -- we have a number of Chatham families who don't! With assurances from NCRCAP that all of this $4,000 would be used in Chatham County -- the BOC applied matching funds -- now $8,000. And it gets better!

Some fine folks from the Governor's Club added another $1,000 -- so the total contribution hit $9,000. Every dollar goes to "materials" and all will be applied to Chatham Citizens' needs.

Patrick and I served as presentors of these checks and it felt pretty good!

Now that we've graduated, I guess we'll have to find something to fill all that extra time on our hands -- just kidding!

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May 24, 2005: Triangle Leadership Graduation!
Chatham County Commisioner Mike Cross shares his viewpoints with citizens on his weblog.

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